The AIM Center's 2020 International eSymposium
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, The AIM Center is hosting an eSymposium in the upcoming weeks with guest speakers from around the world! Details will be continuously updated so make sure to check this page to stay informed!
Early Career Investigator Series
All abstracts from PhD students, post-docs, or junior PIs (within first 5 years of independence) submitted for talks, by the deadline of October 1st, will be considered for presentation in one of the three sessions.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sharon Tooze, Francis Crick Institute, UK
- Carlos Guardia Ph.D.
- Anais Franco Romero Ph.D.
- Michael Mandell Ph.D.
- Marina Garcia-Macia Ph.D.
- Mayada Mazher
- Naomi Okugbeni
- Joaquín Pellegrini, Ph.D.
- Karolina Pircs Ph.D.
- Sara Sergio Ph.D.
- Danijela Stevanović
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Carmine Settembre, TIGEM, IT
- Jose Nieto Torres Ph.D.
- Jo Durgan Ph.D.
- Andrew Leidal Ph.D.
- Suresh Kumar Ph.D.
- Ada Nowosad Ph.D.
- Silvia Vega-Rubin-de-Celis
Suresh Kumar Ph.D.
Mammalian hybrid pre-autophagosomal structure HyPAS generates autophagosomes
Nesibe Peker Ph.D.
A Novel Protein Complex Comprising Autophagy and Ubiquitin Proteasome System Proteins Potentiates Autophagic Clearance of Mitochondria
Ambra Del Grosso Ph.D.
Pre-clinical testing of the autophagy inducer Lithium in a Krabbe disease mouse model
Leandro Soria Ph.D.
Beclin-1-mediated activation of autophagy improves proximal and distal urea cycle disorders
Silvia Vega-Rubin-de-Celis Ph.D.
Breast tumorigenesis regulation by autophagy and HER2
Autophagy and lysosomal degradation ensure accurate chromosomal segregation to prevent genomic instability
Kazi Md Mahmudul Hasan
Autophagy inhibition perturbed definitive hematopoiesis leading to atypical myeloproliferation
Ada Nowosad Ph.D.
p27 controls autophagic vesicle trafficking in glucose deprived cells via the regulation of ATAT1-mediated microtubule acetylation
Myra Chavez Ph.D.
Autophagy Activation in Zebrafish Heart Regeneration
Hytti Maria Ph.D.
Luteolin activates protein clearance and reduces inflammation in retinal pigment epithelial cells suffering from mitochondrial damage
Ana Mesquita Ph.D.
Streamlined Particle Quantification (SParQ) plugin is an automated fluorescent vesicle quantification plugin for particle quantification in Fiji/ImageJ
IL4 induced Macro- Autophagy Reprogramming of Bone Marrow Derived Macrophages M2aφ Lineage
Akkoc Yunus Ph.D.
Factor C orchestrates tumor-assisted stromal autophagy-dependent breast cancer progression
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Malene Hansen, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, US
- Paolo Grumati Ph.D.
- Fei Wang Ph.D.
- Christina Towers Ph.D.
- Marina Hoffmann Ph.D.
- Leopoldo Staiano Ph.D.
- Laura Martin-Sancho, Ph.D.
Marina Hoffmann Ph.D.
TBC1D2B: a platform for the autophagy initiation via liquid-liquid phase separation
Leopoldo Staiano Ph.D.
The TFEB-GADD34 axis modulates autophagy and global protein synthesis during starvation
Laura Martin-Sancho, Ph.D.
Influenza A virus M2 protein evades lysosomal d 1 egradation by targeting the autophagy regulator TBC1D5
Sinem Sarıkaya (Ph.D Candidate)
Investigation of links and crosstalk between autophagy and DNA damage responses
Waleska Kerllen Martins Ph.D.
Ursolic and betulinic acids as anti-cancer agents: the membrane interactions provides insights into the autophagy outcomes in human cells
Dongfang Li Ph.D.
ATG14 and RB1CC1 play essential roles in maintaining muscle homeostasis
Teresa Monkkonen Ph.D.
Endothelial Cell Autophagy in Solid Tumor Progression
Joshua DeAguero (Ph.D. Student)
Gadolinium-based contrast agent treatment perturbs metabolism in the liver and induces hepatic steatosis
Jose Norberto (Jobert) Vargas Ph.D.
NDP52/TBK1 governs the spatiotemporal activation ULK1 complex during selective autophagy
Mark McCormick Ph.D.
RNA synthetase inhibitors increase lifespan in both S. cerevisiae and C. elegans in a GCN4 / atf-5 dependent manner
Antonina Kruppa Ph.D.
Recruitment of OPTN to an ATG9A-positive compartment regulating immune signalling and cytokine secretion
Nathalia Chica Ph.D.
Genome-wide analysis of autophagy dynamics in budding yeast
Karolina Pircs Ph.D.
Direct neuronal reprogramming of Huntington disease fibroblasts reveals posttranscriptionally regulated autophagy and neurite impairments
Naomi Okugbeni (Ph.D. Student)
Characterization of autophagic flux over time in Mycobacterium tuberculosis-infected macrophages
Danijela Stevanović (Ph.D. Student)
Thehalose induces autophagy by divergent mechanisms in human U251 glioblastoma and human H460 lung carcinoma cells
Sara Sergio Ph.D.
Hyperammonemia activates Protein Kinase C and hepatic autophagy in HCC cell lines and in vivo
December 7th, 2020
Academia, Industry, Publishing
Malene Hansen, Sanford Burnham Prebys. Medical Discovery Institute, USA
Sharon Tooze, Francis Crick Institute, UK
Carmine Settembre, TIGEM, Italy
Eric H. Baehrecke, Ph.D., Professor, UMass Medical School, USA
Leon Murphy, Chief Scientific Officer, Casma therapeutics, UK
Sharon Ahmad, PhD, Executive Editor, Journal of Cell Science
9:30 - AIM 2020 eSymposium closing remarks
9:35 - Dr. Jeff Katzman MD: Zoom fatigue and how to avoid it
9:40 - ICAM annual gathering
9:50 - Closing remarks, eBanquet, and feedback