MOLBİYOKON 2012

Welcome to the website of the First International Congress of the Molecular Biology Association of Turkey!

Last year the Molecular Biology Association of Turkey (MBAoT) was born. On 23-24 November this year, we are organizing our first meeting, MolBiyoKon2012, in order to bring together molecular biologists from Turkey and abroad to share latest research, ideas and for networking in an intimate meeting for two days at Boğaziçi University’s campus overlooking Bosphorus in Istanbul.

Please feel free to browse through the website, and check back again later, since we will update the site frequently.

We suggest that you register for the Congress as soon as possible, in order to guarantee a seat and take advantage of discounts. Please also note the possibilities for becoming a member of MBAoT, and presenting your research as a poster at the congress. A number of posters will also be selected for oral presentation.

We’d like to thank supporters of this meeting for their valuable contributions: our main sponsor Prizma; our sponsors European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO), INTERLAB, and Elips; and our host Boğaziçi University.

Looking forward to meeting you at Boğaziçi University’s beautiful campus for a fruitful meeting in November!

The Organizing Committee

About the Meeting

The First International Congress of the Molecular Biology Association of Turkey is aimed to bring together Turkish and international molecular biology researchers and trainees for exchange of ideas and networking in an intimate, mid sized meeting setting for two days in November 2012 at Bogazici University’s campus overlooking Bosphorus in Istanbul. The Conference is co-sponsored by EMBO, local biomedical companies and registration fees.

Program*

Gün/Day 1 (23.11.2012, Cuma/Friday)
8:30 Kayıt / Registration
9:00 – 9:30 Açılış Konuşmaları / Opening Remarks
9:30 – 10:15 Keynote Speech: Fahri Saatçioğlu (U. Oslo, NO)

“Identification and characterization of a novel molecular switch that is required for prostate cancer survival”

10:15 – 10:45 Thomas Renne (Karolinska Inst., SE)

“The plasma contact system: new perspectives to fight thrombotic and inflammatory diseases”

10:45 – 11:15 Batu Erman (Sabancı U., TR)

“Transcriptional regulation of Interleukin-7 Receptor gene expression”

11:15 – 11:45 Ara / Break
11:45 – 12:15 Kuyaş Buğra (Boğaziçi U., TR)

”Salt inducible kinase 2 in Insulin dependent cell survival“

12:15 – 12:45 Devrim Gözüaçık (Sabancı U., TR)

“microRNAs: Novel Regulators of Cellular Stress and Death Responses”

12:45– 14:15 Öğle arası / Noon Break
14:15 – 14:45 Ahmet Koç (İYTE, TR)

“Molecular mechanisms of boron tolerance and toxicity in yeast”

14:45 – 15:15 Fisun Hamaratoğlu-Dion (U. Basel, CH)

“Scaling the wing: How BMPs match pattern to size”

15:15 – 16:15 Posterlerden Seçilen Konuşmalar / Poster Presentation Talks (4x)
•Arzu Çelik (Boğaziçi U.) “Neural-glia interactions in the olfactory system of flies”
•Aslıhan Örs (Şeyh Edebali U.) “Identification of novel APC/C regulators in fission yeast”
•Görkem Garipler (Koç U.) “Vacuolar acidity dictates the consequences of mitochondrial DNA damage”
•Umidahan Djakbarova (Fatih U.) “Regulated degradation is a major mechanism that keeps Stem Loop Binding Protein-a key factor in histone mRNA metabolism- low in G1 phase”

16:15 – 16:30 Ara / Break

16:30 – 17:00 Poster sunumları / Poster viewing

17:00– 17:30 Mesut Muyan (ODTÜ, TR)

“Dissection of nuclear estrogen signaling pathways”

17:30 – 18:00 Tamer Önder (Koç U., TR)

“Identification of Chromatin-Modifying Enzymes as Modulators of Somatic Cell Reprogramming”

18:00 – 19:00 Panel 1: “Editorial suggestions on construction and submission of manuscripts for young scientists”

Levent Akyürek (U. of Gothenburg), Martin Bergö (U. of Gothenburg)

19:30 Kokteyl / Cocktail (Büyük Toplantı Salonu / Albert Long Hall) (Tüm katılımcılar / All participants)

Gün/Day 2 (24.11.2012, Cumartesi/Saturday)

9:00 – 9:45 Keynote Speech: Eric Miska (Oxford U., UK)

“small RNAs: from genome maintenance to inheritance”

9:45 – 10:15 Levent Akyürek (U. of Gothenburg, SE)

“The angiogenic role of cytoskeletal filamin in tumor growth”

10:15 – 10:45 Aykut Üren (Georgetown U., US)

“Development of ezrin inhibitors as anti-metastatic agents for osteosarcoma”

10:45 – 11:00 Ara / Break
11:00 – 11:30 Martin Bergö (U. Gothenburg, SE)

