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UPDATE 27.07.2016: The Postersession assignments can be downloaded as a PDF.

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Detailed Program


Monday, September 12th, 2016
08:00 - 13:30   Registration  
09:00 - 09:30   ACIB and Biotechnology in Graz  
09:30 - 10:15   BioTechMed-Graz  
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

Klement Tockner, Präsident des FWF
Ellen Zechner, KFU Graz und Vizepräsidentin des FWF
Barbara Weitgruber, Sektionschefin im BMWFW
Henriette Egerth, Geschäftsführerin der FFG
Lukas Huber, Meduni Innsbruck und Vizepräsident der ÖGMBT

Andreas Schweiger, Pressesprecher der KFU Graz

12:30 - 13:30   Lunch  
13:00 - 14:14    Opening & Award Ceremony I  
14:15 - 14:30   Coffee Break  

14:30 - 16:00


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

Plenary Lecture - Federica Sotgia (Manchester, UK)
  Title TBA
Katharina Leithner
  PCK2 mediates glyceroneogenesis in lung cancer cells
Anne Rupprecht
  The mitochondrial uncoupling protein 2 abundance coincides with the metabolic adaptation in cancer cells
Andreas Prokesch
 The p53 pathway is activated by fasting in liver and controls macronutrient homeostasis
Plenary Lecture - Jürgen Eckel (Düsseldorf, DE)
  The adipocyte - myocyte axis: A paradigm of organ crosstalk
16:00 - 16:30   Coffee Break  
16:30 - 18:00  

Ageing and Neurodegeneration
Chairs: Tobias Eisenberg & Frank Madeo

Plenary Lecture - Bence Racz (Budapest, HU)
  You are what you eat: influence of nutrition on hippocampal synaptic plasticity
Thomas Birngruber
  A new focal glioblastoma model with a cerebral open-flow microperfusion (cOFM) as a permanent fluidic interface
Julia Ring
  Cytosolic Abeta targets mitochondria inducing cell death in a yeast model of Alzheimer’s diseases
Michael Moschinger
  Investigation into gender-specific expression of important mitochondrial proteins in mice
Plenary Lecture - Satchin Panda (La Jolla, US)
  Time-restricted feeding for increasing healthy lifespan
18:00 - 19:00   Wine & Science
19:00 - 22:00   Poster Session I
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
09:40 - 10:40 Concurrent Sessions

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

Plenary Speaker - Tim Clausen (Vienna, AT)
  Linking protein phosphorylation and degradation: How a specific phospho-signal serves as a degradation tag
Tea Pavkov-Keller
  The self-assembly of SbsC, the S-layer protein from G. stearothermophilus
Geoffrey Gourinchas
  Elucidating the longe-range signal transduction in red-light activated diguanylyl cyclases
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
Plenary Speaker - Erwin Wagner (Madrid, SP)
  Inflammation-associated Liver Cancer and the systemic effects of Cancer Cachexia
Monira Awad
  The role of the protocadherin CDHR5 (Mucdhl) in colorectal cancer
Christine Pirker
  Genome-wide characterization of malignant pleural mesothelioma cells: TERT promoter mutations are associated with the sarcomatoid subtype
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 Concurrent Sessions Secretion Systems
Chairs: Ellen Zechner & Günther Koraimann
Plenary Speaker - Elisabeth Grohmann (Berlin, DE)
  Key players of an Enterococcus Type IV Secretion System
Verena Kohler
  Polycistronic Expression and Structural Characterization of a
Gram-positive Type IV Secretion System in Bacillus megaterium
Christian Gruber
  Conjugative DNA transfer is enhanced by plasmid R1 partitioning proteins
Dina Vorkapic
  An O-linked protein glycosylation system modulates biofilm development in Vibrio cholerae by affecting the secretion of biofilm matrix proteins
Plenary Speaker - Gabriel Waksman (London, UK)
  Structural and molecular biology of bacterial secretion systems
 11:00 - 12:30

