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GeneExpression Systems of USA and University of Cambridge of UK
Appasani Research Conferences (ARCEI.ORG)

Jointly Presents

Eighth International
MicroRNAs Europe 2013 Symposium
MicroRNAs: Biology to Development and Disease

November 4 - 5, 2013

Venue: Peterhouse, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

A Unique Theme Conference & Exhibition in the MicroRNomics

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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Monday, November , 2013
8:00A.M: Registration Open
9.00 AM – 6.00 PM Scientific Sessions

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
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

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

Keynote Speaker:

Karen P. Steel, PhD., FMedSci, FRS           Professor
Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases
King's College London, Guy's Campus
London, United Kingdom
Title: miR-96 function in the developing inner ear

Other Speakers:

Flavia Bazzoni, PhD. 
Professor of Pathology
University of Verona
Verona, Italy
Title: IL-10-dependent miR-187 and miR-146b feedback modulate proinflammatory cytokine production by TLR4-stimulated monocytes
Jonathan Hall, PhD.    
Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
ETH Zürich
Zürich, Switzerland
Title: Targeting microRNA precursors
Ian Clark, PhD.
Professor of Musculoskeletal Biology  
University of East Anglia
Norwich, UK
Title: MicroRNAs in chondrogenesis and osteoarthritis
Paula A. da Costa Martins, PhD.
Assistant Professor of Cardiology
Cardiovascular Research Institute
Maastricht University
Maastricht, The Netherlands
Title: NFAT and miR-25 cooperate to reactivate the transcription factor Hand2 in heart failure
Caifu Chen, PhD.                             
Vice President, R&D
Life Technologies Corp.
Foster City, California, USA 
Title: Roles of miR34 in cancer & somatic cell reprogramming
Meg Duroux, PhD.
Associate Professor of Health Science & Technology, Aalborg University
Aalborg, Denmark
Title: Glioblastoma mi RNA signatures linked to progression free survival
Dr. Anne Baroin-Tourancheau
Neurosciences Center
University of Paris-Sud
Orsay, France
Title: Hypothalamic microRNAs and energy homeostasis control
Hazel Pinheiro, PhD.                                   
Pharmaceutical Business Development                   
Exiqon A/S
Vedbaek, Denmark
Title: Functional analysis of coding and non-coding RNA using LNA™ oligonucleotides in vitro and in vivo
Fabio Martelli, PhD.          
Director of Molecular Cardiology
IRCCS-Policlinico San Donato
San Donato Milanese, Milan, Italy
Title: MiR-210 regulation of the hypoxia response
Daniela B. Munafo, PhD.
Applications and Product Development Scientist
New England Biolabs, Inc.
Ipswich, MA, USA
Title: Multiplex Library Preparation Method for Small RNA Sequencing with High Performance and Sensitivity
Erik Vassella, DPharm.                   
Group Leader in Pathology  
University of Berne
Bern, Switzerland
Title: microRNAs implicated in the regulation of NF-kappa B signalling in glioma tumours
Mae A. Goldgraben
PhD Student of Oncology 
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Title: Studying transient over-expression methods for microRNAs in breast cancer cell lines
Marie-Laure Baudet, PhD.
Principal Investigator 
University of Trento
Trento, Italy
Title: MicroRNAs: roles in axon guidance and targeting
Enzo Porrello, PhD.            
Head, Laboratory for Cardiac Regeneration
The University of Queensland
Queensland, Australia
Title: Regulation of mammalian heart regeneration by microRNAs
Dr. Richard Jenner  
Senior Research Fellow
University College London
London, UK
Title: Noncoding RNAs role in Polycomb mediated repression in embryonic stem cells
Ignasi Morán Castany
PhD Student in Dr. Jorge Ferrer's Lab
IDIBAPS - Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Spain
& Imperial College London, UK
Title: The role of long non-coding RNAs in the human pancreatic islets
Dr. Jost Seibler 
Head of RNAi Research
Taconic Artemis GmbH
Köln, Germany
Title: Understanding the function of miRNAs in vivo
Jiří Vaníček, PhD                             
Assistant Professor Theoretical Physical Chemistry
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Lausanne, Switzerland
Title: Searching the coding region for microRNA targets
Jesus Adrian Lopez, PhD.
Professor microRNAs and cancer
Academy of Biological Science
Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas
Guadalupe, Mexico
Title: Effect of miR-125a-5p and miR-143 expression on cervical carcinoma cells  
Karolina Weiner-Gorzel
PhD Student, Conway Institute
University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Title: A miR-433 regulatory network in cancer; diagnostic and therapeutic solutions for chemoresistant epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC)
Lina Cekaite, PhD.         
Senior Scientist in Cancer Prevention
Institute for Cancer Research
Norwegian Radium Hospital & Oslo University
Oslo, Norway
Title: miRNAs with functional importance in colorectal cancer
Jan E. Brinchmann, MD, PhD.
Group Leader of Cell Therapy
Norwegian Center for Stem Cell Research
University of Oslo & University Hospital
Oslo, Norway
Title: The role of microRNAs in chondrogenic differentiation and dedifferentiation
  Christopher Trinh                                        
Scientist III, Molecular Biology
Life Technologies Corporation
Foster City, California, USA 
Title: Life Technologies TaqMan MicroRNA ABC Purification Kit – A Simple and Sensitive Approach for Isolating Specific MicroRNA’s from Difficult Sample Types
Björn Tews, PhD.
CHS Junior Research Group Leader
DKFZ and German Cancer Research Center
Heidelberg, Germany
Title: Synthetic miRNA-mediated downregulation of Nogo-A in rats: A novel transgenic model reveals increased synaptic plasticity and aberrant cognitive behavior
Hussein Fayyad-Kazan, PhD.
Researcher in Experimental Hematology
Jules Bordet Institute-Université libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium
Title: Circulating miR-150 and miR-342 in plasma are novel potential biomarkers for Acute Myeloid Leukemia
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
Dr. Eyal Maori
Marie Curie Research Fellow
Cambridge Infectious Diseases Center
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Title: Inherent environmentally mediated transmissible RNA silencing pathway in honey bees
  D. Madhavan, Ph.D. Student
German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
Heidelberg, Germany
Title: Circulating miRNAs as diagnostic markers in breast cancer
Emmanuelle Vire, PhD.
The Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Title: Transcriptional regulation of miR-31 in breast cancer
Dr. Rihab Nasr
Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology
Faculty of Medicine, American University of Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon
Title: Can micoRNA signature predict early onset breast cancer?
Dr. Geraldo A. Passos
University of São Paulo
Ribeirão Preto, Brasil
Title: T-Cell post-transcriptional control in experimental models for autoimmune diseases
Eva M. Jimenez-Mateos, PhD. 
Postdoctoral Researcher in Physiology
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
Title: MicroRNAs in temporal lobe epilepsy
  Silvia Catuogno, PhD.                                 
Istituto per l'Endocrinologia e l'Oncologia Sperimentale "G. 
Salvatore"(IEOS) del C.N.R. 
Naples, Italy 
Title: Development of aptamer-miRNA/anti-miRNA conjugates for cancer therapy
Chris Murphy, PhD.                                     
Group Leader of Chondrocyte Biology
Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology-University of Oxford
Headington, Oxford, UK
Title: microRNA-mediated regulation of human cartilage physiology

* Presenting Speaker names, title and times are subject to change.
Host organization, organizer, or scientific committee does not take any kind of responsibility.

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 September 24, 2013
Poster Abstract Submission by October 25, 2013

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