From Transcription to Clocks

The Department of Molecular Biology of the University of Geneva is delighted to announce a forthcoming Symposium: "From Transcription to Clocks" in honor of Professor Ueli Schibler. The one-day Symposium will take place in Geneva on April 12, 2016.

Scientific Program

Thanos Halazonetis

Director of the Department of Molecular Biology

Welcome Address

09:00 - 09:10

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Walter Schaffner

University of Zurich

Of genes and reptiles

09:10 -09:40

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Emi Nagoshi

University of Geneva

New insights into the mechanisms of neurodegeneration

09:40 -10:00

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Mitch Lazar

University of Pennsylvania

Rev-erb oration on a great occasion

10:00 -10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:00

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Benoît Kornmann


Next-Gen yeast genetics

11:00 -11:20

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Kim Nasmyth

University of Oxford

How do SMC/kleisin complexes organize the topology of chromosomal DNA

11:20 -11:50

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Susan Gasser

Friedrich Miescher Institute

When transcription is bad: avoiding replication fork and Pol II collision

11:50 -12:20


12:20 - 14:00

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Steve McKnight

University of Texas Southwestern

A solid state conceptualization of information transfer from gene to message to protein

14:00 -14:30

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Susanne Mandrup

University of Southern Denmark

Transcriptional programming and chromatin reorganization during adipogenesis

14:30 -15:00

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Robert Roeder

Rockefeller University

Transcription activation mechanisms in animal cells

15:00 -15:30

Coffee Break

15:30 - 16:00

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Luis Lopez-Molina

University of Geneva

The role of the endosperm for the control of Arabidopsis seed germination

16:00 -16:20

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Michael Rosbash

Brandeis University

The circadian clock and RNA binding protein targets

16:20 -16:50

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Walter Wahli

Nanyang Technological University

PPARs as key regulators of metabolism

16:50 -17:20

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Ueli Schibler

University of Geneva

A pleasant journey from spatial to temporal gene expression

17:20 -17:50

Steven A. Brown

University of Zürich

Closing remarks

17:50 - 18:00




The Symposium will take place at:

Musée d'Ethnographie de Genève
Boulevard Carl-Vogt 65-67, 1205
1205 Geneva