5th SBD Meeting

September 24-28, 2003

Image Gallery: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4

The 5th SBS Meeting is over. To review the second announcement please open the PDF file. If you wish to get a poster (A2 size) to hang at your department, please let us know. Poster in PDF format (attention: 2.7 MB) is freely avaialble.
This year, the Society meeting will take place at the
J. Stefan Institute, close to Ljubljana City centre. The Institute's lecture hall and the gallery will be reserved for the lectures and posters. Ljubljana was chosen to keep costs for domestic participants low and thus to allow everybody to participate. International participants will profit from comfortable hotels, pleasant walks in the Old Town and eventually travels around Slovenia as Ljubljana is country's centre in all respects.

On this homepage, we will continue to present news on the 5th Meeting. For any questions, you can contact the president of the organising committee, Dr. Igor Krizaj (see the address below) or other members of the organising committee.

Organising committee: Igor Križaj (president), Marko Dolinar (secretary), Iztok Dolenc (treasurer), Vladimir Cotič, Vladka Čurin Šerbec, Borut Štrukelj, Boris Turk, Gregor Gunčar

Scientific committee is headed by Vito Turk. Members are: Peter Dovč, Franc Gubenšek, Roman Jerala, Radovan Komel, Janko Kos, Igor Križaj, Tamara Lah, Peter Maček, Viktor Menart, Ana Plemenitaš, Maja Ravnikar, Damjana Rozman, Aleš Rotar, Borut Štrukelj, Boris Turk, Dušan Turk, Uroš Urleb, Matjaž Zorko.


Short oral presentations - The following authors were selected to present short lectures [these authors thus do not present posters]:
Sessions I and VI (Proteins: structure, function and regulation):
Jerica Rozman Pungerčar, Saša Jenko, Tina Cirman, Veronika Stoka, Valentina Zavašnik Bergant, Katja Kristan, Toni Petan, Uroš Petrovič
Session II (Plant molecular biology):
Kristina Gruden, Borut Bohanec, Katarina Cankar, Kristina Sepčić
Session III (Gene function and regulation):
Peter Juvan, Janez Plavec, Klementina Fon Tacer, Vera Župunski
Session IV (Biotechnology):
Mateja Manček, Andreja Majerle, Vesna Galvani, Ruth Rupreht
Session V (Molecular basis of disease):
Kyle Howerton, Boris Rogelj, Tanja Fatur, Darja Herman, Alenka Nemec, Petra Hudler

Final programme of the meeting (PDF) - updated on September 23.

Poster dimesions: 90 cm wide by 120 cm tall.

on-line registration is still possible. If preferred, you can register by E-mail or fax: download the form either in RTF or PDF format, fill it and send it by E-mail to both Igor.Krizaj@ijs.si AND Marko.Dolinar@ijs.si or by fax to +386 1 257 3594 (from within Slovenia: 01/257 3594).

Assembly of the Slovenian Biochemical Society will be organised after the poster session on Friday, September 26 at 8 p.m.

Late submission of abstracts:
sent not later than July 30 were considered for evaluation for short oral presentation.
The ultimate deadline for electronic abstracts submission was August 21. Any abstracts received after August 21 cannot be included in the book of abstracts.

Abstract submission guidelines:
Please prepare your abstract on a single A4 page with all margins set to 3 cm and with Times Roman or similar font, font size 12. Abstracts should include: Title (bold, font size 14, exceptionally), Authors (presenting author underlined), Affiliation of the authors, Abstract text. Up to 3 references can be included at the bottom of the text, but are not obligatory (font size 10). Abstracts should be sent by E-mail as attachment to the address of the secretary of the organising committee (Marko.Dolinar@ijs.si).

Invited lectures by topic:

Proteins: structure function and regulation
(organisers: Peter Maček, Boris Turk): 2 sessions, including 4 guest lectures, 6 regular lectures and 8 short presentations

Dr. Raymond S. Norton [Walter and Eliza Hall Inst. of Medical Research, Parkville, Australia]: Malarial surface antigens: 3D structures and therapeutic strategies
Prof. Dr. Andrej Šali [The Rockefeller University, New York, USA]: Modeling the structures of proteins and macromolecular assemblies
Dr. Lawrence Banks [Int. Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnol., Trieste, Italy]: The role of HPV E6 in malignant progression
Prof. Dr. Daniela Corda [Consorzio Mario Negri Sud, Santa Maria Imbario (Chieti), Italy]: The role of CtBP/BARS in GOlgi membrane fission
Assist. Prof.  Dr. Gregor Anderluh [Biotechnial Faculty, Ljubljana, Slovenia]: Mechanism of membrane penetration of equinatoxin II, an eukaryotic pore-forming protein
Prof. Dr. Jure Stojan [Medical Faculty, Ljubljana, Slovenia]: Acetylcholinesterase kinetics: discrimination between rival kinetic models
Assist. Prof. Dr. Roman Jerala [National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia]: Molecular interactions between endotoxin and peptides of the innate immune system
Dr. Eva Žerovnik [Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia]: Folding of proteins and amyloid fibril formation – any correlation? The case study of stefins
Assist. Prof. Dr. Dušan Turk [Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia]: Cathepsins - potential drug design targets
Assist. Prof. Dr. Igor Križaj [Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia]: Ammodytoxin, a snake venom phospholipase A2, at the nerve terminal

