BMC seminar programme

The Biomedical Center‘s weekly seminar series will start on Thursday 3rd September.

The seminar will take place in Læknagarður at 12:00-13:00.

All talks will be in English.

If you have any suggestion of a seminar please e-mail Dr. Sveinn Hákon Harðarson (sveinnha@hi.is) or Elísabet Alexandra Frick (eaf3@hi.is)

Seminar programme Spring 2017

Date     Title of talk Speaker
12th January      Confocal microscopy, image analysis and more - what is it, what can it do and what's new? Dr. Sævar Ingþórsson
19th January     A role for MUC5B promoter polymorphism in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis Amaranda Armesto Ph.D student
23rd January     GPMLS-BMC: Genomics of neurodegeneration Dr.  John Hardy
1st February     Study of a highly efficient  bacterial alkaline phosphatase: Dimer dynamics and ionic influences on activity and stability Jens Guðmundur Hjörleifsson Ph.D student
9th February     Lynch syndrome symposium Dr. Sigurdís Haraldsdóttir
16th February     The role of MITF in the response to DNA double strand breaks. Drífa Hrund Guðmundsdóttir MS student
22nd February     BMC Core Facilities  
28th February     Indroduction to IncuCyte Live Cell Imaging Systerm Nadezda Rodionova
1st March     GPMLS-BMC: Using Systems Approaches to Study the Host-Pathogen Interface

Prof. Nevan Krogan

9th March    

Transgenic barley against allergy

Dr. Sigurbjörg Þorsteinsdóttir
16th March     Cancelled  
24th March     Translational research in haematological malignancies Dr. Ciprian Tomuleasa
27th March     How do chemotherapy drugs affect the mouse ovary in vitro? Dr. Agnes Stefánsdóttir
6th April     A biochemically accurate model of platelet metabolism Freyr Jóhannsson Ph.D student
10th April    
GPMLS-BMC lecture - Regulation of Growth by the mTOR Pathway
Dr. David Sabatini
21st April     GPMLS-BMC lecture - Controlling the Cell Cycle Dr. Paul Nurse
24th April     How oligomerization and DNA binding preferences are coupled in basic zipper transcription factors Dr. Matthias Willmanns
5th May     The endothelial niche in breast morphogenesis and cancer Erika Morera Ph.D student
11th May     From gene to behavior: unraveling the role of MITF in activity induced signaling in the olfactory bulb. Diahann Atacho Ph.D student
18th May     Heterotypic interactions between endothelial cells and normal- and cancerous breast epithelial cells Sophie Steinhäuser Ph.D student
26th May     GPMLS-BMC lecture - The Impact of Telomere Dynamics and Lifestyle Choices on Cancer Risk

Dr. Immaculata De Vivo

2nd June     GPMLS-BMC: Dr. Andrew Jackson
26th June     GPMLS-BMC:  Dr. Josef Penninger
         

Seminar programme Autumn 2016

Date     Title of talk Speaker
15th August     Dissecting Transcriptional Regulatory Networks Involved in Melanogenesis Dr. Kritika Kirty
16th August     Lunch seminar - Short distance migration: The case of the desert ants Dr. Heinz Arnheiter
18th August     Lunch seminar - Long distance migration: The case of the monarch butterfly Dr. Heinz Arnheiter
23rd August     Lunch seminar - Global warming and how animals adapt Dr. Heinz Arnheiter
25th August     Dr. Heinz Arnheiter
26th August     Correlative light electron microscopy (CLEM): Finding a needle in a haystack Sigurður Rúnar Guðmundsson
30th August     Dr. Heinz Arnheiter
6th September     GPMLS-BMC: Retinal Pigment Epithelium: Development and Generation from iPS Cells Dr. Heinz Arnheiter
9th September     Matís – dynamic biotechnology and food science – opportunities and impact Dr. Hrönn Ólína Jörundsdóttir
9th September     BMC-GPMLS: Disease causing mutations in the BMP pathway Prof. Petra Knaus
16th September     ArcticLas: Professional in vivo research in Iceland Bergþóra Eiríksdóttir
19th September     BMC-GPMLS: Beyond BRCA1 and BRCA2 - Where do we go from here? Prof. Susan M. Domchek
20th September     Lunch seminar - From Mx to Mitf: The value of chance observations and failed experiments Dr. Heinz Arnheiter
5th October     Emerging new findings on Cholinergic signaling in inflammatory diseases Dr. Taher Darreh-Shori
6th October     The Yin and the Yang of a bacterial toxin: Fooling host phagocytes and delivering immunotherapeutic T cell vaccines Dr. Peter Šebo
20th October     Horizon 2020 - Health & biotechnologies Sigrún Ólafsdóttir
27th October     Prof. Albin Sandelin
11th November     Expanding the genetic code to map the binding site of antidepressant drugs Hafsteinn Rannversson
17th November     Mechanisms underlying uterine circulation during pregnancy Dr. Maurizio Mandala
24th November     Virtual screening for novel Atg5-Atg16 complex inhibitors for autophagy modulation Dr. Jóhannes Reynisson
1st December     Transcription factors regulating mouse pluripotent states. Dr. Erna Magnúsdóttir

