MUG UG TUG

9th Scientific Retreat

20th - 21st January 2020
Seggau Castle

Seggau

Monday, 20th of January
10:30 Opening & Welcome Notes by the Speaker
10:40 - 12:00 Session 1
chaired by: Petra Krenn & Felix Prinz
10:40 - 11:00 Alena Akhmetshina: Role of LAL in skeletal muscles
11:00 - 11:20 Joshua Adekunle Babalola: Activating LDL receptor-related protein 1 at the blood-brain barrier
11:20 - 11:40 Gabriel Chalhoub: The role of carboxylesterase 2 members in hepatic and intestinal lipid metabolism
11:40 - 12:00 Hazel Erkan: Exploring the role of the voltage sensor-like domain in TRPC3 diacylglycerol sensing by optical lipid clamp experiments
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:40 - 15:00 Session 2
chaired by: Denis Krivić & Selena Ristić
13:40 - 14:00 Juergen Gindlhuber: Fatty acid species-dependent hepatic cellular lipotoxicity
14:00 - 14:20 Martin Hirtl: Investigating spatial heterogeneity of mitochondrial calcium uptake to ensure proper cardiomyocyte function
14:20 - 14:40 Katharina Jonas: Characterization of novel non-coding RNAs potentially involved in breast cancer stem cell formation and metabolism
14:40 - 15:00 Sinem Usluer: Deciphering the intricate code of RG/RGG motifs in nuclear import and liquid-liquid phase separation
15:00 - 15:40 Break
15:40 - 17:40 Session 3
chaired by: Gabriel Chalhoub & Martin Hirtl
15:40 - 16:00 Sophie Honeder: Lipid hydrolysis in lung cancer metabolism
16:00 - 16:20 Manu Manjunath Kanti: Adipose triglyceride lipase is needed for normal bronchiolar club cell metabolism
16:20 - 16:40 Katharina Walter: N-Acetylaspartate: a brain metabolite helping cancer cells when nutrients are limited
16:40 - 17:40 Introduction of the BioTechMed-Graz Flagship Project:
Dynamics of subcellular partitioning through protein modification - DYNIMO
- Brigitte Pertschy (Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Uni Graz)
- Tobias MADL (Gottfried Schatz Research Center, Med Uni Graz)
- Ulrich Stelzl (Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, Uni Graz)
- Birgit Wiltschi (ACIB; Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, TU Graz)
18:00 - 19:00 Dinner
19:00 - 21:00 1st Poster Session: Science & Wine
  Alena Akhmetshina
Joshua Adekunle Babalola
Gabriel Chalhoub
Hazel Erkan
Juergen Gindlhuber
Martin Hirtl
Katharina Jonas
Sinem Usluer
Sophie Honeder
Manu Manjunath Kanti
Katharina Walter
Tuesday, 21st of January
09:00 - 10:00 Faculty Meeting
10:20 - 12:00 Session 4
chaired by: Alena Akhmetshina & Joshua Babalola
10:20 - 10:40 Martina Bergmann: A novel platform for testing synergistic effects of anti-aging drugs
10:40 - 11:00 Zhanat Koshenov: Removal of extracellular calcium triggers changes in endoplasmic reticulum-mitochondria interaction and mitochondrial metabolism
11:00 - 11:20 Petra Krenn: Catecholamine stimulated phosphorylation dynamics in dependence of lipolytic activity in adipocytes
11:20 - 11:40 Denis Krivić: Light-mediated control over TRPC3-mediated NFAT signaling
11:40 - 12:00 Magdalena Lang: Nuclear receptor signalling in immune-metabolic functions of cerebrovascular endothelial cells
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:40 Session 5
chaired by: Manu Kanti & Sinem Usluer
13:00 - 13:20 Furkan Enes Oflaz: The contribution of annexin V to mitochondrial Ca2+ uptake
13:20 - 13:40 Felix Prinz: The influence of epithelial-mesenchymal transition-regulating
microRNAs on immune checkpoint molecules including the tryptophan-
catabolizing enzyme Indoleamine-2,3-dioxygenase (IDO1)
13:40 - 14:00 Selena Ristić: A screen for human compatible plant-derived caloric restriction mimetics against Parkinsonís disease
14:00 - 14:20 Maximilian Schinagl: Lipid and mobilization storage in liver disease
14:20 - 14:40 Qishun Zhou: Molecular insight into TNPO3 cargo recognition
14:40 - 16:00 2nd Poster Session: Science & Drinks
  Martina Bergmann
Zhanat Koshenov
Petra Krenn
Denis Krivić
Magdalena Lang
Furkan Enes Oflaz
Felix Prinz
Selena Ristić
Maximilian Schinagl
Qishun Zhou
16:00 - 17:00 Alumni lecture:
Ariane Pessentheiner: From Lipids to Sugars to Science Communication
Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, USA
17:00 Concluding Remarks
18:00 Joint dinner at the restaurant Weingartenhotel Harkamp