Kari Alitalo
    Academy Professor, M.D., Dr. Med.Sci.

    Translational Cancer Biology Research Program
    Institute of Biomedicine
    Biomedicum Helsinki

    Wihuri Research Institute

    P.O. Box 63 (Haartmaninkatu 8)
    FI-00014 University of Helsinki

    Tel. +358 2 941 25511
    Fax +358 2 941 25510



Alma-intranet Flammaintra
Vascular Biology workshop

We warmly invite you to join the lectures of Marie Curie Initial Training Network VESSEL Workshop in Helsinki, Finland.

Lecutres will be at the Biomedicum Helsinki 1 in the Lecture Hall 3. The lectures are open for all the students and researchers of the Meilahti Campus and the University of Helsinki. No registration is needed.

Vascular Growth Factors, June 8

9:00 Morning coffee

9:30-10:15 Holger Gerhardt Max Delbrück Center For Molecular Medicine, Germany:
  Shaping vascular networks – a tale of forces and fates
10:15-11:00 Eckhard Lammert Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf, Germany
  ILK - an intrinsic gatekeeper for VEGFR3 signals
11:00-11:45 David Wasserman Vanderbilt University, USA
  The path to insulin resistance goes through the extracellular matrix

11:45 Coffee break

Biomedicum Helsinki Seminar, Lecture Hall 1:
12:00-13:00 Didier Stainier Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Germany
  Vascular development in zebrafish

14:00-14:45 Gavin Thurston Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, USA
  Understanding the role of Dll4-Notch signaling in tumor angiogenesis and the tumor microenvironment
14:45 Afternoon coffee
15:15 Taija Mäkinen Uppsala University, Sweden
  Lymphvasculogenic vessel formation
16:00 Kari Alitalo University of Helsinki, Finland
  Translational insights into vascular growth factors

Vessels and Blood in Development, June 9

9:00-9:45 Anna Bigas Institut Hospital del Mar d'Ivestigacions Mèdiques, Spain
  Notch signal strength controls arterial versus hematopoietic fates
9:45 Morning coffee
10:15-11:00 Thierry Jaffredo Institut de Biologie Paris Seine, France
  Hemogenic endothelium during development and beyond
11:00-11:45 Georges Lacaud Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, UK
  New Insights into Endothelial-to-Haematopoietic Transition leading to HSC Emergence
11:45-12:30 Alexander Medvinsky University of Edinburgh, UK
  Inductive interactions in mousce HSC development
13:30-14:15 Martin Gering University of Nottingham, UK
  The role of Gfi1 transcription factors in primitive and haemogenic endothelium-derived definitive haematopoiesis in zebrafish
14:15 Afternoon coffee


Students can receive a certification of participation for each day if they are present at all the lectures of the day and the presence will be monitored. The workshop might be included in the doctoral degree. No registration is needed.


For more information, please contact Kaisa Sarkkinen (kaisa.a.sarkkinen@helsinki.fi)