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Past Events

Scientific Advice Activities

5th Technical Workshop: Monitoring Mitophagy

November 9, 2023

Speakers:

Dr. Aniketh Bishnu:  

“Evaluation of macroautophagy and mitophagy in-vivo”

 

Dr. Kuel-Hsiang Pan:  

“Photo-initiation of mitochondrial dysfunction”

Dr. Thanh Nguyen:  

“Analysis of mitophagy in cultured mammalian cells”

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Sample preparation and data analysis in Electron Microscopy

February 24, 2022

Speakers:

Eeva-Liisa Eskelinen: 

“Conventional Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), with a special focus on sample preparation and organelle morphology” 

Muriel Mari:  

“immuno-EM with a special focus on Tokuyasu procedure”

 

Andreas Brech:  

“Correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM)”

Satoru Takahashi:  

“(CLEM) Array-Tomography”

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Methods to monitor macroautophagy in vitro and in vivo

October 5, 2021

Speakers:

Willa Wen You Yim: 

“Measuring autophagy flux in cultured mammalian cells with fluorescent protein-based probes” 

Rubén Gómez Sánchez:  

“Monitoring macroautophagy in yeast”

 

Jose L. Nieto Torres:  

“Monitoring Canonical and Non-Canonical Autophagy in Mammalian Cells” 

Idil Orhon:  

“Monitoring macroautophagy in 3D: in vivo and 3D culture” 

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Scientific Advice Activities

Journal Club

Alexander van Vliet

Alexander van Vliet

Connecting the ATG9A lipid scramblase with lipid transport proteins ATG2A and VPS13A.

Aurore Claude-Taupin

Aurore Claude-Taupin

The AMPK-Sirtuin 1-YAP axis is regulated by fluid flow intensity and controls autophagy flux in kidney epithelial cells

Kelsey Hickey

Kelsey Hickey

Proteome census upon nutrient stress reveals Golgiphagy membrane receptors

Felipe Renna

Felipe Renna

Ubiquitination is a novel post-translational modification of VMP1 in autophagy of human tumor cells

Dr. Joanne Durgan

Dr. Joanne Durgan

Non-canonical autophagy drives alternative ATG8 conjugation to phosphatidylserine

Dr. Susmita Kaushik

Dr. Susmita Kaushik

Chaperone-mediated autophagy regulates adipocyte differentiation

Juan Ignacio Jimenez-Loygorri

Juan Ignacio Jimenez-Loygorri

Mitophagy curtails cytosolic mtDNA-dependent activation of cGAS/STING inflammation during aging.

Jingyue Jia Cassano

Jingyue Jia Cassano

Stress granules and mTOR are regulated by membrane atg8ylation during lysosomal damage

Adriana Covarrubias-Pinto

Adriana Covarrubias-Pinto

Ubiquitination Regulates ER-phagy and Remodelling of Endoplasmic Reticulum

Dr. Natalia Jiménez Moreno

Dr. Natalia Jiménez Moreno

ATG8-dependent LMX1B-autophagy crosstalk shapes human midbrain dopaminergic neuronal resilience

Dr. Han-Ming Shen

Dr. Han-Ming Shen

A degradative to secretory autophagy switch mediates mitochondria clearance in the absence of the mATG8-conjugation machinery

Lisa Gambarotto

Lisa Gambarotto

Ambra1 deficiency impairs mitophagy in skeletal muscle

Journal Club

Mentoring Activities

Stress in the Lab 

October 27, 2023

A panel of scientists from all career stages and institutions across the world discussed the sources of stress and tools to handle these stressors. The panelists included Carlos Velasco (BI Norwegian Business School, Norway), Meritxell Espino Guarch (Sidra Medical and Research Center, Qatar), Claudia Matlakala Ntsapi (University of Free State, South Africa), Jennifer Kunselman (National Institutes of Health, USA), Carla Salomo Coll (University of Edinburgh, UK), Maria Vaccaro (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina), Jung Kim (University of Hong Kong, China), Azin Amin (University of Melbourne, Australia) and Sadia Sultana (Illinois State University, USA).

Starting and Managing an Academic Lab

March 8, 2022

Panelists Drs. Christie Towers (Salk Institute, USA), Malene Hansen (Buck Institute for Aging, USA),  Natalia Rodriguez-Muela (DZNE, Germany), Patrice Codogno (INSERM, France), Yuting Zhao (Northwest A&F University, China) and Maho Hamasaki (Osaka University, Japan) joined us to discuss Starting and Managing an Academic Lab.

Teaching in a Pandemic

January 26, 2022

This workshop features tips and resources for teaching in-person, hybrid, and on-line courses. In the first part, Dr. Daniel Klionsky (University of Michigan) and Dr. Jacob Kagey (University of Detroit Mercy) discussed Challenges in Teaching. In the second part, Dr. Bekky Darner (Illinois State University), Dr. Tor Gjøen (University of Oslo), and Dr. Hiske van Duinen (University Medical Center Groningen) discussed New Teaching Tools. 

Challenges for Women in Science

September 23, 2021

Dr. Erika HolzbaurDr. Nuria Monserrat, and Dr. Malene Hansen led a session addressing the challenges women face with regards to equal opportunity, equal recognition, leadership roles, and empowerment. This 75 minute virtual event featured a discussion by our three panelists followed by smaller group discussions in breakout rooms.

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Challenges for Women in Science

September 9, 2021

Dr. Patricia Boya, Dr. Maho Hamasaki, and Dr. Jina Swartz will led a session addressing the challenges women face with regards to equal opportunity, equal recognition, leadership roles, and empowerment. This 75 minute virtual event featured a discussion by our three panelists followed by smaller group discussions in breakout rooms

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Mentoring Activities

Annual Symposium

WIA Beth Levine's Legacy Network 4th Annual Symposium Webinar

October 26-27, 2023

Thank you for making the 4th Annual Symposium a success! We had 607 attendees from 46 countries! ​

Keynote Speakers: 

Prof. Eric Baehrecke | U Mass Chan Medical School, Massachusetts, USA

Ouroboros, autophagy, mitochondria, ER and disease 

Prof. Anne Simosen | University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Regulation of autophagy and cellular bioenergetics by lipid-binding proteins 

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WIA Beth Levine's Legacy Network 2nd Annual Symposium Webinar

November 22-23, 2021

Keynote Speakers: 

Dr. Eileen White | Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA

Role of autophagy in cancer

Dr. Noboru Mizushima | The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Physiological roles of autophagy and its related pathways in vertebrates

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WIA Beth Levine's Legacy Network 1st Annual Symposium Webinar

November 30, 2020

Keynote Speakers: 

Dr. Sharon Tooze | The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK

Dr. Daniel Klionsky | University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

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Interesting in learning about or joining the Annual Symposium Committee?

Annual Symposium
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