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Confirmed speakers 2019

For Crossroads in Biology 2019, we have received confrimation from 13 internationally renowned scientists. The topics of CiB 2019 will cover mitochondrial biology, cell death and disease, drug development, and regulation of gene expression. Our keynote lecture will be held by Werner Kühlbrandt.
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Keynote Speaker

Werner Kühlbrandt, Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Germany

Title: Mechanistic insights from high-resolution cryoEM structures of ATP synthases


Mitochondrial Biology

Jodi Nunnari, University of California Davis, USA

Title: Mitochondrial Behavior

Alexey Amunts, University of Stockholm, Sweden

Title: Crossroads in mitochondrial Biology

Walter Neupert, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany

Title: Molecular mechanisms of mitochondrial homeostasis


Cell Death and Disease

Wendy Wei-Lynn Wong, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Title: Inhibitors of Apoptosis proteins in disease and inflammation

Seamus Martin, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Title: Cell Stress and Inflammation

Ivan Dikic, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

Title: Ubiquitination and Autophagy Networks in Health and Disease  


Drug Development

Zubida Al-Majdoub, University of Manchester, UK

Title: Global and Targeted Proteomics for Quantification of Human Blood-Brain Barrier Transporters in Health and in Dementia

Jana Haase, University of Dublin, Ireland

Title: Molecular mechanisms of inflammation-induced depression – is anything “SERTain"?

Mark Brönstrup, Helmholtz Center for Infection Research, Germany

Title: Metabolome-based studies on bacterial pathogens, antibiotics and their interplay


Regulation of Gene Expression

Stefan Ameres, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria

Title: Mechanism and Biology of RNA Silencing (EMBO Young Investigator Lecture)

Steve Horvath, University of California LA, USA

Title: New Epigenetic Clocks

Karsten Rippe, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and Bioquant, Division of Chromatin Networks, Germany

Title: Linking aberrant chromatin features in leukemia to deregulated gene expression