FEBS Forum for 
 Young Scientists Warsaw, June 24-26 2004

29th FEBS Congress
Warsaw, Poland
June 26 - July 1, 2004

FEBS FORUM FOR YOUNG SCIENTISTS

Organizers:

Rafal Czajkowski (Warsaw), Edyta Brzoska (Warsaw)
Eeva Sievi (Helsinki) and Marja Makarow (Helsinki)

 

GUIDE FOR PARTICIPANTS

  

Scientific program

Thursday, June 24

13.00. Registration and mounting of posters

16.00. Opening of the meeting, Rafał Czajkowski

16.10. Janusz Bujnicki, Poland: "CAN WE PREDICT PROTEIN STRUCTURES FROM SEQUENCES?"

Session 1: Enzymes in vivo, in vitro and in silico (chair: J.M. Bujnicki)

17.00. Stanislav Arkhangelski, Russia: "The ATP-generating enzyme purified from the Viperidae venom: 

a very peculiar member of creatine kinases family"

17.20.Veronika Pongracz, Hungary: "The bifunctional retroviral nucleocapsid-dUTPase in the virion 

and in the test tube"

17.40. Stefan Kernstock, Germany: "In silico identification and cloning of ADP-ribosylohydrolase gene

 family members"

18.00. Asterios Grigoroudis, Greece: "Cloning, over-expression and ATPase activity of the truncated AtoC,

response regulator of AtoS-AtoC two-component system"

18.20. Aleksandra Nita-Lazar, Poland: "Protein O-glucosylation: identification and characterisation 

of O-glucosylotransferase activity and mapping of O-glucosylation sites in Notch1"

19.00. Get together party

 

Friday, June 25

Session 2:  Control of gene expression at different levels (chair: E. Brzóska)

09.00. Katerina Sybirna, Ukraine: "HAP4, the transactivator of S. cerevisiae: detection and functional

studies in methylotropic yeast Hansenula polymorpha"

09.20. Catherine Benedict, Sweden: "Characterization of the C-repeat Binding Factor (CBF) regulon 

in hybrid aspen using functional genomics"

09.40. Darya Novopashina, Russia: "Conjugates of 2'-modified oligonucleotides with minor groove binders

and intercalators for gene expression inhibition"

10.00. Hana Sanderova, Czech R.: "Thermostability of multidomain proteins: 

Chimeric mesophilis/thermophilic elongation factors EF-Tu"

10.20. Coffee

11.00 Key note talk

Ada Yonath, Israel: "THE RIBOSOME – A MOLECULAR MACHINE WITH BRAINS"

12.00. Lunch

13.00. Poster session 1

15.00.

15.00  Panel discussion on young scientists’ issues 

Chair, Marja Makarow,  

10-min presentations:

I. Braakman, The Netherlands: Addicted to a career in basic research

N. Voilley, France: Innovations from basic research?

S. Bettini, European Comission: The Researcher’s Mobility Portal 

M. Nalecz, Poland: FEBS grants for young scientists

J. Bujnicki, Poland: A young group leader’s view

M. Makarow, Finland: Preparing yourself for jobs outside of basic research

Other panelists: 

T. Gabaldon Estevan, The Netherlands

R. Czajkowski, Poland

E. Brzoska, Poland

E. Friedlander, Hungary

E. Sievi, scientific secretary

19.00  Banquet 

 

Saturday, June 26

09.00  Poster session 2

10.30  Coffee

Session 3: Cellular signaling and cell cycle (chair: R. Czajkowski)

11.00. Michael Jeltsch, Finland: "Mosaic Vascular Endothelial Growth Factors (VEGFs) with novel 

receptor binding profiles"

11.20. Lorena Martinez-Gac, Spain: "Control of cyclin G2 mRNA expression by forkhead transcription

 factors" 

11.40. Grzegorz Kudła, Poland: "Inactivation of a temperature - sensitive p53 mutant by HSP 70"

12.00. Dmitri Pchejetski, France: "Sphingosine kinase inhibition to induce apoptosis and overcome

 chemoresistance in prostate cancer cells"

12.20. Anamaria Brozovic, Croatia: "Activation of SAPK/JNK, P38 kinase and AP-1 in human cervical

 carcinoma cells is related to DNA damage and involved in acquired resistance to cisplatin"

13.00. Closing of the meeting

 

Venue of the Forum

Faculty of Biology, Warsaw University

1, Miecznikowa Street, 02-096 Warsaw

www.biol.uw.edu.pl

Hotel

Hotel Vera

16, Bitwy Warszawskiej 1020 R. Street

02-366 Warsaw

ph.: (+48 22) 822 74 21
fax: (+48 22) 823 62 56
e-mail: vera@orbis.pl

www.orbis.pl

contact: FYS@nencki.gov.pl