Translational Oncology: from basics...
Chairs: Emilio Casanova & Robert Eferl

Plenary Speaker - Andreas Villunger (Innsbruck, AT)
  The PIDDosome in cell death and cell cylce control
Elisabeth Glitzner
  Molecular characterization of the EGF receptor (EGFR) in endothelial cells
Carina Dinhof
  YK-4-279, a novel small molecule Ets-inhibitor, induces mitotic arrest in human Ewing’s sarcoma and melanoma cell models
Sabine Lagger
  PDGFRB modulates DNA integrity in anaplastic large cell lymphoma
Elisa Redl
  Oncogenic signaling and epigenetic deregulation – the function of DNMT1 in NPM-ALK driven lymphomagenesis
Alexandra Zisser
  HDAC1 genetic deletion accelerates NPM-ALK+ lymphoma formation by activating anti-apoptotic protein expression
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   General Assembly
14:30 - 16:00  

Infectious Diseases and Novel Treatments
Chairs: Karl Lohner & Christoph Högenauer & Joachim Reidl

Plenary Speaker - John Mekalanos (Boston, US)
  Type 6 Secretion Systems Influence Pathogen-Commensal Interactions
Matthias Tonner
  The labile iron pool in Leishmania
Fatih Cakar
  Identification and characterization of in vivo repressed genes in Vibrio cholerae by using a novel version of a recombinase-based reporter system
Nermina Malanovic
  Peptide oligomerization as a determinant factor of antibacterial activity
Plenary Speaker - Bob Hancock (Vancouver, CA)
  Alternative strategies for Antibiotic Resistant Infections
16:00 - 16:30   Coffee Break  
16:30 - 18:00  

Young Scientists Austria
Chairs: Vinay Sachdev & Pablo Vieyra Garcia

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

Katharina Pressler
  AAA+ proteases and their role in distinct stages of the Vibrio cholerae lifecycle
Corina Madreiter-Sokolowski (DK-MCD)
  Short overview of the DK Metabolic and Cardiovascular Disease
  Cancer-specific mitochondrial calcium homeostasis may offer new treatment strategies
Wael Al Zoughbi
  A Tumor Suppressor Function for ATGL: The Director's Cut
  Short overview of the DK Molecular Fundamentals of Inflammation
Izabela Borek
  Bone Morphogenic Protein 7 (BMP7) promotes in vitro generation of high numbers of inflammatory Langerhans-like dendritic cells
Corinna Krump
  Repression of monocyte lineage identity is required for Langerhans cell differentiation but not for alternative DC fates
18:00 - 19:00   Dinner
19:00 - 21:00   Poster Session II  
 from 21:00   Funk´n Rock with MurBeat  
Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
08:00 - 13:30   Registration  
09:00 - 10:30 Concurrent Sessions

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

Plenary Speaker - David Berry (Vienna, AT)
  Insights into gut microbiota function using single cell isotope probing
Kaisa Koskinen
  The correspondence of nasal microbiome and normal olfactory function
Kathrin Lippert
  Composition and functions of the gut microbiota and associations with obesity and the metabolic syndrome in seniors
Birgit Mitter
  Transcriptome profiling of the endophyte Burkholderia phytofirmans PsJN indicates sensing the drought stress of the host plant
Plenary Speaker - John van der Oost (Wageningen, NL)
  Discovery of new CRISPR systems
09:00 - 10:30 Biophysics Austria Annual Meeting
Chair: Peter Pohl
  Peter Pohl
  Gating of the protein translocation complex (SecYEG)
Niroj Shrestha
  Trimeric intracellular cation channel (TRIC-A) regulates Ca2+ cycling in RYR2 expressing HEK293 cells
Barbara Eicher
  Joint SAXS/SANS data analysis of membranes exhibiting lipid asymmetry
Inmaculada Sanchez Romero
  Designer Optical Neurotransmitter Sensors (DOTS)
10:30 - 11:00    Coffee Break  
11:00 - 12:30 Concurrent Sessions Systems and Synthetic Biology
Chairs: Kai Uwe Fröhlich & Helmut Schwab
Plenary Speaker - Lars Keld Nielsen (Kopenhagen, DK)
  Bits, Bugs and Bucks – in silico Biotechnology
Michael Traxlmayr
  A hyperstable miniprotein as an alternative to antibodies
Bernd Albrecht
  Scaffolding for metabolic engineering endeavors
Stephanie Kainrath
  An optogenetic FGFR1 variant inhibited by green light illumination
Plenary Speaker - TBA (TBA)
11:00 - 12:30

