September 18, Sunday

18:00-19:00 Light bites and coffee
19:00-20:00 Opening remarks (Gabor Juhasz) and historical lecture:
Many uses of the dominant female-sterile mutations
Janos Szabad (EMBO Member), University of Szeged, Hungary
20.00-22.00  Welcome reception

September 19, Monday

Neurobiology session
Marion Silies
9:00-9:25 Neural networks mediating phototaxis
Simon Sprecher, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
 9:25-9:50 OFF pathway specializations in elementary motion detection
Marion Silies, European Neuroscience Institute Göttingen, Germany
 9:50-10:15 From sensory neural codes to behavior
Moshe Parnas, Tel Aviv University, Israel
 10:15-10:45  Coffee break
 10:45-11:10 Homeostatic balancing of neuronal excitation and inhibition in vivo
Andrew Lin, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
11:10-11:35 Regulation of neuroepithelial stem cell states
Boris Egger, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
 11:35-12:00 The formin DAAM: A multifunctional regulator of the neuronal cytoskeleton
Jozsef Mihaly, Biological Research Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
 12:00-14:00  Lunch
Vesicle transport and protein degradation session
Gabor Juhasz
 14:00-14:25 Can flies help to reveal the background of neurodegeneration?
Laszlo Bodai, University of Szeged, Hungary
 14:25-14:50 Ageing and autophagy
Ivana Bjedov, University College London, United Kingdom
 14:50-15:15 HOPS and (mini)CORVET tethering complexes in autophagy and endocytosis
Gabor Juhasz, Biological Research Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
 15:15-15:40 Why do we need two small GTPases for lysosomal fusions?
Szabolcs Takats, Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary
 15:40:16:05 Endo-lysosomal control of signaling and cell division
Thomas Vaccari, IFOM – Firc Institute of Molecular Oncology, Italy
 16:05-16:35  Coffee break
16:35-18:05 Evening discussion session
Emerging new technologies
Funding for Drosophila studies
18:30- Knights’ Tournament & Dinner at the Renaissance restaurant

September 20, Tuesday

Growth and cell division session
Chair: Rita Sousa-Nunes
9:00-9:25 The APC/C coordinates retinal differentiation with the cell cycle through the modulation of Wingless signalling
Yuu Kimata, Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
9:25-9:50 Post-translational modifications in cell cycle regulation
Zoltan Lipinszki, Biological Research Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
9:50-10:15 Employing Drosophila to uncover neural tumour-microenvironment interactions
Rita Sousa-Nunes, King’s College London, United Kingdom
10:15-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-11:10 A network of bHLH factors controls intestinal homeostasis
Joaquin de Navascues, European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
11:10-11:35 A Drosophila model of inflammatory bowel disease
Peter Nagy, Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary
11:35-12:00 Keeping growth in check: the case of Hippo and EGFR
Fisun Hamaratoglu, Center for Integrative Genomics, Switzerland
12:00-14:00 Lunch
Gene expression and differentiation session
Chair: Tony Southall
14:00-14:25 Regulation of sessile tissue integrity and function in Drosophila melanogaster
Viktor Honti, Biological Research Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
14:25-14:50 Mechanisms of cardiac cell subtype specification
Ingolf Reim, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
14:50-15:15 Nuclear function for the actin binding cytoskeletal protein, Moesin
Peter Vilmos, Biological Research Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
15:15-15:45 Coffee break
 15:45-16:10 Roles and regulation of m6A RNA modification in Drosophila
Jean-Yves Roignant, Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB), Austria
 16:10-16:35 Mitochondria differentiation during spermatogenesis in Drosophila
Rita Sinka, University of Szeged, Hungary
 16:35-17:00 Specifying and maintaining neuronal differentiation
Tony Southall, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
 18:00  A walk in the Royal Palace & Dinner at the Food Court
 21:00 Evening discussion at the Food Court
The past and future of JEDI, and organizing the next JEDI meeting (who and where)

September 21, Wednesday

9:00-12:00 Visit/hike to the Royal Palace of Visegrád
12:00-14:00 Lunch