Nice 2007 Program

Conference Program

The Sixth International Cell Death

Society Symposium

Nice, France

 2007

Friday 8th June 2007  
1:45-2:00pm

Chair: Zahra Zakeri, Introduction and Welcome

Session I Control of Apoptosis
Chair: Ray Birge  
2:00-2:30pm Genetic control of apoptosis in the nematode C. elegans
Michael Hengartner:
2:30-3:00pm Intracellular calcium signals as modulators of the apoptotic cell-death process
Soraya Smaili:
3:00-3:30pm Mouse models to study the function of the BH3-only members of the Bcl-2 family
Philippe Bouillet
3:30-4:00pm Regulation of apoptosis by p53
Karen Vousden
4:00-4:30pm Mitochondria, apoptosis, and p53
Doug Green
4:30-4:45pm Short Talk
4:45-5:00pm Short Talk
   
Saturday 9th June 2007  
Session II Caspases in Inflamation and Immunity
Chair: Amedeo Columbano  
9:00-9:30am The oncogenic tyrosine kinase Lyn and cell death
Sandrine Marchetti
9:30-10:00am The inflammatory caspases in apoptosis and innate immunity
Maya Saleh
10:00-10:15am Short Talk
10:15-10:30am Short Talk
10:30-11:00am Coffee Break
   
Session III Cell Death and Melanoma
Chair: Sandra Zinkel  
11:00:11:30am The role of MITF transcription factor in melanoma cell death and survival
Corine Bertolotto

11:30-12:00pm          

                                   

Pharmacological activation of the apoptotic machinery to overcome chemoresistance of malignant melanoma
Maria S. Soengas
12:00- 12:30pm Xeno-cannibalism of lymphocytes by metastatic melanoma cells: a survival strategy
Walter Malorni
   
12:30-2:30pm LUNCH & POSTER SESSION
   
Session IV Cell death and Diseases
Chair: Jean Ehrland-Ricci  
2:30-3:00pm Walking the pathways of death and senescence in clinical cancer therapy
Peter Daniel
3:00-3:15pm Short Talk
3:15-3:30pm Short Talk
3:30-4:00pm Huntington's disease: huntingtin function and the control of apoptosis
Frederic Saudou
4:00-4:30pm p53 in Neurodegeneration
Frederic Checler:
4:30-5:00pm Patrick Auberger
   
Sunday 10th June 2007  
Session V Death and Dependence Receptors
Chair: Roya Khosravi-Far  
9:00-9:30am Dependence receptors as conditional tumor suppressors
Patrick Mehlen
 9:30-10:00am TRAIL, more than a licence to kill tumor cells
Thomi Brunner
10:00-10:30am Palmitoylation is required for Fas to trigger cell death signaling
Anne-Odile Hueber
10:30- 11:00 Coffee Break
   
Session VI Differentiation and Death
Chair: Marie-Lise Gougeon  
11:00-11:30am The transcription factor NF-kappaB at the crossroads of survival or death in cancer cells
Jean-Francois Peyron
11:30-12:00pm The role of caspases in the differentiation of monocytes into macrophages
Eric Solary
12:00-12:15pm Short Talk
12:15-12:30pm Short Talk
   
12:30-2:30pm LUNCH & POSTER SESSION
   
Session VII Bcl-2 Family Members
Chair: Nader Maghsudi  
2:30-3:00pm

Role of Bcl-2 family members in cancer development and treatment resistance
Christoph Borner

3:00-3:30pm

Control of macroautophagy by calcium and Bcl-2
Marja Jäättelä

3:30-3:45pm Short Talk
3:45-4:00pm Short Talk
4:00-4:30pm Mechanisms of outer mitochondrial membrane permeabilization
Jean-Claude Martinou
4:30-5:00pm Wrap-up
Seamus Martin