“Defining the role of CAAX-protein processing in pathogenesis and treatment of cancer”

11:30 – 12:00 Berna Sayan-Özçelik (U. Southampton, UK)

“Interactions of the ubiquitin proteasome system with the p53 family”

12:00 – 12:30 Ayten Kandilci (GYTE, TR)

“Deletion Mapping of MN1 sequences distinguishes its leukemic activity from its self-renewal properties”

12:30 – 14:00 Öğle arası / Noon Break
14:00 – 14:30 Neşe Atabey (DEÜ, TR)

“HGF/c-Met signaling in the development and progression of hepatocellular carcinoma”

14:30 – 15:00 Uygar Tazebay (Bilkent U., TR)

“Ccdc124 is a novel component in regulation of cytokinetic abscission”

15:00 – 16:00 Posterlerden Seçilen Konuşmalar / Poster Presentation Talks
•Ayça Sayı-Yazgan (İTÜ) “Pro-inflammatory and regulatory properties of caspase-1 are differentially mediated by its substrates IL-1beta and IL-18 in Helicobacter infection”
•Hamid Hamzeiy (İYTE) “A Holistic Approach to miRNA Data Analysis”
•Necla Pehlivan (KTÜ) “Monitoring Expression Levels of Arabidopsis Transcription Factor ATHB7 in Engineered Tomato Transgenics”
•Tülin Erşahin (Bilkent Ü.) “A high-throughput perspective on drug transcriptomics in HCC”

16:00 – 16:15 Ara / Break
16:15 – 16:45 Poster sunumları / Poster viewing
16:45 – 17:45 Panel 2: “Türkiye’de Moleküler Biyoloji Eğitimi”
Ahmet Koç (İYTE, Moderatör), Sezai Türkel (Uludağ Ü.), Şule Arı (İstanbul Ü.), Kuyaş Buğra (Boğaziçi U.), Uygar Tazebay (Bilkent U.)

17:45 –18:00 Kapanış Konuşması ve Poster Ödül Töreni / Closing Remarks & Poster Prizes
18:00 – 19:15 MBD Dernek Toplantısı (Association Meeting)
20:00 Akşam Yemeği (Konuşmacılar) / Dinner (speakers)

* Konferans’ta sunumlar İngilizce olacaktır. Programda değişiklikler olabilir / Presentations will be in English. Program subject to updates

Speakers

Levent Akyürek (U. Gothenburg, Gothenburg, SE)
•The angiogenic role of cytoskeletal filamin in tumor growth

Neşe Atabey (Dokuz Eylül U., İzmir, TR)
• HGF/c-Met signaling in the development and progression of hepatocellular carcinoma

Martin Bergö (U. Gothenburg, Gothenburg, SE)
•Defining the role of CAAX-protein processing in pathogenesis and treatment of cancer

Kuyaş Buğra (Boğaziçi U., İstanbul, TR)
•Salt inducible kinase 2 in Insulin dependent cell survival

Batu Erman (Sabanci U., İstanbul, TR)
•Transcriptional regulation of Interleukin-7 Receptor gene expression

Devrim Gözüaçık (Sabanci U., İstanbul, TR)
•microRNAs: Novel Regulators of Cellular Stress and Death Responses

Fisun Hamaratoğlu-Dion (U. Basel, Basel, CH)
•Scaling the wing: How BMPs match pattern to size

Ayten Kandilci (GYTE, Kocaeli, TR)
•Deletion Mapping of MN1 (Meningioma 1) sequences distinguishes its leukemic activity from its self-renewal properties

Ahmet Koc (IYTE, İzmir, TR)
•Molecular mechanisms of boron tolerance and toxicity in yeast

Mesut Muyan (ODTÜ, Ankara, TR)
•Dissection of nuclear estrogen signaling pathways

Eric Miska (Cambridge U., Cambridge, UK)
•small RNAs: from genome maintenance to inheritance

Tamer Önder (Koç U., İstanbul, TR)
•Identification of Chromatin-Modifying Enzymes as Modulators of Somatic Cell Reprogramming

Berna Özçelik-Sayan (U. Southampton, Southamton, UK)
• Interactions of the ubiquitin proteasome system with the p53 family

Thomas Renne (Karolinska Inst., Stockholm, SE)
• The plasma contact system: new perspectives to fight thrombotic and inflammatory diseases

Fahri Saatçioğlu (U. Oslo, Oslo, NO)
• Identification and characterization of a novel molecular switch that is required for prostate cancer survival

Uygar Tazebay (Bilkent U., Ankara, TR)
•Ccdc124 is a novel component in regulation of cytokinetic abscission

Aykut Üren (Georgetown U., Washington, DC, US)
• Development of ezrin inhibitors as anti-metastatic agents for osteosarcoma

Eposta / Email: info@molbiyokon2012.org

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