8th December

    Profiling miRNAs in breast epithelial progenitor cells during branching morphogenesis and EMT in 3D culture Eiríkur Briem, PhD student
15th December      Unraveling a novel mechanism of monoclonal antibodies targeting the serine protease inhibitor, HAI-1. Ásdís Kristinsdóttir Frost

Seminar programme Spring 2016

Date     Title of talk Speaker
21st January    

BMC-GPMLS: Genetics of Common Complex Traits

Kári Stefánsson
4th February     Chronic over-nutrition and mitochondrial dysfunction Dr. Lilja Kjalardóttir
18th February     The Role of ALKBH3 in Epigenetics, DNA Repair, and Breast Cancer Stefán Þór Hermanowicz
25th February     hESCs and angiogenic signalling Dr. Anne Richter
3rd March       Kimberley Anderson
10th March     BMC-GPMLS: Immune actions in Alzheimer’s disease Dr. Frank Heppner
17th March     BMC-GPMLS: Impact of Host Genetic Factors on the Natural History and Treatment of Hepatitis C Virus Infection Prof. Martin Lagging
31st March    
The effects of pathogen inactivation on platelet metabolism during storage
Freyr Jóhannsson
14th April     The role of the Microphthalmia associated transcription factor in autophagy regulation in melanoma Katrín Möller
20th April     Telomere length measurements using a multiplex qPCR method Birna Þorvaldsdóttir
28th April     Cancelled  
6th May     BMC-GPMLS: Harnessing DNA repair defects to develop new therapies for cancer Prof. Alan Ashworth
6th May     BMC-GPMLS: Landscape of somatic genetics in 560 whole breast cancer genomes Dr. Serena Nik-Zainal
12th May     From gene to behavior: unraveling the role of MITF in activity induced signaling of the olfactory bulb Diahann Atacho
19th May     MITF, TFEB and TFE3 and melanoma - Regulation and interaction Josué Ballesteros
26th May     BMC-GPMLS: Human pluripotent stem cells in modelling cardiovascular disease: the new patient Prof. Christine Mummery
2nd June     Defining mechanisms of replication fork collapse to identify novel cancer therapies Dr. Eric J. Brown
3rd June     Genetics of Pulmonary Fibrosis Prof. David A. Schwartz
13th June     RNA BINDING PROTEIN TDP-43 SAFEGUARDS PLURIPOTENCY BY REGULATION OF DEVELOPMENTAL ALTERNATIVE POLYADENYLATION PREVENTING PARASPECKLE ASSEMBLY Miha Modic
21st June     BMC-GPMLS: The resting and the restless immunological memory: Its role in immunity and chronic inflammation Prof. Andreas Radbruch
23rd June        
27th June     BMC-GPMLS: Epigenetics, stem cells and disease research Prof. Rudolf Jaenisch
27th June     BMC-GPMLS: Development and disease: the view from chromosome neighborhoods Prof. Richard Young

Seminar Program Autumn 2015

Date     Title of talk Speaker
27th August     Introduction to the JEM-1400Plus Transmission Electron Microscope from JEOL Dr Sonja Guerster
3rd September     Flow Cytometry, Danstem and the World! Gelo dela Cruz
10th September        
17th September     All the appropriate signals are necessary for engineering proper tissues: A prerequisite for successful tissue engineering Prof Yannis Missirlis
24th September     GPMLS guest speaker - Lysosomal roles in extracellular and intracellular communication Dr. Claire Mitchell
1st October     Electronic lab books versus paper lab books Ingólfur Magnússon
21st October     Inflammation-Resolution programs: In aging and human milk Dr. Hildur H. Arnardóttir
22nd October     CRISPR - one tool for a multitude of applications Dr. Tobias R. Richter
29th October       Dr. Valgerður Andrésdóttir
30th October     5,000 Genomes of Streptococcus pyogenes: Clinical and Translational Research Implications Dr. Jim Musser
5th November     GPMLS guest speaker - Why don’t we get more cancer?  The crucial role of Extracellular Matrix and Microenvironment in metastasis and dormancy. Dr. Mina Bissell
12th November        
19th November     Inhibition of PTP1B in breast epithelial cells disrupts cell adhesion and induces anoikis Bylgja Hilmarsdóttir
26th November     Platelet concentrates storage and pathogen inactivation methods Níels Árni Árnason
3rd December     A Tutorial of Electron Tomography and TEMography Dr. HIROMITSU FURUKAWA
10th December     A Zebrafish core-facility at the BioMedical Center Dr. Valerie H. Meier
17th December     Bordetella adenylate cyclase toxin manipulates the epithelial innate defense mechanisms and disrupts the barrier function of differentiated lung epithelial cells Nikhil N. Kulkarni
         

