May 8, 2018


8:30-9:10 Registration

9:10-9:15 Welcome address

9:15-9:45 Dr Germano Cecere (Institut Pasteur)
From germline to embryo: small RNAs in epigenetic inheritance

9:45-10:45 Selected speakers session I:
metabolism, morphogenesis and modelling

Laura CaetanoUniversity of Southampton, UK
Mouse blastocysts sense maternal nutrition quality via isoleucine availability to regulate trophectoderm endocytosis level, a survival mechanism

Hugo Silva
, Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), Braga, Portugal
A glycolytic lactate-based metabolism underlies chicken lung branching morphogenesis

Marta ShahbaziUniversity of Cambridge, UK
Defining pluripotency in 3D: from embryonic stem cell identity to morphogenesis

Adam Shellard, University College London, UK
The forgotten rear of collective cell migration: a new role for supracellular contractility

10:45-11:30 Refreshment break and poster session (I) 

11:30-12:00 Dr Susan Cox  (King’s College London)
Bringing super-resolution into live cells

12:00-12:45 Selected speakers session II:
cell fate decisions

Elisa GallianoKing’s College London, UK & Harvard University, USA
Embryonic and postnatal neurogenesis produce functionally distinct subclasses of dopaminergic neuron

Tom Watson,
The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK
The Gene Regulatory Network Underlying the Neural-to-Glial Fate Transition in the Developing Spinal Cord

Barbara Vacca,
University College London, UK
The tight junction protein MarvelD3 regulates eye development and neural crest induction in Xenopus laevis

12:45-14:00 Lunch break and poster session (II)

14:00-15:00 Selected speakers session III:
gene editing in human in vitro models

Laura Mara MuellerMax Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany
Study of novel molecular defects in human pancreas dysfunction

Rebecca Lea
The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK
Identifying novel regulators of human pluripotency and embryogenesis 

Ralitsa Madsen
University of Cambridge, UK
Dosage-dependent effects of class IA phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) activation in human pluripotent stem cells

15:00-16:00 Professor Wolf Reik (Babraham Institute)
Single cell epigenome landscape of development and ageing

The Sammy Lee Memorial Lecture

16:00-16:30 Refreshment break and poster session (III)

16:30-17:30 Q&A session: PUBLISHING, EDITING and JOURNALS

Jennifer McLennan (eLife),
Robert Kiley
Katherine Brown (Development)

17:30-17:45 Talk and poster prizes

17:45 – 19.30 Drinks reception