Schedule

9:45 – 10:30 Welcome and badges distribution

Morning session

10:30 – 10:45 Introduction of Nestlé Research in Lausanne and the PhD programme

Prof Kei Sakamoto – Department head (NIHS)

10:45 – 11:10 Targeting mitochondria in metabolic disease: the told and the untold

Dr Carles Cantó – Team leader (NIHS)

11:10 – 11:30 Understanding oligodendrocyte precursor cell differentiation in vitro

Dr Paulina Rowicka – RiSE programme (Roche)

11:30 – 11:45 Roche postdoc fellowship (RPF)

Dr Silvia Candido – Product portfolio planner specialist (Roche)

11:45 – 12:00 A retroviral twist to angelman syndrome?

Dr Nikhil Pandya – Postdoc (Roche)

12:00 – 13:00 Networking lunch break

Afternoon session

13:00 – 13:25 Liver stem cells: fact or fancy?

Dr Jan Tchorz – Team leader (NIBR)

13:25 – 13:50 Human cellular models for drug safety assessment: focus on CNS

Dr Stefan Kustermann – Lab head (Roche)

13:50 – 14:15 Project DRIVE: a compendium of cancer dependencies

Dr Antoine de Weck – Senior computational biologist (NIBR)

14:15 – 14:30 Zebrafish as model to measure autophagy in vivo

Dr Gabriele Civiletto – Postdoc (NIHS)

14:30 – 14:45 3D-derivation of uncommitted human muscle stem cells from iPSCs

Dr Omid Mashinchian – PhD student (NIHS)

14:45 – 15:10 Escaping oriented science: an example of translational medicine with Broncho Vaxom

Dr Christian Pasquali – Group head (Vifor)

15:10 – 15:30 Coffee break 

15:30 – 15:45 Transcriptional network analysis identifies key regulators of human epidermal stem-cell fate

Dr Nicolas Mercado – Postdoc (NIBR)

15:45 – 16:00 MoA compound library screening reveals novel LMW molecules with anti-diabetic potential

Dr Cong Tang – Postdoc (NIBR)

16:00 – 16:25 Pharmacological inhibition of the iron exporter ferroportin

Dr Hanna Sundström – Senior scientist biology (Vifor)