Programme 29 May

08:00 Breakfast (and travelling to venue)
09:00 Registration, coffee/tea
09:30 Welcome, film impression day 1, opening by chair Aniek Ivens
09:40 EMBO keynote lecture prof. Dame Ottoline Leyser (University of Cambridge, UK) - Thinking without a brain: Auxin and the self-organisation of plant form
10:25 Coffee/tea, poster session (2)
11:00 Track 1 Cellular chat – Talking to your neighbours - Communication Mechanism (Chair: Gerald de Haan)

Opening, wrap-up day 1

Track 2 From small talk to full blown discussions; Communication from genes to an organism - Genes and Survival (Jurgen Marteijn)

Opening, wrap-up day 1

Track 3 Perceive and respond - Coping strategies for environmental stress (Chairs: Judith Homberg and Aniko Korosi)

Opening, wrap-up day 1

Track 4 The natural world in the Anthropocene, Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning - Adaptation, evolution and dispersal (Chair: Steven Declerck)

Opening, wrap-up day 1

Track 5 Pushing the boundaries: novel approaches in biological measurement and analysis - Cellular Communications (Chair: Judith Klumperman)

Opening, wrap-up day 1

11:05

Track 1 Cellular chat – Talking to your neighbours - Communication Mechanism (Chair: Gerald de Haan)

Root system branching arises from a synergy between auxin transport and growth dynamics
Thea van den Berg (Utrecht University)

Track 2 From small talk to full blown discussions; Communication from genes to an organism - Genes and Survival (Jurgen Marteijn)

Single cell epigenome landscape of development and ageing
Wolf Reik (Babraham Institute)

Track 3 Perceive and respond - Coping strategies for environmental stress (Chairs: Judith Homberg and Aniko Korosi)

The Evolutionary Ecology of Stress in Natural Populations of Guppies (Poecilia reticulata)
David Reznick (University of California)

Track 4 The natural world in the Anthropocene, Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning - Adaptation, evolution and dispersal (Chair: Steven Declerck)

Going viral: changing disease dynamics in the Anthropocene
Marion Koopmans (ErasmusMC)

Track 5 Pushing the boundaries: novel approaches in biological measurement and analysis - Cellular Communications (Chair: Judith Klumperman)

Reconstitution of basic mitotic spindles in cell-like confinement
Marileen Dogterom (Delft University of Technology)

11:25

Track 1 Cellular chat – Talking to your neighbours - Communication Mechanism (Chair: Gerald de Haan)

Protein conformational and oligomeric rearrangements control intercellular signaling
Bert Janssen (Utrecht University)

Track 2 From small talk to full blown discussions; Communication from genes to an organism - Genes and Survival (Jurgen Marteijn) Track 3 Perceive and respond - Coping strategies for environmental stress (Chairs: Judith Homberg and Aniko Korosi) Track 4 The natural world in the Anthropocene, Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning - Adaptation, evolution and dispersal (Chair: Steven Declerck) Track 5 Pushing the boundaries: novel approaches in biological measurement and analysis - Cellular Communications (Chair: Judith Klumperman)

11:40

Track 1 Cellular chat – Talking to your neighbours - Communication Mechanism (Chair: Gerald de Haan)

Opportunity to switch

Track 2 From small talk to full blown discussions; Communication from genes to an organism - Genes and Survival (Jurgen Marteijn)

Opportunity to switch

Track 3 Perceive and respond - Coping strategies for environmental stress (Chairs: Judith Homberg and Aniko Korosi)

Opportunity to switch

Track 4 The natural world in the Anthropocene, Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning - Adaptation, evolution and dispersal (Chair: Steven Declerck)

Opportunity to switch

Track 5 Pushing the boundaries: novel approaches in biological measurement and analysis - Cellular Communications (Chair: Judith Klumperman)

Opportunity to switch

11:45

Track 1 Cellular chat – Talking to your neighbours - Communication Mechanism (Chair: Gerald de Haan)

Endothelial cell-cell junctions: forces guiding blood vessels
Stephan Huveneers (University of Amsterdam-AMC)

Track 2 From small talk to full blown discussions; Communication from genes to an organism - Genes and Survival (Jurgen Marteijn)

Large effect loci for lifespan segregate in natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster
Joost vd Heuvel (WUR)

Track 3 Perceive and respond - Coping strategies for environmental stress (Chairs: Judith Homberg and Aniko Korosi)

The long way back – the difference between stress response and stress recovery
Katharina Jovic (Wageningen University & Research)

