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28 October 2021 Cells Webinar | Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms Underlying the Pathogenesis of Hepatic Fibrosis


The hallmark of hepatic fibrosis is the formation and deposition of excess fibrous connective tissue, which destroys the physiological architecture of the liver. This process is highly dynamic and involves cross-talk between parenchymal cells (hepatocytes), non-parenchymal cells (Kupffer cells, hepatic stellate cells, sinusoidal endothelial cells), and infiltrating immune cells. Left untreated, advanced liver fibrosis may progress to severe forms of the disease, such as liver cirrhosis, liver failure and hepatocellular carcinoma.

In the past, significant progress in many aspects of hepatic fibrosis research has been made. In particular, central mediators (cytokines, chemokines, lipotoxic substances) have been identified that play critical roles in orchestrating the process of fibrogenesis and influx of immune cells to sites of tissue injury. The translation of these findings to novel therapies is currently ongoing. However, effective treatments are still missing and key questions in the pathogenesis of hepatic fibrosis and its consequences are unanswered.

In this Webinar, eminent experts from Germany, Spain and France discuss novel basic and clinical aspects of hepatic fibrogenesis and potential molecular targets for therapeutic intervention.

The following experts will be present and talk:

  • Prof. Dr. Ralf Weiskirchen, Institute of Molecular Pathobiochemistry, Experimental Gene Therapy and Clinical Chemistry (IFMPEGKC), RWTH University Hospital Aachen, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Claus Hellerbrand, Institute of Biochemistry, Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Matías A. Ávila, Hepatology Program, Center for Applied Medical Research (CIMA), University of Navarra, Spain
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas F. Baumert, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, U1110, Institut de Recherche sur les Maladies Virales et Hépatiques (IVH), France

When? 28 October 2021 at 2:00 pm CEST | 8:00am EDT | 8:00pm CST Asia

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11 November 2021 IJMS Webinar | Amniotic Fluid and Placental Membranes as Sources of Stem Cells


Significant recent advances in the regenerative therapy have intensified the research on different sources of stem cells. Although embryonic and adult tissues can be used for the isolation of pluripotent stem cells, significant limitations, including ethical concerns, complexity of isolation/culture and tumorigenicity, have hindered translation of laboratory findings into clinical practice.

Stem cell research drew the attention toward amniotic membrane and amniotic fluid stem cells, since these sources possess many advantages: first of all cells can be extracted from discarded fetal material, secondly abundant stem cells can be obtained and finally, these stem cell sources are free from ethical considerations and tumorigenicity. Stem cells derived from amniotic fluid and membranes possess embryonic stem cell-like differentiation capability and, similar to mesenchymal stem cells, are also able to modulate the local immune response. Their reduced immunogenicity and immunomodulatory properties allow their use in allo and xeno-transplantation settings. These, and other properties, make these cells attractive for cellular therapy.

This webinar features four eminent related experts covering researches into molecular biology, biochemistry, and physiology of amniotic fluid and placental membranes as sources of stem cells.

The following experts will present and talk:

  • Prof. Dr. Tullia Maraldi, Department of Biomedical, Metabolic and Neural Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Prof. Dr. Valentina Russo, Department of Biomedical, Metabolic and Neural Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Prof. Dr. Nicholas R. Forsyth, School of Pharmacy and Bioengineering, Keele University, UK
  • Dr. Sveva Bollini, Experimental Biology Unit, Department of Experimental Medicine (DIMES), University of Genova, Italy

When? 11 November 2021 at 2:00pm CET | 8:00am EDT | 8:00pm CST Asia

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9–14 June 2022 13th International Congress on Autoimmunity


The 13th International Congress on Autoimmunity is returning to Athens. Join us in person and learn. We will discuss the newest therapeutic techniques and diagnostic tools as well as the most up-to-date research on, and novel therapies for, autoimmune diseases.

26 June–1 July 2022 International Conference on Cryocrystals and Quantum Crystals

Wroclaw, Poland

Since 1995, Conference on Cryocrystals and Quantum Crystals (CC) has been an important international forum for presenting new results on physics and chemistry of atomic and molecular solids such as rare gas solids, hydrogens, nitrogen, oxygen, methanes, helium isotopes, water ice, etc..

The CC conference is held every two years and since the first meeting in Almaty it is the sixt time that the CC community settles in Poland. Following the initial conference in Kazakhstan next meetings were held in: Polanica Zdrój (1997), Szklarska Poręba (2000), Freising (2002), Wrocław (2004 & 2008), Kharkiv (2006), Chernogolovka (2010), Odessa (2012), Almaty (2014), Turku (2016) and last time in Wojanów (2018).

The scope of CC is wide, including, but not limited to: films, nanoscale systems, low temperature physics, charged species in cryocrystals, spectroscopy of cryocrystals, ultra-low temperature and high-pressure studies, matrix isolation in cryocrystals, ultrafast dynamics in crystals, order-disorder phenomena, technological applications and instrumentation.

1–7 October 2022 11th International Meeting «Photosynthesis and Hydrogen Energy Research for Sustainability –2022»

Albena Resort, Bulgaria

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to cordially invite you to 11th International Meeting «Photosynthesis and Hydrogen Energy Research for Sustainability –2022» in honor of Robert (Bob) Blankenship (USA), Győző Garab (Hungary), Michael Graetzel (Switzerland), Norman (Norm) Huner (Canada), and Gunnar Oquist (Sweden), which will be held on October 1–7, 2022 in Bulgaria, in Albena Resort. (Albena Resort is located on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, 30 km north from the Varna city).

Your participation is important for the success of the Meeting, and will be very much appreciated. This Meeting will be a great occasion for discussions of previous, present, and future research on photosynthesis and hydrogen energy, from molecular to global, and will provide an exciting scientific program, which will cover the breadth and depth of photosynthesis and hydrogen energy, from fundamental and applied aspects of research to artificial photosynthesis and nanobiotechnology, and to meet researchers of photosynthesis and hydrogen energy from around the world. This meeting will provide a forum for students, postdoctoral fellows and scientists from different countries to deepen their knowledge and understanding, widen professional contact, to create new opportunities and establish new collaborations. Moreover, one of the sessions will be devoted to the talks of young scientists and to their rewarding.

International Conference «Photosynthesis and Hydrogen Energy Research for Sustainability –2022 » is a traditional event held in various countries of the world. The Conference, first organized in 2004, has a positive dynamic of development, evoking an ever-growing interest among the global scientific community. It is planned that more than 200–300 scientists will take part in the conference. As expected, scientists from more than thirty countries of the world will attend the event (Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Israel, India, Iran, Italy, Canada, China, Lithuania, New Zealand, Poland Republic of Korea, Russia, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, USA, Taiwan, Turkey, Finland, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia and Japan).

The Conference «Photosynthesis and Hydrogen Energy Research for Sustainability –2022» will provide in-depth discussion of one of the most important fundamental problems of modern biology – photosynthesis. Despite the stupendous achievements in recent decades in the study of photosynthesis, many aspects of this process remain uninvestigated. In addition, the relevance of research in the field of photosynthesis and associated hydrogen release processes in recent decades has been reinforced by the growing need of mankind for new sources of energy. Scientific knowledge about the mechanisms of transformation and storage of solar energy, the stability of the photosynthetic apparatus to stress conditions can be applied for environmentally friendly and resource-saving energy and the formation of new energy sources.

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