Sessions and Topics

Day 1: From cells to organisms

Day 2: Microbes and host response

Day 3: Science at the Interface

Session I : Inner workings of the Mind and Body

Neuroscience

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: neur(on)al development / cognition / neurobiology / neurodegeneration / neural / synapse / brain / neuronal / nerve / nervous system / central nervous system / behaviour / memory & learning / neuronal circuit / axon / Alzheimer’s disease / neuron / visual system / neuronal disease / axon guidance / cortex / neurotransmitter / glia / optogenetics

Cell Cycle

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: cell division / cell cycle control / mitosis / cell cycle checkpoints / chromosome cycle / meiosis / proliferation / centrosome / spindle / CDK / centromere / cyclin-dependent kinase / cytokinesis / kinetochore / cyclin

Cell & Tissue Architecture

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: cytoskeleton / cell motility / cell polarity / microtubule / migration / cell architecture / actin / epithelial / cell adhesion / axon / motility / tissue / asymmetry / spindle / angiogenesis / axon guidance / vascular system / asymmetric cell division / cell & tissue polarity / endothelial / extracellular matrix

Cellular Metabolism

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: metabolism / stress / lipid / carbohydrate / energy / homeostasis / bioenergetics / oxidative / redox / electron transfer / oxygen / cell respiration / nutrient

Membranes & Transport

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: membrane / transport / trafficking / mitochondrion / protein sorting & targeting / membrane traffic / synapse / nuclear organisation / endocytosis / membrane protein / secretion / intracellular transport / cell adhesion / channels / membrane dynamics / endoplasmic reticulum (ER) / translocation / autophagy / ion channel / nuclear transport

Signal Transduction

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: signal transduction / receptor / kinase / growth factor / hormone / cytokine / GTP-binding protein / cell signalling / sensory / circadian rhythm / G protein coupled receptor (GPCR) / tyrosine kinase / chemosensation / neurotransmitter / receptor tyrosine kinase / insulin / interferon / olfactory / chemokine / chemotaxis / lipid-mediated signalling

Differentiation & Death

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: stem cell / differentiation / cell death / apoptosis / age / growth factor / cell fate / haematopoiesis / reprogramming / death / fate / senescence / growth control / embryonic stem cell / pluripotency / cell growth / lineage / adult stem cell / cell morphogenesis / iPS cells

Development

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: development / stem cell / embryo / age / morphogenesis / pattern formation / regeneration / fate / organogenesis / embryogenesis / gametogenesis / growth control / myogenesis / embryonic stem cell / limb / pluripotency / appendage / reproduction / segmentation / adult stem cell / germline / morphogen / oocyte / self-renewal / sex

Session II : It’s all in the Genes

Chromatin & Transcription

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: transcription / chromatin / epigenetics / gene regulation / transcriptional regulation / nuclear organisation / transcription factor / DNA methylation / silencing / nuclear hormone receptor / expression profiling / histone / transcriptome / chromatin structure & nuclear organization / histone modification / chromosome structure / epigenetic regulation / RNA polymerase / chromatin dynamics / DNA-binding proteins / imprinting / gene silencing / nucleosome / remodelling

Genome Stability & Dynamics

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: chromosome / DNA repair / DNA replication / recombination / genome (in)stability / chromosome cycle / DNA damage / telomere / genome variability & evolution / segregation / transgenic / mutagenesis / DNA recombination / chromosome structure / mutation / gene targeting / genomic imprinting / plasmid / transposable element / DNA restriction-modification / telomerase / X chromosome / aneuploidy

RNA Biology

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: RNA / pre-mRNA splicing / microRNA / RNAi & RNA silencing / non-coding RNA / RNA stability & degradation / RNA processing / editing / epigenetic regulation / RNA binding proteins / RNA polymerase / RNA modification / tRNA / alternative splicing / RNA localization & transport / RNA structure, folding, catalysis / siRNA

Session III : System breakdown

Cancer biology

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: cancer / tumor markers / disease / tumour / oncogene / therapy / human genetic disease / mouse model / tumour suppressor / human genetics / drug / gene therapy / cancer genetics & genomics / cancer immunology / medicine / disorder / metastasis / molecular medicine

