EATRIS is organising its third bi-annual conference, 'Translational Medicine 2017' over 24-26 September in Prague. This event will bring together international experts to discuss the latest advancements in translational medicine.
This is a special event, designed to inform and educate Norwegian researchers about the opportunities and resources available at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL).
Second in the Sven Furberg Seminar Series: Dr. Robin Andersson, Assistant Professor, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, will present the lecture, "Characterisation of regulatory activities and active chromatin architectures from transcription initiation events."
Professor Steve Bova is a Professor and Group Leader at the Prostate Cancer Research Center, Institute of Biosciences and Medical Technology, BioMediTech, University of Tampere and Fimlab Laboratories, Tampere University Hospital in Finland.
He will give a talk titled, 'Leveraging the evolutionary history of metastatic prostate cancer'.
Jaime Castro-Mondragòn is a PhD student in Bioinformatics. The title of his talk is, 'Identification of Transcription Factors related to mammalian promoters with distal functions'.
Dr. Harald Binder, Professor, Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, University Medical Center, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany, will present the lecture:
"Two uses of stagewise regression: from landmarking in cancer patients to deep learning for SNPs".
M.Sc. Bertrand Simon, a joint PhD student from the EMBL-Hamburg and NCMM, will defend his thesis, "Structural and functional regulation of death-associated protein kinases activity by calcium/calmodulin binding" on March 14.
MRes Lisa Gerner at the Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway will be defending the thesis "An Exploration of the Structure and Function of Calcium/calmodulin-dependent kinase kinase 2 (CaMKK2) in Prostate Cancer" for the degree of PhD.
This meeting is intended for NCMM group leaders, NCMM Associate Investigators/Young Associate Investigators, Board members and other stakeholders and scientific leaders. The meeting is planned from lunch-to-lunch.
Hesso Farhan is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences in Oslo. His group is interested in investigating the link between signal transduction and the endomembrane system. The group uses a combination of classical molecular cell biology techniques, system biology and mathematical modeling to understand the spatial-temporal regulation of signaling pathways and its role in the orchestrating fundamental cellular processes such as secretion, cell migration, polarity, and growth.
The title of the talk is: Organization of Cellular Signaling in Time and Space: Relevance for Growth and Migration of Cancer Cells.
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Pia Abel zur Wiesch at the Institute of Pharmacy, UiT The Arctic University of Norway is heading the Systems Pharmacology group that uses theoretical models in close collaboration with experimentalists and clinicians to explore how we could use both within-host and population-wide drug treatment strategies to minimize human morbidity and mortality. The group is focusing on bacterial population dynamics, specifically pathogen population dynamics of anti-infective therapy. Pia Abel zur Wiesch in addition holds a visiting professorship at Yale School of Public Health. The title of her talk is "How to design drug dosing strategies: at the interface of chemical kinetics and population biology".
Ph.D. Kirsi Ketola has trained in systems biology and medical biotechnology as well as in biochemistry and drug discovery. The title of her talk is 'Tumour cell plasticity and cancer stem cell - neuroendocrine transdifferentiation as a resistance mechanism and therapeutic target in advanced prostate cancer'.
MSc Theis Sommer at the NCMM will be defending the thesis Biotechnological application and biophysical characterization of the bacterial enzyme Isatin hydrolase AND Structural studies of the regulatory N-terminal domain of the SLC4 bicarbonate transporter family and characterization of a novel zinc bindingfor the degree of PhD.
Doctoral candidate Master of Science Theis Sommer at NCMM will give a trial lecture on the given topic: Intrinsically Disordered Proteins
M.Sc. Nora Valeska Lieske at NCMM will defend her thesis for the degree philosophiae doctor (ph.d.): Modulation of Adaptive Immune Responses — Studies in infectious diseases and immune disorders.
Doctoral candidate Nora Valeska Lieske at NCMM will have her trial lecture on the topic: Towards a cure for HIV: challenges and possibilities.
Trude H. Flo is heading a research group on host-pathogen interactions in mycobacterial and HIV infection. The title of her talk is “'The inner life of a Mycobacterium avium infected macrophage”.
The Sandberg group is interested in the immunology and immunopathogenesis of viral infectious diseases. Professor Sandberg’s talk is entitled “Role of MAIT cells in health and viral infectious disease”.
Dr. Whiteside’s research expertise is in cellular and molecular cancer immunology. She works with various subsets of human immune cells and studies their functional impairments in patients with cancer.
Professor Tobias Bopp is a Professor at Institute for immunology at University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz and works with mice that are double-deficient in the transcription factors NFATc2 and NFATc3.
M.Sc. Stalin Chellappa Gunasekaran at the Biotechnology Centre of Oslo will defend his theses for the degree philosophiae doctor (ph.d.): Human Regulatory T cells: Suppressive Function and Role in Pancreatic Cancer and Distal Bile Duct Cancer.