15th Annual German-Japanese Colloquium
Hosted by Freie Universität Berlin, Kanazawa University, JSPS Bonn Office

Date: February 7-8, 2019
Venue: Harnack-Haus – The conference Venue of the Max Planck Society(Berlin)



February 6th

19:00 –       Scientific networking meeting/get together among PIs

February 7th

08:30 –       Registration
09:00 –       Welcome and opening remarks
           Prof. Dr. Petra Knaus
           Prof. Dr. Joachim Heberle
           Prof. Dr. Toshio Ando
09:10 –       Special greeting
           Prof. Dr. Verena Blechinger-Talcott
             Session I
09:25 –       Rhodopsin based optogenetics: basics, applications and chances
           Prof. Dr. Ernst Bamberg
10:10 –       Optical manipulation of intracellular Ca2+ dynamics
           Prof. Dr. Hiromu Yawo
10:55 – 11:15  Coffee break
11:15 –       Folding alpha helical membrane proteins
           Prof. Paula Booth
12:00 –       Automated single-molecule imaging and its application to cell signaling
           Prof. Dr. Masahiro Ueda
12:45 – 13:45  Lunch break
13:45 – 14:45  Scientific Dahlem campus tour

             Session II
14:45 –       Studies on biomolecules using single-molecule imaging technique
           Prof. Dr. Yoshie Harada
15:30 –       Poster Session including short talks and coffee break
18:00 –       Closing remarks day 1
19:00 –       Social event

February 8th

10:00 –       Welcome and opening remarks
             Session III
10:00 –       High-speed AFM: directly visualizing protein molecules during their functional activity
           Prof. Dr. Toshio Ando
10:45 –       Mechanically detecting and directing molecular and cellular processes
           Prof. Dr. Daniel Müller
11:30 –       Coiled coils as molecular force sensors for cell biology and materials science
           Dr. Kerstin Blank
12:15 – 13:15  Lunch break
             Session IV
13:15 –       Mechanisms of axonal transport investigated by high-speed and high-resolution imaging
           Prof. Dr. Yasushi Okada
14:00 –       Functional protein architectures defining presynaptic active zones
           Prof. Dr. Stephan Sigrist
14:45 – 15:15  Group photo & Coffee break
15:15 –       Pathogenic roles of exosomes, endogenous nano-particles
           Prof. Dr. Rikinari Hanayama
16:00 –       Investigating cellular adhesion and mechanics using multiparametric atomic force

           Dr. Tanja Neumann
16:45 –       Final discussion and concluding remarks
           Prof. Dr. Petra Knaus
           Prof. Dr. Joachim Heberle
           Prof. Dr. Masahiko Hayashi
17:15 –       Introduction of JSPS programme
           Tomoko Deguchi
18:30 –       Farewell and dinner meeting Japanese participants

February 9th

10:00 – 11:00  Lab tour Department of Physics; FU Berlin for those interested
Morning – (after)noon
        Departure of foreign participants