20 June 2018


Welcome Address
Gabriella Mazzotta

LECTURE: New tricks for an old clock
(Chair: Gabriella Mazzotta)
Ezio Rosato, University of Leicester, UK

Mini SYMPOSIUM I: Circadian rhythms
(Chair: Giorgio Gilestro)

Cryptochrome interacts with actin and enhances eye-mediated light sensitivity of the circadian clock in D. melanogaster
Gabriella Mazzotta, University of Padova

Modulation of miR-210 alters phasing of circadian locomotor activity and impairs projections of PDF clock neurons in D. melanogaster
Paola Cusumano, University of Padova

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Mini SYMPOSIUM II: Modeling human cancers in Drosophila
(Chair: Daniela Grifoni)

A neurogenic model of adult brain cancer in the fly
Simona Paglia, University of Bologna

Drosophila model to understand the role of autophagy in Glioblastoma
Miriam Formica, University of Milan

Drosophila Multidrug Resistance Protein: new insights into unexplored functions of the ABC transporters
Sara Monticelli, University of Bologna

Growth and tracheogenesis are separable traits in Drosophila cancers
Manuela Sollazzo, University of Bologna

21 June 2018

LECTURE: New roles for old trafficking proteins
(Chair: Cristiano De Pittà)
Thomas Vaccari, University of Milan

Mini SYMPOSIUM III: Fusion and fission dynamics in Drosophila
(Chair: Patrizio Dimitri)

Studying how the SNARE protein Snap29 regulates membrane fusion at the Golgi apparatus during interphase and moves towards chromosomes at the onset of mitosis
Elisa Speranza, University of Milan

Shaping the endoplasmic reticulum: fusion and fission dynamics revealed in flies.
Diana Pendin, University of Padova

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Mini SYMPOSIUM IV: Lysosomal and ER disorders in Drosophila
(Chair: Thomas Vaccari)

Gaucher disease: a Hyper-Hippo syndrome?
Silvia Strocchi, University of Bologna

Characterization of Cathepsin F CRISPR/Cas9 mutants in Drosophila as a targeted in vivo model of type B Kufs disease
Marco Gualtieri, University of Milan

Translational control of the ODC/polyamine axis by CNBP is required for muscle function in D. melanogaster
Laura Ciapponi, University of Rome

Sponsor Time: Biosigma


Mini SYMPOSIUM V: Epigenetics and DNA damage response in Drosophila
(Chair: Maria Pia Bozzetti)

Unmasking the encrypted role of dTip60 chromatin remodeling complex in cell division
Giovanni Messina, University of Rome

HP1a interacts with NBS to maintain chromosome integrity in both Drosophila and human cells
Francesca Cipressa, University of Rome

Interactions between pendolino and histone modifiers reveal an epigenetic regulation of Drosophila telomere stability
Federica Mosti, University of Rome

Low doses of gamma irradiation render D. melanogaster resistant to the DNA damage
Antonella Porrazzo, University of Rome

The TGS1 hypermethylase plays a conserved role in the biogenesis of snRNAs
Grazia Daniela Raffa, University of Rome

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Mini SYMPOSIUM VI: Genome stability in Drosophila
(Chair: Gianni Cenci)

Roles of dFmr1, the Drosophila homolog of the human gene responsible for the Fragile X syndrome, in the genome stability
Antonietta Puricella, University of Salento

The magic inside: the universal promoter of two Drosophila transposons of the Bari family
Renè Massimiliano Marsano, University of Bari

Silencing of P-element mini-white reporters induced by functional domains of pericentric heterochromatin in D. melanogaster
Patrizio Dimitri, University of Rome

Visit to the Scrovegni's Chapel

social dinner at RISTOcaffè Nero di seppia (Via S. Francesco, 161 - Padova)

22 June 2018

LECTURE: A tale of sleepless flies and ninna nanna. How Drosophila changes what we know about sleep
(Chair: Paola Cusumano)
Giorgio Gilestro, Imperial College London, London, UK

Mini SYMPOSIUM VII: Analysis of behaviour in Drosophila
(Chair: Federica Sandrelli)

Opinion and behavior dynamics in fruitfly populations
Francesca Minchio, University of Padova

Mechanisms of selection for the control of action in D. melanogaster
Aram Megighian, University of Padova

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Mini SYMPOSIUM VII: Modelling neurodegenerative and mitochondrial disorders in Drosophila
(Chair: Diana Pendin)

Effects of oxidative stress on locomotor behavior in D. melanogaster
Federica De Lazzari, University of Padova

Modelling the human mitochondrial disease related to APOPT1 in D. melanogaster
Michele Brischigliaro, University of Padova

Functional characterization of dMpv17 in D. melanogaster
Samantha Corrà, University of Padova

Downregulation of glutamic acid decarboxylase in Drosophila TDP-43-null brains provokes paralysis by affecting the organization of the neuromuscular synapses
Fabian Feiguin, ICGEB, Trieste

closing remarks