PolarNet symposium ‘Principles of Polarity’

We are excited to announce the upcoming symposium “Principles of Polarity”, to be held at Utrecht University on the 13th of September 2019 as the closing event of the Marie Curie ITN PolarNet.

Date: Friday September 13, 2019

Location: Boothzaal, Universiteitsbibliotheek, Heidelberglaan 3, De Uithof, Utrecht

Young talented researchers who participated in the PolarNet training program and leading experts in the field of cell and tissue polarity will present their latest insights and developments. We cordially invite you to join us, share your results and network with prominent scientists in the field of cell and tissue polarity.

Attendance, including lunch, is free of charge, but registration is required. We also encourage you to present your own work during the poster session.

To register, please follow the registration link.

Final Program


09.00 – 09.20 Welcome, registration and coffee
09.20 – 09.30 Opening by Mike Boxem

Session 1 – Chair: Mike Boxem

09.30 – 10.00 Dr. Yanlan Mao, UCL
Mechanical regulation of tissue repair – beyond two dimensions
10.00 – 11.00 Keynote seminar: Prof. Daniel St. Johnston (The Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute and The University of Cambridge)
Analyzing epithelial polarity networks
11.00 – 11.20 Coffee break

Session 2 – Chair: Anna Akhmanova

11.20 – 11.50 Dr. Mike Boxem (Utrecht University)
Regulation of apical domain formation in the C. elegans intestine
11.50 – 12.20 Dr. Sandrine Etienne-Manneville (Institut Pasteur)
PTEN in collective migration
12.20 – 14.00 Lunch and Poster session

Session 3 – Chair: Rob Arkowitz

14.00 – 14.15 Yamini Yogalakshmi Ravichandran (Institut Pasteur)
Control of CDC42 subcellular localization
14.15 – 14.45 Dr. Nathan Goehring, The FRANCIS CRICK Institute
Regulating cell polarity in time and space
14.45 – 15.15 Dr. Johanns Bellaiche (Institut Curie)
Coupling tissue invagination and cell migration
15.15 – 15.35 Coffee break

Session 4 – Chair: Trevor Dale

15.35 – 15.50 Charlie Puerner (University of Nice)
The impact of physical forces on invasive fungal growth
15.50 – 16.05 Victoria Yan (Technische Universiteit Dresden)
Self-organized non-equilibrium condensation in the actomyosin cortex
16.05 – 16.15 Eider Valle-Encinas (University of Cardiff)
Development of a liver in vitro system that recapitulates Wnt-driven zonation
16.15 – 17.15 Keynote seminar: Prof. Elisabeth Knust (Max Planck Institute, CBG Dresden)
The Drosophila Crumbs protein complex – a hub to control epithelial adhesion polarity and signaling
17.15 – 18.15 Networking drinks