1st ITN Training School and Kick-Off Meeting

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1st ITN Training School and Kick-Off Meeting, 12-15 November 2013, Birmingham, UK

Thanks for support for evening events to:




Preliminary Programme: 

Monday November 11th:

 19:00 for 19:30

Marie Curie Fellows Dinner at the Plough and Harrow

Kindly supported by the Rotary Club of Edgbaston Convention   

Tuesday November 12th:

Venue - Institute of Biomedical Research Seminar Room (N143)

Welcome from Prof Eric Jenkinson, Head of the College of Medical and Dental Sciences and Pro-Vice Chancellor

Welcome by Dr Geoffrey Brown

Project Management for International Science: The DECIDE Project
Martin Smith, Commercial and Legal Director, High Point-Rendel Ltd., London

10-30-10-50 Coffee break

"Technology Transfer"
Dr Francesco Maria Colacino, Research Support Officer, University of Birmingham

12:00-13:00 Lunch break

"Fundamentals of Intellectual Property"
Dr Francesco Maria Colacino

Workshop – Unveiling the unforeseen – Collaborative Risk Management of the DECIDE Project
Martin Smith

15:20-15:40 Coffee break

Workshop continued

Marie Curie Fellows Night Out with Ciaran, Laura and Pawel

Wednesday November 13th:

Parallel sessions

Training School for Marie Curie Fellows

Venue - Institute of Biomedical Research Seminar Room (N143)

8-30 – 9-30
Immunity and Infection Breakfast Seminar
Thomas Jackson (PhD student)
“Delirium in general hospitals as a marker of unrecognised dementia and inflammation”
Seminar Chairperson: Emily Halford

9:30 – 10:30
Prof. Paul Moss, University of Birmingham

10.30 – 11.00

11.00 – 12:00
GRSC3 Research Ethics

12:00 – 13-00
Lunch in the Stanley Barnes Room

13:00 - 17:00
GRSC3 Research Ethics
Dr June Jones, Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Ethics, University of Birmingham
Christiane Neumann, Former Chair of the Local Research Ethics Committee, Birmingham

Management Meeting for Partners

Venue - Stanley Barnes Room

9:00 -10:00
“Management, and time for discussion”
Caroline Marshall, University of Birmingham

10:00 – 11:00
“Finances, and time for discussion” 
Parminder Kaur, University of Birmingham

11:00 – 12:00
“The use and development of the DECIDE web-site”
Shawn Mayall, University of Birmingham

12:00 – 13:00
Lunch (for Partners and Fellows in the Stanley Barnes Room)

13:00 – 14:30
Discussion about WP1 led by Prof Ton Rolink and Dr Geoffrey Brown

14:30 – 16:00
Discussion about WP2 led by Prof Nick Barnes and Prof Andrew Kutner

18:30 for 19:00
Civic Reception at Birmingham City Council House

Thursday November 14th:

Venue - Institute of Biomedical Research Seminar Room (N143)

Chair: Dr Geoffrey Brown

“Blood cells”
Prof. Rhodri Ceredig, National University of Ireland

Dr Geoffrey Brown, University of Birmingham

Coffee break

Chair: Prof Rhodri Ceredig

“Cellular signaling”
Prof. Bob Michell, University of Birmingham

“Chemokines and cytokines”
Prof. Antal Rot, University of Birmingham

Lunch break (for partners and Fellows in the IBR Common Room)

Chair: Prof Ewa Marcinkowska

13:30 - 14:15 “Pre-clinical development of novel therapeutic strategies” Dr Kevin Petrie, Institute of Cancer Research, London

14:15 - 15:00 "Retinoids and embryonic development" Dr Eustace Johnson, Aston University

15:00 – 15:45 GRSC4 “Drug manufacturing practice” Prof. Andrzej Kutner, Pharmaceutical Research Institute, Warsaw

Coffee break

Chair: Prof Andrew Kutner

16:00 - 16:30
GRSC4 “Development of active vitamin D analogues”
Prof. Antonio Mourino, Santiago de Compostela, Santiago

16:30 - 17:15
GRSC4 “Drug discovery process”
Prof. Nick Barnes, Celentyx, Birmingham

19:15 Kick-Off Dinner at the Pushkar Indian Restaurant

Friday November 15th:

Venue – Institute of Biomedical Research Seminar Room (N143)

Chair: Andreia Ribeiro

9:00 - 9:15
Ciaran Mooney- The haematopoietic repertoire: Chemokine involvement and interplay

9:15 - 9:30
Laura Garcia Ibanez – Decision-making in germinal centers

9:30 - 9:45
Irene Calvo Asensio – Understanding the DNA damage response of haematopoietic and bone marrow stromal cells

9:45 – 10:00
Andreia Ribeiro - Mesenchymal stem cell diversity and support to haematopoiesis

10:00 – 10:15
Audrey Lilly von Munchow - Early events in haematopoietic progenitor cell specification

10:15 – 10:30
Llucia Alberti Servera - Lineage-affiliated specification events

Coffee break

Chair: Ciaran Mooney

11:00 – 11:15
Eva Camarillo Retamosa - Stromal cells: their roles in haematopoiesis

11:15 – 11:30
Zuzanna Maria Urban – Discovering new targets for retinoid-based therapy in high-risk paediatric cancer

11:30 – 11: 45
Aoife Corcoran - Why do only some acute myeloid leukaemia patient’s cells respond to vitamin D3?

11: 45 – 12:00
Aleksandra Marchwicka – The regulation of vitamin D receptor expression by retinoids

12:00 – 12:45 Lunch break

John Squire Seminar – Professor David Hume, FRSE, The Roslin Institute and R(D)SVS, University of Edinburgh,
“Functional genomics of macrophages”

Chair: Bolla Narasimha Rao

Sharmin Nadkarni - Design and synthesis of vitamin D analogs with anti-cancer potential

Bolla Narasimha Rao - Synthesis and evaluation of vitamin D analogs for anti-cancer combination therapy

Pawel Kozielewicz – TPP: Target Product Profile

Coffee break

16:00 – 17:00
Group discussion with ESRs

Frankfurt Christmas Market – Meet at the Council House