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Cambridge Centre for Physical Biology


Biomolecular Condensates 2.0 Symposium - 14th of July

Robinson College


Conference registration is £15 per person. Registration fee covers coffee breaks, lunch and afternoon reception.

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9.00-9.30 - Registration

9:30-11:00 Session I

9.30 - 9.35  WELCOME

9.35 - 10.20 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Prof. Rohit Pappu (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)

10.20 – 10.45 Prof. Tuomas Knowles Department of Chemistry


10.45 – 11.05 Dr. Jorge Espinosa Department of Physics

                       Ageing of biomolecular condensates from multiscale computer simulations

11:05-11:35 coffee-break  

11:35 – 12:45 Session II

11.35 – 12.00 Prof. Kathryn Lilley Department of Biochemistry

                       Application of Localisation of RNA, LoRNA, gives insights into the RNA components in stress granules

12.00 – 12.25 Dr. Katherine Stott Department of Biochemistry

                       A model system reveals how different linker histones direct chromatin to liquid-like or fibre-like condensed states  

12:25-12:45 Nadia Erkamp Department of Chemistry

                  Kinetically arrested phase separation creates double-emulsion condensates

12:45 – 14:00 – Lunch and Poster session  

14:00 – 15:15 Session III

14:00 – 14:25 Dr. John O’Neill MRC-LMB

                       Rapid changes in protein condensation buffer intracellular water against osmotic and thermal challenge

14:25-14:50 Dr. Janin Lautenschlaeger Department of Clinical Neurosciences

                     Alpha-synuclein phase separation and release of long-range intramolecular interactions

14:50-15:10 Dr. Tomas Sneideris Department of Chemistry


15:10-15:40 coffee-break

15:40 – 17:00 Session IV

15.40-16:05 Prof. Ben Luisi Department of Biochemistry

                    Reversible condensates formed by bacterial riboregulatory assemblies

16:05-16:30 – Dr. Tim Weil Department of Zoology


16:30-16:55 Dr. Alex Borodavka Department of Biochemistry

                     Phase Separation in Virus Replication: from observations to opportunities


17:00-18:00 Drinks Reception & poster session