Final program for the Zinc-Net/Zinc-UK meeting in Belfast

Monday, 21st of November

12.00-13.00 Registration with Sandwich Lunch

13.00-13.30 Opening of the meeting
Professor Jose Bengoechea (Director of the Centre of Experimental Medicine, Queens’s University Belfast)

Imre Lengyel – Announcements

Nicola Lowe – Zinc-Net and the conference with the International Society of Zinc Biology in Cyprus

Irina Korichneva – Zinc-UK in Amiens: a proposal

13.30-14.15 Plenary speaker
Zn interaction with MG53 for cell membrane repair and tissue regeneration, Jianjie Ma (Department of Surgery, Ohio State University)

14.15-14.30 Talk
Investigating the role of protein phosphorylation in zinc signaling using a combination of stable transfection, quantitative phosphoproteomics and molecular biology, Jakub Trojnar, Tine D.L. Rasmussen and Tine E. Thingholm (Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark)

14.30-15.00 Talk
Structural and functional features of the C-terminal cytoplasmic domain of ZnT8, Douglas Parsons, Christer Hogstrand & Wolfgang Maret (King’s College London, Metal Metabolism Group, Diabetes & Nutritional Sciences Division, Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine)

15.00-15.30 Coffee Brake

15.30-15.45 Talk
Challenges to newly weaned piglets in relation to zinc supply, Karoline Blaabjerg and Hanne Damgaard Poulsen (Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, Foulum, Tjele, Denmark)

15.45-16.00 Talk
Zinc Transporters and Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in Human Failing Heart, Erkan Tuncay, Aysegul Durak, Belma Turan (Department of Biophysics, Ankara University, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey)

16.00-16.15 Talk
Biochemical responses and oil quality parameters in olive trees exposed to airborne zinc pollution, Radhia Fourati, Antonio Scopa, Chedlia Ben Ahmed, Ferjani Ben Abdallah, Roberto Terzano, Concetta Eliana Gattullo, Ignazio Allegretta, Fernanda Galgano, Marisa Carmela Caruso, Adriano Sofo (Department of Soil, Plant and Food Sciences, University of Bari, Bari, Italy)

16.15-16.30 Talk
A central role for zinc in bacterial virulence, Andrea Battistoni (Department of Biology, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy)

16.30-16.45 Talk
TBA, Irina Korichneva ()

16.45-17.30 Plenary Speaker
Preventing cell division in cancer: think Zinc, Kathy Taylor ()

17.30-20.00 Poster with wine and buffet dinner

Tuesday, 22nd of November

8.30-9.00 Registration with Coffee and biscuits

9.00-9.45 Plenary speaker
Mineralomics: a new research perspective, Sergio Bertazzo (Lecturer in Mineralomics, University College London, Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering)

9.45-10.00 Talk
Zinc supplementation induces antigen-specific regulatory T cells by upregulation of Foxp3 and KLF-10, and downregulation of IRF-1 expression, Martina Maywald and Lothar Rink (Institute of Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, RWTH Aachen University, University Hospital, Pauwelsstr. 30, 52074 Aachen, Germany)

Phosphorylated zip7 as a biomarker for anti-hormone resistant breast cancer, Silvia Ziliotto, Anna Gobbato, Julia M.W. Gee, Kathryn M. Taylor (Breast Cancer Molecular Pharmacology Group, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cardiff University, UK)

10.15-10.30 Talk
The zinc-binding tubulin polymerization promoting protein tppp/p25 in the retina, Judit Oláh, Robert G Tripon, Tajwar Nasir, Lajos Csincsik, Judit Ovádi and Imre Lengyel (Institute of Enzymology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London, London, UK, Department of Histology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Tîrgu Mureş, Romania)

10.30-11.00 Coffee Break

11.15-11.30 Talk
In vitro-studies to investigate the impact of mucins on intestinal zinc resorption, Maares Maria, Duman Ayșe, Keil Claudia, Haase Hajo (Department of Food Chemistry and Toxicology, Technical University of Berlin)

11.30-11.45 Talk
A zinc-gated ion channel controls gut acidity and growth rate in Drosophila, Redhai Siamak ()

11.45-12.00 Talk
Zn2+ and Cu2+ interactions with cyclam derivatives of cytosine, Željka Ban Valentina, Ključarić Dijana Saftić, Josipa Matić, Biserka Žinić and Renata Kobetić (Laboratory for Biomolecular Interactions and Spectroscopy, Division of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia)

12.15-13.00 Plenary presentation
Zinc and Infection and Immunity, Lothar Rink

13.00-14.00 Sandwich lunch

14.00- Networking and grant preparation

Wine will be available from 5.00 pm to “oil” the flow of discussion