Gene function and regulation
(organisers: Damjana Rozman, Ana Plemenitaš): 1 session, including 2 guest lectures, 4 regular lectures and 4 short presentations

Prof. Dr. Arthur Sytkowski [Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA]: Gene regulation in erythropoiesis: the role of multiple signal transduction pathways
Prof. Dr. Jane Rogers [Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK]: (title pending)
Prof. Dr. Darja Žgur-Bertok [Biotechnical Faculty, Ljubljana, Slovenia]: Colicin K synthesis is regulated at the level of transcription by LexA and at the level of translation by ppGpp
Prof. Dr. Damjana Rozman [Medical Faculty, Ljubljana, Slovenia]: CYP51 trans-activation by different signalling pathways
Dr. Marko Živin [Medical Faculty, Ljubljana, Slovenia]: Exploiting pharmacological modulation of stratial gene expression for pharmacological characterization of dopaminergic mechanisms of drugs with potential to attenuate craving for cocaine
Assist. Prof. Dr. Dušan Kordiš [Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia]: Phylogenomic analysis of retrotransposons in Deuterostomia

Plant molecular biology
(organisers: Maja Ravnikar, Borut Štrukelj): 1 session, including 2 guest lectures, 2 regular lectures and 4 short presentations

Prof. Dr. Dierk Scheel [Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Halle, Germany]: Innate immunity in plant defense
Dr. Ester Kok [Rikilt Institute, Wageningen, Netherlands]: GMOs in the European Union: detection and food safety evaluation
Prof. Dr. Maja Kovač [National Institute of Biology, Ljubljana, Slovenia] Defence responses of potato to virus infection
Dr. Jože Brzin [Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia]: Mushrooms as a source of unique proteases and their inhibitors

Molecular basis of disease
(organisers: Radovan Komel, Tamara Lah): 1 session, including 1 guest lectures, 4 regular lectures and 6 short presentations

  Dr. David A. Collier [The Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK]: (title pending)  Lecture will be replaced by two short presentations
Dr. Cornelis J.F. Van Noorden [University of Amsterdam, Netherlands]: Enzyme cytochemical techniques for metabolic mapping in living cells, with special reference to proteolysis
Assist. Prof. Dr. Janko Kos [KRKA pharmaceutical factory, Novo Mesto and Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia]: Proteolytic system in the diagnosis and therapy of cancer
Prof. Dr. Gregor Serša [Medical Faculty, Ljubljana, Slovenia]: Elechtrochemotherapy - from pre-clinical testing to treatment of patients
Dr. Mirjana Liović [Medical Faculty, Ljubljana, Slovenia]: Observation of keratin particles showing fast bi-directional movement co-localized with microtubules
Prof. Dr. Radovan Komel [Medical Faculty, Ljubljana, Slovenia]: Systemic genomic and molecular genetic approaches to gastric oncogenesis

(organisers: Peter Dovč, Viktor Menart): 1 session, including 2 guest lectures, 2 regular lectures and  4 short presentations

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Doppler [University of Innsbruck, Austria]: STAT factors in mammary gland development and cancer
Prof. Dr. Mathias Müller [University of Vienna Medical School, Vienna, Austria]: Insertional mutagenesis in mice - double knockout with obese phenotype
Assist. Prof. Dr. Matic Legiša [National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia]: Spontaneous modification of 6-phosphofructo-1-kinase in Aspergillus niger
Prof. Dr. Peter Raspor [Biotechnical Faculty, Ljubljana, Slovenia]: Chromium and yeast - the physiological and technological constrains

Round-table discussion on post-graduate education in biochemistry
(organiser: Metka Renko)
Prof. Dr. E.J. Wood [ Dept. Biochem. and Mol. Biol., University of Leeds, UK]: The postgraduate education of biochemists and molecular biologists

Opening lecture:
Prof. Dr. Michael G. Rossmann [Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA]: Structural studies of Dengue virus

Closing lecture:
Prof. Dr. Matija B. Peterlin [University of California San Francisco, USA]: Unifying concepts in transcription

Commercial presentations:
Rudolf Grimm [Agilent Technologies]: Analysis of subproteome and proteome samples by 2D Nano LC/MS-MS.
Uwe Völlkopf [Applied Biosystems]: New technologies used in proteomics research

Opening and closing lectures will be 45 min each. Regular invited lectures will be 20+5 min, short  oral presentations will be 12+3 min.
Commerical presentations will be 30 min each and will be followed by a luncheon.

The meeting will start on 
Wednesday, September 24 in the evening. The last day of the scientific programme will be Saturday, September 27, with the sessions lasting until the evening. 

Our meeting coincides with the opening of the World Music Days in Slovenia.

The 5th Meeting of the Slovenian Biochemical Society is sponsored by:

Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, Republic of Slovenia,
Lek-Novartis, Ljubljana,
KRKA, pharmaceutical factory, Novo mesto and
Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana.

Address of the Organising Committee:

Asst. Prof. Igor Krizaj
president of the organising committee
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Jozef Stefan Institute
Jamova 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana

phone: +386 1 477 3626
fax: +386 1 257 3594

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