Program

Last program update: 26.08.2016

UPDATE 26.08.2016: The Postersession assignments can be downloaded as a PDF.

 

Overview Program

Programm overview 15

Detailed Program

Monday, September 12th, 2016
RESOWI Zentrum, Universitätsstrasse 15


08:00 - 13:30

 


Registration

 

 

 

 

 

09:45 - 10:15

 

ACIB and Biotechnology in Graz:
Highlights & current research and projects
Martin Trinker & Gabriele Berg

HS 15.02


10:15 - 10:30

 

Coffee Break 

 


10:30 - 12:30

 


Förderung der Grundlagenforschung in Österreich

Impulsreferate & Podiumsdiskussion

Begrüßung und Einleitung:
Josef Glößl, BOKU Wien und Vizepräsident der ÖGMBT

Teilnehmer:
Mag
.in Barbara Weitgruber, Sektionschefin im BMWFW
Prof. Klement Tockner
, Präsident des FWF
Prof. Oliver Vitouch, Präsident der UNIKO
Dr.in Henrietta Egerth, Geschäftsführerin der FFG
Prof.in Ellen Zechner, Vizepräsidentin des FWF
Prof. Lukas Huber, Vizepräsident der ÖGMBT

Moderation:
Mag. Andreas Schweiger, Pressesprecher der KFU Graz

 
HS 15.03

 

 

 

 

12:30 - 13:30

 

Lunch

 


13:00 - 14:15

 


Opening & Award Ceremony I - Research & PhD Awards

Günther Koraimann,
Chair of the Organizing Committee
Caroline Schober-Trummler, Vice Rector Medical University of Graz
Birgit Strimitzer-Riedler,
Land Steiermark representative
Angela Sessitsch,
ÖGMBT President
Hermann Katinger,
Polymun Scientific Preissponsor & Prof.em. BOKU
Rainer Englisch,
THP Medical Products Preissponsor,

 
HS 15.03


14:15 - 14:30

 


Coffee Break

 


14:30 - 16:00

 


Lipid Metabolism, Disorders & Cancer I

Chairs: Martina Schweiger & Gerald Höfler

 
HS 15.03


14:30

 


Plenary Lecture - Jürgen Eckel (Düsseldorf, DE)

 The adipocyte - myocyte axis: A paradigm of organ crosstalk

 

15:00

 

Katharina Leithner
  PCK2 mediates glyceroneogenesis in lung cancer cells

 

15:10

 

Anne Rupprecht
  The mitochondrial uncoupling protein 2 abundance coincides with the metabolic adaptation in cancer cells

 

15:20

15:30

 

Andreas Prokesch
 The p53 pathway is activated by fasting in liver and controls macronutrient homeostasis

Plenary Lecture – Michael Lisanti (Manchester, UK)
 Common antibiotics target mitochondria and effectively eradicate cancer stem cells, across multiple tumor types

 

 

 

 

 

16:00 - 16:30

 

Coffee Break

 



16:30 - 18:00

 



Ageing and Neurodegeneration
supported by BioTechMed-Graz
Chairs: Tobias Eisenberg & Frank Madeo

 

HS 15.03

16:30

 

Plenary Lecture - Bence Racz (Budapest, HU)
  You are what you eat: Influence of nutrition on hippocampal synaptic plasticity

 

17:00

 

Thomas Birngruber
  A new focal glioblastoma model with a cerebral open-flow microperfusion (cOFM) as a permanent fluidic interface

 

17:10

 

Julia Ring
  Cytosolic Abeta targets mitochondria inducing cell death in a yeast model of Alzheimer's diseases

 

17:20

 

Michael Moschinger
  Investigation into gender-specific expression of important mitochondrial proteins in mice

 

17:30

17:40

 

BioTechMed-Graz Lecture  
Rudolf Zechner - Introduction to BioTechMed-Graz
Satchin Panda (La Jolla, US) - Time-restricted feeding for increasing healthy lifespan

 


18:10 - 19:00

 


Wine & Science

 
Foyer & SR 1-4


19:00 - 22:00

 

Poster Session I


SR 1-4

 

 

 

 


Tuesday, September 13th, 2016


08:00 - 13:30

 


Registration

 


09:00 - 09:30

 


FEBS National Lecture - Alan Warren (Cambridge, UK)

  Linking leukaemia to the quality control of ribosome assembly

 
HS15.03




09:40 -10:40

 


Concurrent sessions HS15.03 & HS15.02 until 12:30

Enzymes and Nanomachines
 
Chairs: Helmut Bergler & Peter Macheroux & Brigitte Pertschy

 

