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6 December 2021 Cells Webinar | Nervous System Development and Plasticity in Model Organisms VI


Come join the 6th Webinar specialising in the Nervous System Development and Plasticity in Model Organisms!
The Nervous system is essential for receiving, transferring, and processing information, which allows us to make important decisions and carry out everyday tasks. It is composed of two main cell populations, which are the neurons and the glial cells.
As the central part of the nervous system, neurons process incoming information and transmit it to different parts of the body. Glial cells provide support and protection for neurons and are necessary for neural development, synapse and myelin formation and proper function of neurons. They also maintain the homeostasis of the nervous system as some population of glial cells can behave as neural stem cells during embryonic development and in adult stages.
During the development of an organism, the nervous system undergoes significant changes not only regarding its structure but also its function. Neurons, glial cells and the numerous molecular signals and components that are part of the nervous system, can play various roles during different stages of development and in different parts of the nervous system.
This webinar features several eminent experts in the field of nervous system development, maintenance and regeneration in different model organisms.
This webinar will include the following experts:
  • Dr. Sepand Rastegar, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Julia Ganz, Department of Integrative Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA
  • Dr. Giulia Quattrocolo, Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience and Centre for Neural Computation, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

When? 6 December 2021 at 2:00 pm CET | 8:00am EST | 9:00pm CST Asia

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10 December 2021 Cells Webinar | Glucocorticoid-induced Proteins Annexin A1 and GILZ in Inflammation


Glucocorticoids (GCs) are extensively used in clinical practice to treat several inflammatory diseases, representing a successful use of an endogenous molecule for therapeutic purposes. This historical drug has again proven its relevance during the current pandemic, with dexamethasone showing unequivocal benefits in hospitalised COVID-19 patients. However, serious adverse effects and infection risks associated with the long-term use of GC pose clinical challenges. In this context, there is a genuine interest in GC-induced proteins intrinsically involved with the anti-inflammatory functions of GCs without the associated adverse metabolic effects.

The following experts will be present and talk:

  • Prof. Dr. Lirlândia P. Sousa, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil
  • Dr. Stefano Bruscoli, Department of Medicine, University of Perugia, Italy
  • Dr. Michelle Sugimoto, Academy of Medical Sciences Newton International Fellow, University College London, Division of Medicine, UK
  • Prof. Dr. Mauro Perretti, William Harvey Research Institute, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Biochemical Pharmacology, William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London, UK

When? 10 December 2021 at 3:00 pm CET | 9:00am EST | 10:00pm CST Asia

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5–8 April 2022 Viruses 2022 - At the Leading Edge of Virology Research


Dear Colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that I announce the conference Viruses 2022At the Leading Edge of Virology Research, to be held virtually 5-8 April 2022.

As we enter the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the central importance of virology to all aspects of the human enterprise has never been clearer. The pandemic starkly illustrates the impact that viruses can have on human health and activity, as well as underscoring how advances in virus research can rapidly mitigate the most severe outcomes. While the COVID-19 pandemic has been on everyone’s mind, we should not lose sight of the significance of other viral infections or overlook the utility of viruses or viral components that can be harnessed to serve useful and important functions; nor should we ignore the power of viral systems in studies across a wide range of biomedical disciplines, including molecular and cell biology, immunology, chemical biology, evolutionary biology, and structural biology.

This conference is sponsored by MDPI, the publisher of the open-access journal Viruses, and follows the very successful meetings Viruses 2016—At the Forefront of Virus-Host Interactions (January 2016; Basel, Switzerland), Viruses 2018—Breakthroughs in Viral Replication (February 2018; Barcelona, Spain), and Viruses 2020—Novel Concepts in Virology (February 2020; Barcelona, Spain). Like these previous conferences, Viruses 2022 will cover a wide range of topics of interest to participants. In addition to invited talks from world-renowned virologists, the conference will feature oral presentations and posters selected from submitted abstracts.

I, and the Viruses 2022 Scientific Committee (Drs. Shan-Lu Liu, Mark Young, Britt Glaunsinger, Kathy Spindler, Veronique Ziegler-Graff), look forward to your participation in this exciting conference.

