Scientific Sessions

Session I: Regulation of Motif Interactions through Post-translational Modification;
The Histone Code and Beyond
 
 Speakers: 
Peter Wright, The Scripps Research Institute, USA
Stephan Feller, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Germany
Richard Kriwacki, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, USA
Mart Loog, University of Tartu, Estonia

 Session II: Methods in Molecular and System Level Studies of Motif Biology
 Speakers:
Jin Wang, State University of New York, Stony Brook, USA
Jörg Gsponer, University of British Columbia, Canada
Zhirong Liu, Peking University, China
Martin Blackledge, Institut de Biologie Structurale, France
Phillip Kim, University of Toronto, Canada
Keith Dunker, Indiana University, USA
 Session III:System-wide Identification of Functional Motifs; How Much Biology are We Missing?
 Speakers:
M. Madan Babu,  University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Alan Moses, University of Toronto, Canada
Anna Akhmanova, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Denis Shields, University College Dublin, Ireland
Norman Davey, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Session IV: Molecular Hand-offs during a Protein's Lifetime; From Ribosome to Proteasome
 Speakers:
Brenda Schulman, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, USA
Edward Lemke, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany
Shu-ou Shan, California Institute of Technology, USA
Elisar Barbar, Oregon State University, USA
Kylie Walters, National Cancer Institute, USA
Harvey McMahon, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, United Kingdom
 Session V:Dynamics within Protein Complexes and Roles in Regulation
 Speakers:
Toby Gibson, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany
Jane Dyson, The Scripps Research Institute, USA
Liesbeth Veenhoff, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Susan Taylor, University of California, San Diego, USA

Session VI:
Motifs, Multi-valency and Meso-scale Structures in Cells
 Speakers:
Dirk Görlich, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany
Tanja Mittag, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, USA
Roy Parker, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

Session VII:Motifs that Drive Disease; A Biological Double-edged Sword
 Speakers:
Gilles Trave, University of Strasbourg, France
Ashok Deniz, The Scripps Research Institute, USA
Rohit Pappu, Washington University of St. Louis, USA
Sonia Longhi, CNRS et Université d'Aix-Marseille, France

Session VIII: Motif Biology; State of Understanding and Future Directions
 Speaker: 
Peter Tompa, Vlaams Institute for Biotechnology, Belgium

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