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MicroRNAs & Single Molecule Biology Europe - 2011 Symposium

Sixth International
MicroRNAs Europe 2011 Meeting
MicroRNAs: Biology to Development and Disease

First International
Single Molecule Biology Europe 2011 Meeting
Molecular Imaging to Single Molecule Analysis

November 1 - 2, 2011
Venue: Peterhouse, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

A Unique Theme Conference & Exhibition in the MicroRNomics & Single Cell Detection

Meeting Place:

The Venue Peterhouse (middle) is the oldest College of the University of Cambridge, founded in 1284 and an institution dedicated to education and research. Throughout its history, Petreans have been at the heart of the political, social and religious controversies that have shaped today’s society. Some of the influential Petreans include: Henry Cavendish, Lord Kelvin, Sir Frank Whittle and Christopher Cockerill, and Nobel Laureates – Sir John Kendrew, Sir Aaron Klug, Archer Martin and Max Perutz , who gave a twentieth century lead in the field of Molecular Biology. Since many centuries it remained as a hub for innovation and successive generations of the brightest young people around the world.

Why do you wait to join for an intellectual gathering in the ‘microRNomics’ & 'Single Moleclue Biology' arenas at the prestigious college Peterhouse in the Premier University campus!

Expected Maximum Capacity:
Target Audience 100
Total Speaker Presentations: 30
Total Poster Presentations: 10
Total Exhibit Booths: 5

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011
8:00A.M: Registration Open
9.00 AM – 6.00 PM Scientific Sessions

Wednsday November 2, 2011
8:00A.M: Registration Open
9.00 AM – 6.00 PM Scientific Sessions

Scientific Organizer:

Krishnarao Appasani, PhD., MBA
Founder & CEO
GeneExpression Systems, Inc
Waltham, MA USA

Scientific Committe:

Matthew Murray, MA, MB BChir, MRCP, DCH
Paediatric Oncologist
Hutchison/MRC Research Centre
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Sixth International First International

MicroRNAs Europe 2011 Meeting
MicroRNAs: Biology to Development and Disease

Single Molecule Biology Europe 2011 Meeting
Molecular Imaging to Single Molecule Analysis

Key Sessions Key Sessions
  • MicroRNAs Discovery and Biogenesis
  • MicroRNAs in Development
  • Bioinformatics of miRNAs
  • MicroRNAs in Virology & Diagnostics
  • MicroRNAs in Stem Cell Biology
  • MicroRNAs in Disease Biology
  • Fluorescence Spectroscopy & Correlation Microscopy
  • Single Molecule Genomics
  • Atomic (Single Molecule) Force Microscopy
  • Bioscrening & Microfluidics
  • High throughput qPCR & Chip-integrated platforms
  • Fluorescent proteins and in vivo Analysis
  • Fluorescence in Living cells

Keynote Speakers:

Witolod Filipowicz, MD, Ph.D.
Professor & Sr. Group Leader
Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research
Basel, Switzerland
Title: Regulation of miRNA and miRNA turnover in mammalian cells

Manfred Auer, PhD.                                     
Professor of Chemical Biology &                  
Chair of Chemical and Translational Biology
Division of Pathway Medicine
The University of Edinburgh,
Edinburgh, , United Kingdom
Title: TBA

MicroRNAi Speakers
Single Molecule Biology Speakers

E. Jane C. Mellor, PhD.                               
Professor of Biochemistry
University of Oxford
Oxford, UK
Title: Dynamic and Plastic Transcription Units in Yeast

Sophie E. Jackson, PhD.
Reader in Biophysical Chemistry
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, UK
Title: Single-molecule studies on protein conformation and folding

Harukazu Suzuki, PhD.                               
Deputy Director of Omics Science Center
RIKEN Yokohama Institute
Yokohama City, Kanagawa, Japan
miRNA regulation of Leukemia

Cristina Flors, PhD.                                    
Royal Society Fellow
School of Chemistry-University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland-UK
Title:  Fluorescence photoswitching in DNA: applications in advanced fluorescence microscopy

Dr. Isabella M. Bray 
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
Title:MicroRNA-542-5p as a Novel Tumor Suppressor in Neuroblastoma


Luis Alberto Campos           
PhD Student from the Lab. Of Dr. Victor Muñoz
Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas (CSIC)
Madrid, Spain
Title: Microsecond-resolution single-molecule fluorescence spectroscopy


Yuri D'alessandra, Ph.D.                 
Lab. Biologia Vascolare e Medicina Rigenerativa 
Centro Cardiologico Monzino, Italy
Title: Circulating microRNAs in Cardiovascular Disease

A. Sri Rama Koti, PhD.
Reader in Chemical & Biological Sciences
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)
Colaba-Mumbai, Maharastra, India
Title:Single-molecule force spectroscopy studies of the parallel unfolding pathways of maltose binding protein

