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Conference Programme

June 7, 2013
9:15 - 9:30 Opening session
Welcome
Introduction of attendance
9:30 - 17:10 Session I: Porcine models for human health
Chairpersons: Xiangdong Li, Beijing, China, Adam Zięcik, Olsztyn, Poland
9:30 - 10:15

Eckhard Wolf, Institute of Molecular Animal Breeding and Biotechnology,
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany

Genetically tailored pig models for diabetes research and regenerative medicine

10:15 - 11:00

Angelika Schnieke, Chair of Livestock Biotechnology, Technische Universität München, Freising, Germany

Genetically modified pigs for human cancer research

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 12:05

Urszula Mazurek, Department of Molecular Biology, Medical University of Silesia, Sosnowiec, Poland

Detection of porcine endogenous retrovirus in xenotransplantation

12:05 - 12:40

Konstanty Szułdrzyński, Second Department of Medicine, Jagiellonian University School of Medicine, Krakow, Poland

Animal models of respiratory failure - physiological and anatomical differences with human respiratory system

12:40 - 14:10 Lunch
Chairpersons: Angelika Schnieke, Freising, Germany, Marek Zygmunt, Greifswald, Germany
14:10 - 14:45

Gabriel Bodek, Division of Reproductive Biology, Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Olsztyn, Poland

Multipotentiality of adult stem cells from porcine uterus – hopes and challenges

14:45 - 15:20

Katarzyna Miernik, Department of Cell Biology and Imaging, Institute of Zoology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

Porcine uterine stem cells as a model of pathogenesis in human reproductive system

15:20 - 15:50 Coffee break
15:50 - 16:25

Romuald Zabielski, Departament of Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

Intrauterine growth retarded piglet as a model for humans - studies on the perinatal development of the gut structure and function

Drosophila melanogaster as a model for human health
Chairperson: Jenny Visser, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
16:25 - 17:10

Yael Heifetz, Department of Entomology, The Hebrew University, Rehovot, Israel

Studying fertility in Drosophila – a model organism to bridge unknown gaps

19:00 Barbecue
June 8, 2013
9:00-17:30 Session I: Murine and other species models for human health
Chairpersons: Eckhard Wolf, Munich, Germany, Marek Świtoński, Poznan, Poland
9:00 - 9:30

Kenneth S. Korach, Laboratory of Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA

Novel findings of estrogen hormone physiology using ERKO mice

9:30 - 10:05

Ilpo Huhtaniemi, Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology, Imperial College London, UK

Genetically modified mouse models addressing gonadotropin action

10:05 - 10:40

Pirkko Härkönen, Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Turku, Turku, Finland

Experimental tumor models for prostate cancer

10:40 - 11:10 Coffee break
11:10 - 11:45

Nafis Rahman, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Turku, Turku, Finland

Genetically modified mice as models for ovarian cancer and novel treatment strategies

11:45 - 12:20

Xiangdong Li, State Key Laboratory for Agro-Biotechnology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

An experimental animal model for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) disease

12:20 - 14:00 Lunch
 Chairpersons: Nafis Rahman, Turku, Finland, Romuald Zabielski, Warsaw, Poland
14:00 - 14:45

Jenny Visser, Department of Internal Medicine, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Mouse models to study the link between metabolism and ovarian function

14:45 - 15:20

Barbara Gawrońska-Kozak, Division of Food Science, Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Olsztyn, Poland

Regeneration or repair - animal models to study wound healing

15:20 - 15:50 Coffee break
15:50 - 16:25

Marcin Osuchowski, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology in the Trauma Research Center of the AUVA, Vienna, Austria

Experimental (M)ICU: (un)feasible simulation of human sepsis in the mouse

16:25 - 17:00

Marek Świtoński, Department of Genetics and Animal Breeding, Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poznan, Poland

Dog as a model in studies of human hereditary diseases and their gene therapy

17:00 - 17:30

General discussion - Moderator: Ilpo Huhtaniemi, London, UK

19:30 Banquet dinner