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Working Groups
Working Groups Meetings

October 23th

R09. Teaching Biochemistry
Chair: Néstor V. Torres Darias (Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, Cell Biology and Genetics, Universidad de La Laguna; Coordinator of the Group of Teaching of Biochemistry of the SEBBM; Ambassador for Education of the SEBBM in FEBS)

  • 1) Angel Herráez, Department of Systems Biology, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares; Coordinator of the Section "University Education" of the Journal of the SEBBM; Member of FEBS Education Committee: Promotion of educational innovation in biosciences from European scientific societies
  • 2) Jean-Luc Souciet, Professeur émérite, Université de Strasbourg et CNRS; Member of FEBS Education Committee: Composing good practices on education
  • 3) Rodrigo Trujillo González, Department of Mathematical Analysis, Universidad de La Laguna: Relevance and impact of the formative profile of new students in science degrees in their progress and permanence (with special attention to their biological and molecular results)
  • 4) Miguel Ángel Medina Torres, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Universidad de Málaga: Problem-based learning as a strategy for teaching biosciences. Application to metabolism
  • 5) Hilario Ramírez Rodrigo, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I, Universidad de Granada: Didactic treatment of mathematical contents in the teaching of Molecular Systems Biology: an experimental approach
  • 6) Magali Blaud, Department of Biological and Medical Sciences, Université Paris Descartes, and Xavier Coumoul, Faculté des Sciences Fondamentales et Biomédicales, Université Paris Descartes: Interacting with students in situ and in domum to stimulate regularity of learning
  • 7) Iván Rodríguez-Martín, Department of Basic Biomedical Sciences, School of Biomedical Sciences, Universidad Europea, Madrid: The challenge of improving the understanding of biochemistry: a new methodology integrating basic subjects in clinical scenarios

October 24th

R06. Biochemistry of Nutrition
Chair: Joan Ribot (Universitat de les Illes Balears)

  • 1) Marià Alemany, Universidad de Barcelona-CIBEROBN: Papel del tejido adiposo en el mantenimiento de la glucemia
  • 2) Joana Sánchez, Universitat Illes Balears-CIBEROBN: Efectos de la obesidad materna asociada a la ingesta de dietas desequilibradas en la descendencia
  • 3) Gerard Aragonès, Universitat Rovira i Virgili: Modulation of leptin signalling by dietary phenolic compounds

R07. Plant Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Physiology
Chairs: Cecilia Gotor (Instituto de Bioquímica Vegetal y Fotosíntesis), and Jorge Marques da Silva (Universidade de Lisboa)

  • 1) Manuel Rodríguez-Concepción, Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG): Plant carotenoids: coping with the dark side of light
  • 2) Esther Pérez-Pérez, Institute of Plant Biochemistry and Photosynthesis (IBVF-CSIC): New insights into the redox regulation of autophagy in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
  • 3) Rossana Henriques, CRAG: Growing around the clock - uncovering the circadian regulation of the TOR signaling pathway

R10. Protein Structure and Function & Enzymology
Chairs: Francisco J. Blanco (CIC bioGUNE), and Charles Tellier (CNRS, Université de Nantes)

  • 1) Gurvan Michel, CNRS, Roscoff Marine Station: Genomic and structural exploration of microbial degradation of algal polysaccharides: from marine carbon cycle to blue biotechnology
  • 2) Arka Chakraborty, Institut de Biologia Molecular de Barcelona, CSIC-UAB: U-turns and A-tracts: A protein-DNA Structural Dialogue in Mitochondrial DNA packaging
  • 3) Antonio Chaves, Instituto de Química-Física Rocasolano, CSIC, Madrid: Phenothiazines regulate synaptic function by interfering the NCS-1/Ric8a complex: An approach for Fragile X Syndrome

R12. Molecular mechanisms in cell membranes: Physiology, Pathology, Biotechnology and Biophysics
Chairs: Teresa Giraldez (Universidad de La Laguna Santa Cruz de Tenerife), Miriam Echevarria (Universidad de Sevilla), and Nuno Santos (Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Universidade de Lisboa)

  • 1) Luis M. Escudero, Universidad de Sevilla & IBiS, Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío/CSIC: Biophysical constraints drive three-dimensional architecture in epithelial organs
  • 2) Graça Soveral, Research Institute for Medicines (iMed.ULisboa), Universidade de Lisboa: Aquaporins in human diseases - promising targets for drug development
  • 3) Jorge Alegre-Cebollada, Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (CNIC), Madrid: Biochemical regulation of the mechanical activity of sarcomeric proteins