Track 4 The natural world in the Anthropocene, Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning - Adaptation, evolution and dispersal (Chair: Steven Declerck)

What makes winners and losers of the Anthropocene: evolutionary and ecological factors that determine exotic success
Jacintha Ellers (VU)

Track 5 Pushing the boundaries: novel approaches in biological measurement and analysis - Cellular Communications (Chair: Judith Klumperman)

Rise of the machines: probing INTERcellular crosstalk with mass spectrometry
Wei Wu (UU)

12:00

Track 1 Cellular chat – Talking to your neighbours - Communication Mechanism (Chair: Gerald de Haan)

Intercellular communication in the brain: dissecting the dynamic nanoscale organization of neuronal synapses
Harold Mac Gillavry (UU)

Track 2 From small talk to full blown discussions; Communication from genes to an organism - Genes and Survival (Jurgen Marteijn)

Adapting to a warming world; genes underlying seasonal timing in a song bird
Marcel Visser (NIOO)

Track 3 Perceive and respond - Coping strategies for environmental stress (Chairs: Judith Homberg and Aniko Korosi)

Why do placentas evolve in livebearing fish?
Bart Pollux (Wageningen University & Research)

Track 4 The natural world in the Anthropocene, Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning - Adaptation, evolution and dispersal (Chair: Steven Declerck)

Critical resilience patterns reveal tipping elements in disturbance-driven ecosystems
Jim van Belzen (NIOZ)

Track 5 Pushing the boundaries: novel approaches in biological measurement and analysis - Cellular Communications (Chair: Judith Klumperman)

Imaging the structural organisation of mammalian sperm in a near-native state using cryo-electron tomography
Miguel Leung (UU)

12:15

Track 1 Cellular chat – Talking to your neighbours - Communication Mechanism (Chair: Gerald de Haan)

Endocannabinoid signaling mediates local dendritic coordination between excitatory and inhibitory synapses
Dennis Kruijssen (Utrecht University)

Track 2 From small talk to full blown discussions; Communication from genes to an organism - Genes and Survival (Jurgen Marteijn)

Selective Survival of Embryos Can Explain DNA Methylation Signatures of Adverse Prenatal Environments
Bas Heijmans (LUMC)

Track 3 Perceive and respond - Coping strategies for environmental stress (Chairs: Judith Homberg and Aniko Korosi)

How organisms change their own selection pressure
Raoul van Oosten (VU Amsterdam)

Track 4 The natural world in the Anthropocene, Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning - Adaptation, evolution and dispersal (Chair: Steven Declerck)

Science for nature conservation in the 21st century: perspectives from national and international field practice
Coenraad Krijger (IUCN-NL)

Track 5 Pushing the boundaries: novel approaches in biological measurement and analysis - Cellular Communications (Chair: Judith Klumperman)

From High resolution Microscopy on DNA Condensation to novel antibiotic strategy for Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Nicole van der Wel (AMC)

12:30

Track 1 Cellular chat – Talking to your neighbours - Communication Mechanism (Chair: Gerald de Haan)

Discussion and conclusions

Track 2 From small talk to full blown discussions; Communication from genes to an organism - Genes and Survival (Jurgen Marteijn)

Discussion and conclusions

Track 3 Perceive and respond - Coping strategies for environmental stress (Chairs: Judith Homberg and Aniko Korosi)

Discussion and conclusions

Track 4 The natural world in the Anthropocene, Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning - Adaptation, evolution and dispersal (Chair: Steven Declerck)

Discussion and conclusions

Track 5 Pushing the boundaries: novel approaches in biological measurement and analysis - Cellular Communications (Chair: Judith Klumperman)

Discussion and conclusions

12:50 Lunch with poster session (continuation) and speed dates with experts in Science Communication
14:00 Round 1 - Masterclasses Ottoline Leyser, David Reznick, John Kress, Marion Koopmans and parallel workshops
Workshops:
1)Effective communication with your supervisor
2) MachiaCELLi+ - A serious game for the biotechnology domain
3) Plan ahead: practical tools to make your data more FAIR. Data management workshop
4) Granting Plaza: National and European Grants for researchers in all stages
5) Reaching the crowd: Online engagement for research promotion, transparency and impact
14:50 Switch (if applicable, some workshops take both rounds)
14:55 Round 2 - Parallel workshops
15:45 Wrap-up by Aniek Ivens
15:55 Closing piece of humour by comedian Janneke Jager (customised song and sketch)
16:15 Award ceremony poster prizes
16:30 Finishing up - short impression of Life2019 (film), announcement Life2020
16:35 Farewell drinks
17:30 End of day 2