Biophysics Austria Annual Meeting
Chair: Peter Pohl

Invited Speaker: Andreas Horner
  H-bond formation governs the unitary water permeability of narrow channels
Gabriel Macher
  Inhibition of proton transport in UCP1 and 3 – a closer look
Christoph Enz - Fa. Cenibra (sponsored talk)
  Molecular Forces, Biomembranes, and how the former can be measured on the latter
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 Concurrent Sessions Biophysics Austria Annual Meeting - Poster Session III 

13:30 - 15:30

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

Plenary Speaker -  Pernille Hojmann (Kopenhagen, DK)
  Exercise protects from cancer by regulation of immune function
Pablo Vieyra-Garcia
  Understanding benign T-cell infiltration in mycosis fungoides: Malignant clones are not alone
Jasmin Svinka
  STAT1 promotes immune escape of intestinal cancer
Rudolf Oehler
  In vitro activation of tumor-infiltrating leukocytes from surgical specimens
Florian Rüker
  Domain-Exchanged Antibody with Potentiated Effector Functions
Martha Gschwandtner
  Translating research into therapy: Targeting the chemokine-glycosaminoglycan interaction as novel approach for interfering with cancer metastasis
Philipp Staber
  EXALT: Extended Analysis for Leukemia/Lymphoma Treatment
Anna Obenauf
  Unintended consequences of targeted cancer therapy: Therapy induced tumor secretomes fuel drug resistance and tumor progression
Taraneh Beikbaghban
  Interplay between EGFR and MET gene amplifications upon receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) inhibitor selection
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 Concurrent Sessions Single Molecules and Membranes 
Chairs: Klaus Groschner & Sepp Kohlwein
Plenary Speaker - Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz (Bethesda, US)
  Windows into cell metabolism through imaging
Emrah Eroglu
  Development of novel FP-based probes for live-cell imaging of nitric oxide dynamics
Oleksandra Tiapko
  Photopharmacological modulation of TRPC3/6 as a strategy to govern neuronal excitability
Simona Migliano
  The role of Vps4 on endosomes during the last seconds of intraluminal vesicle biogenesis
Plenary Speaker - Dirk Trauner (Munich, DE)
  Key players of an Enterococcus Type IV Secretion System
16:00 - 17:30

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

Plenary Speaker - Neli Ulrich (Utah, US)
  Title TBA
Marcus Kottinger
  Finding the right matches for clinical trials is an extended, complicated process that results in long research timelines and many missed opportunities. With the help of state of the art IT platforms the clinical trial process can be improved.
Regina Soldo
  Cross-platform reproducibility and quality control for improving multiplex tumor-autoantibody testing
Verena Stiegelbauer
  MicroRNA196 regulates metastases formation in colorectal cancer
Sarah Kammerer
  KCNJ3 is a new independent prognostic marker for estrogen receptor positive breast cancer patients
Stefanie Brezina
  The FOCUS consortium - Biomarkers related to folate-dependent one-carbon metabolism in colorectal cancer recurrence and survival
Martin Schreiber
  Impact of mutations in 26 key oncogenes and tumor supressor genes on the survival and histopathological characteristics of human breast cancer patients assessed by targeted panel sequencing
17:30 - 18:00   Exhibitor Quiz Prizes II & Award Ceremony II
18:00 -
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