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Seminars 2014

IMBB Seminar

Computational Methods in Structural Biology - Δεκεμβρίου 16, 2014

George PATARGIAS
Biomedical Research Foundation
Academy of Athens
Date: Δεκεμβρίου 16, 2014 @ 12:30
Location: Seminar Room 1 [FORTH's bldg]
Abstract
Dr George Patargias graduated from the Physics Department of the University of Crete in 2000. In 2004, he completed his PhD thesis on computational studies of membrane transport proteins at the Department of Biochemistry in the University of Oxford. He has done postdoctoral research at the University of Oxford, the University of Leeds and the University of South Florida using molecular modelling and computer simulations in structural studies of viral ion channels, enzymes and DNA-binding proteins. Currently, he is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens where he is involved in the study of protein activation using molecular dynamics simulations and the development of small-molecule inhibitors with rational drug design methods.
Host: M. Kokkinidis

IMBB Seminar

Improving reproducible research - Δεκεμβρίου 5, 2014

John IOANNIDIS
Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine
Honorary Member of the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas
Date: Δεκεμβρίου 5, 2014 @ 12:00
Location: Main Amphitheater [FORTH's bldg]
Host: T. Fotsis

IMBB Seminar

The Thalamic Visual Prosthesis Project - Δεκεμβρίου 4, 2014

John S. PEZARIS
Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Date: Δεκεμβρίου 4, 2014 @ 12:00
Location: Seminar Room 1 [FORTH's bldg]
Abstract
The field of visual prosthetics has concentrated primarily on two targets for stimulation, the retina and the primary visual cortex.  The lateral geniculate nucleus of the thalamus, the relay station between these two areas, has been largely ignored because of the difficulty of surgical approach.  The development of deep brain stimulation techniques for addressing pathologies of the midbrain has opened surgical access to the thalamus, and motivates a reconsideration of targets for visual prosthetics.

With this background, we have performed experiments in an animal model to demonstrate a proof of concept for a visual prosthesis based on thalamic microstimulation, followed by an experiment in a computer model to set basic engineering parameters for a thalamic visual prosthesis, in turn followed by a series of experiments with sighted humans to assess design performance.  In this presentation we will review the compelling motivation for the thalamic approach, review the experimental results thus far, and provide a preview of future work.
Host: P. Poirazi

IMBB Seminar

3D laser writing for biomedical applications - Νοεμβρίου 21, 2014

Maria FARSARI
Institute of Electronic Structure & Laser (IESL)
Foundation for Research and Technology - HELLAS (FORTH)
Date: Νοεμβρίου 21, 2014 @ 12:00
Location: Seminar Room 1 [FORTH's bldg]
Host: I. Siden-Kiamos

IMBB Seminar

Applications of ancient-DNA on Scandinavian archaeological material. Disease and migration in the past - Νοεμβρίου 13, 2014

Christos ECONOMOU
Archaeological Research Laboratory
Stockholm University
Date: Νοεμβρίου 13, 2014 @ 13:00
Location: Seminar Room 1 [FORTH's bldg]
Host: D. Kafetzopoulos

IMBB - IESL Mini Workshop

Workshop on Modern trends in Microscopy - Οκτωβρίου 31, 2014


Introduction: Giannis Zacharakis, FORTH - IESL
 
1. "Polarization second harmonic imaging of biological samples"
Speaker: Sotiris Psilodimitrakopoulos
Research Associate, FORTH-IESL
 
2. "Theory and applications of super-resolution optical microscopy: unravelling the ultra-structure and dynamics of molecular assemblies in cells".
Speaker: Orestis Faklaris
Deputy Director of ImagoSeine Imaging facility
Institut Jacques Monod - CNRS - Universite Paris Diderot
 
3. "Autofluorescence Single Photon and Multiphoton endo-microscopy and applications in the diagnosis of respiratory pathologies".
Speaker: Anikitos Garofalakis
Research Scientist, PARCC - Inserm U970, Paris, France
 
