KS|QA: Kathryn Lilley, PhD

KS|QA with Dr. Kathryn Lilley, PhD

In collaboration with EMBO Press

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In this exclusive interview, EMBO editor Maria Polychronidou speaks with meeting co-organizer Dr. Kathryn Lilley, about her vision for the “Proteomics in Cell Biology and Disease” eSymposia virtual meeting, and many of the exciting new advances and directions that will be covered. Hear from Dr. Lilley about:

  • the latest single cell proteomics approaches that are revealing a whole new world of proteomics exploration and insight.
  • how spatial and temporal protein interactions and dynamics elucidate intricacies of cellular processes and disease mechanisms.
  • the virtual meeting format, and how the scientific community is adapting to new platforms and technologies during these times.
  • her recent election to EMBO, and what becoming a member means to her career.

Dr. Kathryn Lilley is the Professor of Cellular Dynamics in the Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, UK, where she directs the Cambridge Center for Proteomics. Her research program creates and applies technologies to measure the dynamics of the transcriptome and proteome in high throughput in space and time during critical cellular processes. Her groups has also contributed many informatics tools to efficiently mine spatiotemporal proteomics data. In 2018 she was awarded the HUPO Distinguished Achievements in Proteomics Award. In 2020 she was elected as a member of EMBO.

Dr. Maria Polychronidou is a Senior Scientific Editor at Molecular Systems Biology (EMBO Press). She received her PhD from the University of Heidelberg, where she studied the role of nuclear membrane proteins in development and aging. During her post-doctoral work, she focused on the analysis of tissue-specific regulatory functions of Hox transcription factors using a combination of computational and genome-wide methods. She joined Molecular Systems Biology as an Editor in 2013.


Introductory Remarks and Keynote Address


Organizer Introductory Remarks


Proximity Labeling for Mapping Spatial Proteomes and Transcriptomes in Living Cells


Mapping the Human Immunoglobulin Superfamily Receptome to Identify Novel Cancer-Relevant Pathways


Studying the Cell Surfaceome


Light-Mediated Discovery of Surfaceome Nanoscale Organization and Inter-Cellular Receptor Interaction Networks


Large-Scale Systematic Approaches to Identify Novel Receptor-Ligand Pairs that Initiate Intercellular Signaling


Short Talk: Identification of Palmitoyl Protein Thioesterase Substrates Defines Roles for Synaptic Depalmitoylation


Short Talk: Matrisome Signatures in GBM Heterogeneity