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Apoptosis Symposium

Date: 20th August, 2010

Venue: Information Technology Building at NUI, Galway, lecture theatre IT125

Confirmed speakers:

Prof. Simone Fulda, Ulm University, Germany (http://www.uniklinik-ulm.de/index.php?id=13517&L=1)

Prof. Colin Duckett, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA (http://web.mac.com/csd66/lab/Home.html )


Prof. Peter Vandenabeele, University of Ghent, Belgium (http://www.vib.be/Research/EN/Research+Departments/Department+for+Molecular+Biomedical+research/Peter+Vandenabeele/ )

Prof. Carmen Garrido, INSERM, Dijon, France (http://www.u-bourgogne.fr/INSERM-866/index.html)

Prof. Afshin Samali, NUI Galway (http://www.apoptosis.ie/samali.html )

Prof. Jochen Prehn, Royal College Surgeons Ireland, Dublin (http://www.rcsi.ie/researchdb/research_piprofile.jsp?uid=8)

Prof. Seamus Martin, Trinity College, Dublin (http://www.tcd.ie/Genetics/martin_research.php)

Prof. Thomas Cotter, University College Cork (http://www.ucc.ie/ucc/depts/biochemistry/staff/tcotter.html)

Dr. Howard Fearnhead, NUI Galway (www.nuigalway.ie/ncbes/researchers/howardfernhead.htm )

Dr. Adrienne Gorman, NUI Galway ( http://www.apoptosis.ie/gorman.html )

Dr, Eva Szegezdi, NUI Galway (http://www.apoptosis.ie/szegezdi.html )

Dr. Sanjeev Gupta, NUI Galway (http://www.apoptosis.ie/sanjeev.html )

Dr. Ralf Zwacka, NUI Galway (www.nuigalway.ie/ncbes/researchers/ralfzwacka.htm )

 

Programme

8.30

Registration open

9.00

Meeting open by Prof Afshin Samali

 

Intracellular regulation of apoptosis –chairperson: Howard Fearnhead

9.15

Colin Duckett, University of Michigan

IAP proteins at the interface of apoptosis and intracellular signalling*

9.45

Tom Cotter, University College Cork

Redox regulated cell survival pathways

10.15

Adrienne Gorman, NUI Galway

Pro-survival signalling by Nerve Growth Factor (NGF)

10.30

Ayswaria Deepti

Hsp70 protects from ER stress-induced apoptosis via enhancing Ire1a-XBP1 signalling

10.45

Coffee/Poster viewing

 

Apoptosis in disease: cancer and degeneration – chairperson: Eva Szegezdi

11.15

Simone Fulda, Ulm University

Targeting IAP proteins in cancers: From molecular mechanisms to therapeutic avenues*

11.45

Carmen Garrido INSERM, Dijon

Anti-apoptotic HSP70 : a target in cancer therapy

12.15

Jochen Prehn, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland

Stress signalling by AMPK: Time to live and a time to die

1.00

Lunch/Poster viewing

 

Advances in apoptosis research I – chairperson: Adrienne Gorman

2.15

Peter Vandenabeele, University of Ghent

TNF-induced necrosis, multiple regulation of RIP1 kinase activity

2.45

Seamus Martin, Trinity College Dublin

Bcl-2 family proteins as modulators of oncogenic Ras-induced cell death

3.15

Sanjeev Gupta, NUI Galway

Perk-dependent repression of miR-17 family during ER stress

3:30

Coffee/Poster viewing

 

Advances in apoptosis research II – chairperson: Afshin Samali

4.00

Howard Fearnhead, NUI Galway

A non-apoptotic role for caspase-9 in muscle differentiation

4.15

Eva Szegezdi, NUI Galway

Targeting cancer with TRAIL

4.30

Ralf Zwacka, NUI Galway

Ambushing disseminating tumour cells with mesenchymal stem cells and TRAIL

5:00

Panel Discussion on ‘Synergies in Apoptosis and Cell death Research in Ireland’

5:45

Closing of meeting

*: The speaker’s visit was sponsored by NUI, Galway’s Millennium Fund

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