Nice 2007 Program

Conference Program

The Sixth International Cell Death

Society Symposium

Nice, France


Friday 8th June 2007  

Chair: Zahra Zakeri, Introduction and Welcome

Session I Control of Apoptosis
Chair: Ray Birge  
2:00-2:30pm Genetic control of apoptosis in the nematode C. elegans
Michael Hengartner:
2:30-3:00pm Intracellular calcium signals as modulators of the apoptotic cell-death process
Soraya Smaili:
3:00-3:30pm Mouse models to study the function of the BH3-only members of the Bcl-2 family
Philippe Bouillet
3:30-4:00pm Regulation of apoptosis by p53
Karen Vousden
4:00-4:30pm Mitochondria, apoptosis, and p53
Doug Green
4:30-4:45pm Short Talk
4:45-5:00pm Short Talk
Saturday 9th June 2007  
Session II Caspases in Inflamation and Immunity
Chair: Amedeo Columbano  
9:00-9:30am The oncogenic tyrosine kinase Lyn and cell death
Sandrine Marchetti
9:30-10:00am The inflammatory caspases in apoptosis and innate immunity
Maya Saleh
10:00-10:15am Short Talk
10:15-10:30am Short Talk
10:30-11:00am Coffee Break
Session III Cell Death and Melanoma
Chair: Sandra Zinkel  
11:00:11:30am The role of MITF transcription factor in melanoma cell death and survival
Corine Bertolotto



Pharmacological activation of the apoptotic machinery to overcome chemoresistance of malignant melanoma
Maria S. Soengas
12:00- 12:30pm Xeno-cannibalism of lymphocytes by metastatic melanoma cells: a survival strategy
Walter Malorni
Session IV Cell death and Diseases
Chair: Jean Ehrland-Ricci  
2:30-3:00pm Walking the pathways of death and senescence in clinical cancer therapy
Peter Daniel
3:00-3:15pm Short Talk
3:15-3:30pm Short Talk
3:30-4:00pm Huntington's disease: huntingtin function and the control of apoptosis
Frederic Saudou
4:00-4:30pm p53 in Neurodegeneration
Frederic Checler:
4:30-5:00pm Patrick Auberger
Sunday 10th June 2007  
Session V Death and Dependence Receptors
Chair: Roya Khosravi-Far  
9:00-9:30am Dependence receptors as conditional tumor suppressors
Patrick Mehlen
 9:30-10:00am TRAIL, more than a licence to kill tumor cells
Thomi Brunner
10:00-10:30am Palmitoylation is required for Fas to trigger cell death signaling
Anne-Odile Hueber
10:30- 11:00 Coffee Break
Session VI Differentiation and Death
Chair: Marie-Lise Gougeon  
11:00-11:30am The transcription factor NF-kappaB at the crossroads of survival or death in cancer cells
Jean-Francois Peyron
11:30-12:00pm The role of caspases in the differentiation of monocytes into macrophages
Eric Solary
12:00-12:15pm Short Talk
12:15-12:30pm Short Talk
Session VII Bcl-2 Family Members
Chair: Nader Maghsudi  

Role of Bcl-2 family members in cancer development and treatment resistance
Christoph Borner


Control of macroautophagy by calcium and Bcl-2
Marja Jäättelä

3:30-3:45pm Short Talk
3:45-4:00pm Short Talk
4:00-4:30pm Mechanisms of outer mitochondrial membrane permeabilization
Jean-Claude Martinou
4:30-5:00pm Wrap-up
Seamus Martin