Our Department celebrated its 50th Year Anniversary with a one day Symposium that was held on June 23, 2014 in the Auditorium 300 of Sciences II. We thank all the alumni who came back to Geneva to celebrate this event with us.

Scientific Program

Thanos Halazonetis

Director of the Department of Molecular Biology

Welcome Remarks

09:00 - 09:10

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Werner Arber

Biozentrum, Basel

Looking back to the roots of Molecular Biology and to the discovery of restriction enzymes and their impact on Genomics

09:10 - 09:45

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Jack Greenblatt

Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular & Biomolecular Research, Toronto

Transcription factor interaction networks and human disease

09:45 - 10:15

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Mitsuhiro Yanagida

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Okinawa

Human blood metabolome profiling: Identification of individually-variable and age-implicated compounds

10:15 - 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:15

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Gordon Hager

Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Washington

Profiling the Chromatin Landscape; Complexity of Factor/Template Dynamics on Multiple Time Scales

11:15 - 11:45

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Susan Gasser

Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel

The dynamics of nuclear organization

11:45 - 12:15


12:15 - 14:00

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Harry Noller

Department of Molecular and Developmental Biology, UCSC, Santa Cruz

Structural Dynamics of the Ribosome During Translation

14:00 - 14:30

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Erich Nigg

Biozentrum, Basel

Cell Cycle Control: Focus on Chromosomes and Centrosomes

14:30 - 15:00

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Elisa Izaurralde

Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tuebingen

Micro RNA-mediated gene silencing

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee Break

15:30 - 16:15

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Costa Georgopoulos

University of Utah, Salt Lake City

The emergence of the molecular chaperone machines

16:15 - 16:45

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Emi Nagoshi

Department of Genetics and Evolution, University of Geneva, Geneva

New insights into mechanisms of neurodegeneration

16:45 - 17:15

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Bruce Alberts

Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, UCSF, San Francisco

How biology has changed in 50 years, and the many challenges for the future

17:15 - 17:45

Closing Remarks and Apero



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Swiss Committee for Molecular Biology (SKMB)

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