6 / 10TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF THE NDP KINASE/Nm23/awd GENE FAMILY

9 – 13 October 2016        Send to printer


Conference organizers

Maja Herak Bosnar, Ruđer Bošković Institute Zagreb, Croatia
Martina Deželjin, Hannover Medical School, Germany
Helena Ćetković, Ruđer Bošković Institute Zagreb, Croatia
Neda Slade, Ruđer Bošković Institute Zagreb, Croatia
Ana Vidoš, Ruđer Bošković Institute Zagreb, Croatia


Conference description:

Nm23 (Nme/NDPK/Awd) gene/protein family consists of ten members originally named after the first one identified, Nm23-H1/NDPK A, which is considered to be a metastasis suppressor gene

Besides their basic function in maintenance of the cellular NTP pool, the Nm23 proteins have several additional biochemical activities responsible for different cellular events leading, in consequence, to their involvement in major human diseases, especially cancer and cardiovascular diseases. During the last twenty years researchers working in this field meet triennially at the International Congress of the NDPK/Nm23/awd Family.

The intention is to gather all the groups and scientists interested in any of the vast number of subjects connected to NDPK/Nm23/Awd gene/protein family to recapitulate and discuss the main breakthroughs in the field.

This year we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of our conferences.

The conference is organized by Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, and sponsored by International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB).

Specific focus will be put on the following topics:

Nm23/NDPK/Awd

gen/protein structure and evolution

involvement in development of various species

interaction with specific proteins and signalling pathways

involvement in physiology and related diseases

involvement in cancer and metastasis formation

potential use in cancer diagnostics, prognostics and therapy

mammalian histidine kinases

* REGISTRATION ONLY THROUGH OFFICIAL CONFERENCE WEB PAGE:

http://ndpk2016.irb.hr/


Conference lecturers

Marilena Ignesti, University of Bologna, Italy
Issam Abu Taha, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Mia Antolčić, Pliva Hrvatska d.o.o., Croatia
Mathieu Boissan, Saint Antoine Research Centre, France
Chris Bunce, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Christina Chang, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, China
Zee Fen Chang, National Taiwan University, China
Anupriya Chatterjee, Heidelberg University Mannheim, Germany
Helena Ćetković, Ruđer Bošković Institute Zagreb, Croatia
Shandanu Chowdhury, CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, India
Duran Esther, CEU University, Spain
Zsolt Farkas, Eötvös Lorand University, Hungary
Yuxi Feng, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Veronica Ferrucci, CEINGE Biotechnologie Avanzate, Italy
Stephen Fush, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, United States
Vanessa Gundlach, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Nikolina Hanžić, Ruđer Bošković Institute Zagreb, Croatia
Matija Harcet, Ruđer Bošković Institute Zagreb, Croatia
Maja Herak Bosnar, Ruđer Bošković Institute Zagreb, Croatia
Tien Hsu, National Taiwan University, China
Farhat Khanim, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Marie Lise Lacombe, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, France
Shin-ichi Ohnuma, London Global University, United Kingdom
Richmond Muimo, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Saswati Panda, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, United States
Joann Roberts, Medical University of South Carolina, United States
Erle Robertson, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States
Shalu Sharma, CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, India
Marina Schäfer, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Uwe Schlattner, University Grenoble Alpes, France
Neda Slade, Ruđer Bošković Institute Zagreb, Croatia
Edward Skolnik, New York University Langone Medical Center, United States
Stenley Stevens, University of South Florida, United States
Malgorzata Tokarska-Schlattner, University Grenoble Alpes, France
Krisztina Vellaine Takacs, Eötvös Lorand University, Hungary
Christiane Vettel, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Ozlem Yilmaz, Medical University of South Carolina, United States
Hongling Wang, National Taiwan University, China
Igor Weber, Ruđer Bošković Institute Zagreb, Croatia
Thomas Wieland, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Massimo Zollo, University Federico II, Naples, Italy


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