1:00 pm. Welcome desk Opening
2:00 pm. Moshe Yaniv, Institut Pasteur, Paris: Opening
2:10 pm. Alice Dautry, President of Institut Pasteur, Paris: Welcome address
2:20 pm. Maria Leptin, Director of EMBO, Heidelberg: EMBO address
2:30 pm. François Jacob, Nobel Prize, Paris: Memories and Award of the "François Jacob Prize"
2:45 pm. Jon Beckwith, Harvard School of Medicine, Boston: "The Lac operon as a paradigm: normal science and the beginning of biological complexity"
3:15 pm. Mitchell Lewis, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia: "The lac and lambda repressors"
3:45-4:15 pm. Coffee break
4:15 pm. Mark Ptashne, Sloan-Kettering Institute, New York: "Basic models tell us more than we can at first know - K. Popper."
4:45 pm. Maxime Schwartz and Evelyne Richet, Institut Pasteur, Paris: "From positive control in bacteria to eukaryotic signalling."
5:15 pm. Rémi Fronzes, Institut Pasteur, Paris: “DNA transfer across the bacterial cellular envelope.”
5:30- 6:30 pm. Testimonies from contemporary actors: Georges Cohen, Arthur Pardee, Agnes Ullmann, Luiz Pereira da Silva and François Gros.
Speech by Mrs Valérie Pécresse, Minister of Higher Education and Research during the plenary session.