7:45 Bus Departure from Hotel Marriott 
8:15 – 8:45 Registration
8:45 – 9:00 Opening Remarks
Session Chair: Ehud Gazit
9:00 – 9:30

Carleton Gajdusek Lecture 

Erling Norrby, Swedish Academy of Science

9:30 – 10:00 Anna Mitraki, University of Crete, Greece
 10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:00 Pernilla Wittung Stafshede, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
11:00 – 11:30 Chris Tate, MRC, University of Cambridge, UK
11:30 – 12:00 Reiko Kuroda, Tokyo University of Science, Japan
12:00 – 12:30 Bruno Correia, EPFL, Switzerland
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch and Self-assembly
Session Chair: Pernilla Wittung Stafshede
13:30 – 14:00 Ehud Gazit, Tel Aviv University, Israel
14:00 – 14:30 Martin Egli, Vanderbilt University, USA
14:30 – 15: 00 Iftach Yacoby, Tel Aviv University, Israel
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break + POSTER SESSION
15:30 – 16:00 Stefan Wölfl, University of Heidelberg, Germany
16:00 – 16:30 Lihi Adler Abramovich, Tel Aviv University, Israel
16:45 Bus departure to Hotel Marriott
19:00 – 21:00 Welcome Cocktail
Hotel Marriott Geneva



8:15 Bus Departure from Hotel Marriott
Session Chair: Daniela Rhodes
9:00 – 9:30 Alan Fersht, University of Cambridge, UK
9:30 – 10:00 Ed Boyden MIT, USA
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:00 Marika Rioult, 3-D Matrix Group
11:00 – 11:30 Yoshito Tomimaru, Osaka University, Japan
11:30 – 12:00  Ingemar Ernberg, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
12:00 – 12:30 Raz Zarivach, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch and Self-assembly
Session Chair: Ed Boyden
13:30 – 14:00  Daniela Rhodes, MRC-LMB & Nanyang Tech University
14:00 – 14:30  Phillip Messersmith, UC Berkeley, USA
14:30 – 15:00 Hiroshi Fukumura, University of KU, Leuven, Belgium
15:00 – 15:30 Paula da Fonseca, University of Glasgow, UK
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break + POSTER SESSION
16:00 – 16:30 Howard Riezman, University of Geneva, Switzerland
16:30 – 17:00 Mikhail Kryuchov, University of Geneva, Switzerland
17:15 Bus departure to Hotel Marriott
8:15 Bus departure from Hotel Marriott
Session Chair: Philip Morgan
9:00 – 9:30 Li-Huei Tsai, MIT, USA
9:30 – 10:15

Kyoichi Tanaka Lecture,

Ada Yonath, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

10:15 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:15 Tom Blundell, University of Cambridge, UK
11:15 – 11:45 Kohji Mitsubayashi, Tokyo Medical & Dental University, Japan
11:45 – 12:15 Sarah Morgan, University of Manchester, UK
12:15 – 12:30 Group Photo
12:30 – 13:15 Lunch and Self-assembly
Session Chair: Steve Newman
13:15 – 13:45 Philip Morgan, University of Manchester, UK
13:45 – 14:15 Daniela Nosch, FHNW University, Switzerland
14:15 – 14:45 Steve Newman, Menicon Co., Ltd, Japan
14:45 – 15:15 Martina Kropp, University of Geneva, Switzerland
15:15 – 15:45 Gregor Mack, University of Manchester, UK
16:00  Bus departure to Hotel Marriott
17:30  Bus departure from Hotel Marriott to Aully Castle
18:30 – 24:00 Gala Dinner
Avully Castle, France
8:45 Bus departure from Hotel Marriott
Session Chair: Shuguang Zhang
9:30 – 10:00 Vladimir Katanaev, University of Geneva, Switzerland
10:00-10:30 Andrew Marshall, Scion Life Sciences, USA
10:30-11:00 Eva Smorodina, University of Oslo (UiO), Norway