Seminar Program Spring 2015

Date     Title of talk Speaker
12th January     Diagnostic and Predictive Uses of Clinical Whole Genome Sequencing in Paediatrics Prof. Stephen Meyn
22nd January     Cancelled  
29th January     Personalized medicine, integrating genetic data into clinical care Prof. Magnús Karl Magnússon
5th February     p63 positive basal cells in bronchial epithelium and fibrosis Ari Jón Arason
12th February     International opportunities for research students at University of Iceland The International Office of the University of Iceland
19th February     Microarray analysis in clinical care, research on spontaneous abortions, and the Raindance digital PCR system Helga Hauksdóttir
26th February     Cancer epigenetics: emerging therapeutic opportunities Dr. Ólafur Andri Stefánsson
2nd March     Regulation of cholesterol biogenesis by the glucose-sensing transcription factor MondoA is required for zebrafish epiboly Prof. Thomas Dickmeis
3rd March    

Self-organization of cellular genetic oscillators during mouse embryo development

Dr. Alexander Aulehla
5th March    

From Germline Genetics to Function - Biological Underpinnings of Pancreatic Cancer Risk Loci from Genome-Wide Association Studies

Dr Laufey Ámundadóttir
12th March    

From melanogaster to melanoma

Prof. Eiríkur Steingrímsson
17th March     Orofacial clefting: using zebrafish to identify candidate risk loci and the connections between genetic risk and pathogenic mechanisms Prof. Robert A. Cornell
19th March     Incidence of Lynch Syndrome and the Microsatellite Instability Pathway in Colorectal Cancer Patients in Iceland Sigurdís Haraldsdóttir
25th March     Whole-cell patch clamp recordings from VA10 cells, a human basal bronchial cell line Prof. Þór Eysteinsson
9th April     Cancelled  
16th April     USPL1 and its potential regulatory role in the response to DNA damage Dr. Þorkell Guðjónsson
30th April     Determining the role of tramscription factor MITF in the central nervous system Diahann Atacho
6th May     The long non-coding RNA NEAT1 is upregulated during epithelial-mesenchymal transition and is abnormally expressed in breast cancer Dr. Maria Perander
13th May     Development of thienopyridines as anticancer agents Dr. Jóhannes Reynisson
1st July     Bile acids protect expanding haematopoietic cells in the fetal liver Dr. Valgarður Sigurðsson
6th July     Emu Oil: A role in protection from inflammatory disorders of the intestine Dr. Suzanne Mashtoub

Seminar Program Autumn 2014

 

 

Date     Title of talk Speaker
28th August     Molecular Mechanisms of Endocrine Disruption: Focus on Atrazine Prof. William Hanneman
4th September        
11th September     Investigations into plant genome evolution using massive parallel sequencing Dr. Sæmundur Sveinsson
18th September     Sub-cellular localization of the MITF transcription factor in melanoma cells  Sigurður Rúnar Guðmundsson
25th September     B Cell Immunomodulation and Fatty Acid Incorporation of Dietary Fish Oils in Colitis-prone Mice Dr. Jenifer Fenton
2nd October     The new Fluidigm Biomark equipment at Matís Sarah Heylar
9th October     Marine derived medical devices and more Dr Alexander Schepsky
16th October     Yersinia ruckeri Infection in Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua (L.): a Study of the Infective Strain and Host Responses Dr. Bjarnheiður Guðmundsdóttir
23rd October    

Vísindafélag Íslendinga: Nóbelsverðlaun í lífeðlis- og læknisfræði 2014: GPS-kerfi heilans

Dr. Karl Ægir Karlsson
30th October    

Vísindafélag Íslendinga: Nóbelsverðlaun í eðlisfræði og efnafræði 2014: Ljóstækni til hagsbóta fyrir mannkyn