 

HS15.03


09:40

 


Plenary Speaker - Tim Clausen (Vienna, AT)

  Linking protein phosphorylation and degradation: How a specific phospho-signal serves as a degradation tag

 

10:10

 

Tea Pavkov-Keller
  The self-assembly of SbsC, the S-layer protein from Geobacillus stearothermophilus

 

10:20

 

Geoffrey Gourinchas
  Elucidating the longe-range signal transduction in red-light activated diguanylyl cyclases

 

10:30

 

Lisa Kappel
  Degradation of the biopolymer chitin and its monomeric subunit N-acetylglucosamine in fungi is regulated by the novel NDT80-like transcription factor RON1

 

 

 

 

 

09:40 - 10:40

 

Translational Oncology I: "From Basics... "
Chairs: Emilio Casanova & Robert Eferl

HS15.02


09:40

 


Plenary Speaker - Erwin Wagner (Madrid, SP)

  Inflammation-associated liver cancer and the systemic effects of cancer cachexia

 

10:10

 

Monira Awad
  The role of the protocadherin CDHR5 (Mucdhl) in colorectal cancer

 

10:20

 

Christine Pirker
  Genome-wide characterization of malignant pleural mesothelioma cells: TERT promoter mutations are associated with the sarcomatoid subtype

 

10:30

 

Nicole Prutsch
  The TYK2-STAT1 pathway in aggressive T-cell lymphoma: A new therapeutic intervention site?

 


10:40 - 11:00

 


Coffee Break

 


11:00 - 12:30

 


Secretion Systems

Chairs: Ellen Zechner & Günther Koraimann

 

HS 15.03


11:00

 


Plenary Speaker - Elisabeth Grohmann (Berlin, DE)

  Key players of an Enterococcus type IV secretion system

 

11:30

 

Verena Kohler
  Polycistronic expression and structural characterization of a
Gram-positive type IV secretion system in Bacillus megaterium

 

11:40

 

Christian Gruber
  Conjugative DNA transfer is enhanced by plasmid R1 partitioning proteins

 

11:50

 

Dina Vorkapic
  An O-linked protein glycosylation system modulates biofilm development in Vibrio cholerae by affecting the secretion of biofilm matrix proteins

 

12:00

 

Plenary Speaker - Gabriel Waksman (London, UK)
  Structural and molecular biology of bacterial secretion systems

 

 

 

 

 

11:00 - 12:30

 

Translational Oncology I: "From Basics..."
Chairs: Emilio Casanova & Robert Eferl

HS15.02


11:00

 


Plenary Speaker - Andreas Villunger (Innsbruck, AT)

  The PIDDosome in cell death and cell cylce control

 

11:30

 

Elisabeth Glitzner
  Molecular characterization of the EGF receptor (EGFR) in endothelial cells

 

11:40

 

Carina Dinhof
  YK-4-279, a novel small molecule Ets-inhibitor, induces mitotic arrest in human Ewing's sarcoma and melanoma cell models

 

11:50

 

Sabine Lagger
  PDGFRB modulates DNA integrity in anaplastic large cell lymphoma

 

12:00

 

Elisa Redl
  Oncogenic signaling and epigenetic deregulation – the function of DNMT1 in NPM-ALK driven lymphomagenesis

 

12:10

 

Alexandra Zisser
  HDAC1 genetic deletion accelerates NPM-ALK+ lymphoma formation by activating anti-apoptotic protein expression

 

12:20

 

David Pereyra 
Liver regeneration is impaired in mice suffering from Alpha-Granule Deficiency

 

 

 

 

 

12:30 - 13:30

 

Lunch Break & Switch to Poster Sesssion II

 


13:30 - 14:30

 


ÖGMBT General Assembly

 

HS15.02



14:30 - 16:00

 



Infectious Diseases and Novel Treatments

Chairs: Karl Lohner & Christoph Högenauer & Joachim Reidl

 

HS15.03

14:30

 

Plenary Speaker - Christoph Högenauer (Graz, AT)
  Fecal microbiota transplantation – A prototype for new therapeutic concept!

 

15:00

 

Matthias Tonner
  The labile iron pool in Leishmania

 

15:10

 

Fatih Cakar
  Identification and characterization of in vivo repressed genes in Vibrio cholerae by using a novel version of a recombinase-based reporter system

 

15:20

 

Nermina Malanovic
  Peptide oligomerization as a determinant factor of antibacterial activity

 

15:30

 

Plenary Speaker - Bob Hancock (Vancouver, CA)
  Alternative strategies for antibiotic resistant infections

 


14:30 - 15:30

 


Applying correctly – but how?