Date: Οκτωβρίου 31, 2014 @ 11:00
Location: Seminar Room 1 [FORTH's bldg]
Host: G. Zacharakis, In Vivo Imaging Lab

IMBB Colloquium

From Evolution to Pharmacology: developing small agonists of Neurotrophin receptors - Οκτωβρίου 10, 2014

Achilleas GRAVANIS
Date: Οκτωβρίου 10, 2014 @ 12:00
Location: Seminar Room 1 [FORTH's bldg]

IMBB Seminar

Associative learning in the fruit fly: genetic and neuronal analyses - Οκτωβρίου 13, 2014

Ayse YARALI PAISIOS
Leibniz Institute of Neurobiology
Magdeburg, Germany
Date: Οκτωβρίου 13, 2014 @ 15:00
Location: "A Payatakes" Seminar Room [FORTH's bldg]
Host: C. Delidakis

IMBB & ICS Seminar

Neoplastic stem cells in hematopoietic niche disruption: the paradigm of Primary Myelofibrosis - Οκτωβρίου 2, 2014

Dr. Ioanna TRIVIAI
Junior Group Leader - Stem Cell Biology Group
Clinic of Stem Cell Transplantation, University Medical Center Hamburg
Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
And Heinrich – Pette Institut, Leibniz Institute for Experimental
Virology, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Date: Οκτωβρίου 2, 2014 @ 15:00
Location: Seminar Room 1 [FORTH's bldg]
Abstract
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) are chronic hematological malignancies characterized by expansion of aberrant myeloid progenitors.
Primary myelofibrosis (PMF) has the worst prognosis of all MPN and involves massive disruption of the hematopoietic niche leading to fibrosis/osteosclerosis development and/or transformation to acute myeloid leukemia (AML). In our studies to elucidate the trigerring event in PMF we identified a neoplastic stem cell population in patient peripheral blood responsible for disease initiation and development in vivo. Identifying the neoplastic stem cells in myeloproliferating neoplasms will provide the basis to decipher complicated niche
interactions implicated in evolution of the chronic phase and leukemic transformation and introduce new therapeutical targets to eradicate the disease.
Host: D. Kafetzopoulos, E. G. Spanakis

IMBB Seminar

The Caspr/Contactin family: key molecules in axonal domain formation and targets in neuropathies - Απριλίου 28, 2014

Catherine FAIVRE-SARRAILH
Director of Research
Aix Marseille University, Faculté de Médecine Nord
Date: Απριλίου 28, 2014 @ 12:00
Location: Seminar Room 1 [FORTH's bldg]
Host: D. Karagogeos

IMBB Colloquium

The inner mitochondrial membrane translocase complex TIMM-23 modulates mitochondrial biogenesis and function during ageing in C. elegans - Μαΐου 2, 2014

Eirini LIONAKI
Tavernarakisʼ Lab
Date: Μαΐου 2, 2014 @ 12:00
Location: Seminar Room 1 [FORTH's bldg]

IMBB Seminar

Do Astrocytes Compute? Making the Point on Neuron-Glia Interactions - Μαΐου 8, 2014

Dr. Maurizio De Pittà
EPI BEAGLE, INRIA Rhône-Alpes, Université de Lyon LIRIS, 69006
Villeurbane, France
Date: Μαΐου 8, 2014 @ 12:00
Location: Seminar Room 1 [FORTH's bldg]
Abstract
In recent years, the simultaneous recognition that astrocytes sense neighboring neuronal activity and release neuroactive agents (or “gliotransmitters”) has been instrumental in the uncovering of the many possible roles played by these cells in the regulation of synaptic transmission and neuronal activity. These findings suggested that information travels and is processed not just in the neuronal circuitry but in an expanded neuron-glia network. However much remains elusive about the role of astrocyte signaling in brain computation. Inspired by recent experiments on neuron-astrocyte interactions at cortical synapses, I will present theoretical arguments that suggest novel possible mechanisms whereby astrocytes could take part in the processing and storage of information by the brain. From subcellular to network levels, the analysis of the signaling pathways underlying these mechanisms refines our notion of neural communication and has profound implications on our understanding of brain function.
Host: Y. Poirazi

