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

Jointly Presents
Fourth International

MicroRNAs Europe 2009 Meeting

MicroRNAs: Biology to Development and Disease

November 2 - 3, 2009
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’ arena at the prestigious college Peterhouse in the Premier University campus!


Target Audience: 200
Total Speaker Presentations: 30
Total Poster Presentations: 20
Total Exhibit Booths: 20


Monday, November 2, 2009

7:00 – 8:30 A.M: Registration Open
7:30 – 8:45 A.M: Continental breakfast
8:00 - 9:30 A.M: Technology Session I (consists of 3 lectures)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

7:00 – 8:30 A.M: Registration Open
7:30 – 8:45 A.M: Continental breakfast

8:00 - 9:30 A.M: Technology Session II (consists of 3 lectures)
Scientific Sessions Start at 9:30 A.M and Ends at 6.00 P.M on all two days.

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

Sakari Kauppinen, Ph.D.
Associate Director
Santaris Pharma, Copenhagen, Denmark

Anton J. Enright, PhD.
Group Leader at European Bioinformatics Institute
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Eric A. Miska, PhD.
Assistant Professor at the Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK/Gurdon Institute
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Julia Lange, PhD.
Marketing Manager
Febit biomed, GmbH, Germany

Keynote Speaker:

Keynote Speaker on Nov. 2, 2009
MicroRNA Innovator Award

Gunter Meister, PhD.
Junior Research Group Leader
RNA Biology Laboratory
Max-Planck-Institut für Biochemie
Martinsried, Germany
Title: TBA


Other Confirmed Speakers:

Andrea Münsterberg, PhD.
Reader of Biological Sciences
University of East Anglia
Norwich, UK
Title: Novel players in myogenesis identified by characterization of new targets for miR-1/miR-206 and miR-133 in cells and embryos
Ye Ding, PhD.
Research Scientist of Developmental Genetics and Bioinformatics
Wadsworth Center
Albany, New York, USA
Title: Impact of target secondary structure on function of small RNAs
Sakari Kauppinen, PhD.
Santaris Pharma, Horshol, Denmark
Title: Targeting of microRNAs for therapeutics
Prof. Dr. Johann Bauersachs
Leitender Oberarzt Kardiologie
Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik I
Würzburg, Germany
Title: miRNA-21 regulation in myocardial disease
Varda Rotter Ph.D.
Head of the Department of Molecular Cell Biology
Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot, Israel
Title: p53-repressed miRNAs are Involved with E2F in a Feed Forward Loop Promoting Proliferation
Dr. G. Jane Farrar
Professor of Genetics
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland
Title: microRNA expression profiles in neuro-degeneration and Retinis Pigmentosa
Dr. Ruggero De Maria
Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Dept. of Hematology, Oncology and Molecular Medicine
Rome, Italy
Title: The control of miR15 and miR16 cluster in prostate cancer
  Anton J. Enright, PhD,
Group Leader
European Bioinformatics Institute
Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK
Title: Detection of microRNA binding and siRNA off-targets from expression data
Paula A. da Costa Martins, PhD.
Assistant Professor
Maastricht University- Department of Cardiology
Maastricht, The Netherlands
Title: MicroRNA-199b promotes cardiac hypertrophy by targeting the nuclear kinase, Dyrk1a
  Christelle Borel, PhD.
Lab Member of Prof. S.E Antonarakis’s Lab
University of Geneva Medical School
Dept. of Genetic Medicine and Development
Geneva, Switzerland
Title: microRNA expression pattern variations in human
  Ioannis (Jiannis) Ragoussis, PhD.
Head of Genomics
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics
University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Title: TBA
Elisabetta Ferretti, MD., PhD.
University of Rome, La Sapienza
Rome, Italy
Title:MicroRNA expression profiles in human medulloblastoma and 
microRNA affecting Hedgehog signaling in neural progenitors.
Luigi Naldini, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Tissue Biology
“Vita - Salute San Raffaele” University Medical School
& San Raffaele Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy
Milano, Italy
Title: In vivo knockdown of MicroRNAs by lenti viral vectors
  Søren P. Sheikh, MD.
Professor and Head of Molecular & Cellular Cardiology
Odense University Hospital
Odense C, Denmark
Title: Role of miRNAs in cardiac fibrosis
Rene Lutter, PhD.
University of Amsterdam Academic Medical Center
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Title: Intrinsic instability of mRNAs encoding inflammatory mediators; AU-binding proteins and miR
Yueh-Hsin Ping, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
National Yang-Ming University
Institute of Pharmacology, Taipei, Taiwan
Title: The dynamic expression of microRNAs during the hepatogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells
Ingrid Struman, PhD.
Research Associate in the Group of Professor J.A. Martial
Université de Liège
GIGA Research & Unit of Molecular Biology & Genetic Engineering
Liege, Belgium
Title: Findings miRNAs able to regulate angiogenesis
  Bo Huang, Ph.D, MD.
Professor of Biochem. & Mol. Biology
Tongji Medical College
Wuhan 430030, PRChina
Title: miR-142-3 involvement in CD4 and CD25 cells
  Tiina Laitala-Leinonen, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator & Senior Lecturer
University of Turku-Institute of Biomedicine
Turku, Finland
Title: miRNA profiling in adult human mesenchymal cells during adipogenic, osteogenic and chondrogenic differentiation
Aldo Roccaro, MD., PhD.
Instructor in Medicine
Harvard Medical School &
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA, USA
Title: microRNAs as key regulators of multiple meyloma cells growth
Amy Buck, PhD.
Marie Curie Research Fellow
Center for Infectious Diseases
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Title: Post-transcriptional regulation of miR-27 in viral infection
Julia Lange, PhD.
Marketing Manager
Febit biomed, GmbH, Germany
Title:miRNA biomarker profiling from blood – A promising approach for non-invasive diagnostic testing
  Erik Vassella, PhD.
Group Leader at the Institut für Pathologie
University of Berne
Bern, Switzerland
Title: miR-15a and miR-16 control cell cycle progression in a Rb-dependent manner and are frequently down-regulated in non-small cell lung cancer
  Stephan Vagner, PhD.
Staff Scientist
Institut Claudius Regaud
Toulouse, France
Title: Widespread Estrogen-dependent Repression of microRNAs involved in Breast Tumor Cell Growth
  Bernard Mari, Ph.D.
Research Director
CNRS-Institue of Pharmacology
Valbonne, France
Title: miR-210 expression and function in lung cancer
Andor Pivarcsi, PhD.
Junior Scientist in Medicine
Karolinska Institutet, Ctr, for Molecular Medicine
Stockholm, Sweden
Title: MicroRNAs: novel regulators involved in the pathogenesis of Psoriasis

Key Sessions:

The most-up-to-date developments will be addressed:
MicroRNAs Discovery and Biogenesis
MicroRNAs in Development
Bioinformatics of miRNAs
MicroRNAs in Virology & Diagnostics
MicroRNAs in Stem Cell Biology
MicroRNAs in Disease Biology

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) 891-8234
E-mail: Genexpsys@expressgenes.com

Poster Abstract Submission by October 20, 2009

ALL ABSTRACTS Will Be Posted soon !!!

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