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DAY 0 - Thursday, 2nd of September - STUDENT WORKSHOP
Venue: University of Szeged, Institute of Biology

from 09:30          Registration for students

09:45 - 10:00      Introduction and technical comments

10:00 - 12:00      Career advice: How to use the Independent Development Plan (IDP) to plan your career
                           Orsolya Symmons
                           Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne, Germany

13:00 - 17:00      PRACTICAL WORKSHOP

17:00 - 19:00      Insights into scientific publishing 1: How to write a fellowship/grant
                           Orsolya Symmons
                           Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne, Germany

19:00 - 24:00      Grill party
                           Venue: Biological Research Center


 

DAY 1 - Friday, 3rd of September
Venue: University of Szeged, Institute of Biology, Szent-Györgyi Albert lecture hall

10:00 - 10:25      Student session/talks 1
                           Chair: Máté Varga

10:25 - 10:35      Break

10:35 - 11:00      Student session/talks 2
                           Chair: Rita Sinka

 

DAY 1 - Friday, 3rd of September
Venue: Biological Research Center

from 11:00          Registration opens to all participants

11:00 - 13:00     Lunchbox meal

13:00 - 13:30      Opening by the organisers

13:30 – 16:05     SESSION 1 - Early development
                           Chair: Pavel Tomancak

13:30 - 14:10      Keynote lecture: Cytoplasmic forces functionally reorganize nuclear condensates in oocytes
                           Marie-Hélène Verlhac
                           Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Biology, College de France, Paris, France

14:10 - 14:50      Keynote lecture: Understanding changing architecture of the mammalian embryo
                           Berenika Plusa
                           University of Manchester, Division of Developmental Biology and Medicine, United Kingdom

14:50 - 15:05      Is bigger also better? Functional comparison of somatic and larger, embryo specific linker histone during early Drosophila
                           embryogenesis.
                           László Henn
                           Institute of Biochemistry, Biological Research Centre, Szeged, Hungary

15:05 - 15:20      p38-MAPK-mediated translation regulation primes blastocyst development and is required for primitive endoderm
                           differentiation in mice
                           Alexander W. Bruce
                           Laboratory of Early Mammalian Developmental Biology, Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics, Faculty of Science, University of
                           South Bohemia, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

15:20 - 15:35      The detachment of the blastoderm-vitelline envelope interaction and blastoderm chirality
                           Giulia Serafini
                           Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics - MPI-CBG, Dresden, Germany

15:35 - 15:50      Rabbit inner cell mass retains potential to differentiate into the trophectoderm lineage
                           Anna Piliszek
                           Department of Experimental Embryology, Institute of Genetics and Animal Biotechnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences,
                           Jastrzebiec, Poland

15:50 - 16:05      The role of activin A in the regulation of preimplantation development of mouse embryo
                           Eliza Winek
                           Department of Embryology, Institute of Developmental Biology and Biomedical Research, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw,
                           Warsaw, Poland
                           Doctoral School of Exact and Natural Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

16:05 - 16:30      Coffee break

16:30 – 18:25     SESSION 2 - Organogenesis
                           Chair: Marcela Buchtova

16:30 - 17:10      Keynote lecture: Aberrant activation of developmental programs in adult disease
                           Angela Nieto
                           Instituto de Neurociencias, Developmental Neurobiology Unit, Alicante, Spain

17:10 - 17:25      Pharyngeal component in the premandibular segment of the vertebrate head
                           Robert Cerny
                           Dept. Zoology, Charles University in Prague

17:25 - 17:40      Unique stem cell subpopulation which ensures mesenchymal regeneration of continuously growing teeth contributes to various
                           tissue organogenesis
                           Jan Krivanek
                           Department of Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

17:40 - 17:55      Developmental anoikis: A novel, protective safeguarding mechanism in the embryonic neocortex
                           Zsolt Lele
                           Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungarian Academy of Science, Budapest, Hungary

17:55 - 18:10      Primary Cilia and Kidney Cysts Development in Nek8-deficient Mice
                           Daniela Kristeková
                           Laboratory of Molecular Morphogenesis, Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics, v.v.i., Czech Academy of Sciences, Brno,
                           Czech Republic
                           Section of Animal Physiology and Immunology, Department of Experimental Biology, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno,
                           Czech Republic

18:10 - 18:25      Shedding light on the details of hemocyte transdifferentiation in  Drosophila melanogaster with an artificial intelligence based
                           technology
                           Erika Gábor
                           Drosophila Blood Cell Differentiation Group, Genetic Institute, ELKH, Szeged, Hungary 

