Söllfest 2023

Event time: 
Saturday, June 10, 2023 - 8:00am
Marsh Lecture Hall See map
Yale Science Building
Event description: 

Symposium Honoring Dieter Söll

“tRNA and the genetic code: From the three domains of life and the four corners of the globe.”

You may download the tentative symposium schedule at the following link


                     Marsh Auditorium Lobby

9:00 am       WELCOME

                     Scott Strobel, Yale University

                     Mike Ibba, Chapman University

Session I      Chaired by Alex Ambrogelly, Gilead Sciences

                     & Oscar Vargas-Rodriguez, University of Connecticut

                     “Söll Lab longevity, a brief introduction”

9:15 am       Paul Agris

                     Duke University

                     “Modifying RNA, the early years”

9:35 am       Alice Cheung

                     University of Massachusetts, Amherst

                     “Say hello to GlnRS”

9:55 am       Ian Willis

                     Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

                     “Going a bit Schizo”

10:15 am    BREAK

                     Marsh Auditorium Lobby

Session II     Chaired by David Frendewey, Regeneron

10:55 am    Lynn Cooley

                     Yale University

                     “Stop making sense with Drosophila”

11:15 am    Omar Orellana

                     University of Chile, Santiago de Chile

                     “Chile(ing) with tRNA”

11:35 am    Patricia Hoben

                     City Forward Collective, Milwaukee, WI

                     “Learning with GlnRS”

11:55 am    Connie Mulligan

                     University of Florida, Gainesville

                     “From tRNA splicing to psychosocial stress”

12:15 pm    LUNCH (for registered attendees only)            map

Session III   Chaired by Martina Jahn

                     Braunschweig University of Technology, Germany

1:45 pm      Alison DeLong

                     Brown University

                     “Roots [and Shoots] in the Söllarium”

2:05 pm      Mike Ibba

                     Chapman University

                     “Entering the third kingdom”

2:25 pm      Hubert Becker

                     University of Strasbourg, France

                     “Getting things wrong on purpose I”

2:45 pm      Sotiria Palioura

                     Athens, Greece

                     “Keeping an eye on Sec”

3:00 pm      BREAK

                     Marsh Auditorium Lobby

Session IV   Chaired by Jesse Reinhart, Yale University

                     & Constantinos Stathopoulos, University of Patras, Greece


3:30 pm      Stephanie Herring

                     National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Boulder, CO

                     “Pyling it on””

3:50 pm      Patrick O’Donoghue

                     Western University, London, ON, Canada

                     “Messing with the code”

4:10 pm      Sergey Melnikov

                     Newcastle University, UK

                     “Getting things wrong on purpose II”

4:30 pm      Juan Alfonzo

                     The Ohio State University

                     “She says, he says, she says, he says…I was Solled”

4:40 p.m.    Dieter Söll


                     Lynn Cooley, Yale University


                     By invitation only