Bandeau 25ans CBS

25th anniversary of the CBS (24-25 may 2018)

The event will take place from Thursday, May 24 2018 to Friday May 25, 2018

Registration is free but mandatory ( The conference will be held at the Rabelais amphitheater in the new Faculty of Medicine Arnaud de Villeneuve.

The first half-day will be dedicated to a tribute to Michel Kochoyan, former director of the CBS and involved in many national structures, sadly missing in May 2016. The day will end with an aperitif-dinner that will be served in the honor courtyard in the historic site of the Faculty of Medecine.

An overview of the research conducted at the CBS for 25 years will be given during the following day. During this day alternate lectures in the main areas of research of the CBS, contributions of collaborators and former members of the CBS, and the presentation of posters by doctoral and post-doctoral students.

Visits of the laboratory facilities including structural biology and microscopy platforms will be organized during both days. Participation in one of these visits is proposed in the registration form.




Thursday May 24

9:00-12:00 Welcoming participants; possibility of group visit to CBS

14:00-18:00 CBS history and tribute to Michel Kochoyan (Faculty of Medicine, Arnaud de Villeneuve)

14:00-14:20 Speech by Cathy Royer (former CBS Director; RPI, USA)

14:20-15:40 Speeches by local and national figures having interacted with M. Kochoyan during his scientific and administrative career :Frédéric Dardel (Paris), Bruno Robert (Saclay), Erick Dufourc(Bordeaux), Carine Giovanangeli (Paris), Joël Bockaert (Montpellier).

15:40-16:20 Coffee break

16:20-17:40 Speeches by scientists having collaborated with M. Kochoyan (Michael Weiss, Cleveland, USA ; Tony Wilkinson, York University, UK ; Herman van Tilbeurgh, Paris-Saclay University; Sylvie Rimsky, Collège de France). 

18:00-19:00 Possibility of group visit to CBS


Michel Kochoyan

19:30-23:00 Aperitif and buffet (Cour d'honneur Faculty of Medicine, historic site)


Friday May 25

8:30-12:30 (Faculty of Medecine, Arnaud de Villeneuve)

8:30-8:50 Presentation of the CBS by Pierre-Emmanuel Milhiet, Director of the CBS

8:50-9:30 Keynote speaker: Michael Sattler (Helmholtz Institute, Munich, D) "Decoding regulatory protein-RNA interactions by combining NMR and integrative structural biology" 

9:30-9:50 Jean-Philippe Pin (IGF, Montpellier) "GPCR dynamics, what the glutamate receptors tell us" 

9:50-10:10 Rachel Cerdan (DIMNP, Montpellier) "Structural and functional characterization of Plasmodium CTP:phosphocholine cytidylyltransferase, a key enzyme of malaria lipid biosynthesis"

10:10-10:50 « my poster in 1 min » (15 presentations)

10:30-11:10 Coffee break/ Poster session


11:10-11:50 Keynote speaker: John Schwabe (University of Leicester, UK) "The machinery of transcriptional repression... and resulting disease when things go wrong..." 

11:50-12:10 Guillaume Drin (IPMC University) "3SPW : a key millestone to reveal new lipids exchange routes in the cell" 

12:10-12:30 Marylène Mougel (IRIM, Montpellier) "Imaging the late steps in HIV-1 life cycle"


12:30-14:30 Buffet (CBS Hall); possibility of group visit to CBS
14:30-15:10 Keynote speaker: Helen Saibil (Birkbeck College, UK) "Electron microscopy studies of protein aggregation and disaggregation"
15:10-15:30 Collaborator: Daniel Lévy (Institut Curie, Paris) "The secret story of in vitro reconstitution of the tetraspanin web at the CBS"
15:30-16:10 « my poster in 1 min » (15 presentations)
16:10-16:50 Coffee break/ Poster session

16:50-17:30 Keynote speaker: Valentina Emiliani (U. Paris-Descartes) "Toward circuits optogenetics" 

17:30-17:50 Collaborator: Giacomo Cavalli (IGH, Montpellier)

17:50-18:10 Collaborator: Silvia Zorrilla (CSIC, Madrid, SP) "Mechanisms of essential bacterial regulatory processes enlightened by fluorescence" 


 18:10-18:30 Concluding remarks