18:30 - 23:00      POSTER SESSION 1 (with Welcome Reception)

19:00 - 20:00      Insights into scientific publishing 2
                           Helen Robertson
                           preLights Community Manager, Journal of Cell Science at The Company of Biologists


 

DAY 2 - Saturday, 4th of September
Venue: Biological Research Center

08:30 – 10:25     SESSION 3 - Emerging Technologies and RNA Biology
                           Chair: Miklós Erdélyi

08:30 - 09:10      Keynote lecture: Posttranscriptional control of the germline-soma dichotomy
                           Rafal Ciosk
                           University of Oslo, Department of Biosciences, Oslo, Norway

09:10 - 09:25      Cytoplasmic RNA exosome is essential for post-implantation mouse embryo development
                           Michał Brouze
                           Laboratory of RNA Biology, International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Warsaw, Poland

09:25 - 09:40      Golden hamster piRNAs are necessary for zygote development and establishment of spermatogonia
                           Zuzana Loubalova
                           Institute of Molecular Genetics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague 4, Czech Republic

09:40 - 09:55      The snoRNAome of zebrafish (Danio rerio)
                           Renáta Hamar
                           Department of Genetics, ELTE Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary

09:55 - 10:10      Multi-modal Volumetric Image Registration by Establishing Cell Correspondence
                           Manan Lalit
                           Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany
                           Center for Systems Biology, Dresden, Germany

10:10 - 10:25      How to choose the most suitable increased fidelity SpCas9 nuclease for high specificity genome editing
                           Péter István Kulcsár
                           Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Institute of Enzymology, Budapest, Hungary
                           Department of Biophysics and Radiation Biology, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary

10:25 - 10:50      Coffee break

10:50 – 13:00     SESSION 4 - Non-traditional Model Organisms
                           Chair: Máté Varga

10:50 - 11:30      Keynote lecture: Whole-body connectomics and the study of motor control in larval Platynereis
                           Gáspár Jékely
                           University of Exeter, Living Systems Institute, United Kingdom

11:30 - 11:45      Revealing secrets of Proteus anguinus by 3D X-ray imaging
                           Markéta Tesařová
                           Central European Institute of Technology, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic

11:45 - 12:00      The paradise fish (Macropodus opercularis) as a complementary model species of behavioral and developmental genetics
                           Máté Varga
                           Department of Genetics, ELTE Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary

12:00 - 12:15      Blastomeres Derived from the Vegetal Pole are the Extraembryonic Nutrition in Sturgeon Embryo: Transition from Holoblastic to
                           Meroblastic Cleavage
                           Mujahid Ali Shah
                           University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice, Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters, South Bohemian Research Center of
                           Aquaculture and Biodiversity of Hydrocenoses, Vodnany, Czech Republic

12:15 - 12:30      Allele distribution modelling predicts climate change adaptation in the bank vole
                           Marco Alejandro Escalante
                           Laboratory of Molecular Ecology, Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Liběchov,
                           Czech Republic

12:30 - 12:45      Insight into the maternal gene complement of Priapulus caudatus embryos
                           Ferenc Tibor Kagan
                           University of Bergen

12:45 - 13:00      X-ray Micro computed tomography imaging based collection of reptile skull models for morphological analysis of tooth
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                           Michaela Kavková
                           Central European Institute of Technology, Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic

13:00 - 14:00      Lunchbox meal

14:00 – 16:10     SESSION 5 - Stem Cells, Organoids and Regeneration
                           Chair: Nándor Nagy

14:00 - 14:40      Keynote lecture: Newt regeneration – evolution and regulation
                           András Simon
                           Karolinska Institutet, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Stockholm, Sweden

14:40 - 14:55      The role of matrix metalloproteinases during embryonic wound healing
                           Radek Sindelka
                           Institute of Biotechnology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Vestec, Czech Republic

14:55 - 15:10      hiPSC derived cardiomyocytes: struggles and hopes
                           Katarzyna Radaszkiewicz
                           Department of Experimental Biology, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

15:10 - 15:25      Sertoli cell progenitors as a promising tool for muscle regeneration
                           Vladimir Krylov
                           Charles University, Faculty of Science, Department of Cell Biology, Prague 2, Czech Republic

15:25 - 15:40      Exploring the Role of TMEM107 in Retinal Development Using Human Retinal Organoid Model
                           Tomáš Bárta
                           Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics CAS, Brno, Czech Republic
                           Department of Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

