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 Download the complete programme of the 5th Annual Conference here.

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012


08:30 - 09:00
Registration starts
09:00 - 09:15
Opening Remarks
Prof. Dr. Katja Becker
Vice President of the JLU                                                                                            

Welcome Address
Prof. Dr. Eveline Baumgart-Vogt

Speaker of the GGL

Section 5 - Neurosciences / Chairperson: Melanie Jopp

09:15 - 10:00
Keynote: Prof. Hilmar Bading
Department of Neurobiology IZN, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Nuclear Calcium Signaling in Synapse-to-Nucleus Communication and
Neuronal Adaptions

10:00 - 10:15
Sarah Goos
The Role of E(G)MT Regulators in Glioblastoma Multiforme
10:15 - 10:30
Sandy Koenig
Age-dependent Changes on LPS-induced systemic Inflammation in Rats and the
Role of Leptin
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee Break                                                                                                            

Section 2 - Infection and Immunity / Chairperson: Amit Joshi

11:00 - 11:45
Keynote: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Steinhoff
Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, Philipps University Marburg, Germany
Role of Proteasomes in Infection, Inflammation and Autoimmunity
11:45 - 12:00
Ghayath Mahfoud
Porphyromonas gingivalis Infection Affects Tight Junction Proteins in Gingival
12:00 - 12:15
Gopala Krishna Mannala
Comparative Analysis of microRNA Response to Listeria monocytogenes Infection
in Vertebrates and Invertebrates
12:15 - 12:30
Edmilson Ferreira de Oliveira Filho
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) in domestic swine and wild boar
12:30 - 13:30

Section 6 -  Reproduction in Man and Animals / Chairperson: Dirk Schröder

13:30 - 14:15
Keynote: Ewa Rajpert-De Meyts, MD, PhD, DMSc 
Department of Growth & Reproduction, Copenhagen University, Denmark
Hospital (Rigshospitalet)

The Role of Genes and the Somatic Niche in the Pathogenesis of Testicular
Germ Cell Cancer
14:15 - 14:30
Katharina Bakhaus
Localization and Functional Characterization of Membrane Transporters for Sulfated
Steroid Hormones in the Human Testis                                 
14:30 - 14:45
Yaser Dezhkam
Profiles of Free and Sulfonated Steroids in Sexually Mature Boars
14:45 - 15:15
Coffee Break                                                                                                                 

Section 7 - Bioresources and Biotechnology / Chairperson: Dominik Conrad

15:15 - 16:00
Keynote: Dr. Elisabeth Davioud-Charvet
Director of the Laboratory of Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, University
of Strasburg, France

Mimicking the Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency by Redox-Active
Substrates of Glutathione Reductase – A New Strategy to Combat Malarial Parasites
16:00 - 16:15
Subhash Pai
The Morc ATPase CRT1 Modulates Disease Resistance to Biotrophic and
Necrotrophic Fungi in Barley
16:15 - 16:30
Janina Preuß
Identification and Characterization of Plasmodium falciparum Glucose-6-
Phosphate Dehydrogenase 6-Phosphogluconolactonase Inhibitors
16:30 - 16:45
Tao Zhang
Characterization and Glutathionylation of Hexokinase from Plasmodium falciparum
16:45 - 19:30
Poster Session and Finger Food                                                                                  


Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Section 4 - Protein and Nucleic Acid Interactions / Chairperson: Esmaeil Kamali

08:30 - 09:15
Keynote: Prof. Dr. Joel G. Belasco
Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, USA
5'-terminal control of RNA degradation
09:15 - 09:30
Fabian Billenkamp
The SRNA Repeat RSSO680A-D Modulates C1-Metabolism in Rhodobacter
sphaeroides under Specific Stress Conditions
09:30 - 09:45
Chamindri Witharana
Heterogeneous Complexes of the RNA Exosome in Sulfolobus solfataricus
09:45 - 10:00
Coffee Break                                                                                                             

Section 3 - Heart, Lung and Blood Vessels / Chairperson: Edith Gerlach

10:00 - 10:45
Keynote: Prof. Dr. William A. Boisvert
Center for Cardiovascular Research, John A. Burns School of Medicine,

University of Hawaii, USA
Macrophage Lipid Homeostasis in the Pathogenesis of Atherosclerosis
10:45 - 11:00
Hamza Al-Tamari
The Role of Forkhead Box O 3a(FoxO3a) Transcription Factors in the Pathogenesis
of Pulmonary Fibrosis
11:00 - 11:15
Nefertiti El-Nikhely
The Role of NFKB/IKK2 Pathway in the Pathogenesis of Lung Cancer
11:15 - 11:30
Kabita Pradhan
Therapeutic Strategies in Pulmonary Hypertension due to Left Heart Failure
11:30 - 11:45
Daniel von der Beck
Effect of Toll-like Receptor Agonism in BLM-Induced Lung Fibrosis
11:45 - 13:30
Lunch and General Assembly of the GGL                                                                    

Section 1 - Nutrition and Metabolism / Chairperson: Christian Suarez

13:30 - 14:15
Keynote: Dr. Xiaoling Li
National Institute of Environmental Health Science
, Research Triangle Park, North
Carolina, USA

SIRT1 in Metabolism, Stress Response, and Metabolic Diseases
14:15 - 14:30
Viktoria Dotz
Metabolic Aspects of 13C-Labelled Human Milk Oligosaccarides
14:30 - 14:45
Sravanthi Pasupuleti
Bone Marrow Transplantation (BM-Tx) of CD117+ Cells in Abcb4 Knockout Mice
14:45 - 17:15
Poster Session with Tea and Coffee                                                                       

Section 8 - Molecular Interactions at Natural Interfaces / Chairperson: Madhu Singh

17:15 - 18:00
Keynote: Prof. Dr. Bernd Giese
Department of Chemistry, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
How Electrons Travel through DNA and Peptides: Consequences for
Biochemical Reactions                 
18:00 - 18:15
Sebastian Dold
Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Anthocyanins and Metabolites in Complex
Biological Samples
18:15 - 18:30
Seemun Ray
A New Metaphyseal Fracture Defect Model in Osteoporotic Rats
18:30 - 19:15
Closing Remarks and Award Ceremony