Alexander Rich Lecture,

Shuguang Zhang, MIT, USA

11:30-11:45 Final Remarks
12:00 Bus departure to Hotel Marriott

The  topics to be presented

Ada Yonath : From origin of life to next generation therapeutics

Tom Blundell: Structural Biology with CryoEM, Bioinformatics, and Understanding Functions of Proteins: Applications to Drug Discovery in Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis and Leprosy Using Structure-Guided and Fragment-Based Approaches

Li-Huei Tsai: Enhancing gamma oscillations in Alzheimer’s disease: mechanism and pilot study in humans

Alan Fersht:  From engineering mutations to study folding and stability to drugging p53 oncogenic mutants

Reiko Kuroda: A single protein changes snail body handedness single-handedly 

Ed Boyden: Optical Tools for Analyzing and Repairing Biological Systems

Erling Norrby: Atypical infectious agents and research personalities

Kohji Mitsubayashi: Noninvasive medical sensing in human cavities such as the lacrimal sac

Maria Masucci: Host cell remodeling by herpes virus encoded deconjugases

Uwe Sleytr: S-Layers: Principles and Applications

Ingemar Ernberg: Living things are made up of networks of complex systems –consequencies for the understanding of origin of life and cancer biology and for drug development

Chris Tate: Activation mechanism of the Class D fungal GPCR dimer Ste2.

Philip Messersmith: Sequence and Length Dependence of Catecholamine Peptide Adhesion

Daniela Rhodes: Looking backwards and looking forward: the role of G-quadruplexes in biology

Philip Morgan: Understanding contact lens discomfort

Daniela Nosch: Factors associated with Contact Lens Comfort- a Pilot Study

Hiroshi Fukumura: Materials development for NIR bioimaging: application of perovskites

Pernilla Wittung Stafshede: Amyloids of Parkinson’s disease protein α-synuclein: mechanisms and reactivity

Ehud Gazit:Peptide and Metabolite Self-Assembly: Physiology, Pathology and Nanotechnology

Anna Mitraki: Protein and peptide biomaterials based on natural viral fibrous folds

Sarah Morgan: Current contact lens practice

Lihi Adler- Abramovich: Biomaterials for Biomedical Applications

Martin Egli: Targeting the RNA pol-associated translocase Mfd to inhibit antibiotic resistance 

Paula da Fonseca: Exploring the intricate regulation of the human 26S proteasome

Marika Rioult:  Bringing therapeutic peptides from the university lab to the market

Yoshito Tomimaru: Self-assembling peptide hydrogel SPG-178 for preventing postoperative pancreatic fistula

Martina Kropp: Induced PEDF and GM-CSF overexpression to inhibit neovascularization and inflammation to treat Age-Related Macular Degeneration – a personalized, non-viral gene therapy approach –

Donald Harn: (RADA)4 based VacSIM® delivery can reduce doses and improve vaccine efficacy 

Stefan Wölfl: Proline hydroxylation a metabolic switch linking protein structure with interactions and stability

Steve Newman: Human Vision, a look into the Myopia story 

Howard Riezman: Chemical biology tools to study lipid metabolism and function

Bruno Correia: Expanding the Universe of Functional Proteins by Computational Design

Raz Zarivach: Structure-function studies of iron biomineralization systems toward proteins-iron oxide interaction

Vladimir Katanaev: Targeting Wnt signaling in cancer with selective small molecule inhibitors

Iftach Yacoby: Uncovering the glass ceiling of ambient H2 production from green algae

Andrew Marshall: Why aren’t there more novel peptide therapies on the market?

Mikhail Kryuchkov: Biomimetic nanostructures – the new look in contact lens care.

Eva Smorodina: Redundancy, sensitivity, and predictability of developability parameters in natural, patent-submitted, and clinical-stage antibodies. 

Shuguang Zhang: The Simple QTY Code for Protein Design


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