IMBB Colloquium

The role of ApoA-I in atherosclerosis and chronic inflammatory diseases - Μαΐου 9, 2014

Ioanna TINIAKOU
Kardassisʼ Lab
Date: Μαΐου 9, 2014 @ 12:00
Location: Seminar Room 1 [FORTH's bldg]

IMBB Seminar

Molecular cascades controlling the development and function of inhibitory cortical networks - Μαΐου 21, 2014

Myrto DENAXA
Molecular Neurobiology
National Institute for Medical Research, MRC, Mill Hill, London
Date: Μαΐου 21, 2014 @ 12:00
Location: “A Payatakes” Seminar Room, FORTHʼs bldg
Host: D. Karagogeos

IMBB Seminar

Targeting the Epigenetic Readout of Acetyl-Lysine - Μαΐου 29, 2014

Panagiotis FILIPPAKOPOULOS
University Research Lecturer
Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow
Structural Genomics Consortium & Ludwig Institute of Cancer Research
Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford
Date: Μαΐου 29, 2014 @ 12:00
Location: Seminar Room 1 [FORTH's bldg]
Host: M. Kokkinidis & K. Kalantidis

IMBB Seminar

Mechanisms of cortical interneuron circuit formation in health and disease - Ιουνίου 3, 2014

Theofanis KARAYANNIS
Smilow Neuroscience and NYU Neuroscience Institute
NYU School of Medicine, USA
Date: Ιουνίου 3, 2014 @ 12:00
Location: "A Payatakes" Seminar Room [FORTH's bldg]
Host: D. Karagogeos

IMBB Colloquium

The sense of smell in mice: dissecting the organization and function of the olfactory bulb - Ιουνίου 6, 2014

Maria SAVAKI
Karagogeos' Lab
Date: Ιουνίου 6, 2014 @ 12:00
Location: Seminar Room 1 [FORTH's bldg]

IMBB Seminar

Topological aspects of genome architecture in S. cerevisiae - Ιουλίου 4, 2014

Christoforos NIKOLAOU
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
University of Crete
Date: Ιουλίου 4, 2014 @ 12:00
Location: Seminar Room 1 [FORTH's bldg]
Host: C. Spilianakis

IMBB Seminar

The small RNAs in the battle field of plant microbial interaction - Ιουλίου 11, 2014

Jin HAILING
Professor, University of California, Riverside, USA
Date: Ιουλίου 11, 2014 @ 12:00
Location: Seminar Room 1 [FORTH's bldg]
Host: K. Kalantidis

IMBB Seminar

Diagnostic Imaging Techniques - Spectral Imaging - Ιουλίου 25, 2014

Vassilis PAPADAKIS
Institute of Electronic Structure & Laser (IESL)
Foundation for Research and Technology - HELLAS (FORTH)
Date: Ιουλίου 25, 2014 @ 12:00
Location: Seminar Room 1 [FORTH's bldg]
Host: I. Siden-Kiamos

IMBB Seminar

Academic self-publishing: the new trend in scholarly communication. An overview of the problems related to traditional academic publishing and the latest alternatives - Αυγούστου 19, 2014

Pandelis PERAKAKIS
Laboratory of Experimental Economics
University of Granada, Spain
Date: Αυγούστου 19, 2014 @ 12:00
Location: "A Payatakes" Seminar Room [FORTH's bldg]
Host: Y. Poirazi

