Novel technological advances have allowed biologists to take a sharp turn in their approaches to decipher molecular function and basis of physiological and pathological mechanisms. This conference will bring together researchers who are applying and developing novel “OMICs” approaches with an ultimate goal of understanding the functions of genes & proteins of therapeutic importance. The aim of the conference is to assess the current state of the art for approaches to gain functional understanding of human diseases. The meeting will feature sessions on targeting the vulnerabilities of diseased cells, new technologies such as high-throughput CRISPR and RNAi screens, automated phenotyping, metabolomics, and chemical genomics, as well as bioinformatics approaches for biomedical research.

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Invited speakers

Ruedi Aebersold (ETH Zurich, Switzerland) Margarida D. Amaral (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Michael Hall (Biozentrum, Basel, Switzerland) Tony Hunter (Salk Institute, USA) EMBO Member
Geert Kops (Hubrecht Institute, Netherlands) Dimitri Krainc (Northwestern, USA)
Anita Kriško (MedILS, Croatia) Bernhard Küster (Technische Universität München, Germany)
Susan Michaelis (Johns Hopkins, USA) Morag Park (McGill University, Canada)
Terry Rabbitts (University of Oxford, UK) Miroslav Radman (MedILS, Croatia)
Uwe Sauer (ETH Zurich, Switzerland) Klaus Seuwen (Novartis Pharma, Switzerland)
Laurent Schwartz (University of Paris, France) Maria Sibilia (University of Vienna, Austria)
Igor Stagljar (University of Toronto, Canada) Iva Tolić (Ruđer Bošković Institute, Croatia)
Domagoj Vucic (Genentech, USA) John Yates III (The Scripps Research Institute, USA)
Marino Zerial (Max Planck, Dresden, Germany)  


Short talk speakers

Christoph Borchers (University of Victoria, Canada) Jennifer Van Eyk (Cedar Sinai Medical Centre, USA)
Cheree Fitzgibbon (Systems Biology Ireland) Stefan Kalkhof (Leipzig, Germany)
Philip Kim (University of Toronto, Canada) Thomas Kislinger (Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Canada)
Petra Krznar (ETH, Zurich) Lara Mahal (New York University, USA)
Mike Moran (University of Toronto, Canada) Armin Pause (McGill University, Canada)
Gali Prag (Tel Aviv University, Israel ) Daniela Rotin (The Hospital for Sick Children, Canada)
Heiko Runz (Merck, Sharp & Dohme, USA) Punit Saraon (University of Toronto, Canada)
Jan Tavernier (Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium) Christine Vogel (New York University, USA)



1st WORKSHOP – Behind the Scenes of Scientific Publishing
Ruth Zearfos - Scientific Editor, Cell Reports
Maria Polychronidou - Scientific Editor, Molecular Systems Biology
Natalie de Souza - Chief Editor, Nature Methods

2nd WORKSHOP  – Career workshop

Moderator: Iva Tolić (Ruđer Bošković Institute, Croatia)

Uwe Sauer (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

John Yates III (The Scripps Research Institute, USA)

Anita Kriško (MedILS, Croatia)

Susan Michaelis (Johns Hopkins University, USA )

Tony Hunter (Salk Institute, USA)

Geert Kops (Hubrecht Institute, Netherlands)

 Conference will be held in Split in MedILS Date: 03.-07.07.2017.

MedILS –Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences

Meštrovićevo šetalište 45   HR 21000 Split      Republic of Croatia

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