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PRELIMINARY PROGRAM – Conference on Structure and Dynamics of the Sarcomere 4-6 May 2016, Belgrade, Serbia

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Wednesday 4 May

12:00 – 14:00 REGISTRATION

14:00 – 14:30 OPENING REMARKS

14:30 – 15:30 OL1 Giorgio Valle/TBA

15:30 – 16:00 IS1 Mathias Gautel/TBA

SESSION 1: STRUCTURE OF THE SARCOMERE

16:00 – 16:30 IS2 Pradeep Luther – Molecular structure of the Z-band in vertebrate muscle

16:30 – 17:00 S3 Kristina Djinovic Carugo/TBA

17:00 – 17:30 IS4 Roberto Steiner/TBA

17:30 – 17:45 OP1

17:45 – 18:00 OP2

18:00 – 21:00 POSTER SESSION

18:00 – 21:00 DINNER

Thursday 5 May

SESSION 2: DECIPHERING THE FUNCTION OF SARCOMERIC PROTEINS, part I

OL – opening lecture

IS – invited speaker

OP – oral presentation

09:00 – 09:30 IS5 Bjarne Udd – Complex titin processing of normal C-ter and in titinopathies

09:30 – 10:00 IS6 Wolfgang Linke – The emerging role of Ig domains from the titin spring segment in sarcomere function and dysfunction

10:00 – 10:15 OP3

10:15 – 10:30 OP4

10:30 – 11:00 COFEE BREAK

11:00 – 11:30 IS7 Elisabeth Ehler – Formins follow function – also in the sarcomere

11:30 – 12:00 IS8 Dieter Fürst/TBA

12:00 – 12:15 OP5

12:15 – 12:30 OP6

12:30 – 14:30 POSTER SESSION

12:30 – 14:30 LUNCH

SESSION 3: DECIPHERING THE FUNCTION OF SARCOMERIC PROTEINS, part II

14:30 – 15:00 IS9 Ralph Knoell -ZBTB17, cell survival and heart failure

15:00 – 15:30 IS10 Belinda Bullard – The importance of obscurin and the kinase domains in the development of a normal sarcomere

15:30 – 15:45 OP7

15:45 – 16:00 OP8

16:00 – 16:30 COFEE BREAK

SESSION 4: ZEBRAFISH IN MUSCLE RESEARCH

16:30 – 17:00 IS11 Didier Stainier/TBA

17:00 – 17:30 IS12 Wolfgang Rottbauer/TBA

17:30 – 17:45 OP9

17:45 – 18:00 OP10

18:00 – 20:30 POSTER SESSION

18:00 – 20:30 DINNER

Friday 6 May

SESSION 5: DISEASES OF THE SARCOMERE /PART I

09:00 – 10:00 OL2 Hanns Lochmüller/TBA

10:00 – 10:30 IS13 Ana Fereiro – A new regulator of late myogenesis is associated with a novel structural congenital myopathy

10:30 – 11:00 IS14 Homa Tajsharghi- Myosin heavy chains isoforms and myosin myopathies

11:00 – 11:15 OP11

11:15 – 11:30 OP12

11:30 – 12:00 COFEE BREAK

SESSION 6: DISEASES OF THE SARCOMERE / PART II

12:00 – 12:30 IS15 Katarina Pelin – Molecular diagnostic of nemaline myopathy and related disorders caused by nebulin mutations

12:30 -13:00 IS16 AnnemiekeAartsma-Rus -Dystrophin domains and function: considerations for antisense-mediated exon skipping

13:00 – 13:15 OP13

13:15 – 13:30 OP14

13:30 – 14:30 CLOSING REMARKS AND LUNCH

The Conference on Structure and Dynamics of the Sarcomere, 4-6 May, Belgrade, Serbia

 

We cordially invite you to attend The Conference on Structure and Dynamics of the Sarcomere focused on function and malfunction of different sarcomeric components and proteins of striated muscles. We will also discuss various approaches to molecular and structural studies, as well as different model systems. So, this would be an opportunity to present and challenge your latest findings in fundamental research and clinical science related to muscle cells and sarcomere.

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This conference is organized by the Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering (www.imgge.bg.ac.rs) and NMD SerbNet (Serbian Neuromuscular Disease Network). It is funded by an EU grant FP7-REGPOT-2012-2013-1 to the project “Strengthening the Research Potential of IMGGE through Reinforcement of Biomedical Science of Rare Diseases in Serbia – en route for innovation”- SERBORDISinn (http://serbordisinn.rs).

