Mini Symposium: Cilia and centrosome biology in development and disease – University of Copenhagen

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Mini Symposium: Cilia and centrosome biology in development and disease

Recent research has shown that cilia and centrosomes play a critical role in developmental processes and function of tissues and organs in the adult. Consequently, mutations in genes that encode ciliary and centrosomal proteins are the cause of a plethora of severe developmental disorders and diseases, including heart defects, cognitive disorders, obesity, diabetes and cancer. This symposium focuses on how multidisciplinary approaches can be used for understanding cilia and centrosome biology in development and disease.

Symposium part I

Chair: Søren Tvorup Christensen

14:00

Welcome
Prof. Søren Tvorup Christensen

Department of Biology, UCPH

14:10

New diagnostic tools for renal ciliopathies

Prof. Sophie Saunier (Keynote #1)

Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale U983, Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades & Université Paris Descartes - Sorbonne Paris Cité, Institut Imagine Paris, France

14:55

Identification of novel cilia/centrosome related genes responsible for primary microcephaly in Pakistani population

Dr. Muhammad Farooq

Wilhelm Johannsen Centre for Functional Genome Research, UCPH

15:25

Bioinformatics analysis of cilia and centrosomes

Dr. Kenneth Bødtker Schou

Department of Biology, UCPH

15:40 Coffee break

Symposium part II

Chair: Lars Allan Larsen

16:05

Introduction
Prof. Lars Allan Larsen

Wilhelm Johannsen Centre for Functional Genome Research, UCPH

16:10

Liver organogenesis in zebrafish
Assoc. Prof. Elke Ober (keynote #2)

The Danish Stem Cell Center, UCPH

16:55

Functional analysis of the centrosomal protein Cep128
Dr. Maren Mönnich

Wilhelm Johannsen Centre for Functional Genome Research, UCPH

17:25 Drinks and discussions

Time: Monday 24 November 2014, 13:00-18:00

Place: The Faculty Club, The Panum Institute, Nørre Allé 20, 2200 Copenhagen N

Registration:
For participation in the event please use this registration form no later than Friday 21 November 2014, 24:00 at the latest.