15:40 - 15:55      Are LGR5-positive cells labeling stem cell niche in molars?
                           Marcela Buchtova
                           Laboratory of Molecular Morphogenesis, Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics, Brno, Czech Republic
                           Department of Experimental Biology, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

15:55 - 16:10      Setting up the model of Alzheimer’s disease using cerebral organoids
                           Dasa Bohaciakova
                           Department of Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
                           International Clinical Research Center, St. Anne’s University Hospital, Brno, Czech Republic

16:10 - 16:30      Coffee break

16:30 – 18:40     SESSION 6 - Signalling pathways
                           Chair: József Mihály

16:30 - 17:10      Keynote lecture: Towards understanding the dynamics of cell fate decisions and organization in the early mammalian embryo
                           Eszter Pósfai
                           Princeton University, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton, USA

17:10 - 17:25      In vivo examination of actin based membrane nanotubes in developing zebrafish embryos
                           Katalin Türmer
                           Department of Biophysics, Medical School, University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary

17:25 - 17:40      DUSPing mouse embryonic stem cells - role of dual specificity phosphatases in differentiation
                           Stanislava Sladeček
                           Department of Experimental Biology, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

17:40 - 17:55      Avian ceca are required for hindgut enteric nervous system development by promoting enteric neural crest cell proliferation and
                           inhibiting neuronal differentiation via non-canonical Wnt signaling
                           Nándor Nagy
                           Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Medicine, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary

17:55 - 18:10      Wnt1 to rule them all: A story about the shared origin of all types of choroid plexi
                           Petra Kompaníková
                           Department of Experimental Biology, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

18:10 - 18:25      The role of CXCR4-CXCL12 signaling in extrinsic innervation of enteric nervous system develpoment
                           Viktória Halasy
                           Laboratory of Stem Cells and Experimental Embryology, Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Medicine,
                           Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary

18:25 - 18:40      Diverse roles of ERK and AKT signaling pathways in epithelial morphogenesis
                           Jakub Sumbal
                           Department of Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

18:40 - 19:40      POSTER SESSION 2

20:00 - 24:00      Banquet dinner at Hunguest Hotel Forrás


 

DAY 3 - Sunday, 5th of September
Venue: Biological Research Center

09:00 – 10:55     SESSION 7 - Morphogenesis/patterning/differentiation
                           Chair: Alexander W. Bruce

09:00 - 09:40      Keynote lecture: The egg-to-embryo transition – from fertilization to translational regulation
                           Andrea Pauli
                           Research Institute of Molecular Pathology at the Vienna Biocenter, Vienna, Austria

09:40 - 09:55      Patterning  and morphogenesis of the head-trunk boundary
                           Bruno Cossermelli Vellutini
                           Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany

09:55 - 10:10      Mechanical forces generated by fibroblasts regulate morphogenesis of mammary epithelium
                           Zuzana Koledova
                           Department of Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

10:10 - 10:25      Microtubule organizing centers contain testis-specific γ-TuRC proteins in spermatids of Drosophila melanogaster
                           Elham Alzyoud
                           Department of Genetics, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
                           Doctoral School of Biology, Faculty of Science and Informatics, University of Szeged,Szeged, Hungary

10:25 - 10:40      The biological significance of nuclear actin
                           Péter Borkúti
                           Biological Research Centre, Szeged, Hungary

10:40 - 10:55      Effect of mir-302B microRNA inhibition on chicken PCG proliferation and apoptosis rate
                           Nikolett Tokodyné Szabadi
                           Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Gödöllő, Hungary

10:55 - 11:15      Coffee break

11:15 – 12:15     SESSION 8 - Cell stress and Death
                           Chair: Anna Piliszek

11:15 - 11:30      Deregulation of mitochondrial activity and redox status in oocytes from aged mouse females: is it maternal or postovulatory
                           ageing to blame?
                           Anna Ajduk
                           Reproductive Biology Group, Department of Embryology, Institute of Developmental Biology and Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of
                           Biology, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

11:30 - 11:45      Embryonic cells can act as non-professional phagocytes and undertake the clearance of dying cells in mouse blastocysts
                           Dušan Fabian
                           Institute of Animal Physiology, Centre of Biosciences, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Košice, Slovak Republic

11:45 - 12:00      Lysosome Related Organelles promote stress and immune defenses in C. elegans
                           Gábor Hajdú
                           Semmelweis University, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Budapest, Hungary

12:00 - 12:15      A novel target for autophagy activation in Drosophila neurodegenerative and ageing models
                           Tibor Kovács
                           Department of Genetics, Institute of Biology, ELTE Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary

12:15 - 12:25      Closing of the meeting 

12:00 -                Lunchbox meal