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Sunday, October 13, 2019

15:00 – 18:00
Registration/Information

18:30 – 20:00
Opening Dinner

Monday, October 14, 2019

8:30 – 19:35
Registration/Information

9:00 – 9:10
Virgile Viasnoff, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Welcome & Opening Remarks

Session I
Virgile Viasnoff, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Chair

9:10 – 9:45
Alpha Yap, University of Queensland, Australia
Cell-Cell Adhesion: Known Knowns and Known Unknowns

9:45 – 10:20
Francoise Brochard-Wyart, Curie Institute, France
Hybrid Active Matter: Particles and Cellular Aggregates

10:20 – 10:30
General Discussion

10:35 – 11:00
Coffee Break

Session II
Alpha Yap, University of Queensland, Australia, Chair

11:00 – 11:35
Carl-Philipp Heisenberg, IST Austria, Austria
Tension-Dependent Stabilization of E-Cadherin Limits Cell-Cell Contact Expansion

11:35 – 12:00
Qilin Yu, University of Melbourne Biomedical Engineering, Australia*
A Computational Model Coupling E-Cadherin Dynamics and Actomyosin Network Illustrates the Cell-Cell Contact Maturation

12:00 – 12:35
Costantino Creton, ESPCI ParisTech, France
Adhesion and Stickiness of Soft Matter

12:35 – 13:30
Lunch

Session III
Carl-Philipp Heisenberg, IST Austria, Austria, Chair

13:30 – 15:00
Roundtable

15:00 – 15:35
Virgile Viasnoff, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Overview of the Biophysical Aspects of Cell-Cell Adhesion

15:35 – 16:00
Julia Eckert, Leiden University - Leiden Institute of Physics, The Netherlands*
Tensile Strength vs. Shear Stress – An Approach to Measure Internal Tensions Between Cell-Cell Junctions

16:00 – 16:35
Vania Braga, Imperial College London, England
Intrinsic Cell Contraction Is Essential for Junction Configuration and Stabilization

16:35 – 18:00
Coffee Break / Poster Session I

Session IV
Virgile Viasnoff, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Chair

18:00 – 18:35
William Weis, Stanford University, USA
Vinculin Allosterically Enhances Force-Dependent Binding of Alpha-E-Catenin to F-Actin

18:35 – 19:00
Lèa Pinon, Institut Pierre Gilles de Gennes, France*
Oil-in-Water Emulsion Droplets and Microfluidic Tools to Study B Cells Polarization and Mechanics of Immunological Synapse

19:00 – 19:35
Ana-Suncana Smith, FAU Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany
Physical Effects Catalyzing Cell Adhesion: From Mimetic Systems to Tissues

19:35 – 20:00
Reception

20:00 – 21:00
Dinner

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

8:30 – 19:35
Registration/Information

Session V
William Weis, Stanford University, USA, Chair

9:00 – 9:35
Laurent Cortè, MINES ParisTech, France
Creating Adhesion at Hydrogel-Tissue Interfaces

9:35 – 10:00
Shaobo Zhang, Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore*
Mechanical Proofreading by Myosin II Oscillation & Filopodia Adhesion Regulates Robust Cell Matching

10:00 – 10:35
Frank Jülicher, Max Planck Institute, Germany
Biophysics of Epithelia

10:35 – 11:00
Coffee Break

Session VI
Laurent Cortè, MINES ParisTech, France, Chair

11:00 – 11:35
Jean-Leon Maître, Curie Institute, France
Hydraulic Fracturing and Active Coarsening Position the Lumen of the Mouse Blastocyst

11:35 – 12:00
Christian Cammarota, University of Rochester, USA*
Biological and Physical Basis for Epithelial Cell Reintegration

12:00 – 12:35
Joelle Frechette, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Soft, Wet, and Sticky: Viscous Forces and Elasticity in Wet Adhesion

12:35 – 13:30
Lunch

Session VII
Jean-Leon Maître, Curie Institute, France, Chair

13:30 – 15:00
Roundtable

15:00 – 15:35
Pierre-François Lenne, Aix Marseille University, CNRS, IBDM, Marseille, France
Shaping Cell Contacts during Tissue Morphogenesis

