Programme

April 9, 2018:
Arrival to Tartu, welcome dinner at Vapiano at 19:30. The dinner is not included in the participation fee, but all seminar participants get 10% discount.

April 10, 2018:
 

7:00-8:30 Breakfast for those accommodated at the VSpa Hotel
8:30 Ordered buses leaving from the VSpa Hotel to the University of Life Sciences
8:00-9:00 The registration desk is open at the University of Life Sciences
09:00-09:15 (15:00)  Welcome address and introduction (Prof. Stefan Przyborski, Durham University, United Kingdom)
In vitro 3-D Total Guidance and Fitness CellFit Workshop Theme 1: 3D Cell Culture Models
09:15-09:55 (40:00)  Clinostat based spheroid cultures - recovery of physiological functions through self-assembly of mimetic tissue structures. (Dr. Krzysztof Wrzesinski, CelVivo IVS, Denmark)
09:55-10:10 (15:00) 3D strategies for improving hnMSC derived hepatocyte-like cells (HLCs) for in vitro toxicology applications. (Dr. Joana P. Miranda, University of Lisbon, Portugal) selected from abstracts
10:10-10:25 (15:00) The application of 3D cell model for genotoxicity testing. (Prof. Bojana Zegura, National Institute of Biology, Slovenia) selected from abstracts

10:25-11:00 (35:00)        
 Coffee break and Poster presentation
11:00-11:40 (40:00)   The extracellular environment of cells and how we can get them to build it in vitro. (Prof. Michael  Raghunath, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland)
11:40-11:55 (15:00)   

Animal-derived versus recombinant photo-cross linkable hydrogels for Adipose tissue engineering (Liesbeth Tytgat, University of Vrije, Belgium) Selected from abstracts

11:55-14:15 (140:00)  Lunch
  Theme 2: Bioprinting and Biofabrication
14:15-14:45 (30:00) COST Rules of Travel reimbursement
14:45-15:25 (40:00)         Bioink and hardware advances for cartilage bioprinting. (Prof. Marcy Zenobi-Wong, ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
15:25-16:05 (40:00)          Engineering skeletal muscle tissue with innovative 3D bioprinting approaches. (Dr. Marco Costantini, Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome, Italy)
16:05-16:45 (40:00) Coffee break
16:45-17:25 (40:00)         Improving in vitro models of cancer using 3D bioprinting. (Prof. Nicholas R. Leslie, Heriot Watt University, United Kingdom)
17:25-17:45 (20:00)          Wrap up, discussion
19:30-22:00      Gala Dinner at Restaurant Joyce. The Gala Dinner is subject to an additional fee of 46 EUR.

April 11th, 2018: Intracellular Epigenomics (Operated by Searmet and Transgeno)

7:00-8:00 Breakfast for those accommodated at the VSpa Hotel
8:00 Ordered buses leaving from the VSpa Hotel to the University of Life Sciences
8:00-9:00 The registration desk is open at the University of Life Sciences
09:00-09:15 (15:00)  Welcome address and introduction (Prof. Alireza Fazeli and Prof. Ülle Jaakma)
09:15-09:55 (40:00)  Role of exosomal microRNAs in the biology of the Tumor Microenvironment. (Dr Muller Fabbri, University of Southern California, USA)
09:55-10:35 (40:00)

The message of a heart beat: cardiomyocyte communication in apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. (Dr James Smith, University of Nottingham, UK)


10:35-11:00 (25:00)        
 Coffee break and Poster presentation
11:00-11:40 (40:00)   The role of small nucleolar RNAs in osteoarthritis. (Dr. Mandy Peffers, University of Liverpool, UK)
11:40-12:00 (20:00)   

Effect of maternal Insulin-dependent diabetes and hormonal stimuli on embryonic microRNA expression. (Anne Navarrete Santos, Martin Luther University, Germany) selected from abstracts 

12:00-12:20 (20:00) 

Identification of Extracellular vesicle’s RNA profile, during trophoblast and Endometrial cellular communication. (Masoumeh Eshaghi, University of Tartu, Estonia) selected from abstracts 

12:20-14:00 (100:00)  Lunch
14:00-14:40 (40:00)  Extracellular Vesicle Communication in Cancer and other complex diseases. (Dr Vicky James, University of Nottingham, UK)
14:40-15:20 (40:00)  Extracellular vesicles-associated RNA-protein complexes as carriers of epigenetic information. (Prof. Italia Di Liegro, University of Palermo, Italy)
15:20-15:40 (20:00)  Coffee break
15:40-16:20 (40:00)  Extracellular vesicles in the host-parasite communication. (Prof. Antonio Marcilla, University of Valencia, Spain)
16:20-17:00 (40:00)

Extracellular vesicles released from the commensal yeast Malassezia sympodialis – host-microbe interactions. (Prof. Annika Scheynius, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden)

17:00-17:20 (20:00) Wrap up, discussion
19:30-22:00  Conference dinner (at Ülikooli Kohvik (the University Cafe))
 (included in the Gala Dinner price; if you did not attend the Gala Dinner, the price is 20 EUR)

 

April 12, 2018:

Optional tourist programme: excursion to Tallinn. Subject to an additional fee 45 EUR.
12.00 departure from Tartu from the VSpa Hotel
14.30-15.45 walking tour in the Old Town of Tallinn (guided tour in English)
15.45-15.55 bus transfer from the city centre to the airport, after which the bus returns to Tartu.