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RETINAL DEGENERATION

A look at cutting-edge translational research

April 7th/8th 2017


Friday, April 7, 2017


13:00-13:05  Welcome remarks
Franz Badura, PRO RETINA FOUNDATION / RESEARCH DIVISION

13:05-14:30  Session 1 - Selected Poster Presentations
8 abstracts to be selected

14:30-15:00  Keynote Lecture
Michael Brand, Dresden
"Learning from the zebrafish: regeneration of the retina is possible - but
how does it work?"

15:00-15:45  Coffee break

15:45-17:25 Session 2 - Modifying disease processes

15:45-16:10  Stephen H. Tsang, New York
"Personalized therapeutic strategies for patients with retinitis pigmentosa"

16:10-16:35  Sandro Banfi, Naples
"The role of microRNAs in the human retina"

16:35-17:00  Bernhard G. Herrmann, Berlin
"Long non-coding RNA in development and disease"

17:00-17:25  Francois Paquet-Durant, Tübingen
"Targeting cGMP-signaling in inherited retinal degeneration"

17:30   Dinner

19:00-20:00 Session 3 - Of men and mice in science

19:00-19:30  Eberhardt Zrenner, Tübingen
"Hereditary retinal disorders: A pioneering field in biological research"

19:30-20:00  Wolfgang Baehr, Salt Lake City
"The rd mouse - a long story"

20:00-open  Swingin' Poster Session

Saturday, April 8, 2017


09:00-10:40  Session 4 - "An update on disease mechanisms"

09:00-09:25  Peter Zipfel, Jena
"12 years after: The search for complement inhibitors in AMD"

09:25-09:50  Florian Sennlaub Paris
"Complement Factor H controls macrophage life-span"

09:50-10:15  Tim Krohne, Bonn
"The NLRP3 inflammasome - new therapeutic target in macular degeneration"

10:15-10:40  Najate AIT-ALI, Paris
"Mode of action of RdCVF and its origin"

10:40-11:15  Coffee break

11:15-12:55  Session 5 - "Innovative approaches to translation"

11:15-11:40 Dr. Sebastian Bultmann, München
"Visualization of specific DNA sequences in living mouse embryonic stem cells with a programmable fluorescent CRISPR/Cas system.

11:40-12:05  Elly Tanaka, Wien
Regeneration of complex multi-tissue structures

12:05-12:30  Kathleen C. Keough, San Francisco
"CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Surgery to Eliminate Dominant Negative Disease"

12:30-12:55  Morgan Maeder, Cambridge Massachusetts
"Envisioning a Gene Editing Approach to Treat Inherited Blindness"

12:55-13:00  Concluding remarks

13:00   Lunch and end of meeting

 

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