Program SWM2011

Thursday, April 7th

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09:00 12:00 Registration
10:00  

Welcome to the conference
Pedro Sanz 
President of La Rioja

José Ignacio Nieto 
Health Minister of La Rioja

Martin Chalfie 
Columbia University, New York

12:00 14:00

Opening of the conference
Juan Cabello 
CIBIR Group Leader

Eduardo Mirpuri 
CIBIR Research Coordinator

   

Development and Function of the C. elegans Touch Receptor Neurons
Martin Chalfie 
Columbia University, New York

14:00 15:30

Lunch

15:30 17:00

Session 1
Development and Cell Biology I
Chairman: Juan Cabello

Differentiation and apoptosis in C.elegans
Juan Cabello 
Centro de Investigación Biomédica de la Rioja (CIBIR), Logroño

Protein kinase VRK-1 and its role in cell proliferation and differentiation
Agnieszka Dobrzynska  and Peter Askjaer
Centro Andaluz de Biología del Desarrollo (CABD), Sevilla

Genetic and transcriptomic analysis of rsr-2, the C. elegans ortholog of human SRm300/SRRM2, reveal regulatory functions in germline sex determination and other developmental processes
Laura Fontrodona, Tomás Morán, Montserrat Porta-de-la-Riva, Mònica Díaz, David Aristizábal, Alberto Villanueva, Simó Schwartz Jr. and Julián Cerón
Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge (IDIBELL), Barcelona.

The abnormal embryonic partitioning gene par-5 is required for checkpoint response and genomic stability in C. elegans germline
David Aristizabal,  Angel Guerra-Moreno, Laura Fontrodona, Montserrat Porta-de-la-Riva, Julián Cerón and Simó Schwartz jr
Centre d'Investigacions en Bioquímica i Biologia Molecular (CIBBIM) - Nanomedicine. Hospital Vall d'Hebron. Barcelona
Chemoresistance and predective factors to tumor response and stromal microenvironment lab, Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge (IDIBELL), Barcelona.


Caenorhabditis elegans THO complex has an essential role in germline proliferation and genome integrity
Maikel Castellano-Pozo, Tatiana García-Muse  and Andrés Aguilera
Centro Andaluz de Biología Molecular y Medicina Regenerativa (CABIMER), Sevilla

Quantitative analysis of embryonic RNAi phenotypes in C.elegans
Angela Krüger 
Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Barcelona

17:30 19:00

Session 2
Development and Cell Biology II
Chairman: Peter Askjaer

New insights in the C.elegans integrator complex
Eva Gómez-Orte  and Juan Cabello
Centro de Investigación Biomédica de la Rioja (CIBIR), Logroño.

cel-bantam miRNA family regulates TGF-beta Sma/Mab pathway
Pilar de Lucas  and Encarnación Lozano
Centro Nacional de Microbiologia, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid

SMA-10, a new and facultative regulator of TGF-b signaling in C. elegans
Encarnación Lozano  and Pilar de Lucas
Centro Nacional de Microbiologia, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid

Mitochondrial distribution in C. elegans neurons is regulated by microtubules but not by molecular motors
Eva Romero , Guruprasada Sure, Anjali Awasthi and Sandhya P. Koushika
National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore

Identification and characterisation of new nuclear envelope proteins
Adela Morales Martínez , Cristina Ayuso García and Peter Askjaer
Centro Andaluz de Biología del Desarrollo (CABD), Sevilla

Centrosomal requirements for polarity establishment in C. elegans one-cell embryo
Sabina Sanegre 
Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Vienna

20:00

Winery tour and Dinner

Friday, April 8th

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 9:30 11:00

Session 3
Ageing, diseases and protocols
Chairman: Marta Artal

C elegans as an experimental tool in the study of autism Recovering the phenotypic behaviour of worm neuroligin deficient mutants with a human NLGN isoform
Fernando Calahorro, Aurora Zamora, Encarna Alejandre and Manuel Ruiz-Rubio 
Departamento de Genética, Universidad de Córdoba

liv-7(pv17) enhances the insulin/IGF pathway phenotypes
M. Mercedes Pérez-Jiménez, José M. Monje and Manuel J. Muñoz
Centro Andaluz de Biología del Desarrollo (CABD), Sevilla

