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Tentative programme

Day 1 - Thursday 3 November 2022

11:00 - 12:00 Registration with Coffee, Lunch, and Poster hang up

12:00 - 13:00              

Session 1 – Introducing EMBL, EMBO and DANEMO                                                               

By Rector Brian Bech Nielsen, Head of Dept. Molecular Biology and Genetics Erik Ø. Jensen, & Poul Nissen, Aarhus University

EMBL and the new strategic programme "Molecules to Ecosystems"
By EMBL General Director Edith Heard

EMBO's funding and training opportunities
By Maria Polychronidou, Training Coordinator and Senior Editor at EMBO

13:00 - 13:20 Coffee, Posters, and Networking

13:20 - 14:30 Session 2 – Presentation of EMBL Scientific Facilities on Imaging

Timo Zimmermann – Team Leader, EMBL Heidelberg 
Introducing the EMBL Imaging Centre

Elizabeth Duke – Team Leader, EMBL Hamburg 
Xray Imaging at EMBL Hamburg

Q&A to Scientific Facilities

14:30 - 15:00 Coffee, Brain Food, Posters, and Networking

15:00 - 16:25           Session 3 - Planetary Ecosystems

Paola Bertucci – Scientific Expedition Manager of TREC, EMBL Heidelberg
Introducing the TREC project (Traversing European Coastlines)
Title to be announced

Antton Alberdi Estibaritz – Associate Professor, Section for Hologenomics, University of Copenhagen 
Lecture title: "A multi-layered approach to interactions between life forms across the globe"

Jens-Christian Svenning – Professor, Dept. Biology, Section for Ecoinformatics and Biodiversity, Aarhus University
Lecture title: "Ecological Dynamics in a Novel Biosphere"

16:25 - 17:00                   Coffee, Soft Drinks, Posters, and Networking  

17:00 - 18:15 Session 4 – Microbial Ecosystems

Nassos Typas – EMBL Group Leader, Systems Biology, Genome Biology Unit, EMBL Heidelberg 
Introduction to EMBL research theme “Microbial Ecosystems”
Lecture title: "Probing the interface of drugs and the human gut microbiome"

Mathias Middelboe – Professor, Dept. of Biology, Marine Biological Section, University of Copenhagen 
Lecture title: "Deep sea microbial ecosystems"

Simona Radutoiu – Associate Prof., Dept. Molecular Biology and Genetics, Section for Plant Molecular Biology, Aarhus University
Lecture title: "Microbial associations at the plant root-soil interface"

18:15 Concluding remarks

18:45 Bus transport to dinner venue
19:00 Participant & speaker dinner at Restaurant Smedien


Day 2 - Friday 4 November 2022

8:15 - 9:00 Coffee and Networking                                                                                                            
9:00 - 9:10 Opening remarks

9:10 - 10:25 Session 4 (continued) – Microbial Ecosystems

Søren Johannes Sørensen - Professor, Dept. Biology, Section of Microbiology, University of Copenhagen
Lecture title: "The mobilome - the flexible genepool in complex microbial ecosystems"

Lone Gram – Professor, Dept. Biotechnology and Biomedicine, Section for Microbial and Chemical Ecology, Technical University of Denmark 
Lecture title: "Role of microbial antibiotic molecules in microbial ecosystems"

Lars Peter Nielsen – Professor, Dept. Biology, Section for Microbiology, Center for Electromicrobiology, Aarhus University
Lecture title: "Cable bacteria – living electrical cables in the mud"

10:25 - 11:00                    Coffee, Snacks, Networking, and Poster session

11:00 - 12:15 Session 5 – Human Ecosystems

Talya Dayton - Group Leader at EMBL Barcelona 
Introduction to EMBL research theme “Human Ecosystems”
Lecture title: "Organoid models of plasticity and differentiation in pulmonary neuroendocrine cells and cancers"

Kjetil Taskén - Director, Institute for Cancer Research, Oslo University Hospital; Group Leader, Dept. of Cancer Immunology, Professor Inst. Clin. Medicine, University of Oslo
Lecture title: "The Norwegian Cancer Precision Medicine Implementation Initiative – a prototype learning ecosystem for precision oncology"

Trine Tramm - Clinical Associate Professor, Dept. Clinical Medicine, Section for Pathology, Aarhus University Hospital
Lecture title: "Identifying biomarkers for benefit of radiotherapy in breast cancer patients: combining tissue biobanks and national registries"

12:15 - 13:15

Lunch, Posters, and Networking (vote for best poster by 13:15)

13:15 - 14:15

Session 6 – Short talks by young researchers

Jasmina Al Mousawi – Current PhD student, EMBL Rome
Title to be announced

Kenji Maeda – Senior Scientist, Danish Cancer Society Research Center, Copenhagen
Previous postdoc, EMBL Heidelberg
Title to be announced

Rasmus Kjeldsen Jensen - Postdoctoral research fellow at Structural and Computational Biology Unit, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany.
Visualizing the membrane proteome of Mycoplasma pneumoniae in situ


Poster Prize 


Closing Remarks

14:30 - 15:30

Drinks Reception                                                                                                                                                


Thank you to the following for supporting the symposium:




The poster prize sponsor is the Danish Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Biokemisk Forening)