December 8, 2016

9:00-9:45 – Welcome 

9:45-10:00 – Symposium opening

Session 1: Imaging biological targets and cellular processes

Kai Johnsson École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Fluorescent and Bioluminescent Sensors for Live Cell Imaging and Diagnostics

Yasuteru Urano University of Tokyo
Novel spirocyclization-based fluorogenic probes: From rapid intraoperative imaging of tiny tumors to super-resolution imaging

Daniela Dieterich
 University of Magdeburg
Deciphering neural proteome dynamics with a “click”

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:00 Poster Session 1

Session 2: Chemical engineering of biological systems

Hiroaki Suga
 University of Tokyo
A RaPID way to discover pseudo-natural products & peptides for therapeutic uses

Jason Chin
 MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Reprograming the Genetic Code

16:40-17:10 Coffee break

Ludovic Jullien
École Normale Supérieure
Chemical challenges of Life: An historical (and subjective) perspective

19:30-21:30 Cocktail party in the Cassini Room at the Paris Observatory

December 9, 2016

8:30-9:00 – Welcome 

Session 3: Probing  biological systems with small molecules

9:00-9:50 Dirk Trauner Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich
Controlling Biological Pathways with Photopharmacology

9:50-10:40 Thomas Carell Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich
Oxidized cytosines as new epigenetic bases

10:40-11:10 Coffee break

11:10-12:00 Ben Davis University of Oxford
Sugars and Proteins

12:00-13:00 Lunch 

13:00-14:30 Poster Session 2

Session 4: Towards better diagnostic tools and therapeutics

14:30-15:20 Matthew Bogyo Stanford University
Development of small molecule probes of protease activity for applications in molecular imaging of cancer and infectious diseases

15:20-16:10 Mark Howarth University of Oxford
Bacterial superglues to fish for cancer cells and tickle immune cells

16:10-16:40 Coffee break

16:40-17:30 Franck Perez Institut Curie
Identifying specific inhibitors of proteins secretion using the RUSH assay and High Content Screening

17:30-18:20 David Liu Harvard University
Protein Evolution and Engineering to Enable Biotechnology, Genome Editing, and Novel Therapeutics

18:20-18:40 Closing remarks and poster prize ceremony