Career Lecture with Birgit Leitner (Employer Brand Manager ERBER Group)

 
HS15.02


15:30 – 16:15

 


High throughput, scaleable, and reusable ion exchange membrane chromatogrphy

Workshop with Wolfgang Weinkum (PALL Austria)


PALL booth / foyer


16:00 - 16:30

 


Coffee Break

 




16:30 - 18:00

 




Young Scientists Austria

Chairs: Vinay Sachdev & Pablo Vieyra Garcia

 


HS15.03


16:30

 


Katrin Unterhauser
(DK Enzymology)
  Short overview of the DK Enzymology
  Enterotoxin tilivalline is a mitotic poison that stabilizes microtubules

 

16:45

 

Katharina Pressler
  AAA+ proteases and their role in distinct stages of the Vibrio cholerae lifecycle

 

16:55

 

Corina Madreiter-Sokolowski (DK-MCD)
  Short overview of the DK Metabolic and Cardiovascular Disease
  Cancer-specific mitochondrial calcium homeostasis may offer new treatment strategies

 

17:10

 

Wael Al Zoughbi
  A tumor suppressor function for ATGL: The director's cut

 

17:20

 

Izabela Borek (DK-MOLIN)
Short overview of the DK Molecular Fundamentals of Inflammation 
Bone Morphogenic Protein 7 (BMP7) promotes in vitro generation of high numbers of inflammatory Langerhans-like dendritic cells

 

17:35

 

Corinna Krump
  Repression of monocyte lineage identity is required for Langerhans cell differentiation but not for alternative DC fates

 


17:45

 


ÖGMBT Young Life Scientists Austria - YLSA
Jonas Ramoni & Pascal Mülner

Kick-off info event Graz

 
HS15.03


18:00 - 19:00

 


Dinner

 
Foyer


19:00 - 21:00

 


Poster Session II

 
SR1-4


from 21:00

 


Funk´n Rock with MurBeat

 


 

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016


08:00 - 13:30

 


Registration

 


09:00 - 10:30

 


Microbiota Today

Chairs: Gabriele Berg & Christine Moissl-Eichinger & Christoph Sensen

 
HS15.03


09:00

 


Plenary Speaker - David Berry (Vienna, AT)

  Insights into gut microbiota function using single cell isotope probing

 

09:30

 

Kaisa Koskinen
  The correspondence of nasal microbiome and normal olfactory function

 

09:40

 

Kathrin Lippert
  Composition and functions of the gut microbiota and associations with obesity and the metabolic syndrome in seniors

 

09:50

 

Birgit Mitter
  Transcriptome profiling of the endophyte Burkholderia phytofirmans PsJN indicates sensing the drought stress of the host plant

 

10:00

 

Plenary Speaker - John van der Oost (Wageningen, NL)
  Discovery of new CRISPR systems

 

 

 

 

 

09:00 - 10:30

 

Biophysics Austria Annual Meeting
Chair: Peter Pohl

HS15.02

09:00

 

Peter Pohl
  Gating of the protein translocation complex (SecYEG)
expressing HEK293 cells

 

09:30

 

Niroj Shrestha
  Trimeric intracellular cation channel (TRIC-A) regulates Ca2+ cycling in RYR2

 

09:50

 

Barbara Eicher
  Joint SAXS/SANS data analysis of membranes exhibiting lipid asymmetry

 

10:10

 

Inmaculada Sanchez Romero
  Designer Optical Neurotransmitter Sensors (DOTS)

 


10:30 - 11:00

 

 
Coffee Break

 


11:00 - 12:30

 


Systems and Synthetic Biology

Chairs: Kai Uwe Fröhlich & Helmut Schwab

 
HS15.03


11:00

 


Plenary Speaker – Călin Guet (Klosterneuburg, AT)

  What Synthetic Biology teaches us about Biology

 

11:30

 

Michael Traxlmayr
  A hyperstable miniprotein as an alternative to antibodies

 

11:40

 

Bernd Albrecht
  Scaffolding for metabolic engineering endeavors

 

11:50

 

Stephanie Kainrath
  An optogenetic FGFR1 variant inhibited by green light illumination

 

12:00-12:30

 

12:00

 

12:10

 

12:20

 

Lipid Metabolism, Disorders & Cancer II
Chairs: Martina Schweiger & Gerald Höfler

Melanie Korbelius
Consequences of defective lipolysis in the small intestine on lipid metabolism 
Furkan Alkan
Knockdown of a metabolic gene is reducing the proliferation while increasing metastasis of cancer cells
Cedric De Smet
A novel lipid sensor and adipogenesis regulator in the endosomal membrane

