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EUGeneHeart Integrated Project organises a basic cardiovascular research training seminar for young scientists

The EUGeneHeart Seminar series, focusing on professional training in basic cardiovascular research will take place on Wednesday, 25 November, 2009 in the Hubrecht Institute, Utrecht, Netherlands. The seminar is free of charge (travel expenses are not covered) and the registration is mandatory. To register, please contact Ms. Yi-Jen Chuang (

25 November 2009 - 25 November 2009

The Seminar includes three important topics: (1) cardiovascular phenotyping, (2) gene expression and control mechanisms, and (3) protein signalling/signalosomes. The lectures will be given by top and experienced European scientists in the field. The detailed program can be found via URL:

This seminar aims to foster professional training for young scientists (PhD students and postdoctoral scientists). The participation of female researchers and scientists from Eastern European countries is particularly encouraged. The Seminar series is free of charge (travel expenses are not covered). To stimulate the participation of young scientists, the Consortium also covers the cost for lodging on 24 November, as well as snacks and drinks during the Seminar. It is mandatory to register. The registration is extended to October 30, 2009 and the registrations will be accepted on a first come first served basis.

For registration and more information, please contact
Ms. Yi-Jen Chuang
e-mail: or
tel: +32 (0)2 764 54 89
fax: +32 (0)2 764 52 69
Unit of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Universit Catholique de Louvain
FATH 5349
52 avenue Mounier
1200 Brussels, Belgium

Program of the 2009 EUGeneHeart Seminar

Session 1: Gene expression: control mechanisms
08:30 Epigenetic control of gene transcription: methods of analysis (by Leon de Windt; University Medical Centre, Utrecht, NL)
09:20 miRNA: update on analysis and regulation (by Gianluigi Condorelli; MultiMedica Hospital, Milan, IT)
10:10 Break
10:40 Challenges in digital gene expression profiling (by Edwin Cuppen; Hubrecht Institute, The Netherlands)
11:30 Lunch

Session 2: Cardiovascular phenotyping
13:00 Non-invasive phenotype characterization of normal and diseased rodent hearts using MRI and MRS (by Jurgen Schneider; Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, UK)
13:50 Analysis of excitation-contraction coupling in the heart (by Alexandra Zahradnikova; Slovak Academy of Sciences, SV)
14:40 Neo-Angiogenesis and cardiac regeneration (by Imo Hoefer & Joost Sluijter; University Medicine Center, Utrecht, NL)
15:40 Break

Session 3: Protein signalling/signalomes
16:10 Signalling dissection: protein-protein interactions (by Guido Tarone; University of Torino, IT)
17:00 Genetic manipulation to dissect kinases signaling pathways and validate innovative drug targets in vivo (by Emilio Hirsch; University of Torino, IT)
17:50 Proteomics: what technique for what output (by Manuel Mayr; King’s College London, UK)
18:40 End of the SeminarTwenty-five partners from ten European countries built the EUGeneHeart research consortium to untangle relevant molecular signalling mechanisms underlying heart failure in order to discover new treatments and prevention strategies for this disease. This collaboration is supported by the Commission Sixth Framework Program in the period of 2006 - 2011


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