Autumn Meeting 2022

Friday, November 25, 2022 - 10:00
Keynote speaker: 
Prof. Dr. Bart Spronck (Maastricht University)
Hosted by: 
Prof. Dr. Lynn Roth
Universiteit Antwerpen
With support of: 
Palace of the Academies “Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium “Rubens room”
Hertogstraat 1 Rue Ducale
1000 Brussels



Autumn Meeting
Friday, November 25th 2022


Palace of the Academies
Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium
“Rubens room”
Rue Ducale / Hertogstraat 1
1000 Brussels

09.15-10.00 Welcome with coffee and tea

Keynote lecture

10.00-11.00 Arterial stiffness: More than just a number
Bart Spronck (Maastricht University, Biomedical Technology, School for Cardiovascular Diseases)

Oral communications (morning session)

11.00-11.15 High Pulsatile Load Reversibly Inhibits Aortic FAK Activity And Decreases Viscoelasticity
Cédric H.G. Neutel, Callan D. Wesley, Guido R.Y. De Meyer, Wim Martinet, Pieter-Jan Guns (UAntwerp)

11.15-11.30 Arterial Stiffness Is Transient During Doxorubicin Treatment Despite Persistent Endothelial Cell Dysfunction: a Longitudinal Study Complemented by Proteomics
Matthias Bosman, Dustin N. Krüger, Charles H. Van Assche, Cédric H.G. Neutel, Kasper Favere, Constantijn Franssen, Wim Martinet, Lynn Roth, Guido R.Y. De Meyer, Berta Cillero-Pastor, Emeline M. Van Craenenbroeck and Pieter-Jan Guns (UAntwerp)

11.30-11.45 Identification of the Endogenous Co-agonist of NMDA Receptor in Dopamine Neurons of the Substantia Nigra
Sofian Ringlet, Vincent Seutin, Dominique Engel (ULiège)

11.45-12.00 Hepatic lipid flux damages the liver during starvation-induced steatosis
Macarena Pozo-Morales, Ansa Cobham, Cielo Centola, Nicolas Rohner and Sumeet Pal Singh. (ULB & Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, USA)

12.00 – 12.30 Lunch

12.30 – 13.30 Guided Poster Session

• Study of the reversibility of the membrane hyperpolarization during mammalian sperm capacitation
Bertrand de Prelle, David Pening, David Gall, Pascale Lybaert (ULB)
• Kino2omics Commitment to excellence in biomarker and target discovery
Claudina Perez Novo, Steven Van Laere, Wim Vanden Berghe (UAntwerp)
• A non-invasive partial ablation study in zebrafish liver
Sema Elif Eski, Macarena Pozo-Morales, Sumeet Pal Singh (ULB)
• FoxO1, Do we know it all?
Inés Garteizgogeascoa Suñer, Alejandra Vargas Valderrama, Liu Peiduo, Bai Hua, Frederic Lemaigre, Sumeet Pal Singh (ULB)
• Gasdermin E-mediated secondary necrosis in atherosclerosis
Elena Beltran Salgado, Michelle Zurek, Guido De Meyer, Wim Martinet (UAntwerp)
• The Role of Elastin-Derived Peptides on Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Function
Hamutcu A., Van Praet M., De Meyer G.R.Y., Martinet W., Roth L. (UAntwerp)

Oral communications (afternoon session)

13.30-13.45 Sirtuin 6 protects vascular smooth muscle cells from senescence and reduces atherosclerosis
M.O.J. Grootaert, A.K. Uryga, A. Finigan, N.L. Figg, M.R. Bennett (University of Cambridge, UK & KULeuven)

13.45-14.00 ERBB4-Selective and Sustained activation by NRG1 attenuates atrial fibrosis and fibrillation
J. Van fraeyenhove, M. Tubeeckx, E. Feyen, T. Bruyns, G.R. Y. De Meyer, S. Murphy, H. Heidbuchel, V.F.M Segers, G.W. De Keulenaer (UAntwerp)

14.00-14.15 Finding new targets to modulate food intake
Dayana Abboud, Julien Hanson (ULiège)

Closing lecture

14.15-15.00 Calcium microdomains in T cells through the lens of computational modelling
Geneviève Dupont (ULB)

15.00 Coffee – Tea and Networking

15.30 General Assembly for the Members


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