Jiri Vanicek, PhD.                            
Asst. Professor of Theoretical Physical Chemistry
Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland
Title: Accurate microRNA target prediction: accessibility, conservation, and herpesvirus latency

Alexander Kleefen
PhD Student from the Lab of Prof. Robert Tampe
Institute of Biochemistry
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University
Frankfurt A.M, Germany
Title: Multiplexed single transmembrane recordings on nanopore arrays

Simon Arthur, PhD.                         
Investigator in the MRC Protein Phosphorylation Unit
University of Dundee
Dundee, Scotland
Title: Roles of miR132 and 212 in synaptic plasticity

Anna Pezzarossa
PhD Student in the Lab. of Prof. Thomas Schmidt
Leiden Institute of Physics, Leiden University
Leiden, The Netherlands
Title: Membrane Domains and Signaling – From PALM imaging to µs-single-molecule tracking

Thomas J. Hardcastle, PhD. 
Postdoctoral Fellow of Bioinformatics
Prof. David Baulcombe's Plant Sciences Lab
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Title: Analysis of small RNAs and their sequencing data

Frauke Mickler, M.Sc
PhD student in the Lab of Prof. Christoph Bräuchle
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen
Munchen, Germany
Title: Drug and gene Delivery with "smart" nanoparticles and live cell imaging


Miljana Tanic                        
PhD Student in Human Genetics Group
Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Madrid, Spain
Title: Integration of BRCA1 mediated miRNA and mRNA profiles reveal microRNA regulation of TRAF2 and NFkB pathway

Yuichi Taniguchi, PhD.                               
Unit Leader
RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center
Osaka, Japan
Title: Quantifying E. coli proteome and transcriptome with single-molecule
sensitivity in single cells

Bassam Badran, PhD.
Professor of Immunology in the Dept. of Biochemistry
Lebanese University- Faculty of Sciences
Beirut, Lebanon
Title: CD4+CD25+CD127low Regulatory T cells: microRNA signature and effect of valproate on microRNA and FOXP3 expression levels in CD4+CD25- T cells

Rinat Goren, PhD.                                       
Assistant Staff Scientist
Department of Physics of Complex Systems
Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Title: Small RNA regulation on cell-cell variability in bacteria

Stefanie Avril, MD.
Technical University Munich
Munich, Germany
Title: Intratumoural heterogeneity of microRNA expression in breast cancer

Joerg Enderlein, PhD.                                 
Professor of Physics
Georg August University of Göttingen
Goettingen, Germany
Title: Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy: Basics and applications

Jørgen Kjems, PhD.
Professor of Molecular Biology
Aarhus University-iNANO Center
Aarhus C, Denmark
Title: A nuclear function for miRNA: Ago2-mediated cleavage of a circular antisense RNA

Laurent Holtzer, PhD.                                 
Post doctoral Fellow in Biochemistry
University of Geneva,
Geneva, Switzerland
Using single molecule microscopy to study development and growth in living tissue

Olaf Merkel, PhD.
Group Leader of Immunology
Private Medizinische Universität & Hospital
Salzburg, Austria
Title: Effect of Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase Deregulation on microRNAs in cancer
  Laurens Lindenburg
PhD Student in the lab of Dr. Merkx
Eindhoven University of Technology
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Title: Engineering protein switches. Sensors and regulators for biology and diagnostics

Donato Santovito, MD.             
Center of Excellence on Atherosclerosis, Hypertension and Dyslipidemia
University of Chieti, G. D'Annunzio School of Medicine Chieti, Italy
Title: microRNAs and atherosclerosis progression


Larry Croft, PhD.                                         
Post doctoral fellow in the Lab of Dr. Jan G
orodkin, Center for Noncoding RNA Technology
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark
 Glimpses of transcription factor: miRNA regulatory network structure


Dr. Romano Regazzi
Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Morphology
University of Lausanne
Lausanne, Switzerland
Title: Emerging roles of microRNAs in the development of diabetes


Haydn Prosser, PhD.
Staff Scientist in the Lab. Of  Dr. A. Bradley
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Hinxton-Cambridge, UK
Title: Establishment and distribution of new microRNA resource to study the role of microRNAs

Ahmet Ucar, PhD.
Postdoctoral Fellow
German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
Heidelberg, Germany
Title: MicroRNA-dependent regulation of mammary gland development

Dr. Matthew Murray
Paediatric Oncologist
Hutchison/MRC Research Centre
Cambridge, UK
Title: microRNAs in malignant germ cell tumours


Ioanna Keklikoglou              
PhD Student,Div. Molecular Genome Analysis
German Cancer Research Center-DKFZ)
Heidelberg, Germany
Title: A Genome-wide miRNA screen reveals novel regulators of NF-κB signaling in breast cancer


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