R14. Molecular Neurobiology
Chairs: Maria Luz Montesinos (Universidad de Sevilla), and Sabine Hilfiker (Instituto de Parasitología y Biomedicina López-Neyra)

  • 1) Carlos A. Saura, Institut de Neurociències. Dept Bioquímica i Biologia Molecular (UAB): Transcriptional mechanisms of memory loss in Alzheimer´s disease
  • 2) Alberto Pascual, Instituto de Biomedicina de Sevilla (IBiS): The HIF1α-PHD3 pathway mediates microglial dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease
  • 3) M. Victoria Puig, Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute: Dysfunctional neural network dynamics in mouse models of psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders during higher-order cognition

R17. Gene expression regulation and genome dynamics
Chairs: Fernando Monje (Centro Andaluz de Biología Molecular y Medicina Regenerativa), Guillermo de Cárcer (CNIO), Cecilia Arraiano (Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica Antonio Xavier, Universidades NOVA de Lisboa) and Pierre-Emmanuel Gleizes (Université de Toulouse, Université Paul Sabatier).

  • 1) Joan Roig (IBMB-CSIC, Barcelona): Regulating the centrosome cycle through phosphorylation. Roles of the NIMA-family protein kinases
  • 2) Edouard Bertrand (IGMM, Montpellier): Visualization of gene expression in single living cells
  • 3) Manuel A.S. Santos, iBiMED University of Aveiro: The role of protein biosynthesis errors in genome stability and evolution

R18. Metabolic Regulation
Chairs: Begoña Ochoa (Universidad del País Vasco UPV/EHU), Nuria Casals (Universitat Internacional de Catalunya), and Marta Viana (Universidad CEU San Pablo).

  • 1) Francesc Villarroya, Institut de Biomedicina de la Universitat de Barcelona: Brown adipokines: the signaling properties of brown adipose tissue
  • 2) Patricia Aspichueta, Universidad del País Vasco UPV/EHU and IIS-Biocruces: E2F2 is a key metabolic driver required for liver disease development and progression
  • 3) Miguel Ángel Medina, Universidad de Málaga: Evaluation of metabolism and biosignaling in the angiogenic microenvironment as potential targets for therapeutic intervention

R19. Cellular Signalling
Chairs: María José Caloca (Instituto de Biología y Genética Molecular, Valladolid), and Catalina Ribas (Centro de Biología Molecular "Severo Ochoa"-UAM-CSIC)

  • 1) Maria Angeles Balboa, Instituto de Biología y Genética Molecular (IBGM), CSIC, Valladolid: The role of P2X7 receptor in NLRP3 inflammasome activation bylipin-2
  • 2) Anna Aragay, Institut de Biologia Molecular de Barcelona (IBMB), CSIC, Barcelona: Regulation of mitochondrial dynamics in hipocampal neurons through Gq, Miro1 and Alex3
  • 3) Inés Antón, Centro Nacional de Biotecnología (CNB), CSIC, Madrid: WIP, an actin-binding protein that controls generation, proliferation and invasiveness of cancer stem cells

October 25th

R02 & R05. Molecular Mechanisms of Pathology & Chemical Biology
Chairs: Gema Medina (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos), Guadalupe Sabio (CNIC), Mª Dolores Mayán (Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de A Coruña, INIBIC), and Sonsoles Martín-Santamaría (Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas, CIB, CSIC)

  • 1) Cristina García Cáceres, German Research Center for Environmental Health: Functional heterogeneity of astrocytes in the control of metabolism
  • 2) Angela Martinez Valverde, Instituto de Investigaciones Biomedicas Alberto Sols (CSIC/UAM): Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: new insights on therapy based in dual agonism of the glucagon and GLP-1 receptors
  • 3) Francisco Corzana, CISQ-Universidad de La Rioja: MUC1 derivatives, cancer vaccines, cancer biosensors, chemically modified peptides

R03. Developmental Biology and Genomic Modifications
Chairs: Mercedes Costell (Universitat de València), and Javier López-Ríos (University of Basel)

