Zhao-Qi Wang Farewell Colloquium


On Thursday, March 16, there will be a Farewell colloquium for Prof. Zhao-Qi Wang, long-time group leader at the FLI. Those interested are cordially invited.


March 16, 2023 (9.00 am - 3.00 pm)


Lecture Hall, ACP Research Building, Albert-Einstein-Str. 6, 07745 Jena


Ari Barzilai, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Axel Behrens, The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK
Keith Caldecott, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
Cornelis Calkhoven, European Research Institute on the Biology of Ageing (ERIBA), Groningen, Netherlands
Christian Geis, University Hospital Jena ( UKJ), Jena, Germany
Zdenko Herzeg, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Lyon, France
Amal Saidi, Orano Med SAD, France
Erwin Wagner, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Xingzhi Xu, Shenzhen University, School of Medicine, Shenzhen, China
Zhongwei Zhou, Sun Yat-Sen University, Shenzhen, China


  9:00   Welcome - Christoph Englert & Alfred Nordheim

  9:15   Erwin Wagner:: A memorable journey 1988-2022: breakthroughs in mouse genetics, cancer biology and beyond

  9:40   Axel Behrens: Molecular mechanisms controlling cellular heterogeneity of pancreatic cancer

10:05   Zdenko Herzeg: Epigenetic drivers on the road to cancer

10:30   Coffee Break

10:50   Zhongwei Zhou: Post-transcriptional regulation of neural stem cell fate in corticogenesis and neurodevelopmental disorders

11:15   Christian Geis: Immune-mediated synaptopathies of the central nervous system

11:40   Xingzhi Xu: Primary microcephaly with an unstable genome

12:05   Lunch break

13:00   Keith Caldecott: The DNA strand break sensor protein PARP1 in DNA repair and disease

13:25   Cornelis Calkhoven: mTORC1-C/EBP regulation in health and disease

13:50   Ari Barzilai: Eye transplantation: dreams or reality?

14:15   Amal Saidi: From ZQ’s lab to the biotech industry, what are the lessons learned?

14:40   Closing remarks


Christoph Englert • Paulius Grigaravicius • Eileen Stöckl