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MicroRNAs & Single Molecule Biology Europe - 2012 Symposium

Seventh International
MicroRNAs Europe 2012 Meeting
MicroRNAs: Biology to Development and Disease

Second International
Single Molecule Biology Europe 2012 Meeting
Molecular Imaging to Single Molecule Analysis

November 1 - 2, 2012
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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Thursday, November 1, 2012
8:00A.M: Registration Open
9.00 AM – 6.00 PM Scientific Sessions

Friday November 2, 2012
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

Seventh International

MicroRNAs Europe 2012 Meeting

Single Molecule Biology Europe 2012 Meeting
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 Speaker:
Michael (Mike) J. Gait, PhD. 
Group Leader of Protein and Nucleic Acid Chemistry
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Cambridge, UK
Title: Inhibition of microRNAs by PNA and LNA-based oligonucleotides

David Bensimon, PhD. 
Research Director 
ABCD Biophysics Lab-ENS-LPS,
Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS)
Paris, France
Title: Single molecule mechanical sequencing of DNA


Dr. Hermona Soreq
Professor of Brain Sciences
The Hebrew University
Jerusalem, Israel
MicroRNAs: new therapeutic targets for anxiety and inflammation disorders
Vahid Sandoghdar, PhD.
Director & Professor
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
Erlangen, Germany
Title: New methods for detection, imaging and manipulation of nano-objects: going beyond fluorescence labeling and optical tweezing
Matthew N. Poy, Ph.D.
Junior Group Leader
Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine
Berlin, Germany
Title: Argonaute2 regulates the pancreatic b-cell secretome
Nunilo Cremades, PhD.                              
Post-Doctoral Fellow in Chemistry
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, UK
Title: Single molecule studies of protein aggregation
Annika Haywood, PhD.
Post-Doctoral Fellow in Systems Biology
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Thuwal, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Title: Divergent miRNA in high and low microbial porifera of the Red Sea
Yvan Devaux, PhD.
Associate Head of Cardiovascular Research
Centre de Recherche Public Santé
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Title: Biomarkers for the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction
Michela A. Denti PhD.      
Assistant Professor in Molecular Biology
Center for Integrative Biology
University of Trento
Mattarello, Italy
Title: MiRNAs as biomarkers of lung cancers
Philipp Kukura, PhD.
Physical & Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory
University of Oxford
Oxford, UK
High-speed single particle tracking with interferometric scattering microscopy (iSCAT)
Paul Holvoet PhD.
Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Leuven, Belgium
Interaction between oxidative stress and inflammation in obesity and atherosclerosis – regulation by microRNAs
Yukio Takahashi, PhD.
Associate Professor in Engineering
Osaka University
Suita, Osaka, Japan
Title: Development of high-resolution coherent X-ray diffraction imaging:
Towards imaging of single biomolecules
Frederic Michon, PhD.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Biotechnology
University of Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland
Title: Evolution of miRNA genomic location and increase of tooth complexity in higher vertebrates
Eran Hornstein, MD, PhD.
Principal Investigator in Molecular Genetics
Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot, Israel
MicroRNA malfunction causes spinal motor neuron disease
Leon J. de Windt, PhD. 
Professor of Molecular Cardiovascular Biology
Maastricht University
Maastricht, The Netherlands
MicroRNAs regulation in Cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure
Elena Vigorito, PhD.
Research Group Leader
The Babraham Institute
Cambridge, UK
Title: The role of miR-155 in B-cell differentiation
Davide De Pietri Tonelli, PhD.
Team Leader in Neuroscience & Brain Technologies
Italian Institute of Technology
Genova, Italy
An integrated approach for the investigation of microRNAs in developing mouse neocortex
Andrea Caporali, PhD.                                
British Heart Foundation Research Fellow
University of Bristol
Bristol, UK
MicroRNA-503 function in diabetes mellitus and reparative angiogenesis
Karen Forbes, PhD.
Research Fellow in Maternal & Fetal Health
University of Manchester-St Mary's Hospital
Manchester, UK
Title: MicroRNA control of the IGF axis in the placenta
Karin Klinga-Levan, PhD.
Professor of Biomedicine & Life Sciences
University of Skovde
Skövde, Sweden
Title: Expression of microRNAs in normal and malignant prostate tissues
Lasse Sinkkonen, PhD.
Life Sciences Researcher
University of Luxembourg
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Title: Integration of microRNAs to the core regulatory network of adipocyte differentiation
Dr. Soroush Sharbati
Researcher in Veterinary Biochemistry
Freie Universität Berlin
Berlin, Germany
miR-Q revisited: quantification and normalisation of microRNAs by custom RT-qPCR arrays
Anna ZampetakI, PhD.
Research Fellow in Cardiology
King's College London School of Medicine
London, UK
Title: Circulating miRNA as biomarkers of cardiovascular risk
Begoňa Diosdado, MD, PhD.
Fellow in Pathology
VU University Medical Center
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Title: MiRNAs as biomarkers in stool based secondary prevention screening tests for colorectal cancer
Ji-Long Liu, PhD.
Programme Leader
MRC Functional Genomics Unit
University of Oxford
Oxford, UK
miRNAs in Drosophila oogenesis
Bassam Badran, PhD.
Professor of Biochemistry
Faculty of Sciences-Lebanese University
Hadath Beirut, Lebanon
Title: Chemokine C Receptor 7 (CCR7): New players (NFAT, SP1, miR-21) regulating its expression in mature dendritic cells
Eva M. Jimenez-Mateos, PhD. Postdoctoral Fellow in Physiology & Medical Physics
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
Title: Silencing microRNA-134 produces neuroprotective and prolonged seizure-suppresive effects
Esther E. Creemers, PhD.
Researcher in Heart Failure Research Center
Academic Medical Center
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Title: The role of miRNA-15 in cardiac fibrosis
Hussein Fayyad-Kazan, PhD.
Researcher in Experimental Hematology
Jules Bordet Institute-Université libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium
Title: MicroRNA profile of circulating CD4-positive regulatory T cells in human adults and the impact of differentially expressed microRNAs on the expression of two genes essential to their function
Barbara Pardini, PhD.
Human Genetic Foundation
Torino, Italy
Title: Polymorphisms within microRNA binding regions and microRNA expression profiling as biomarkers for colorectal cancer
Hazel Pinheiro, PhD.
Applications Scientist
Vedbaek, Denmark
Title: Understanding and building robust clinical assays to analyze microRNAs in biofluids
Esmerina Tili, PhD.
Postdoctoral Researcher in Dr. Carlo Croce Lab
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
Columbus, USA
Title: Role of miR-155 in inflammation and cancer
Karlheinz Peter, MD, PhD.
Professor of Medicine & Immunology
Monash University & Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute
Victoria, Australia
Title: Microparticles are the major transport vehicles for distinct miRNAs in blood


Exhibitors are welcome to reserve their booth space early!

Please contact if you are interested in speaking in the scientific or Technology workshops of this meeting.

GeneExpression Systems, Inc.
P.O. Box 540170
Waltham, MA 02454 USA
Tel: (781) 891-8181
Fax: (781)730-0700 or (781) 891-8234
E-mail: Genexpsys@expressgenes.com

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Oral Prentation Abstract Submission by August 01, 2012
Poster Abstract Submission by September 15, 2012

Email your abstract (100-200 words in word format) to: genexpsys@expressgenes.com

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