Autoimmune Diseases 

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: autoimmunity / immunodeficiency / inflammation / self-tolerance / immune signalling / neuro-endocrine immune system 

Other Diseases of the human body:

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: Organ diseases (heart, kidney, skin…) / system pathologies (neurological, immune, hematological..) / muscle diseases / degenerative diseases

Session I : A fight against survival

Host Cellular and Immune response

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: immunity / immunology / lymphocyte / T lymphocyte / inflammation / antigen / innate immunity / major histocompatibility complex (MHC) / antibody / antigen processing & presentation / dendritic cell / lymphocyte development & differentiation / immunoglobulin / immune response / B lymphocyte / immunodeficiency / immunological memory / macrophage / mucosal immunity / immune evasion

Infection biology/Host-pathogen interaction

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: Infection / Salmonella / Streptococcus / Phospholipids / LPS / outer membrane vesicles / bacterial envelope / Phagocytosis / Plasminogen / M-protein / enolase / SCM / antibiotics / resistance mechanisms / pathogens / horizontal gene transfer /  evolution of pathogens / superbugs / virulence factors 

Vaccines and therapeutics:

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS:  Immunotherapy / CAR-T / reverse genetics / reverse vaccinology / surface antigen presentation / live-vector vaccines / recombinant subunit vaccines / systems vaccinology / 

  

Session II : Into the Microcosm

Microbiology, Virology & Pathogens

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: virus / bacterial / microbiology / microorganism / bacteria / bacteriophage / HIV / invasion / bacterial pathogen / prokaryote / virus & host cell / toxin / antiviral / infection / retrovirus / antibiotics / parasite / plasmid / symbiosis / virus assembly & structure / protozoa / archaea

Evolution & Epidemiology of Microbes:

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: genome variability & evolution / genetics & evolution / molecular evolution / population / variation / evolution of development / selection / symbiosis / environmental / diversity / ecology / microbiota / phylogeny / adaptation / biodiversity / speciation / ocean / origin of life / barcoding / directed evolution / field ecology

Session I : Engineering (for) Biology

Synthetic Biology

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: cell-free systems / xenobiology / biobricks / biosensors / synthetic virology / synthetic morphology /  synthetic pathways / retrosynthesis / bioengineering / directed evolution / designed proteins / designed nucleic acid systems / biological machines / synthetic life / bacteria based platforms / cell based platforms / bioreactors / in-vitro models

Chemical Biology:

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: small molecules / conjugates / peptides / activity-based probes / target labeling / target identification / click-chemistry / chemical proteomics / synthesis / phenotypic screening / drug design / medicinal chemistry 

Proteins & Biochemistry

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: translation / protein synthesis / kinase / protein degradation / ubiquitylation / folding / enzyme / assembly / protein folding & aggregation / ribosome / protein engineering / proteolysis / chaperone / macromolecular / biochemistry / supramolecular complex / GTP-binding protein / histone modification / translocation / enzymology 

Structural Biology & Biophysics

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: structure / X-ray crystallography / microscopy / protein structure / modelling / structural biology / imaging / electron microscopy / biophysics / NMR / protein engineering / fluorescence / live imaging / single molecule techniques / cryo-electron microscopy / spectrometry / mass spectrometry / AFM 

Microfluidics / Nanofluidics

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: Micro-patterns / Microarrays / lab-on-a-chip / Biochips / nanotechnology 

Session II : Rise of the Machines

Systems Biology

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: systems biology / network / engineering / proteomics / modelling & simulation / expression profiling / transcriptome / regulatory networks / self-organization / quantitative / epigenomics / simulation / information processing / mathematical modelling / metagenomics

Omics & Computational Biology 

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: genetics / evolution / genome / bioinformatics / human genetic disease / molecular evolution / computational biology / human genetics / proteomics / sequence analysis / genome variability & evolution / modelling & simulation / mouse genetics / functional genomics / comparative genomics / cancer genetics & genomics / expression profiling / transcriptome / variation

Bioinformatics 

TYPICAL KEYWORD TERMS: Next-gen sequencing / DNA sequencing / RNA sequencing / bioimage analysis / bioimage processing / 3D reconstruction / macros / bioimage reconstruction / clustering / neural networks / AI / machine learning / data analysis / data mining / statistics / multivariate analysis