|1:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:30 pm - 3:45 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair Takeshi Shimi|
|3:45 pm - 4:30 pm||Keynote Session|
|3:45 pm - 4:15 pm||Ueli Aebi (Biozentrum, University of Basel)
"History and future prospective of intermediate filaments"
|4:15 pm - 4:30 pm||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session I|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||Novel Approaches to Study the Molecular Structures and Dynamics of Intermediate Filaments|
|Discussion Leaders: John Eriksson (Åbo Akademi University)|
|7:30 pm - 7:45 pm||Stefan Winheim (German Cancer Research Center, Jörg Langowski Laboratory)
"Early assembly kinetics of Vimentin by Stopped-Flow"
|7:45 pm - 7:50 pm||Discussion|
|7:50 pm - 8:05 pm||Amelie Robert (Northwestern University, Vladimir Gelfand Laboratory)|
"Motility and Cytoskeletal Interactions of the Unit-length Filament of Vimentin"
|8:05 pm - 8:10 pm||Discussion|
|8:10 pm - 8:25 pm||Saleemulla Mahammad (Northwestern University, Robert D. Goldman Laboratory)|
"Gigaxonin Role in Intermediate Filament Network Organization"
|8:25 pm - 8:30 pm||Discussion|
|8:30 pm - 8:45 pm||Balazs Kiss (Semmelweis University, Miklós S.Z. Kellermayer Laboratory)|
"Nanomechanics of Desmin Filaments Explored with Force-clamp Optical Tweezers"
|8:45 pm - 8:50 pm||Discussion|
|8:50 pm - 9:05 pm||Joe Swift (University of Pennsylvania, Dennis E. Discher Laboratory)
"Lamin-A/C is a nuclear rheostat that scales with tissue rigidity and amplifies stem cell lineage induced by matrix elasticity"
|9:05 pm - 9:10 pm||Discussion|
|9:10 pm - 9:25 pm||Elin Torvaldson (Åbo Akademi University, John Eriksson Laboratory)
"Lamin A and Cdk5/p35: a novel interaction with consequences for cell survival"
|9:25 pm - 9:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||New Insights into the Functions of Intermediate Filaments|
|Discussion Leader: M. Bishr Omary (University of Michigan)|
|9:00 am - 9:15 am||Tomas Mckenna (Karolinska Institutet, Maria Eriksson Laboratory)|
"Severe Epidermal Inflammation and Early Postnatal Death in a Mouse Model with the LMNA c.1824C>T (p.G608G) Mutation"
|9:15 am - 9:20 am||Discussion|
|9:20 am - 9:35 am||Daniel Bar (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Yosef Gruenbaum Laboratory)|
"Regulation of Aging by the C. elegans Nuclear Lamina"
|9:35 am - 9:40 am||Discussion|
|9:40 am - 9:55 am||Richard Wang (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Beth Levine Laboratory)|
"Akt and Intermediate Filaments Collaborate to Regulate Autophagy and Tumorigenesis"
|9:55 am - 10:00 am||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:15 am||Catharina Alam (Åbo Akademi University, Diana M. Toivola Laboratory)|
"The Role of Keratin Intermediate Filaments in the Endocrine Pancreas"
|10:15 am - 10:20 am||Discussion|
|10:20 am - 10:35 am||Micah Rogel (Northwestern University, Karen M. Ridge Laboratory)|
"The role of vimentin in bleomycin-induced fibrosis"
|10:35 am - 10:40 am||Discussion|
|10:40 am - 10:55 am||Lauren Albrecht (Northwestern University, Kathleen J. Green Laboratory)|
"Post-Translational Modifications of Desmoplakin Mediate Desmosome Associations with the Intermediate Filament"
|10:55 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session II|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Development of Scientific Careers|
|Discussion Leader: Karen M. Ridge (Northwestern University)|
|Melissa Mendez (University of Pennsylvania, Paul A. Janmey Laboratory), Gloria Conover (Texas A&M University) and Pekka Taimen (University of Turku)|
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill out GRS Evaluation Forms; Best Poster Award Ceremony|
|3:00 pm||Gordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 4:00 pm.|