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Previous Symposia

Fifth Biennial Weill Institute Symposium

Tuesday, October 10, 2017


Thijn Brummelkamp
Netherlands Cancer Institute

John Diffley
The Francis Crick Institute

Anne-Claude Gingras
Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital

Tamir Gonen
Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Douglas Green
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Paula Hammond
Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Clare Waterman
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health

Detlef Weigel
Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology

Fourth Biennial Weill Institute Symposium

Tuesday, October 13, 2015


Craig Roy
Yale University School of Medicine
Microbial ménage à trois:  Autophagy, mTOR and Intracellular Infection

Peter Walter
University of California, San Francisco
From protein folding to cognition: the serendipitous pathway of discovery

Ramanujan Hegde
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Mechanisms of membrane protein biogenesis and quality control

Kevan Shokat
University of California, San Francisco; University of California, Berkeley; Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Non-traditional approaches to Drugging Traditional Targets

Hidde Ploegh
Whitehead Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
From MHC trafficking and quality control to developing sortase as a new protein fusion tool

Kristin Scott
University of California, Berkeley
Gustatory Processing in Drosophila

Craig Thompson
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Examining the role of growth factor signaling in the regulation of cellular metabolism

Third Biennial Weill Institute Symposium

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


Brenda Andrews
University of Toronto
Exploring biological pathways and networks using yeast functional genomics

Eric Betzig
Janelia Farm Research Campus, HHMI
Imaging life at high spatiotemporal resolution

Sean Cutler
University of California, Riverside
Abscisic acid receptors and their importance for plant drought tolerance

F. Ulrich Hartl
Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
Molecular chaperones: role in protein folding and proteostasis

Ari Helenius
ETH Zürich
Virus entry and uncoating

Grant Jensen
California Institute of Technology
How electron cryotomography is opening a new window into cell biology

Jeff Lichtman
Harvard University
Imaging the connectome

Gero Miesenböck
University of Oxford
Lighting up the brain: a decade of optogenetic control in neuroscience

Second Biennial Weill Institute Symposium

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Stephen Elledge
Harvard Medical School, HHMI
Adventures in Mammalian Genetics

Angelika Amon
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, HHMI
Consequences of aneuploidy

Scottie Robinson
University of Cambridge
Machinery for making clathrin-coated vesicles

Michael Rosen
UT Southwestern Medical Center @ Dallas, HHMI
Regulation of Actin Assembly by WASP Family Proteins: From Angstroms to Microns

Bonnie Bassler
Princeton University, HHMI
Manipulating Quorum Sensing to Control Bacterial Pathogenicity

Pascale Cossart
Institut Pasteur
The infection by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes: from cell biology to epigenetics

Gary Ruvkun
Harvard Medical School
Xenobiotic surveillance and countermeasures by C. elegans small RNA pathways

Robert Lefkowitz
Duke University Medical Center, HHMI
7 Transmembrane Receptors

First Biennial Weill Institute Symposium

Tuesday, October 12, 2009


University President David J. Skorton
Cornell University

Raymond Deshaies
California Institute of Technology, HHMI
Mechanisms of ubiquitin chain synthesis

Jonathan Weissman
UC San Francisco, HHMI
Genome-wide analysis in vivo of translation with nucleotide resolution using ribosome profiling

Dafna Bar-Sagi
NYU School of Medicine
Ras signaling in health and disease

Michael Yaffe
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Systems biology of DNA damage signaling and cell cycle control in cancer

Pietro De Camilli
Yale University School of Medicine, HHMI 
Endocytic mechanisms in physiology and disease

Wes Sundquist
University of Utah 
Structure and restriction of the HIV capsid

Eva Nogales
UC Berkeley, HHMI
Cytoskeletal self-assembly processes essential for cell division

Tobias Meyer
Stanford University
Signaling systems biology of cell migration and proliferation