  • 1) Amparo Acker-Palmer, Göethe University, Frankfurt: Wiring neuronal and vascular networks in the brain
  • 2) Álvaro Rada-Iglesias, University of Cologne: Polycomb proteins as topological facilitators of enhancer regulatory function
  • 3) Juan J. Tena, Centro Andaluz de Biología del Desarrollo, Universidad Pablo de Olavide: Uncovering novel p63 targets related to hereditary malformations

R04. Computational Evolutionary Genomics: systemic views and news from Archaea to Human
Chairs: Javier De Las Rivas (Centro de Investigación del Cáncer, CiC-IBMCC, CSIC/USAL), Ana M. Rojas (Instituto de Biomedicina de Sevilla (IBIS) and Bruno Franzetti (Univ. Grenoble Alpes, Institut de Biologie Structurale)

  • 1) Damien P. Devos, Centro Andaluz de Biologia del Desarrollo (CABD-UPO, Sevilla): Evolution of the nuclear envelope (NE) to form a container for most eukaryotic cellular DNA
  • 2) Ana M. Rojas, Instituto de Biomedicina de Sevilla (IBIS): Comparison of key proteins in the mismatch repair pathway of prokaryotes, archaea and eukaryotes
  • 3) Simonetta Gribaldo, Institut Pasteur, Paris: The growing tree of Archea: changing perspectives on the diversity and evolution of the third domain of life

R08. Molecular Biotechnology & Synthetic Biology
Chairs: Miguel Alcalde (Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica – CSIC), and Gilles Truan (Université de Toulouse)

  • 1) José Manuel Sánchez Ruiz, Universidad de Granada: Biotechnological applications of resurrected ancestral proteins
  • 2) Cristóbal Almendros Romero, Delft University of Technology: CRISPR-Cas: understanding the prokaryotic immune system
  • 3) Véronique de Berardinis, CEA/DRF/Institut de Biologie François Jacob: Experiment-based computational method for proper annotation of the molecular function of enzymes

R11. Genomics and Proteomics
Chairs: Manuel Fuentes García (Centro de Investigación del Cáncer), and Juan Sandoval (IIS La Fe)

  • 1) Francesc Canals, Valld´Hebron, Barcelona: Addressing some challenges in targeted analysis for Clinical Proteomics
  • 2) Kelly Rabionet Jansenn, Universidad de Barcelona: Next generation sequencing in Mendelian and Complex diseases
  • 3) Ángel Diaz Lagares, Hospital Clínico Universitario de Galicia, Santiago de Compostela: Epigenetic disruption of long non-coding RNAs in human cancer

R13. Nitrogen Metabolism
Chair: Antonio J. Márquez (Universidad de Sevilla)

  • 1) José Manuel García Fernández, Universidad de Córdoba: Evolution of the regulation of C/N balance in marine cyanobacteria
  • 2) Luis C. Romero, Instituto de Bioquímica Vegetal y Fotosíntesis, CSIC, Sevilla; N and S metabolism: assimilation versus signaling
  • 3) Rafael Cañas, Universidad de Málaga; Nitrogen metabolism and gene expression in maritime pine

R15. Molecular Parasitology
Chairs: Luis Ignacio Rivas (Centro Investigaciones Biológicas)
  • 1) Rosa María Reguera, Universidad de León: Bioimagen: una poderosa herramienta para el estudio de la leishmaniasis
  • 2) Miguel Navarro Carro, Instituto de Parasitología y Biomedicina López-Neyra, ISCIII,Granada): Uncovering RNA polymerase II promoters along the genome of the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma brucei
  • 3) José María Pérez-Victoria, Instituto de Parasitología y Biomedicina López-Neyra, ISCIII, Granada: Tráfico y metabolismo de hemo en parásitos tripanosomátidos

R16. Redox Regulation of Biological Responses

Chairs: Santiago Lamas (Centro de Biología Molecular "Severo Ochoa"), María Monsalve (Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas Alberto Sols), and Joao Laranjinha (University of Coimbra)

  • 1) Fernando Antunes, Dept. de Química e Bioquímica, Universidade de Lisboa: Quantitative biology of hydrogen peroxide signaling
  • 2) Victor Manuel Victor Gonzalez, FISABIO-Hospital Dr. Peset, Departament of Physiology, Universitat de Valencia: Molecular mechanisms related to cardiovascular risk in type 2 diabetes
  • 3) Susana Boronat Llop, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona: Oxidative stress in toxicity and signaling

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