Physics of the embryo

Joint meeting of the DFG research group "Functional dynamics of cell contacts"
and the SFB "Collective behaviour of soft and biological matter"


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Organising
committee:

Christian Dahmann
Jörg Großhans
Christoph Schmidt

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

17:00

Registration

18:00

Anthony Hyman, Dresden
Why is physics important for biology?

19:00

Poster session I with mixer (Vortragsraum)

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Monday, September 30, 2013

9:00

Thomas Gregor, Princeton
Robustness vs. reproducibility in development

9:30

Stanislav Shvartsman, Princeton
Signaling gradients

10:00

Gasper Tkacik, Klosterneuburg
Positional informations in bits

10:30

Coffee break

11:00

Kinjal Dasbiswas, Rehovot
Contractile stress and morphogen diffusion in developing cell assemblies

11:20

Gabriel Krens, Klosterneuburg
Interstitial fluid osmolarity controls progenitor cell segregation during zebrafish gastrulation

11:40

Rudi Winklbauer, Toronto
Tissue cohesion and the mechanics of cell rearrangement

12:10

Erez Raz, Münster
Motility and directed migration of primordial germ cells in zebrafish

13:00

Poster session with lunch

14:30

Yohanns Bellaiche, Paris
Epithelial cell dynamics

15:00

Daiki Umetsu, Dresden
Local increases in mechanical tension guide cell sorting at compartment boundaries by constraining junctional dynamics

15:20

Ewa Paluch, London
Actin cortex mechanics in cell morphogenesis

15:50

Stefan Günther, Heidelberg
Tissue packing dynamics during morphogenesis of the early Drosophila m. embryo, in toto

16:10

Coffee break

16:40

Paul Janmey, Philadelphia
Viscoelastic properties of soft tissue: comparison and contrast with polymer networks

17:10

Jean-Leon Ma”tre/Takashi Hiiragi, Heidelberg
Cell-autonomous increase in contractility drives compaction of the mouse embryo

17:30

Cliff Brangwynne, Princeton
RNA drops, Nuclearactin, and Gravity

18:00

Carina Gonnermann, Karlsruhe
Using a side view setup to monitor cell shape changes during AFM adhesion and elasticity measurements

18:30

Poster session with snacks

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

9:00

Jean-Francois Joanny, Paris
Cell division in multicellular spheroids

9:30

Stephan Grill, Dresden
Morphogenetic functions of actomyosin

10:00

Frank Jülicher, Dresden
Growth Control in developing epithelia

10:30

Hervˇ Turlier, Paris
Furrow constriction in animal cell cytokinesis

10:50

Coffee break

11:20

Emmanuel Farge, Paris
Mechanotransduction in gatrulating embryos

11:50

Richard Adams, Cambridge
TBA

12:20

Boris Shraiman, Santa Barbara
Growth & form and physics

13:30

Lunch