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Dr. Nicola Abate
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UT Medical Branch at Galveston, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
Interests: type 2 diabetes; insulin resistance; adipose tissue; lipids
Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8, Canada
Interests: cancer; oncology; cell biology; oncogenes and tumour suppressors; microvesicles; exosomes; extracellular vesicles; angiogenesis; biomarkers
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Department of Pathology and Translational Pathobiology, Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences, CCDS, LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA, USA
Interests: autophagy; mitophagy; mitochondrial dynamics; heart failure; mitochondrial proteostasis; cardiac metabolism; cardiovascular diseases; alternative splicing
Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles and VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, 6111 Plummer Street, Sepulveda, CA, USA
Interests: sleep; arousal or wakefulness; aging and sleep; cellular mechanisms of sleep; inflammation and sleep; hypothalamic mechanisms of sleep
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Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), School of Medicine, University of Minho, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal
Interests: pain mechanisms; neuropathic pain; pain modulation; supraspinal endogenous pain system
Dr. Ramiro Almeida
Department of Medical Sciences, Institute of Biomedicine - iBiMED, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: synapse formation; local mRNA translation; local protein synthesis; neuronal cell death; excitotoxicity; neurodevelopmental disorders; microfluidics
NOVA Medical School - Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade Nova de Lisboadisabled, 1099-085 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: Alzheimer's disease; endocytic trafficking; neuronal cell biology; normal brain aging; synapses
Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Interests: biosensors; FRET; BRET; cGMP; cAMP; natriuretic peptides; ANP; BNP; CNP; 5-HT7; 5-HT4; compartmented signalling; GPCR; heart failure
Dr. Luca Antonioli
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa Via Roma 55, 56126 Pisa, Italy
Interests: pharmacology; gastroenterology; immunity; intestinal inflammation; cytokines; purinergic system; enteric nervous system
Dr. Udayan Apte
Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology, And Therapeutics, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, MS1018, HLSIC4087, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
Interests: liver regeneration; liver cancer; liver pathobiology
Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA
Interests: cancer biology; radiation oncology/biology; developmental therapeutics; space radiation; oxidative stress; neuroblastoma; pancreatic cancer; therapy resistance; tumor evolution; cancer stem cells; targeted therapy
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Department of Biomedical Sciences and Medicine, University of Algarve, Gambelas Campus, Building 2, room 2.58, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal
Interests: stem cells; neurodegenerative disorders; injury-induced neurogenesis; neuroinflammation; microglia; brain repair; disease modelling
Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience, Science Park of the UPV/EHU, Leioa, Spain
Interests: induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs); humanized models; neuroinflammation; amyloid; neurodegeneration; Alzheimer’s disease
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Institute of Vascular Biology and Thrombosis Research, Medical University of Vienna, 1090 Vienna, Austria
Interests: platelet biology; immunoinflammation; platelet-leukocyte interplay; microvesicles
1. Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, Duarte, CA 91016, USA
2. Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, Duarte, CA 91016, USA
3. College of Health Professions, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
Interests: genome stability; DNA repair; homologous recombination; cancer genetics; aging; chimeric model systems in human disease research
Department of Clinical Immunology, Institute of Paediatrics, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland, Wielicka 265, 30-663 Kraków, Poland
Interests: extracellular vesicles; innate immunity; immunotherapy of cancer; tumor immunology; HLA
Prof. Dr. Chris Bakal
The Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK
Interests: cancer cells; breast cancer; melanoma; mathematical and computational modelling
Experimental Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic, Trauma, and Reconstructive Surgery, RWTH Aachen University Hospital, D-52074 Aachen, Germany
Interests: tissue engineering and regenerative medicine; musculoskeletal system; gene therapy and transcript therapy; mRNA; microRNA; biomaterials
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Department of Symptom Research, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Interests: pain; neuroimmune interactions; opioid; neuropathy; renin-angiotensin system; pharmacology
Biodonostia Health Research Institute, Donostia University Hospital, San Sebastian, Spain
Interests: hepato-biliary pathobiology; hepatocarcinoma; cholangiocarcinoma; tumor microenvironment; innate immunity; cholangiopathies; non-alcoholic fatty liver disease; cholestasis
CBM Centre de Biophysique Moléculaire, Orleans, France
Interests: microARNs; viral and non viral gene therapy; molecular imaging; genetic circuit; regulatable expression system; spatiotemporal regulation; cancer animal models
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Neuroscience Institute, National Research Council (CNR), Pisa, Italy
Interests: visual cortex; neural disorders; plasticity
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Department of Medical and Molecular Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA
Interests: RNA biology; single molecule RNA imaging; regulation of transcription; post transcriptional modification; non-coding RNA; Ewing's sarcoma
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Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
Interests: proteostasis; aging; nutrtion; autophagy; intercellular communication; glycation
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Department of Pediatrics I, Neonatology & Experimental Perinatal Neurosciences, University Hospital Essen, Centre for Translational Neuro- and Behavioural Sciences, C-TNBS, Faculty of Medicine, University Duisburg-Essen, 45147 Essen, Germany
Interests: perinatal neuroscience; oligodendrocytes; myelination deficits; neonatal hyperoxia; inflammation; hypoxia-Ischemia
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Dr. Claude Besmond
Institut IMAGINE, UMR 1163, Université de Paris, Paris, France
Interests: neurogenetics; neurological diseases; neurodevelopmental disorders; global developmental delay; intellectual deficiency; autism
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY, USA
Interests: mitophagy; mitochondrial dysfunction; autophagy; immune cells; macrophages; kidney diseases; kidney fibrosis
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Department of Sciences, University of Basilicata, 85100 Potenza, Italy
Interests: purification of protein carriers; artificial membranes; transport mechanism; amino acid sequence; transmembrane topography of transport proteins; oligomeric structure
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Renal Division, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
Interests: podocytes; glomerular disease; intracellular trafficking; advanced imaging methods
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Charité—Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Corporate Member of Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Klinik und Hochschulambulanz für Neurologie, Berlin, Germany
Interests: chemotherapy-induced neuropathy; immune related adverse events; neuroprotection; neurotoxicology; neurodegeneration
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