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


9 – 13 October 2016   print this page

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