4:00-6:00 pm Registration; Poster set up

            Poster size: 24”width x 33” Tall (60cm x 84cm)                                                            

It is recommended to also bring electronic pad/notebook

6:00pm-6:30pm Opening Remarks by Georgia Drakakaki

6:30pm-6:55pm Plenary talk I: Kateřina Schwarzerová (Charles Univ. Prague)

7:00pm-7:25pm Plenary talk II: Xiaohong Zhuang (Chinese Univ. Hong Kong)

7:30pm Reception with food and beverages



7:45-8:45am Breakfast

9:00-9:45am Keynote talk Jesse Aaron (Janelia Farm) Imaging Life with the Emerging Frontiers in Microscopy.


9:45-10:35am Session I Lab talks (Session Chair Alex Johnson)

9:45-10:10 am Friml lab

10:10-10:35 am Jaillais lab


10:35-11:00am Coffee break


11:00-12:30 Session II Lab talks (Session Chair Lise Noack)

11:00-11:25 am Persson lab

11:25-11:50 am Harper Lab

11:50am-12:10 pm Chaumont Lab

12:10-12:30 pm Russinova Lab


12:45-1:45 pm Lunch break


2:30-3:00 pm Workshop led by Jesse Aaron (Janelia Farm) Designing image acquisition,  processing and reporting pipelines


3:00-5:20 pm Session III Lab talks (Session Chair Natasha Bilkey)

3:00-3:25 pm Dixit Lab

3:25-3:50 pm  Schornack Lab

3:50- 4:10pm Coffee Break

4:10- 4:35 pm Haswell Lab

4:35- 5:00 pm  Petrášek Lab

5:00-5:20 pm Moss Lab


5:30-6:15 pm Resources for Mental Health and Wellness in Science


7:00-9:30 pm: Poster social with food and beverages




7:45-8:45am Breakfast

9:00-9:55 am Keynote talk: Margaret Robinson (Univ. of Cambridge); Vesicle trafficking in plant and animal cells: variations on an ancient theme.


9:55- 10:40am Session IV Lab talks (Session Chair Edita Lileikyte)

9:55-10:20 am: Blatt Lab

10:20-10:40 am: Grebe lab


10:40-11:05am Coffee break


11:05am-12:30pm Session V Lab talks  (Session Chair Madeleine Schnurer)

11:05-11:30 am: Ibl Lab

11:30-11:55 am Knoblauch Lab

11:55 - 12:20pm: Piro Lab

12:20-12:40 pm: Schwechheimer Lab


12:45-1:45pm Lunch break


Free afternoon option to join one of two planned excursions (dinner on your own)

1)    Trip to Falassarna Beach.

2)    Trip to Archaeological Museum of Chania ( , Venizelos grave, and stroll in the old harbor.  Back at the OAC leaving Chania  @11:30 pm


No dinner




7:45-8:45am Breakfast


9:00-10:30am Session VII Lab talks (Session Chair Sara Maynard)

9:00-9:25 am Griffing Lab

9:25-9:45 am Rojas-Pierce Lab

9:45-10:10 am Van Damme Lab

10:10-10:30 am Benkova Lab


10:30-11:00am Coffee break


11:00-12:30 Session VIII Lab talks (Session Chair Dana Dahhan)

11:00-11:25 am Kleine-Vehn Lab

11:25-11:50 am Drakakaki Lab

11:50am-12:10 pm Pissarra Lab

12:10-12:30 pm Bednarek Lab


12:35-1:40pm Lunch break


2:00-3:00pm Opportunities for international collaborations (Charles Cunningham NSF)



3:00-5:05 pm Session VI Lab talks (Session Chair Niccolo Mosesso)

3:00-3:25 pm Schoberer Lab

3:25-3:50 pm Isono Lab

3:50-4:10 pm Heese Lab


4:10- 4:30 Coffee Break


4:15-4:40 pm Vidali Lab

4:40-5:05 pm Moschou Lab


5:30 - 6:00 Discussion of the Ins and Outs of Publishing


7:00-9:30pm Poster social with food and beverages




7:45-8:45am Breakfast


9:00-10:35am Session IX Lab talks (Session Chair Emily Larson)

9:00-9:25 am Grierson Lab

9:25-9:50 am Szymanski Lab

9:50-10:15 am Üstün Lab

10:15-10:35 am Kirchhelle Lab


10:35-11:00am Coffee break


11:00am-12:15pm Session X Lab talks (Session Chair Joe McKenna)

11:00-11:25 am Frigerio Lab

11:25-11:50 am Sánchez-Rodríguez Lab

11:50am-12:15 pm Otegui Lab


12:20-1:20pm Lunch break


2:00-3:00 Open discussion on the future of plant cell biology, mentoring and training


3:00-5:10 pm Session XI Lab talks (Session Chair Alexis Lebecq)

3:00-3:25 pm Caillaud Lab

3:25-3:50 pm  Gronnier  Lab


3:50-4:20 Coffee break


4:20-4:45 pm  Lang Lab

4:45-5:10 pm Closing Remarks


7pm: Gala dinner with live music