8:30 - Registration and refreshments

Morning Session

Chair: Limor Broday, TAU, Israel
9:00-9:10 Opening remarks
9:10-10:10 Keynote speaker, Utpal Banerjee, UCLA and HHMI, USA
Local and systemic signaling in hematopoietic progenitor maintenance
10:10-10:40 Yuval Dor, HUJI, Israel
Physiologic control of pancreatic beta cell fate
10:40 -11:00 coffee break
11:00 -11:30 Ruth Ashery-Padan, TAU, Israel
Roles and regulation of microRNA in eye development
11:30 -12:00 Oded Rechavi, TAU, Israel
Transgenerational inheritance of small RNAs in C.elegans
12:00 -12:30 Itai Yanai, Technion, Israel
Dissecting the embryo with single-cell RNA-Seq
12:30-13:45 lunch

Afternoon Session

Chair: Yechiel Elkabetz, TAU, Israel
13:45 -14:45 Keynote speaker, Olivier Pourquie, IGBMC Strasbourg, France
Cell signaling in the formation and patterning of the vertebrate body axis
14:45 -15:15 Zeev Paroush, HUJI, Israel
Identifying novel nuclear targets for MAPK/Erk in Drosophila
15:15 -15:45 Yoav Gothilf, TAU, Israel
Functional development of the circadian clock in the zebrafish
15:45 -16:10 coffee break
16:10 -16:40 Dalit Sela- Donenfeld, HUJI, Israel
The multifaceted roles of FGF signaling during hindbrain development
16:40 -17:10 Benny Shilo, Weizmann, Israel
Patterning the dorso-ventral axis of the Drosophila embryo
17:10 -17:40 David Sprinzak, TAU, Israel
The Biophysics of Notch signaling
17:40 -18:10 Shai Izraeli, TAU, Israel
Hematopoiesis and leukemia - a developmental perspective
18:30 Free shuttle to the reception
19:00 Reception at the Swiss Ambassador's residence (14 MacDonald st. Ramat Gan)