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Walking Molecular Pathways. 8th MDC/FMP PhD Student Retreat / September 7th - 9th 2006, Hotel Residenz, Motzen

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Title:Walking Molecular Pathways. 8th MDC/FMP PhD Student Retreat / September 7th - 9th 2006, Hotel Residenz, Motzen
Abstract:Walking molecular pathways. Due to the different biomedical research areas being performed at our campus we decided for a retreat program that covers general aspects of molecular biology of essential importance. Over the course of three days our guest speakers will guide us on molecular pathways and each of them will stop at different sights, that hopefully meet the interest of all of you. for the first session we will concentrate on pathways and events that happen directly on DNA level. Understandings of DNA repair processes and activity of mobile genetic elements provide fundamental insights in how cancer and other genetic diseases may occur. We asked David Largaespada and Arne Klungland to give a talk on transposition and on DNA repair mechanisms, respectively. To continue the walk on molecular pathways we invited a scientist who concerns himself with understanding the interrelationship of DNA and RNA. The elucidation of the biological function of genomic regulatory elements that regulate transcription is the main interest of Edwin Cuppen's research. In particular, he focuses on microRNAs. Insights of how microRNAs are working are important towards understanding human diseases and gene regulation in general. In our Friday evening session we would like to focus on protein level. For this we invited Stephen Pennington, a speaker that was suggested from the FMP. He applies very successful modern proteomics, an area gaining more and more importance, to investigate signal transduction pathways that regulate entry into and progression through the G1 phase of the mammalian cell cycle. Finally, with Xavier Jeunemaitre we invited a scientist who combines genetic research with functional characterization. He studies the role of genes and pathways leading to disease initiation and progression. One major aim of his research is to understand the function of distinct intracellular signalling cascades in the pathogenesis of hypertension such as the recently discovered WNK pathway. Enjoy the walk! Your organizing team
Number of Pages:96
Date:September 2006

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