Registration

There is NO registration fee. Please register at REGISTRATION FORM

Open call for poster abstracts

The call for poster abstracts is extended until the 20 March 2016. Submit your abstract during registration process. Poster applicants will be informed if their poster is accepted and/or selected for oral presentation by the end of March
2016.
VENUE: Best Western Hotel M, Belgrade, Serbia (http://www.hotel-m.com/en/)
http://imgge.bg.ac.rs/

Contact: belgradesarcomere2016@gmail.com

On behalf of the Organizing Committee Dr Snezana Kojic Belgrade, March 2016

Conference on Structure and Dynamics of the SARCOMERE – First announcement

 

As the follow-up of conference Myofibrillar Z-disk Structure and Dynamics, held in 2013 in Hamburg, Germany, this meeting will be focused on function and malfunction of different sarcomeric components and proteins of striated muscles. We will also discuss various approaches to molecular and structural studies, as well as different model systems. So, this would be an opportunity to present and challenge your latest findings in fundamental research and clinical science related to muscle cells and sarcomere.

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This conference is organized by the Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering (www.imgge.bg.ac.rs) and NMD SerbNet (Serbian Neuromuscular Disease Network). It is funded by an EU grant FP7-REGPOT-2012-2013-1 to the project “Strengthening the Research Potential of IMGGE through Reinforcement of Biomedical Science of Rare Diseases in Serbia – en route for innovation”- SERBORDISinn (http://serbordisinn.rs).

Open call for poster abstracts

Send title, list of authors with affiliations and abstract (max 300 words) via e-mail at

belgradesarcomere2016@gmail.com

The call for poster abstracts is open until the 10 February 2016. Poster applicants will be informed if their poster is accepted and/or selected for oral presentation by the end of February 2016.

MEETING DATE: 4 – 6 May 2016

LOCATION/VENUE:

Best Western Hotel M, Belgrade, Serbia

http://www.hotel-m.com/en/ – There is NO registration fee.

You can book your flight to Belgrade on

www.airserbia.com

Contact: belgradesarcomere2016@gmail.com

LIST OF INVITED SPEAKERS

Giorgio Valle

CRIBI
Universy of Padova
Padova, Italia

Ralph Knoell

Department of Medicine, Huddinge
Karolinska Institute
Stockholm, Sweden

Bjarne Udd

Department of Neurology
University of Tampere
Tampere, Finland

Wolfgang Linke

Department of Cardiovascular Physiology
Ruhr University Bochum
Bochum, Germany

Ana Ferreiro

Institut de Myologie
Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière
Paris, France

Dieter O. Fürst

Institute for Cell Biology, Department of
Molecular Cell Biology University of Bonn Bonn, Germany

Katarina Pelin

Department of Biosciences, Division of Genetics
University of Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland

Annemieke Aartsma-Rus Department of Human Genetics Leiden University Medical Center Leiden, Netherlands

Roberto A. Steiner, PhD

Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics
Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine
King’s College London
London, UK

Hanns Lochmüller

The John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research
Centre
MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases
Newcastle University
Newcastle, UK

Didier Stainier

Department of Developmental Genetics
Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung
Bad Nauheim, Germany

Elisabeth Ehler

The Randall Centre of Cell and Molecular
Biophysics
King`s College London
London, UK

Homa Tajsharghi

Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Göteborg, Sweden

Wolfgang Rottbauer University Hospital Ulm Ulm, Germany

Pradeep Luther

National Heart and Lung Institute
Imperial College
London, UK

Belinda Bullard Dept. of Biology University of York York, UK

Mathias Gautel Muscle Cell Biology King`s College London London, UK

Kristina Djinovic-Carugo

Department of Structural and Computational
Biology
University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria

11th Balkan Congress of Human Genetics, Belgrade

11th Balkan Congress of Human Genetics took place at Sava Center, Belgrade, Serbia from September 17th to 20th. SERBORDISinn project was an organizer of three worshops within the 11th BCHG.

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Workshop 1:

Balkan rare disease biobanks,  databases and research collaborations – SERBORDISinn initiative

  1. Sonja Pavlovic (Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia)

“IMGGE rare disease biobanks and databasis”

  1. George Patrinos (University of Patras, School of Health Sciences, Patras, Greece)

“Genomic Medicine Alliance as a catalyst of genomic medicine activities in developing countries”

  1. Ljubica Matic (Karolinska Institute, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Stockholm, Sweden)

“BiKE is a unique platform for translational research: A systems biology strategy to identify novel targets in atherosclerosis”

  1. Joanna Vella (University of Malta, Faculty of Medicine & Surgery, Msida, Malta)

“Malta BioBank”

  1. Vita Dolzan (Center for Medical Genetics, University’s Childrens Hospital, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