IMBB Seminar

Non-cell autonomous, activity-dependent mechanisms are responsible for motor neuron dysfunction in the neurodegenerative disease Spinal Muscular Atrophy - Σεπτεμβρίου 2, 2014

George Z MENTIS
Assistant Professor
The Center for Motor Neuron Biology and Disease
Columbia University
Date: Σεπτεμβρίου 2, 2014 @ 12:00
Location: Seminar Room 1 [FORTH's bldg]
Host: N. Tavernarakis

IMBB Seminar

Femtosecond Crystallography opens a new Era in Structural Biology - Σεπτεμβρίου 25, 2014

Petra FROMME
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Paul V Galvin Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Director, Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery Director of the Center for Membrane Proteins in Infectious Diseases Arizona State University
Date: Σεπτεμβρίου 25, 2014 @ 13:00
Location: Seminar Room 1 [FORTH's bldg]
Background
Structure determination of proteins and other macromolecules has historically required the growth of high-quality crystals sufficiently large to diffract X-rays efficiently. The applicability of the method has been limited by radiation damage and time resolution. The recently developed technique of Serial femtosecond X-ray crystallography (SFX) an X-ray free-electron laser (XFEL) to obtain high-resolution structural information from microcrystals has overcome these limitations.
Host: M. Kokkinidis, InnovCrete project

IMBB Seminar

What can worms and mice teach us about how we hear and taste? - Σεπτεμβρίου 26, 2014

Marios CHATZIGEORGIOU
Career Development Fellow
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Date: Σεπτεμβρίου 26, 2014 @ 12:00
Location: Seminar Room 1 [FORTH's bldg]
Host: C. Delidakis

IMBB Seminar

A long ride for RNA editing: From the synapse to interferon response - Ιανουαρίου 8, 2014

Alekos ATHANASIADIS
Protein - Nucleic Acids Interactions Lab
Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia
Oeiras, Portugal
Date: Ιανουαρίου 8, 2014 @ 12:00
Location: Seminar Room 1 [FORTH's bldg]
Host: K. Kalantidis

IMBB Colloquium

Essential function of a histone-fold domain protein during malaria parasite development in the mosquito - Ιανουαρίου 17, 2014

Curra CHIARRA
Siden-Kiamos' Lab
Date: Ιανουαρίου 17, 2014 @ 12:00
Location: Seminar Room 1 [FORTH's bldg]

IMBB Colloquium

Encoding and Consolidation of Memories in the Rodent Hippocampus - Ιανουαρίου 24, 2014

Vassilis CUTSURIDIS
Poirazi's Lab
Date: Ιανουαρίου 24, 2014 @ 12:00
Location: Seminar Room 1 [FORTH's bldg]
Abstract
The rodent hippocampus is one of the most studied brain regions. The hippocampus plays an important role in the encoding, retrieval and consolidation of spatial and episodic memories. Although much is known about the anatomical, physiological and molecular characteristics as well as the connectivity and synaptic properties of various cell types in the hippocampal microcircuits, how these detailed properties of individual neurons give rise to the encoding, retrieval and consolidation of memories remains unclear. Computational models play an instrumental role in providing clues on how these processes may take place.

In this talk, I will present three computational models of the region CA1 of the hippocampus at various levels of detail (Cutsuridis et al. (2010) Hippocampus 20(3): 423-446; Cutsuridis and Hasselmo (2012) Hippocampus 22: 1597-1621; Saravanan et al., under review). Issues such as memory capacity, recall performance, memory replay, and phase precession during various brain rhythms and in the presence of neuromodulation and various types of inhibitory interneurons will be addressed. My models lead to a number of experimentally testable predictions that may lead to a better understanding of the biophysical computations in the rodent hippocampus.

