SmArt 2016
University of Fribourg  *  Switzerland  *  7 - 9 November 2016
Programme

° Day one - Monday, November 7, 2016 °
° Day two - Tuesday, November 8, 2016 °
° Day three - Wednesday, November 9, 2016 °

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Day one - Monday, November 7, 2016
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13.00 on
Registration Hall G130
14.00-14.15 Welcome address
Qingbo Xu, King's College London
Curzio Rüegg, University of Fribourg
 
     
Opening Keynote Lecture
Chair: Qingbo Xu 
Room G120
     
14.15-15.00 Non-coding RNA control of vascular pathophysiology
Andrew H. Baker, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom Session
 
     
Session 1.1 - Endothelial function and dysfunction
Chair: Curzio Rüegg
Room G120
     
15.00-15.40 Endothelial function and dysfunction
Keith Channon, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
 
15.40-16.20 The role of perivascular adipose tissue in obesity-induced vascular dysfunction
Huige Li, Johannes Gutenberg University Medical Center, Mainz, Germany
 
16.20-17.00 Endothelial responses to shear stress
Paul C. Evans, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
 
17.00-18.00 Welcome Drink Hall G130
19.00-21.00 Faculty and SmArteR Fellow's dinner Le Commerce

 

 

Day two - Tuesday, November 8, 2016
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Session 1.2 - Endothelial function and dysfunction
Chair: Curzio Rüegg
Joseph Deiss
     
08.30-09.10 NADPH oxidase in Endothelial function and dysfunction
Katrin Schröder, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
 
09.10-09.50 Arginase in vascular aging and disease
Zhihong Yang, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
 
09.50-10.20 Coffee break and poster viewing
Hall Joseph Deiss
     
Session 2 - Update on small artery remodelling
Chair: Ulrich Pohl
Joseph Deiss
     
10.20-11.00 Small artery remodelling: the integrative view
Ed Van Bavel, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
 
11.00-11.40 Assessment of vascular remodelling in isolated human and rat resistance arteries
Christian Aalkjaer, Aarhus University, Denmark
 
11.40-12.20 Vascular remodelling: Role of LIM domain proteins as mechanotransducers
Markus Hecker, University of Heidelberg, Germany
 
12.30-14.00 Sandwich lunch and poster viewing Hall Joseph Deiss
     
Session 3 - Vascular wall: smooth muscle and extracellular matrix
Chair: Paolo Maddedu
Joseph Deiss
     
14.00-14.40 AMPK in the control of microvascular tone: many arrows in the quiver
Ulrich Pohl, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany
 
14.40-15.20 The role of biomechanical forces in intracranial aneurysm growth and rupture
Brenda Kwak, University of Geneva, Switzerland
 
15.20-16.00 Old and new targets of snake venom components in the vasculature
Johannes A. Eble, University of Münster, Germany
 
16.30-18.30 SmArteR Business meeting and brain storming Room 0.114, PER09
Ch. du Musée 5
19.30-22.00 Social dinner Gemelli

 

 

Day three - Wednesday, November 9, 2016
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Session 4 - Vascular stem/progenitor cells in remodelling and repair
Chair: Markus Hecker
Room C120
     
08.00-08.40 The translational pathway of vascular pericytes towards first in man trial for treatment of myocardial ischemia
Paolo Madeddu, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
 
08.40-09.20 From pericytes to mesenchymal stem cells: a natural reprogramming?
Bruno Péault, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
 
09.20-10.00 Cell reprograming: A Powerful tool to study and repair endothelial cell dysfunction in vascular diseases
Andriana Margariti, Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom
 
10.00-11.00 Tea and coffee break and poster viewing Hall A130
11.00-11.40 Feeling the right force: how to contextualize the cell mechanical behavior in physiologic turnover and pathologic evolution of the cardiovascular system
Maurizio Pesce, Centro Cardiologico Monzino, IRCCS, Milan, Italy
Room A120
11.40-12.20 Vascular stem cells - an update and perspective
Qingbo Xu, King's College London, BHF Centre London, United Kingdom
 
12.20-12.30 Closing remarks
Qingbo Xu and Curzio Rüegg
 
12.30 on
Departure  
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SmArteR Symposium  *  Vascular Remodeling in Biology and Medicine
University of Fribourg  *  Switzerland  *  7 - 9 November 2016