2012 Louis-Jeantet symposium

The Louis-Jeantet Foundation is pleased to announce its first annual symposium.

At this symposium, winners of the Louis-Jeantet prize for medicine and also speakers who are active in the same areas will invite participants to explain where things stand with their research and more generally to describe the current state of the art in these fields.

Tuesday October 23, 2012
13:00 Welcome desk
14:15 Bernard Rossier, Chairman of the Symposium Organizing Committee, Secretary of the Louis-Jeantet Foundation Scientific CommitteeWelcome address
14:20 Dominique Soldati-Favre , Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of GenevaOpening
Chairperson:      Pascale Cossart, Institut Pasteur, Paris (France),2008 Louis-Jeantet prize-winner
Co-chairperson: Patrick Linder, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva
14:30 David W. Holden
Imperial College, London (UK)
■ Intracellular biology of Salmonella 
15:00 Gisou van der Goot
School of Life Sciences, EPFL, Lausanne (Switzerland)
 Dissecting the entry route of Anthrax toxin 
15:30 Jörg Vogel
University of Würzburg (Germany)
■ Small RNAs in bacterial pathogens 
16:00 Coffee break
16:30 Raphael H. Valdivia
Duke University Medical Center, Durham (USA)
■ NextGen approaches to tackle “genetically intractable”   microbial systems 
17:00 Jorge E. Galán
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven (USA)
■ Interaction of Salmonella with host cells: type III      secretion in action
17:30 Guillaume Duménil
Inserm, Centre for Cardiovascular Research (PARCC), Paris (France)
■ Vascular colonization by Neisseria meningitidis 
18:00 Pascale Cossart
Institut Pasteur, Paris (France), 2008 Louis-Jeantet prize-winner
■ Keynote Lecture – New concepts in host-pathogen   interactions: lessons from Listeria 
19:00 End of session 1
Wednesday October 24, 2012
08:00 Welcome desk
Chairperson:      Michael N. Hall, Biozentrum, University of Basel(Switzerland), 2009 Louis-Jeantet prize-winner
Co-chairperson: Martine Collart, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva
08:30 Robbie Loewith
Faculty of Science, University of Geneva
■ Chemical and genetic interrogations of TOR signalling   in yeast 
09:00 Kun-Liang Guan
University of California, San Diego (USA)
■ The TOR pathway in cell growth and autophagy 
09:30 Alex P. Gould
MRC National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, London (UK)
■ Nutrients and the relative growth of organs in Drosophila
10:00 Coffee break
10:30 Owen J. Sansom
The Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, Glasgow (UK)■ mTOR signalling in murine models of colorectal cancer 
11:00 Joseph A. Baur 
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania (USA)■ TOR signalling, insulin, and ageing
11:30 David StippFreelance science writer, Boston (USA)
■ Whither the anti-ageing quest ?
12:00 Michael N. Hall
Biozentrum, University of Basel (Switzerland), 2009 Louis-Jeantet prize-winner
■ Keynote Lecture – TOR signalling, from yeast to human
12:55 Bernard Rossier, Chairman of the Symposium Organizing Committee, Secretary of the Louis-Jeantet Foundation Scientific Committee
■ Closing address
13:00 End of the Symposium