Retinal Degeneration – Potsdam Meeting der ProRetina Stiftung 2017

A look at cutting-edge translational research

Friday, April 7, 2017

13:00-13:05  Welcome remarksFranz Badura, PRO RETINA FOUNDATION / RESEARCH DIVISION
13:05-14:30  Session 1 – Selected Poster Presentations8 abstracts to be selected
14:30-15:00  Keynote LectureMichael Brand, Dresden“Learning from the zebrafish: regeneration of the retina is possible – buthow 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, WienRegeneration 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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