“Genetic databases may facilitate translational research in rheumatoid arthritis”

  1. Mojca Zerjav Tansek (University’s Childrens Hospital, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

“Phenylketonuria screening in southeastern Europe – survey results from 11 countries”

  1. Discussion

 

Workshop 2:

Balkan Region’s participation in Horizon 2020

Zeljka Dukic (Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia)

“Balkan Region’s participation in Horizon 2020”

Warkshop 3:

Round Table

The Balkan Genomes Initiative

Flajer Balkan Genome Prva strana

 

Rare Disease Day 2015 in Serbia

In order to increase public awareness and promote activities of SERBORDISinn, Sonja Pavlovic participated in the Symposium “Rare Diseases in Serbia – Day-by-day, hand in hand” organized to mark Rare Disease Day 2015. This event was organized by Clinical Centre of Serbia and National Organization for Rare Diseases of Serbia. The event was held at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade. Dr Sonja Pavlovic, CP of SERBORDISinn gave a lecture: “Diagnostic Breakthrough for Rare Diseases in Serbia: Next-generation sequencing”.

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IMGGE is an Associated Partner in RD-Connect

December 2014.

IMGGE has been appointed the Associated Partner in RD-Connect.

RD-Connect is a unique global infrastructure project that links up databases, registries, biobanks and clinical bioinformatics data used in rare disease research into a central resource for researchers worldwide.

In March 2015, RD-Connect and NeurOmics held their annual meetings in Palma de Mallorca at the beginning of March 2015. Both meetings proved to be a great opportunity for project partners, associated partners and committee members to report on progress and achievements over the past year and to plan for future work. IMGGE participated as an associated partner.

SERBORDISinn & 2014 Golden Helix Symposium “Genomics of Rare Diseases”

SERBORDISinn & 2014 Golden Helix Symposium “Genomics of Rare Diseases” was one of the main dissemination and promotion activities of the FP7 REGPOT SERBORDISinn. In order to attract more participants from abroad, IMGGE organized the Symposium in collaboration with Golden Helix Foundation. The Symposium was under the auspices of Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development Republic of Serbia, Genomic Medicine Alliance and RD-Connect, while Orphanet and Public Health Genomics were communication sponsors. The Symposium was accredited by the Serbian Health Council (No. A-1-1990/14) for continuous medical education with the aim to attract more medical doctors and biochemist. IMGGE provided a free booth for the National organization for rare diseases of Serbia (NORBS) thus enabling patients to actively participate in the Symposium.

Symposium was organized into four sessions that addressed following topics: Public Health of Rare Diseases, Genomics of Rare Diseases, Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Therapy and Rare Diseases in Balkan Countries. Over 39 international, Balkan and Serbian researchers with an expertise in the field of rare diseases were invited to give lectures, and 128 participants (molecular biologists, biochemist, medical doctors and representatives of the relevant governmental departments) from Serbia and Balkan region participated in the event.

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Media coverage: The event was announced and commented in Serbian broadcasting and printed media thus increasing mentions of IMGGE in public media.

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Press release:

http://www.b92.net/zdravlje/vesti.php?yyyy=2014&mm=10&nav_id=918413

http://www.rtv.rs/sr_lat/zivot/porodica/dok-je-beba-u-stomaku-genom-otkriva-uzrok-bolesti_532038.html

http://www.blic.rs/Vesti/Drustvo/507357/Dijagnostika-retkih-bolesti-u-Srbiji-od-januara

http://www.ekapija.com/website/sr/page/1009539/Dijagnostika-retkih-bolesti-o-tro%C5%A1ku-RFZO-od-januara-2015

http://www.infogo.biz/dijagnostika-retkih-bolesti-u-srbiji-od-januara-332155.html

http://vazdan.com/vijest/dijagnostika-retkih-bolesti-u-srbiji-od-januara/826348

http://www.novosti.rs/vesti/zivot_+.304.html:517369-Dok-je-beba-u-stomaku-genom-otkriva-od-cega-ce-bolovati

http://pregledvesti.com/sjajno-otkrice-dok-je-beba-u-stomaku-genom-otkriva-od-cega/

http://www.medias.rs/najnovije-vesti/dok-je-beba-u-stomaku-genom-otkriva-od-cega-ce-bolovati/

http://www.netkafa.net/2014/10/31/1381424/dok-je-beba-u-stomaku-genom-otkriva-od-cega-ce-bolovati

http://www.prelistavanje.rs/vest/prikazi/sjajno-otkrice-dok-je-beba-u-stomaku-genom-otkriva-od-cega-ce-bolovati/1095812

http://www.hranazasve.com/zdravlje/vesti.php