HS15.03

11:00 - 12:30

 

Biophysics Austria Annual Meeting
Chair: Peter Pohl

HS15.02

11:00

 

Invited Speaker: Andreas Horner
  H-bond formation governs the unitary water permeability of narrow channels

 

11:30

 

Gabriel Macher
  Inhibition of proton transport in UCP1 and 3 – a closer look

 

11:50

 

Christoph Enz - Fa. Cenibra (sponsored talk)
  Molecular forces, biomembranes, and how the former can be measured on the latter

 

12:10

 

Gerhard Schütz
  Label density variation to probe membrane protein nanoclusters in  STORM/PALM-based superresolution microscopy

 


12:30 - 13:30

 


Lunch Break
 

 


13:30 - 15:30

 


Biophysics Austria Annual Meeting - Poster Session III

 
SR3


13:30 - 15:30

 


Translational Oncology I: "... to Translational"
 
Chairs: Michael Bergmann & Lukas Kenner

 
HS15.03

13:30

 

Plenary Speaker -  Pernille Hojmann (Kopenhagen, DK)
  Exercise protects from cancer by regulation of immune function

 

14:00

 

Pablo Vieyra-Garcia
  Understanding benign T-cell infiltration in mycosis fungoides: Malignant clones are not alone

 

14:10

 

Jasmin Svinka
  STAT1 promotes immune escape of intestinal cancer

 

14:20

 

Monika Sachet
  In vitro activation of tumor-infiltrating leukocytes from surgical specimens

 

14:30

 

Florian Rüker
  Domain-exchanged antibody with potentiated effector functions

 

14:40

 

Martha Gschwandtner
  Translating research into therapy: Targeting the chemokine-glycosaminoglycan interaction as novel approach for interfering with cancer metastasis

 

14:50

 

Philipp Staber
  EXALT: Extended analysis for leukemia/lymphoma treatment

 

15:00

 

Anna Obenauf
  Unintended consequences of targeted cancer therapy: Therapy induced tumor secretomes fuel drug resistance and tumor progression

 

15:10

 

Taraneh Beikbaghban
  Interplay between EGFR and MET gene amplifications upon receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) inhibitor selection

 

15:20

 

Diana Groza
  Uptake kinetics of a platinum(IV) bismaleimide complex in vitro and in vivo

 


15:30 - 16:00

 


Coffee Break & Exhibitor Quiz Prizes I

 

 

 

 

 

16:00 - 17:30

 

Single Molecules and Membranes 
Chairs: Klaus Groschner & Sepp Kohlwein

HS15.03


16:00

 


Plenary Speaker - Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz (Bethesda, US)
supported by NAWI Graz

  Windows into cell metabolism through imaging

 

16:30

 

Emrah Eroglu
  Development of novel FP-based probes for live-cell imaging of nitric oxide dynamics

 

16:40

 

Oleksandra Tiapko
  Photopharmacological modulation of TRPC3/6 as a strategy to govern neuronal excitability

 

16:50

 

Simona Migliano
  The role of Vps4 on endosomes during the last seconds of intraluminal vesicle biogenesis

 

17:00

 

Plenary Speaker - Dirk Trauner (Munich, DE)
  Controlling Biological Function With Photopharmacology

 

 

 

 

 

16:00 - 17:20

 

Translational Oncology II: "... to Translational"
Chairs: Martin Pichler & Armin Gerger

HS15.02


16:00

 


Plenary Speaker - Cornelia Ulrich (Utah, US)

 Advancing precision prevention and translational oncology through metabolomics strategies

 

16:30

 

Regina Soldo
  Cross-platform reproducibility and quality control for improving multiplex tumor-autoantibody testing

 

16:40

 

Verena Stiegelbauer
  MicroRNA196 regulates metastases formation in colorectal cancer

 

16:50

 

Sarah Kammerer
  KCNJ3 is a new independent prognostic marker for estrogen receptor positive breast cancer patients

 

17:00

 

Johannes Laengle
  Oncolytic influenza A virus expressing interleukin-15 diminishes tumor growth in vivo

 

17:10

 

Gerald Prager
  Implementation of a screening program for mismatch-repair deficient(MMR)-colon cancer for identifying patients eligible to immunotherapy with programmed death 1(PD1)-immune checkpoint inhibitor Pembrolizumab

 


17:30 - 18:00

 


Exhibitor Quiz Prizes II & Award Ceremony II - Best Talk & Best Poster

 
HS15.03


18:00

 


Closing Remarks

 
HS15.03

 

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