DCI Symposium
8th June - 10th June, 2022

2022 inaugural symposium of the Dubochet Center for Imaging



Wednesday 8th, June, UNIGE, Bastion
13:00 – 16:00 Arrival and Check-in at Uni Bastion (University of Geneva, UNIGE)
16:00 – 16:10 Opening of the DCI Symposium 2022 (Henning Stahlberg and Andreas Boland)
16:10 – 17:00
Keynote Lecture
Holger Stark (MPI for Multidisciplinary Sciences, Göttingen, Germany)
Atomic resolution structure determination by Cryo-EM
18:00 - 19:30
Introduction of the DCI / Yves Flückiger (Rector, UNIGE) and officials
Public lecture
Jacques Dubochet and Clélia Bourgoint
19:30 – 20:30
Apéro & Birthday celebration of Jacques Dubochet
Thursday 9th, June, UNIL, Amphimax
09:00 - 10:00 Arrival at Amphimax (University of Lausanne, UNIL)
10:00 - 10:15 Introduction by the President (EPFL) and the Rector (UNIL)
10:15 – 11:00
Keynote lecture
Nikolaus Grigorieff (University of Massachusetts, Worcester, USA)
Detection of distinct 60S ribosome maturation intermediates in cells by 2D template matching
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 11:55
Sharon G. Wolf (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
New developments in cryoSTEM tomography
11:55 - 12:20
Maya Topf (CSSB Hamburg, Germany)
From Blobs to Atoms - Fitting and Validation of Atomistic Models in Cryo EM Maps
12:20 - 13:20 Lunch break
13:20 - 13:45
Benoît Zuber (University of Bern, Switzerland)
Morphofunctional changes at the active zone during synaptic vesicle exocytosis
13:45 - 14:10
Martin Pilhofer (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Multiscale models of microbial cell-cell interactions
14:10 - 14:40 Coffee break
14:40 - 15:05
Ariane Briegel (Leiden University, Netherlands)
Exploring the structure and function of microbial motility
15:05 - 15:30
Radostin Danev (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Real-time defocus modulation and parallel cryo-tomography
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 16:45
Keynote lecture
Bridget Carragher (New York Structural Biology Center, USA)
CryoEM Automation: Better, Faster, Cheaper... Smarter
16:45 - 17:45 Visit of the DCI-Lausanne (Snacks & Drinks)
18:00 - 22:00 Steam boat trip from Lausanne to Geneva (places limited)
Friday 10th, June, UNIGE, Sciences II/III
09:00 - 10:00 Arrival at Science II / III (University of Geneva, UNIGE)
10:00 - 10:45
Keynote lecture
Joachim Frank (Columbia University, New York, USA)
New developments in time-resolved cryo-EM
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 - 11:40
Rebecca Thompson (University of Leeds, UK)
Single particle cryoEM pipelines (reasons to be optimistic)
11:40 - 12:05
Julia Mahamid (EMBL Heidelberg, Germany)
Enabling discovery by in-cell structural biology
12:05 - 13:05 Lunch break
13:05 - 13:30
Martin Beck (MPI of Biophysics, Frankfurt Germany)
Nuclear pores dilate and constrict in cellulo
13:30 - 13:55
Ana Casañal (Human Technopole, Milan, Italy)
Integrative approaches in cryoEM
13:55 - 14:25 Coffee break
14:25 - 14:40
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Industry talk
14:40 - 15:05
Nigel Unwin (MRC-LMB, Cambridge, UK)
Structure of a cholinergic cell membrane
15:05 - 15:30
Gabriel Lander (Scripps Research, La Jolla, USA)
Crystal structures: Truth or Fiction? Answers revealed by cryoEM
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 16:45
Keynote lecture
Richard Henderson (MRC-LMB, Cambridge, UK)
CryoEM: a look back and a look forward
16:45 - 17:05
Closing ceremony (Brigitte Galliot/Jérôme Lacour)
17:05 - 18:05
Visit of the DCI-Geneva (Snacks & Drinks)


The Symposium will take place at

Wednesday 8th

University of Geneva
Uni Bastion
Salle B106
5 rue De-Candolle
1205 Geneva

Uni Bastion

Thursday 9th

University of Lausanne / EPFL
Quartier Sorge
1015 Lausanne

Friday 10th

University of Geneva
Sciences II
Auditorium A300
30 quai Ernest-Ansermet
1211 Geneva 4

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Practical tips

Compiled tips for participants (accommodation, maps, public transport, etc...)

Sponsors of the symposium

Sponsors of the cryoEM facility


Covid-19 announcement

The Swiss Federal Council has lifted all of its pandemic-related measures and restrictions since April 1st, 2022. In particular, a COVID-19 certificate will not be needed to attend the symposium, and wearing a mask will not be mandatory inside the various venues.

Participants can choose to wear a mask as they see fit, and we recommend that persons at risk do so, but we wish to inform all attendees that most of the Swiss residents will probably not be wearing one.

Applications for the meeting must be submitted by April 30th, 2022

Please apply as early as possible, because some events of the meeting or the conference itself might be oversubscribed before the deadline.

Payment of the registration fee will be required after successful application.

Thank you for your understanding and participation,
The Organising Committee