IMBB Seminar

Going deeper than microscopy: the optical imaging frontier in biology - Ιανουαρίου 31, 2014

Giannis ZACHARAKIS
In vivo Imaging Lab (IVIL)
Laser Interactions and Photonics Division
Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL)
Date: Ιανουαρίου 31, 2014 @ 12:00
Location: Seminar Room 1 [FORTH's bldg]
Host: N. Kretsovali

IMBB Seminar

Discovering Molecular Signatures and Casual Models from Biological Data - Φεβρουαρίου 7, 2014

Ioannis TSAMARDINOS
Bioinformatics Laboratory (BIL)
FORTH-ICS & Computer Science Department
University of Crete
Date: Φεβρουαρίου 7, 2014 @ 12:00
Location: Seminar Room 1 [FORTH's bldg]
Host: I. Siden-Kiamos

IMBB Seminar

Non-linear imaging microscopy for biological applications - Φεβρουαρίου 21, 2014

George FILIPPIDIS
Institute of Electronic Structure & Laser (IESL)
Foundation for Research & Technology - Hellas (FORTH)
Date: Φεβρουαρίου 21, 2014 @ 12:00
Location: Seminar Room 1 [FORTH's bldg]
Host: I. Siden-Kiamos

IMBB Seminar

Coding of odors revealed by activity correlation imaging - Φεβρουαρίου 25, 2014

Detlev SCHILD
Director, Department of Neurophysiology and Cellular Biophysics
Goettingen University Medical School
and
Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience
Goettingen, Germany
Date: Φεβρουαρίου 25, 2014 @ 12:00
Location: A. Payatakes" Seminar Room [FORTH's bldg]
Host: Y. Poirazi

IMBB Colloquium

Studying DNA to learn about evolutionary history... or to say fairy tales - Φεβρουαρίου 28, 2014

Pavlos PAVLIDIS
Poirazi's Lab
Date: Φεβρουαρίου 28, 2014 @ 12:00
Location: Seminar Room 1 [FORTH's bldg]

IMBB Seminar

Reconfigurable Architectures for Bioinformatics Applications - Μαρτίου 5, 2014

Apostolos DOLLAS
Technical University of Crete
Date: Μαρτίου 5, 2014 @ 12:00
Location: Seminar Room 1 [FORTH's bldg]
Host: Y. Poirazi

IMBB Seminar

Brainstem Dopamine neurons: Activity transitions across sleep-wake cycles - Μαρτίου 7, 2014

Antonios DOUGALIS
University of Manchester
Date: Μαρτίου 7, 2014 @ 12:00
Location: Seminar Room 1 [FORTH's bldg]
Host: Y. Poirazi

IMBB Seminar

The expanding family of non-coding RNAs – increasing complexity of gene regulation and new opportunities in nano medicine - Μαρτίου 14, 2014

Jorgen KJEMS
Director of Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO)
Director of Lundbeck Nanomedicine Center (LUNA)
Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO)
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics Aarhus University, Denmark
Date: Μαρτίου 14, 2014 @ 12:00
Location: Seminar Room 1 [FORTH's bldg]
Host: E. Gizeli

IMBB Colloquium

Homologous pairing and long non-coding RNAs regulate TNF? allelic expression - Μαρτίου 21, 2014

Callina STRATIGI
Spilianakis’ Lab
Date: Μαρτίου 21, 2014 @ 12:00
Location: Seminar Room 1 [FORTH's bldg]

IMBB Seminar

Laser direct writing of micro/nano scaffolds for tissue engineering - Μαρτίου 31, 2014

Emmanuel STRATAKIS
Institute of Electronic Structure & Laser (IESL)
Foundation for Research and Technology - HELLAS (FORTH)
Date: Μαρτίου 31, 2014 @ 12:00
Location: Seminar Room 1 [FORTH's bldg]
Host: N. Kretsovali

IMBB Colloquium

Intracellular mediators of cortical interneuron development - Απριλίου 11, 2014

Simona TIVODAR
Karagogeosʼ Lab
Date: Απριλίου 11, 2014 @ 12:00
Location: Seminar Room 1 [FORTH's bldg]