Dr. Kristján Leósson and Prof. Kesara Anamthawat-Jónsson
30th October    

GPMLS: Maternal non-genetic and environmental effects on allergy development and how Icelandic Horses can help with the approach

Dr. Bettina Wagner
6th November     GPMLS: The Norwegian graduate school in Structural Biology Prof. Nils Peder Willassen
13th November        
20th November     The regulation of waste removal and recycling in melanoma cells Dr. Margrét Helga Ögmundsdóttir
27th November     Cell Polarity Pathways and Organoids: New Pathways and Models for Controlling Cancer Dr. Senthil K Muthuswamy
4th December        
11th December     Cytotoxicity of natural phenolic compounds and plant extracts in cell cultures Prof. Atso Raasmaja
18th December     Sensitivity to PARP Inhibition in BRCA2 Deficient Cells Stefán Þór Hermanowicz
         
         
         

Seminar programme spring 2014

Date     Title of talk Speaker
30. January     BMC's new confocal microscope, what can we do with it? Sævar Ingþórsson
6. February     The Nobel Prize in Medicine 2013: The organization of traffic and transport Prof. Helga Ögmundsdóttir
13. February     Fluorescence Correlation Quantitation of Insulin-like Growth Factor and Insulin Receptor Dimers in Breast Cancer Prof. Deborah A. Roess
20. February     Cancelled due to illness of the speaker  
27. February     Áhrif fiskolíu í fæði á bólguviðbragð í vakamiðlaðri bólgu í músum Prof. Ingibjörg Harðardóttir
6. March     Production of cystatin C aggregates for research purposes Egill Hákonarson
13. March     Effects of anti-proliferative lichen metabolite, protolichesterinic acid on fatty acid synthase, cell signalling and drug response in breast cancer cells Margrét Bessadóttir
20. March     Insect bite hypersensitiviy of horses - Immunotherapy an overview Dr. Sigurbjörg Þorsteinsdóttir
27. March     CRISPy BMC: A new transgenesis method in practice Dr. Tobias Roland Richter
3. April    

The effects of i.v. lidocain on circulation and inflammatory factors in burn injured rats

Sif Ólafsdóttir
10. April     Epithelial to mesenchymal transition in breast epithelial stem cells is reversed toward luminal epithelial differentiation by overexpression of miRNA-200c-141  Bylgja Hilmarsdóttir
8. May     The effect of expanding embryonic stem cell derived mesenchymal stem cells in media supplemented with lysate manufactured from platelet concentrates on chondrogenic differentiation Kristbjörg Gunnarsdóttir
22. May     Serotype distribution of pneumococcal infections Sigríður Júlía Quirk
         
         
         
         
         
         
       

 

 

Seminar programme autumn 2013

Date     Title of talk Speaker
19. September     Recent News on MITF Prof. Eiríkur Steingrímsson
26. September     Quality analysis of complex nucleic acid samples with Two-Dimensional Strandness-Dependent Elelctrophoresis (2D-SDE) Hans Þormar
3. October    

Anti-pathogenic properties of cod trypsin formulations

Reynir Scheving
10. October     Epigenetics in breast and ovarian cancers Ólafur Andri Stefánsson
17. October     Þjóminjasafnið: Mikilvægi grunnrannsókna fyrir íslenskt samfélag Málstofa Vísindafélags Íslendinga
24. October     Late effects on hearing and balance after treatment for childhood cancer Einar Jón Einarsson
31. October     The lack of MHC II in Atlantic cod and the remarkable expansion of Toll-like receptors and MHC I molecules GPMLS: Jorge Manuel De Oliveira Fernandes - Keldur
14. November     The path towards mesodermal commitment of human embryonic stem cells Dr. Guðrún Valdimarsdóttir
15. November     Elucidating key pathways in control of cell proliferation and genome integrity with high content screening Dr. Claus Storgaard Sørensen 
21. November    

Stimulation and inhibition of retinal A2A and A3 adenosine receptors and their effect on the components of the rat ERG

Guðmundur Jónsson
28. November     Metabolic networks and their applications in human metabolic research Dr. Óttar Rolfsson
5. December     Örtækni í lífvísindum / Microtechnology in the life sciences Dr. Ívar Meyvantsson
12. December     RNA polymerase II transcription elongation and DNA damage Anton Alvares
19. December     Novel human system for analysis of coronavirus-host interactions Hulda Jónsdóttir
         
         
         
         
         
       

 

 

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