welcome to

the 10th ILANIT/FISEB Conference

Monday - Thursday, 20-23 February 2023, Eilat

List of Topics and Sessions

The topics are:

·         Aging

·         Apoptosis

·         Biomarkers

·         Biomedicine

·         Biophysics

·         Cancer

·         Cell Biology

·         Cell Death

·         Clinical Laboratory Sciences

·         Clinical Laboratory Sciences

·         Cytoskeleton and Motility

·         Developmental Biology

·         DNA biology

·         Drug development

·         Ecology

·         Endocrinology

·         Environmental Biology

·         Epigenetics

·         Evolution

·         Exosomes

·         Genetics

·         Genomics

·         Immunology

·         Metabolism

·         Microbiology

·         Microbiome

·         Microscopy

·         Neurobiology

·         Parasitology

·         Plant Biology

·         Protein biology

·         Protein translation

·         Reactive Oxygen Species

·         Regeneration

·         Reproduction

·         RNA biology

·         Stem Cells

·         Synthetic Biology

·         Systems Biology and Bioinformatics

·         Virology

·         Zoology

The sessions are:

  • Mitochondrial Genetics and Genomics
  • RNA modifications in evolution and disease
  • Epigenetics in evolution and disease
  • Cancer Genomics
  • Protein-DNA interactions
  • Systems Biology in Multicellular Organisms
  • Genome stability & DNA repair
  • Big data in health and disease – challenges and opportunities
  • System biology of stem cell behaviour
  • In vitro, in vivo, and in silico protein evolution – convergence, complementation, and divergence (in memory of Dan Tawfik)
  • Fundamental and Applicative Immunology
  • Cellular phase separation: Biophysical principles and experiments
  • Multiscale and Multimodal Microscopy methods in biology
  • At the interface of chemistry and biology
  • Cellular shapes and migration from theory to physiology
  • Multimolecular complexes and their dynamics
  • Mass Spectrometry: New Technologies and Their Applications
  • Protein folding and disorder in the post AlphaFold era
  • From cell mechanics to tissue morphogenesis
  • Advances in chemical biology to uncover how to flip the (redox) switch in cells
  • Exploring biology through chemistry and computation
  • Diabetes and the metabolic syndrome – the redox point of view
  • A new RNA world
  • Innate and adaptive immune regulation in health and disease
  • Precision immunity and personalized medicine
  • Cancer: Therapeutic and Diagnostics
  • Cancer Metastasis and Microenvironment
  • New diagnostic tools for the early detection of cancer
  • Musculoskeletal development and disease
  • Viral immunity
  • Study, Development and Rational Use of Immunopharmacological Agents
  • Cancer and Immunity: from complexity to solutions
  • Cancer Immunotherapies
  • Immunity and cell death: crosstalk in health and disease
  • Origins and dynamics of the immune system
  • Stem cells on the initiation, progression, and treatment of cancer
  • Combined cancer therapy
  • Parasitology and tropical medicine (Biology of parasitism)
  • SARS-CoV-2 Virology
  • Microbiome in Health and Disease
  • Molecular Mechanisms in the microbial world
  • Host pathogen interactions
  • New Horizons in Virology
  • Bacteriophages and their implications
  • Microbial communication and multicellularity
  • Principles of microbial growth
  • What is so special about plant specialized metabolites?
  • Adaptation to a changing environment: from molecules to organisms
  • Population level responses to Climate Change
  • Biological interactions and behaviour in the Anthropocene
  • From Mechanistic strategies of acclimation to changes in biogeochemical cycling
  • Keeping time in a changing world
  • Animal Sociality: collective behaviour, decision making and the transfer of information
  • Frontiers in plant molecular genetics
  • Mechanisms of Cell Fate Specification
  • Multilevel research from cells to organism: decoding cytoskeleton mechanobiology
  • Pluripotent stem cells: biology and applications
  • Latest advances in extracellular vesicles: from bench to bedside
  • Quantitative approaches to development
  • New Challenges in Cell Death Biology
  • Organelle structure and function
  • Protein homeostasis in health and disease
  • Stem cell-based models of development and regeneration
  • Variations on a theme: non-canonical translation
  • From Stem-cells to Germ-cells and back
  • Proteolysis – pivot point in cellular regulation
  • Biosensors and theranostic systems
  • Environment and Microenvironment Effects on Endocrine Development and Function
  • Structural biology at the forefront of novel drug development
  • Adult stem cells and regenerative medicine
  • Synthetic Biology – Artificial cells, artificial organelles, biomedicine
  • Clinical Medicine in the Genomic Era
  • Gene and Cell Therapies
  • Study, Development and Rational Use of Immunopharmacological Agents
  • Stem cell based emerging technologies
  • Advances in heart failure related research
  • Fertility Along the Phylogenetic Tree
  • Research innovations and updates in Atherosclerosis and related diseases
  • Molecular systems neuroscience
  • The neural basis of social communication
  • Neurobiology of Natural Behavoirs
  • Neurological and Immunological trajectories: Parallels and meeting points
  • Frontiers in Developmental Neuroscience

 Student organized sessions:

  • From the lab to the plate – BioConvergence for food development
    Organized by students
  • Mechanism of Healthy Aging
    Organized by students
  • Protein translation in health and disease
    Organized by students
  • From mutation to evolution
    Organized by students
  • Tissue Repair in the Animal Kingdom
    Organized by students
  • Biophysics of plants
    Organized by students
  • Molecular tools in wildlife conservation research
    Organized by students
  • New Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering Applications
    Organized by students
  • Biological control and plasticity from molecular circuits to human populations
    Organized by students

 Soft skills sessions:

  • Soft skills – communicating your research to the general public
  • Soft skills – imposter syndrome
  • Soft skills – transitioning from experimental to computational biology
  • Soft skills – The challenges and joys of science and parenthood: how to combine both successfully
  • Soft skills – going to a postdoc abroad (From PhD to a Postdoc: Wiser Science Abroad)

 Other morning sessions:

  • MD / PhD sessions (2 session)
  • Pitching in: scientists, education and the biology in between
  • Advanced computational methodologies
  • Emerging technologies and dual-use research concerns
  • Advanced single molecule methods for life sciences