New Challenges in the Biomedical Sciences#

Venue: The Parc Hotel Cardiff, Wales, 25th and 26th March 2015

International Symposium on 'New Challenges in the Biomedical Sciences', including 4 Keynote and 16 Invited Lectures by World Leading experts in some of the most important areas of current biomedical research. Each of the 4 half-day sessions starts with a Keynote Lecture, followed by a number of Invited Lectures concluding with a Panel Discussion drawing out the most important new challenges and signposting the way forward. The meeting will be kept small (max 100 participants) enabling active participation in the discussions.

Organizer#

MRC Professor Ole Petersen, CBE FMedSci MAE FLSW ML FRS, is Medical Research Council Professor at Cardiff University’s School of Biosciences. E-mail: director-biosi@cardiff.ac.uk

Registration (no cost) at: https://eventbrite.co.uk/event/15499884572 #

Final programme#

WEDNESDAY 25 March, 0830 – 1800
  • 0830-0900 Registration and coffee

Session I Pathophysiology: Mitochondria, Calcium and Inflammation#

  • 0900 Opening remarks: Ole Petersen (Cardiff University)
  • 0910 Keynote Lecture: Tullio Pozzan (University of Padua): The privileged signalling crosstalk between the endoplasmic reticulum and the mitochondria
  • 0945 Discussion
  • 0955 Anant Parekh (University of Oxford): Distinct sub-cellular Ca2+ signals activate different transcription factor isoforms
  • 1020 Discussion
  • 1025 Julia/Oleg Gerasimenko (Cardiff University): Physiological and pathological Ca2+ signals in exocrine pancreatic cells: pathophysiology of pancreatitis
  • 1050 Discussion
  • 1055 Coffee
  • 1115 David Criddle (University of Liverpool): Mitochondrial dysfunction in acute pancreatitis: strategies for prevention
  • 1140 Discussion
  • 1145 Daniela Riccardi (Cardiff University): Development of a novel therapeutic for inflammatory lung disorders
  • 1210 Discussion
  • 1215 Panel Discussion
  • 1300 Lunch

Session II Translating Basic Immunology Research into Clinical Impact#

  • 1355 Introductory remarks: Paul Morgan (Cardiff University)
  • 1405 Keynote Lecture: Adrian Hill (University of Oxford): Ebola vaccines: a rapid response
  • 1440 Discussion
  • 1445 Paul Lehner (University of Cambridge): Proteomic and genetic approaches to viral evasion
  • 1510 Discussion
  • 1515 Tracy Hussell (University of Manchester): New concepts in the treatment of bacterial pneumonia: modulation of inflammatory tone
  • 1540 Discussion
  • 1545 Tea
  • 1600 Simon Jones (Cardiff University): Evaluating cytokine control of different forms of synovitis in rheumatoid arthritis
  • 1625 Discussion
  • 1630 Bernard Moser (Cardiff University) Correlates of skin-specific vaccination
  • 1655 Discussion
  • 1700 Andrew Sewell (Cardiff University): A systems view of T-cell immunity offers multiple opportunities for therapeutic intervention during infection, autoimmunity and cancer
  • 1725 Discussion
  • 1730 Panel Discussion
  • 1800 Conclusion

THURSDAY 26 March, 0900 - 1800

Session III Neurogenetics#

  • 0900 Opening remarks: Michael Owen (Cardiff University)
  • 0910 Keynote Lecture: John Hardy (University College London): Genomic analysis of Neurodegeneration
  • 0950 Discussion
  • 1000 Julie Williams (Cardiff University): Translating genetic findings in Alzheimer Disease
  • 1025 Discussion
  • 1030 Thomas Bourgeron (Institut Pasteur, Paris): From Genetic architecture to synaptic plasticity in autism
  • 1055 Discussion
  • 1100 Coffee
  • 1120 Jeremy Hall (Cardiff University): Translating genetic findings in psychiatry
  • 1145 Discussion
  • 1150 Panel Discussion
  • 1250 Lunch

Session IV Cerebral Cortex: Development, Function and Dysfunction#

  • 1350 Introductory remarks: Yves Barde (Cardiff University)
  • 1400 Keynote Lecture: Haruo Kasai (University of Tokyo): Dendritic spine dynamics underlying animal behaviours
  • 1435 Discussion
  • 1445 Carl Petersen (EPFL Lausanne): Neural circuits for goal-directed sensorimotor processing
  • 1510 Discussion
  • 1515 Isabel Martinez Garay (Cardiff University): Critical steps in cortical lamination
  • 1540 Discussion
  • 1545 Tea
  • 1600 Kevin Fox (Cardiff University): An early critical period for adult cortical plasticity
  • 1625 Discussion
  • 1630 Vincenzo Crunelli (Cardiff University): Thalamo-cortical mechanisms of sleep and epilepsy
  • 1655 Discussion
  • 1700 Panel Discussion
  • 1800 Conclusion

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Academia Europaea

Cardiff University


The Academy of Medical Sciences

The Learned Society of Wales

Lywodraeth Cymru

!Pathophysiology: Mitochondria, Calcium and Inflammation

Tullio Pozzan (University of Padua) (Keynote Lecture); Anant Parekh (University of Oxford); David Criddle (University of Liverpool); Julia/Oleg Gerasimenko (Cardiff University); Daniela Riccardi (Cardiff University); Ole Petersen (Cardiff University) (Chair)

Translating Basic Research into Clinical Impact#

Adrian Hill (University of Oxford) (Keynote Lecture); Paul Lehner (University of Cambridge); Tracy Hussell (University of Manchester); Simon Jones (Cardiff University); Bernard Moser (Cardiff University); Andrew Sewell (Cardiff University); Paul Morgan (Cardiff University) (Chair)

Neurogenetics#

John Hardy (University College London) (Keynote Lecture); Thomas Bourgeron (Institut Pasteur, Paris); Jeremy Hall (Cardiff University); Julie Williams (Cardiff University); Michael Owen (Cardiff University) (Chair)

Cerebral Cortex: Development, Function and Dysfunction#

Haruo Kasai (University of Tokyo) (Keynote Lecture); Carl Petersen (EPFL, Lausanne); Isabel Martinez Garay (University of Oxford); Vincenzo Crunelli (Cardiff University); Kevin Fox (Cardiff University); Yves Barde (Cardiff University) (Chair)

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