15:35 – 16:00
Willem-Jan Pannekoek, UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands*
Mechanical Regulation of Paracrine Growth Factor Signaling

16:00 – 16:35
Alex Dunn, Stanford University, USA
A Geometry-Based Model Describes Lumen Stability in Epithelial Cells

16:35 – 18:00
Coffee Break / Poster Session II

Session VIII
Pierre-François Lenne, Aix Marseille University, CNRS, IBDM, Marseille, France, Chair

18:00 – 18:35
Andrew Kowalczyk, Emory University, USA*
VE-Cadherin Endocytosis Regulates Cell Polarity, Collective Cell Migration and Angiogenesis

18:35 – 19:10
Sanjeevi Sivasankar, University of California, USA*
Inside-Out Regulation of Cadherin Adhesion

19:10 – 19:35
Tamara Bidone, University of Utah, USA*
Computational Model of Cell Adhesions Mechanobiology

19:35 – 20:30
Dinner

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

8:30 – 19:35
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Session IX
Andrew Kowalczyk, Emory University, USA, Chair

9:00 – 9:25
Feyza Nur Arslan, IST Austria, Austria*
Function of Blebs in Cell-Cell Adhesion Studied on Supported Lipid Bilayers

9:25 – 9:50
Kabir Biswas, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar*
Kinetic Nucleation-Dependent E-Cadherin Clustering Regulates Alpha-Catenin Conformational Activation

9:50 – 10:15
Aditya Arora, National University of Singapore, Singapore *
Cortical Contractility Overrides the Influence of Binding Energy of Trans Interactions during Adherens Junction Formation

10:15 – 10:40
Mateusz Sikora, Max Planck Institute, Germany*
Truss-Like Arrangement of Cadherins Is Responsible for Desmosome Strength

10:40 – 11:05
Coffee Break

Session X
Feyza Nur Arslan, IST Austria, Austria, Chair

11:05 – 11:40
Sandrine Etienne-Manneville, Institute Pasteur, France
PTEN Functions in Collective Migration

11:40 – 12:05
Sara Stahley, Princeton University, USA*
Planar Cell Polarity-Disrupting Mutation Alters Celsr1-Mediated Cell Adhesion and Dynamics

12:05 – 12:40
Margarita Staykova, Durham University, United Kingdom
Hydraulic Fracture of Membrane Adhesion Contacts

12:40 – 13:30
Lunch

13:30 – 17:30
Free Time

Session XI
Sandrine Etienne-Manneville, Institut Pasteur, France, Chair

18:00 – 18:35
Nicolas Borghi, Jacques Monod Institute, CRNS, France
Force Transmission at Cell

18:35 – 19:00
Stéphane Verger, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
Mechanics and Dynamics of Cell-Cell Adhesion in Plants

19:00 – 19:35
Thomas Magin, TRM Universitat Leipzig, Germany
Keratin Isotypes Regulate Desmosome Protein Composition and Adhesive Strength

19:35 – 20:30
Dinner

Thursday, October 17, 2019

8:30 – 12:35
Registration/Information

Session XII
Nicolas Borghi, Jacques Monod Institute, CRNS, France, Chair

9:00 – 9:35
Sandra Citi, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Tight Junction Mechanics and Signaling

9:35 – 10:00
Markus Körbel, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom*
Shining Light on Topology in Early T-Cell Activation - A Novel Bilayer System

10:00 – 10:35
Jasna Brujic, New York University, USA
Cadherin-Coated Emulsions as Biomimetic Tissues

10:35 – 11:00
Coffee Break

Session XIII
Sandra Citi, University of Geneva, Switzerland, Chair

11:00 – 11:35
Deborah Leckband, University of Illinois, Urbana, USA
Molecular Force Transduction at Intercellular Adhesions

11:35 – 12:10
Jay Groves, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Phosphotyrosine-Driving Protein Condensation Phase Transitions and the Mechanics of Signaling Through the T-Cell Receptor

12:10 – 12:35
Closing Remarks and Biophysical Journal Poster Awards

12:35
Lunch & Departure