Eric O. Freed, Ph.D.
Viruses 2022 Chair and
Editor-in-Chief, Viruses

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9–14 June 2022 13th International Congress on Autoimmunity


The 13th International Congress on Autoimmunity is returning to Athens. Join us in person and learn. We will discuss the newest therapeutic techniques and diagnostic tools as well as the most up-to-date research on, and novel therapies for, autoimmune diseases.

26 June–1 July 2022 International Conference on Cryocrystals and Quantum Crystals

Wroclaw, Poland

Since 1995, Conference on Cryocrystals and Quantum Crystals (CC) has been an important international forum for presenting new results on physics and chemistry of atomic and molecular solids such as rare gas solids, hydrogens, nitrogen, oxygen, methanes, helium isotopes, water ice, etc..

The CC conference is held every two years and since the first meeting in Almaty it is the sixt time that the CC community settles in Poland. Following the initial conference in Kazakhstan next meetings were held in: Polanica Zdrój (1997), Szklarska Poręba (2000), Freising (2002), Wrocław (2004 & 2008), Kharkiv (2006), Chernogolovka (2010), Odessa (2012), Almaty (2014), Turku (2016) and last time in Wojanów (2018).

The scope of CC is wide, including, but not limited to: films, nanoscale systems, low temperature physics, charged species in cryocrystals, spectroscopy of cryocrystals, ultra-low temperature and high-pressure studies, matrix isolation in cryocrystals, ultrafast dynamics in crystals, order-disorder phenomena, technological applications and instrumentation.

1–7 October 2022 11th International Meeting «Photosynthesis and Hydrogen Energy Research for Sustainability –2022»

Albena Resort, Bulgaria

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to cordially invite you to 11th International Meeting «Photosynthesis and Hydrogen Energy Research for Sustainability –2022» in honor of Robert (Bob) Blankenship (USA), Győző Garab (Hungary), Michael Graetzel (Switzerland), Norman (Norm) Huner (Canada), and Gunnar Oquist (Sweden), which will be held on October 1–7, 2022 in Bulgaria, in Albena Resort. (Albena Resort is located on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, 30 km north from the Varna city).

Your participation is important for the success of the Meeting, and will be very much appreciated. This Meeting will be a great occasion for discussions of previous, present, and future research on photosynthesis and hydrogen energy, from molecular to global, and will provide an exciting scientific program, which will cover the breadth and depth of photosynthesis and hydrogen energy, from fundamental and applied aspects of research to artificial photosynthesis and nanobiotechnology, and to meet researchers of photosynthesis and hydrogen energy from around the world. This meeting will provide a forum for students, postdoctoral fellows and scientists from different countries to deepen their knowledge and understanding, widen professional contact, to create new opportunities and establish new collaborations. Moreover, one of the sessions will be devoted to the talks of young scientists and to their rewarding.

International Conference «Photosynthesis and Hydrogen Energy Research for Sustainability –2022 » is a traditional event held in various countries of the world. The Conference, first organized in 2004, has a positive dynamic of development, evoking an ever-growing interest among the global scientific community. It is planned that more than 200–300 scientists will take part in the conference. As expected, scientists from more than thirty countries of the world will attend the event (Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Israel, India, Iran, Italy, Canada, China, Lithuania, New Zealand, Poland Republic of Korea, Russia, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, USA, Taiwan, Turkey, Finland, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia and Japan).

The Conference «Photosynthesis and Hydrogen Energy Research for Sustainability –2022» will provide in-depth discussion of one of the most important fundamental problems of modern biology – photosynthesis. Despite the stupendous achievements in recent decades in the study of photosynthesis, many aspects of this process remain uninvestigated. In addition, the relevance of research in the field of photosynthesis and associated hydrogen release processes in recent decades has been reinforced by the growing need of mankind for new sources of energy. Scientific knowledge about the mechanisms of transformation and storage of solar energy, the stability of the photosynthetic apparatus to stress conditions can be applied for environmentally friendly and resource-saving energy and the formation of new energy sources.

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