DamID as a new tool to identify longevity genes in C. elegans
Nuria Vergara Irigaray, Lamia Mestek and Eugene Schuster
Institute of Healthy Ageing (IHA), University College London

Attempts to improve gene targeting in C.elegans germline
José Pérez-Martín, Sarah Crittenden and Judith Kimble
Centro Nacional de Biotecnología - CSIC, Madrid
Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Department of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison


Investigating the interaction of mitochondrial prohibitins with the endoplasmic reticulum stress response in the regulation of ageing
Bettina Schulze, Ralf Baumeister and Marta Artal-Sanz 
Laboratory for Bioinformatics and Molecular Genetics, Institute for Biology 3, Albert-Ludwig University, Freiburg

Functional Characterization of ZK1128.5, a SWI/SNF component and genetic interactor of lin-35 Retinoblastoma
Iris Ertl, Laura Fontrodona, Montserrat Porta-de-la-Riva, Eva Gómez-Orte, Lucia Suárez, Verónica Dávalos, Simó Schwartz Jr, Juan Cabello, Sander van der Heuvel and Julián Cerón
Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge (IDIBELL), Barcelona.
Centro de Investigación Biomédica de la Rioja (CIBIR), Logroño.
Centre d'Investigacions en Bioquímica i Biologia Molecular (CIBBIM) - Nanomedicine. Hospital Vall d'Hebron. Barcelona

 11:00 11:30

Coffe

11:30 13:30

Session 4
New Research Technologies
Chairman: Julián Cerón

Technical developments in microscopy
Leica
Leica España

CIBIR Genomic Platform
Maria Iñiguez
Centro de investigación Biomédica de la Rioja (CIBIR) Logroño

CIBIR Bioinformatic Platform
Alberto de Luis
Centro de investigación Biomédica de la Rioja (CIBIR) Logroño

13:30 15:00

Lunch

15:00 16:30

Session 5
Metabolism
Chairman: Encarnación Lozano

A transcriptomic study to analyze the effect of Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) commercial mixture (Tonalin) on C. elegans lipid metabolism
Patricia Martorell, Silvia LLopis, Nuria González, Daniel Ramón and Salvador Genovés
Biopolis SL, Parque Científico Universidad de Valencia, Paterna

Effects of Quercetin-3-O-Glucoside on oxidative stress, thermotolerance, lifespan and bioavailability on Caenorhabditis elegans
Felipe Surco-Laos, Montserrat Dueñas, Susana González-Manzano, Ana González-Paramás, Juan Cabello and Celestino Santos-Buelga
Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad de Salamanca
Centro de Investigación Biomédica de la Rioja (CIBIR), Logroño


The fatty acid transporter pmp-4: towards a model for adrenoleukodystrophy in Caenorhabditis elegans
Esther Dalfó Capella, Andrea Coppa, Laia Morató Fornaguera, Juan José Martínez, Antonio Miranda-Vizuete, Stéphane Fourcade and Aurora Pujol Onofre
Neurometabolic Disease Lab, Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge (IDIBELL), Barcelona
Centro Andaluz de Biología del Desarrollo (CABD), Sevilla


The C. elegans mitochondrial thioredoxin system: an unexpected protective role of TrxR-2 in Beta-amyloid peptide toxicity
Briseida Cacho-Valadez, Fernando Muñoz-Lobato, Chris D. Link and Antonio Miranda-Vizuete
Centro Andaluz de Biología del Desarrollo (CABD), Sevilla
Institute for Behavioral Genetics. University of Colorado, Boulder


Analysis of thioredoxin-1 (TRX-1) promoter in Caenorhabditis elegans
María González-Barrios and Antonio Miranda-Vizuete
Centro Andaluz de Biología del Desarrollo (CABD), Sevilla

A Caenorhabditis elegans model for galactosemia type III reveals genetic interactions with the unfolded protein response and the insulin/IGF pathways
Ana M. Brokate-Llanos, José M. Monje, Piedad del Socorro Murdoch and Manuel J. Muñoz
Centro Andaluz de Biología del Desarrollo (CABD), Sevilla.

16:30 16:45

Conclusion