This EMBO-FPGG-ICAM workshop will be held at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS*) in Paris between the 23th and 28th of July 2012. It will gather about one hundred and twenty physicists, chemists and biologists interested in the perturbation and study of physiological problems (development, cancer, neurophysiology, etc.) at the level of a single cell. Twenty-three invited speakers, leaders in their field, will participate.

The purpose of this conference is to gather experts from various fields (physiology, chemistry, physics, molecular biology) to address issues in the study of physiology at the single cell level and sketch the possible solutions to the challenges raised by these types of investigations.

The workshop will be preceded by a 3 days Advanced School on Optical Methods in Physiology opened to students and young researchers who would like to get a preview and update of the themes to be discussed during the conference with 4 courses (3-4 hours each) on: Optogenetics, Optical methods in developmental biology, Photo-actuation: substrates and methods, Sub-micron optical microscopy. The school will take place between the 20th and 22th of July 2012 at the ENS*.

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Barkai Naama - Weizmann Institute

23th July 2012 - 10:00

Robustness in developmental networks

Cambridge Sydney - Heidelberg

25th July 2012 - 11:30

The light at the end of the tunnel - towards high-resolution photoactivated gene expression in vivo

Chen James K. - Stanford

25th July 2012 - 16:00

Spatiotemporal resolution of the embryonic transcriptome using caged morpholinos

Chin Jason - Cambridge

25th July 2012 - 9:00

Reprogramming the Genetic Code

Cohen Adam - Harvard

26th July 2012 - 11:30

Imaging voltage with microbial rhodopsins

Deisseroth Karl - Stanford

28th July 2012 - 09:00

Optogenetics: development and applications

Deiters Alexander - North Carolina

25th July 2012 - 10:00

Light-Regulation of Oligonucleotide Function in Live Cells

Fraser Scott - Caltech

24th July 2012 - 17:00

Molecular imaging in intact cells in intact embryos

Hell Stephan W. - MPI Göttingen

24th July 2012 - 09:00

Nanoscopy with focused light

Johnsson Kai - EPFL, Lausanne

27th July 2012 - 10:00

Fluorescent sensors for visualizing biochemical activities

Lenne Pierre-François - Institute for Developmental Biology of Marseille-Luminy (IBDML)

27th July 2012 - 16:00

Force generation and transmission at cell surfaces during tissue morphogenesis: how subcellular forces shape embryos

Oates Andrew - MPI-Dresden

23th July 2012 - 17:00

Segmentation clock dynamics with single-cell resolution

Phillips Rob - Caltech

23th July 2012 - 11:30

What does a "by the numbers" approach bring to physiology?

Pourquié Olivier - IGBMC, Strasbourg

23th July 2012 - 09:00

Physical principles underlying embryo patterning

Quake Steven - Stanford

23th July 2012 - 16:00

Single Molecule Genomics

Schultz Carsten - Heidelberg

27th July 2012 - 09:00

Tools to manipulate cells by light

Ting Alice - MIT

26th July 2012 - 10:00

Using enzymes to map proteomes and image proteins in living cells

Vriz Sophie - Paris

28th July 2012 - 11:30

Single cell physiology in zebrafish

Waggoner Alan S. - Carnegie Mellon

26th July 2012 - 09:00

Fluorescent biosensors for cell regulation pathways

Weiss Shimon - UCLA

24th July 2012 - 11:30

Superresolution optical fluctuation imaging (SOFI)

Wyart Claire - ICM UPMC

28th July 2012 - 10:00

Dynamic optical mediated investigation of spinal physiology

Xie Xiaoliang - Harvard

24th July 2012 - 16:00

Imaging and Sequencing of Single Molecules in a Mammalian Cell

Zhuang Xiao-Wei - Harvard

24th July 2012 - 10:00

Super-resolution fluorescence imaging with STORM

23 Jul - 28 Jul 2012
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