Virtual European Muscle Conference
September 20 - 22, 2021
Warsaw operated

 

Programme (under construction)

 

MONDAY, September 20, 2021

13:30 - 14:45
Poster preview

 

14:45 - 15:00
Conference opening
Wolfgang A. Linke and Jolanta Rędowicz

 

15:00 - 16:30
Breaking news on the skeletal muscle sarcomere
Chair: Kristina Djinovic-Carugo, University of Vienna, Austria

Keynote speaker:   Stefan Raunser, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund, Germany
Invited speaker:      Frank Schnorrer, Aix Marseille University, IBDM, Marseille, France
Invited speaker:      Kristina Djinovic-Carugo, University of Vienna, Austria
Oral presentations: TBA, based on abstract submission

 

16:45 -18:15
Myopathies: Mechanisms, modeling, medication
Chair: Coen Ottenheijm, Amsterdam University Medical Centre, Netherlands

Keynote speaker 1:   Carsten Bonnemann, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH, Bethesda, USA
Keynote speaker 2:    Henk Granzier, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, USA
Keynote speaker 3:   Jim Dowling, Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto, Canada
Oral presentations:   TBA, based on abstract submission


18:30 - 20:00
Cardiac/smooth muscle ultrastructure and regulation
Chair: Steve Marston, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Keynote speaker:   Vitold Galkin, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, USA
Invited speaker:     Charlotte Scarff, University of Leeds, UK
Oral presentations:TBA, based on abstract submission

 

20:00 - 21:00
Poster presentation

 

 

TUESDAY, September 21, 2021

13:30 - 15:00
Poster preview

 

15:00 - 16:30
Novel insight into pathomechanisms of cardiomyopathy and heart failure
Chair: Pieter de Tombe, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Keynote speaker:  James Ware, Imperial College London, UK
Invited speaker:     Ines Falcao-Pires, University of Porto, Portugal 
Special speaker:    Wolfgang Linke, University of Munster, Germany
Invited speaker:     Cecilia Ferrantini, University of Florence, Italy
Oral presentations: TBA, based on abstract submission

 

16:45 -18:15
Cytoskeleton and (mechano)signaling
Chair: Elisabeth Ehler, Kings College London, United Kingdom

Keynote speaker: Benjamin Prosser, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA
Oral presentations: TBA, based on abstract submission

 

18:30 - 20:00
Muscle and beyond
Chair: Jolanta Rędowicz, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw, Poland

Keynote speaker:   Ruediger Rudolf, IZN, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Invited speaker:     Urszula Slawinska, Nencki Institute, Warsaw, Poland
Invited speaker:     Laszlo Csernoch, University of Debrecen, Hungary
Oral presentations: TBA, based on abstract submission

 

20:00 - 21:00
Poster session

 

  

WEDNESDAY, September 22, 2021

 

14:00 - 15:30
Muscle in a dish: New models for the study of muscle function and dysfunction
Chair: Wolfgang Linke, University of Muenster, Germany

Keynote speaker:   Sasha Mendjan, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology AAS, Vienna, Austria
Invited speaker:      Milena Bellin, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands
Invited speaker:      Lukas Cyganek, University of Goettingen, Germany
Oral presentations: TBA, based on abstract submission

 


15:45 - 16:30
2nd Jean Hanson Keynote Lecture at the Virtual European Muscle Conference 2021
Introduction: Elisabeth Ehler, Kings College London, United Kingdom

Eric N. Olson (UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA)
Muscle Making and Muscle Breaking: From Developmental Mechanisms to Therapeutics for Muscle Disease

 

16:45 - 18:15
Regulation and kinetics of thick-thin filament interaction
Chair: Joanna Moraczewska, Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz, Poland

Keynote speaker 1: Luca Fusi, Kings College London, UK
Keynote speaker 2: Massimo Reconditi, University of Florence, Italy
Invited speaker:      Michael J. Previs, University of Vermont, Burlington, USA
Oral presentations: TBA, based on abstract submission

 

 

18:30 - 20:00
Small molecule modulators of sarcomere protein function
Chair: Chiara Tesi, University of Florence, Italy

Keynote speaker:    Suman Nag, MyoKardia/Bristol Myers Squibb, San Francisco, USA
Invited speaker:      Thomas Kampourakis, King's College London, UK
Invited speaker:      Anne Houdusse, Institut Curie, Paris, France
Oral presentations: TBA, based on abstract submission

 

 20:00-20:15

Conference closing

Wolgang A. Linke and Jolanta Rędowicz