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Welcome to WntTalks

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With a two-year hiatus for in-person Wnt meetings due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, we feel it is important to provide an opportunity to get the Wnt community together and provide a platform for trainees and Wnt researchers to present their work.

After a very successful Season 1, Season 2 will start on September 16 2021. The plan will be to have Zoom talks every three weeks until April. The full schedule will be updated soon. If you are interested in giving a talk please submit your title and abstract to wnttalks@gmail.com.

To be able to keep the frequency of talks, we are looking for volunteers to (co-)chair these sessions in the upcoming season. If you know how to set up and run a zoom meeting and would like to help us out, please also contact wnttalks@gmail.com.

The setup is similar in philosophy to the early Wnt meetings – prioritizing trainees and early career scientists presenting their work. For season 2, we will also have three seasoned speakers from the Wnt field. There will be two talks per session, each talk allotted a total of 30 minutes (20 min talk and 10 min discussion).

Importantly, to accommodate the international nature of the community, each speaker presents TWICE within a 24-hour period (see schedule and time zones below). This allows an audience from Europe, Americas and Asia/Australia to join one or the other talk. This format was highly successful and appreciated during Season 1.

After the talks, participants are invited to mingle at our dedicated Wnt Talks space,
https://spatial.chat/s/WntTalks. For season 2, we will keep spatial chat open for 30 minutes right after the talks. Think of it as a virtual coffee break before you go back to work – and also come join us if you don’t know anyone yet. We are always happy to meet new colleagues and talk about anything Wnt related!


SCHEDULE S02

Season/
episode
Session #1 (UTC time)ZOOM LINK Session #1Session #2 (UTC time)ZOOM LINK Session #2Speaker 1TitleSpeaker 2Title
S02E01

chair/co-chair:
Marian Waterman
Vidhya Munnamalai
Thursday September 16 2021, 15:00https://uci.zoom.us/j/97301529578?pwd=S3hGVkd6ZW1tNS9vS1l2eXMrQktDdz09Friday September 17 2021, 0:00https://uci.zoom.us/j/97301529578?pwd=S3hGVkd6ZW1tNS9vS1l2eXMrQktDdz09Roel Nusse, Stanford UniversityIf Wnt is a proliferative signal, why do cells need other signals in addition to Wnt to enter the cell cycle ?Ben Myers, Asst Prof, U. Utah“Pseudosubstrate Inhibition: A Shared Biochemical Mechanism underlying Hedgehog and Wnt Signal Transduction?”
S02E02

chair/co-chair:
Liz Vincan
Osvaldo Contreras
Thursday October 7 2021, 8:00https://nus-sg.zoom.us/j/83411118904?pwd=TDdGSWVac21jL0lLcDdBcXc2alNtZz09Thursday October 7 2021, 23:00https://nus-sg.zoom.us/j/82091682865?pwd=aExQYnFBdmN2bUYvcW1Xckx2K3FSZz09 David Virshup,
Duke-NUS, Singapore
Lessons from PORCN inhibitors

Kaj
Kamstra,

Postdoc in A. Tups lab, University of 
Otago, New Zealand
The canonical Wnt pathway as a central 
mediator of glucose homeostasis in zebrafish


S02E03

chair/co-chair:
Claudio Cantù
Nuray Gunduz
Thursday October 28 2021, 7:00https://liu-se.zoom.us/j/66661656113Thursday October 28 2021, 16:00https://liu-se.zoom.us/j/66661656113Nicole Giebel, PhD student with Dr. Sergio Acebrón, 
Heidelberg University, Germany
Regulation of Wnt signalling 
by the deubiquitinase USP42 in adult stem cells and cancer
Bassem Hassan, Paris Brain Institute/INSERM, FranceThe Amyloid Precursor Protein 
is a conserved Wnt receptor
S02E04

chair/co-chair:
Marian Waterman
Henry Ho
Thursday November 18 2021, 15:00https://uci.zoom.us/j/7760522094Friday November 19 2021, 00:00https://uci.zoom.us/j/7760522094Ahmad Nabhan, postdoctoral fellow, GenentechDissecting and manipulating lung alveolar regeneration with frizzled agonistsSathya Srinivasan,
post-doctoral fellow with Henry Ho,
University of California, Davis
Wnt5a-Ror signaling regulates cell migration and contractility via RhoA-Myosin-Actin axis
S02E05

