Concurrent 10' presentations

The following (post)doctoral researchers of the faculties of Medicine and Health Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Veterinary Medicine present their research as oral presentations (max. 10 minutes including question round) organized as concurrent sessions in different domains.

Basic Sciences 1

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Moderators: prof. Elfride De Baere and prof. Herman Favoreel

11:00 - 11:10

Maude Jans

Adherent invasive Escherichia coli CCR20 promotes colorectal cancer progression through epithelial adhesion
11:10 - 11:20 Victor Lopez Soriano Mapping the cis-regulatory landscape of ABCA4 in adult human retina
11:20 - 11:30 Joachim Siaw ALK activity and oncogene-induced replication stress in neuroblastoma: Implications for targeted therapy
11:30 - 11:40 Simon Helleputte Arterial stiffness, glycaemic control and physical activity in patients with type 1 diabetes.
11:40 - 11:50

Joeri Tulkens (2nd laureate PhD Thesis Prize FGE)

Circulating bacterial vesicles: from discovery towards clinical application
11:50 - 12:00 Alfredo Duenas Rey Identification and characterization of a novel retina-specific lncRNA upstream ABCA4 with a potential role in ABCA4-associated inherited retinal disease
12:00 - 12:10 Gwenny Cosemans TFAP2c plays a sequential role during mouse embryogenesis and is required for proper lineage segregation in the mouse preimplantation embryo.
12:10 - 12:20

Robert Jansens (Laureate PhD Thesis Prize FDI non-clinical)

Taking control - alphaherpesvirus manipulation of the cytoskeleton and the epitranscriptome

Basic Sciences 2

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Moderators: prof. Olivier De Wever and prof. Christophe Stove

11:00 - 11:10 Antonia Christodoulaki Spindle transfer rescues poor embryonic development of oocytes derived from transmen
11:10 - 11:20 Munevver Burcu Cicekdal Single-cell transcriptional dynamics and in vivo enhancer assays provide insight into gene regulatory networks of PRDM13 and IRX1 implicated in North Carolina macular dystrophy
11:20 - 11:30

Cedric Bosteels (1st laureate PhD Thesis Prize FGE)

The role of DC subsets in respiratory viral infections and vaccination: a case of mistaken identity
11:30 - 11:40 Kaat De Clerck Photoporation of the inner limiting membrane: a biophotonic tool to enhance retinal drug delivery after intravitreal injection.
11:40 - 11:50 Jeffrey Aalders In vitro modelling of Marfan related cardiomyopathy points to abnormalities in mechanobiology of the heart muscle cells
11:50 - 12:00 Lisa Opsomer Novel promising PPI and PEI-PPI based polymeric carriers for sa-mRNA vaccines
12:00 - 12:10 Jonatan Gabre  Loss of RET Promotes Mesenchymal Identity in Neuroblastoma Cells
12:10 - 12:20

Juliette Roels (3rd  laureate PhD Thesis Prize FGE - ex aequo)

The epigenetic landscape of normal and malignant T cell development

Clinical Sciences

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Moderators: prof. Hans Van Vlierberghe and prof. Eric Cox

11:00 - 11:10 Jill Deleu Whole transcriptome profiling of liquid biopsies from tumour xenografted mouse models enables specific monitoring of tumour-derived extracellular RNA
11:10 - 11:20 Bieke Bekaert CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing introduces loss-of-heterozygosity and mosaicism in the human germ line
11:20 - 11:30 Charlotte Fieuws Heading towards an in vivo predictive test for personalized ovarian cancer treatment: application of novel therapies in zebrafish patient derived xenografts
11:30 - 11:40

Renate De Smedt (3rd  laureate PhD Thesis Prize FGE - ex aequo)

Finding the ‘key’ in leukemia: PIM1 inhibition as a novel therapy in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia
11:40 - 11:50 Lynn Backers ATRIP-deficient patient expands molecular and clinical spectrum of Seckel Syndrome
11:50 - 12:00 Lotte Cornelli Exploring the diagnostic potential of cell-free reduced representation bisulfite sequencing on cerebrospinal fluid for pediatric central nervous system tumors
12:00 - 12:10 Aude Beyens EMILIN1 deficiency causes arterial tortuosity with osteopenia and connects impaired elastogenesis with defective collagen fibrillogenesis
12:10 - 12:20 Nathalie François Designing novel self-amplifying RNA and lipid nanoparticle for long-term restoration and enhancement of CFTR function

Therapeutical/Diagnostic Sciences

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Moderators: prof. Wim Ceelen and prof. Siska Croubels

11:00 - 11:10 Helena Braet Smart hydrogels delivered by high pressure aerosolization to prevent peritoneal adhesions
11:10 - 11:20

Jade Bokma(Laureate PhD Thesis Prize FDI clinical)

Innovations in rapid Mycoplasma bovis diagnostics with MALDI-TOF MS and nanopore sequencing
11:20 - 11:30 Alvaro Marcos Rubio Development of a blood-based test for immunotherapy response prediction in lung cancer patients
11:30 - 11:40 Ingrid Vernemmen Anatomical challenges and solutions for non-fluoroscopic transseptal puncture in the equine heart
11:40 - 11:50 Sofie Meulewaeter Development and optimization of a continuous freeze-drying process to enable the long-term storage of mRNA lipid nanoparticles
11:50 - 12:00 Ruben Ongena Bovine Lactoferrin In the Prevention Of Enterotoxigenic Escherichia Coli Infections In Piglets
12:00 - 12:10

Annemiek Uvyn (Laureate PhD Thesis Prize FFW)

Multivalent antibody recruiting molecules as a novel type of cancer immunotherapy
12:10 - 12:20 Lien Provez Decitabine to target aberrant DNA methylation in T-cell acute lymphoblastic lymphoma

Health Sciences

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Moderators: prof. Wim Derave and prof. Lies Lahousse

11:00 - 11:10 Marie Deventer OXIZID SCRAs: New Synthetic Cannabinoids Shaking Up the Market?
11:10 - 11:20 Elien Eeckhout Dissecting the role of different cell death modes in gastrointestinal inflammation.
11:20 - 11:30 Laura Tack Emotional Freedom Techniques as an effective strategy for treatment of self-reported cancer-related cognitive impairment in cancer survivors (EMOTICON)
11:30 - 11:40 Marthe Vandeputte Getting to know the new opioids on the block: functional characterization of emerging cinnamylpiperazine "AP" opioids
11:40 - 11:50 Sara Roose New insights into the use of serology as a diagnostic tool for soil-transmitted helminth infections in humans
11:50 - 12:00 Karel Van Damme Translational trials to combat Covid
12:00 - 12:10 Nele Van Doren Observing physical education teachers´ motivating and demotivating teaching styles using a circumplex approach: How does it relate to students´ motivation?
12:10 - 12:20 Sigrid Verhelst A large scale mass spectrometry-based histone screening for assessing epigenetic developmental toxicity