Gives the chance to interact with scientists from many different countries and of different scientific background. The general topic is “Life on Earth: Coping with Challenges”
Keynote lectures will be given b:
- Prof. Richard Simerly from the Vanderbilt University, USA
Developmental Neurobiology of Neural Circuits Controlling Feeding Behavior
- Prof. Sharona Gordon from the University of Washington, The Netherlands
Fluorescence lifetime analysis of FRET between a noncanonical amino acid/transition metal ion donor/acceptor pair to probe conformational heterogeneity in maltose binding protein
- Prof. Lea Sistonen from the Åbo Akademi University, Turku Centre for Biotechnology, Finland
Stress-type specific genome-wide transcription programs of genes and enhancers
They will give insight in their exciting research on the impact of nutrition and hormones in the development of neural circuits that control behaviour and metabolism, ion channel regulation in response to inflammatory mediators and the action of heat shock transcription factors in cell stress, reproduction and cancer.
In addition, the Young Scientists’ Satellite will be opened by Prof. Giles Yeo from the University of Cambridge, UK, (Is obesity a choice?) who is an expert in the study of genetic causes of metabolic disease, but who is also a thrilling example how complex research findings can be communicated to the public.