chair/co-chair:
David Virshup
Liz Vincan
Thursday December 9 2021, 8:00https://nus-sg.zoom.us/j/81050710556passcode 332926Thursday December 9 2021, 23:00https://nus-sg.zoom.us/j/81884024547  passcode 892651Yiwei Li, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, ChinaMolecular crowding as a mechanoregulator of intestinal organoid growth via stabilizing LRP6 signalosomeKristen S. Barratt, PD with Ruth Arkell, ANU, Canberra, AustraliaZIC3 Inhibition of Canonical WNT Signalling Controls Endoderm Formation To Ensure Left Right Heart Development
S02E06

chair/co-chair:
Claudio Cantù
Nuray Gunduz
Thursday January 13 2022, 8:00https://liu-se.zoom.us/j/65095877640Thursday January 13 2022, 17:00https://liu-se.zoom.us/j/65095877640
Dustin Flanagan, postdoc with Owen Sansom, CRUK
Beatson Institute, Glasgow, UK
Notum is deployed by Apc-mutant cells to rule
the intestinal crypt
Yorick van de Grift, PhD student with Renée van
Amerongen, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
A conserved distal chromatin hub controls
Wnt4 gene expression in the mammary gland

SCHEDULE S01

Spring Session #1 (UTC time)ZOOM LINK Session #1Spring Session #2 (UTC time)ZOOM LINK Session #2Speaker 1TitleSpeaker 2Title
Thursday, April 8, 2021, 8:00:00 AMThursday, April 8, 2021, 11:00:00 PMJia Yu, (PDF, David Virshup lab)“Structural Basis of WLS/Evi-Mediated Wnt Transport and Secretion”Kenta Kawasaki, (PDF, Toshi Sato lab)“Wnt independency and morphology of colon tumors”
Thursday, April 22, 2021, 4:00:00 PMFriday, April 23, 2021, 12:00:00 AMShreyasi Mukherjee (Graduate student, Zorn lab, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center,)SOX transcription factors direct TCF-independent Wnt/ß-catenin transcription.

Renee Conway, graduate student (Spence lab, University of Michigan)“R-SPONDIN2+ Mesenchymal Cells Form the Bud Tip Progenitor Niche During Human Lung 
Development”

Thursday, May 6, 2021, 9:00:00 AMThursday, May 6, 2021, 4:00:00 PMKarol Kaiser
Bryja lab,
Brno, Czech Republic

current position: postdoc
Doetsch lab in Basel

Title: Meis1-Wnt5a axis – The story of two choroid plexusesMartti Maimets
PDF, Jensen lab, BRIC and DanStem, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Title: Mesenchymal-epithelial crosstalk shapes regional differences in the intestine via Wnt and Shh signalling
Thursday, May 20, 2021, 8:00:00 AMThursday, May 20, 2021, 11:00:00 PMKazuhiro Murakami, Kanazawa University (Nick Barker
Lab)
A Genome-Scale CRISPR screen reveals
novel factors regulating Wnt-
dependent renewal of mouse gastric
epithelial cells.
Chunhua Wan, Monash University
(Ron Firestein lab)
“TOPFLASH does not light the way – Endogenous Wnt/β-catenin reporters identify therapeutic targets for Colorectal Cancer”.
Thursday, June 3, 2021, 4:00:00 PMFriday, June 4, 2021, 12:00:00 AMMyan Do, UCSD (Karl Willert lab) “A FZD7-specific antibody-drug conjugate induces solid tumor regression in preclinical models”.Vidhya Munnamalai 
Assistant Professor, 
The Jackson Laboratory 
“Making sense from Incoherence: How the Wnt pathway segregates domains in the
cochlea through an incoherent feedforward circuit.”
Thursday, June 17, 2021, 9:00:00 AMThursday, June 17, 2021, 4:00:00 PMTiemei Li,
Postdoctoral fellow,
Bienz Lab
Cambridge UK
A tripartite complex between Axin and GSK3β bound to the cytoplasmic tail of LRP6 in Wnt signalosomesHazel Quinn, Walter Birchmeier lab, current affiliation
Post-doctoral researcher
Brisken Laboratory
ISREC-EPFL
Lausanne, Switzerland
YAP and β-Catenin Cooperate to Drive Oncogenesis in Basal-like Breast Cancer

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