Federation of European Biochemical
Societies CONGRESS 2013
“Mechanisms in Biology”
July 6th - 11th 2013,
St. Petersburg, RUSSIA
Main / Scientific Program / Plenary Lectures

Plenary Lectures


July 6, 17.00 – 18.00

Chairs: Alan Fersht, Konstantin Skryabin

JULES HOFFMANN   UPR 9022 du CNRS, Institut de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, Strasbourg, France

Evolutionary perspectives of innate immunity

July 7, 11.00 – 12.00

Chairs: Maria Leptin, Vladimir Skulachev

EMBO Lecture Dedicated to Vladimir Engelhardt

AARON CIECHANOVER   Tumor and Vascular Biology Research Center, The Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and Research Institute, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

The end of the polyubiquitin chain as the hallmark proteasomal signal

July 7, 12.00 – 13.00

Chairs: Georgy Georgiev, Sergio Papa


Cell signaling by receptor tyrosine kinases: from basic principles to cancer therapy 

July 7, 14.30 – 15.30

Chairs: Michael Kirpichnikov, Claudina Rodrigues-Pousada

Theodor Bücher Lecture

KURT WÜTHRICH   The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, USA

Structural genomics with soluble and membrane proteins

July 7, 15.30 – 16.30

Chairs: Miguel de la Rosa, Alexander Spirin

ADA E. YONATH   The Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Structure and Assembly, Structural Biology Department, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

An ancient chemical bonding machine functioning nowadays

July 8, 11.00 – 12.00

Chairs: Olga Dontsova, Gregory A. Petsko

IUBMB Lecture

JACK W. SZOSTAK   Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Harvard Medical School; Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

The origin of cellular life and the emergence of Darwinian evolution

July 8, 12.00 – 13.00

Chairs: Tatiana Ovchinnikova, Israel Pecht

Special Science and Society Lecture

GOTTFRIED SCHATZ  Biozentrum, Universität Basel, Switzerland

What it takes to succeed in science - and what Europe should do for its young scientists

July 8, 14.30 – 15.00

Chairs: Felix Wieland, Oleg Kisselev

FEBS Letters Award Lecture

SUSUMU MITSUTAKE   Hokkaido University, Hokkaido, Japan

Ceramide kinase deficiency improves diet-induced obesity and insulin resistances

July 8, 15.00 – 15.30

Chairs: Richard Perham, Vladimir Tishkov

FEBS Journal Award Lecture

ANNA-KARIN GUSTAVSSON   University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Sustained glycolytic oscillations in individual isolated yeast cells

July 8, 15.30 – 16.30

Chairs: Alexander Chernov, Angelo Azzi

SKOLKOVO Presentation

MAREK DZIKI   Executive Director of the Biomedical Cluster Skolkovo Foundation

Skolkovo Foundation: new opportunities for researchers

July 9, 11.00 – 12.00

Chairs: Alexander Gabibov, Daniel Thomas

RICHARD LERNER   The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA

Chemistry of large numbers

July 9, 12.00 – 13.00

Chairs: Valery Chereshnev, Michael Sela, Yuri Sykulev

SUSUMU TONEGAWA   RIKEN-MIT Center for Neural Circuit Genetics, Department of Biology, USA

Engrams for genuine and false memories

July 9, 14.30 – 15.30

Chairs: Jaak Järv, Konstantin Severinov

Prakash Datta Lecture

ROGER D. KORNBERG   Stanford University Medical School, Department of Structural Biology, Stanford, USA   

The molecular basis of eukaryotic transcription

July 9, 15.30 – 16.30

Chairs: Cecilia Arraiano, Olga Lavrik

Women in Science Award Plenary Lecture

GENEVIEVE ALMOUZNI   l’Institut Curie, Paris, France

The multifaces of chromatin assembly, a recipe that mixes new with old partners

July 10, 11.00 – 12.00

Chairs: Alexey Bogdanov, Laszlo Fesus

Hans Krebs Lecture
New England BioLabs, Ipswich, MA, USA

Bacterial methylomes

July 10, 12.00 – 13.00

Chairs: Sergey Razin, Eric Westhof

PAVEL GEORGIEV   Institute of Gene Biology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Chromatin insulators and long-distance interactions

July 10, 14.30 – 15.30

Chairs: Michael Blackburn, Vladimir Shuvalov

ROBERT HUBER   Max-Planck-Institut für Biochemie, Emeritusgruppe Strukturforschung, Martinsried, Germany; Technische Universität München, Fakultät für Chemie, Garching, Germany; Universität Duisburg-Essen, Zentrum für Medizinische Biotechnologie, Essen, Germany; Cardiff University, School of Biosciences, Cardiff, UK

Proteases and their control in health and disease

July 10, 15.30 – 16.30

Chairs: Mathias Sprinzl, Valentin Vlassov

SIDNEY ALTMAN   Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (MCDB), Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Antibiotics: present and future

July 11, 11.30 – 12.30

Chairs: Sergey Kochetkov, Jacques-Henry Weil

Dedicated to Yuri Ovchinnikov

JEAN-MARIE LEHN   ISIS, Université de Strasbourg, France

Perspectives in chemistry: From supramolecular chemistry towards adaptive chemistry