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									   Institute of Biology Bucharest of the Romanian Academy




The Anniversary Conference of the Institute of Biology Bucharest
           50 Years of Academic Research in Biology




              Conference Preliminary Programme




                           Bucharest
                  September 29 – October 1, 2010
                                        September 29
8:30 – 9:45 – Participant registration – Heliade Rădulescu Hall – Romanian Academy Library

                            Aula Magna of the Romanian Academy

10:00 – 13:00 – Opening ceremony of the 50th anniversary of the Institute of Biology

13:00 – 14:30 – Lunch break

14:30 – 16:30 – Invited lectures
                Chair: Prof. Octavian Popescu
Prof. Reto J. Strasser – University of Geneva, SWITZERLAND
       ♣ "You are stressed, I'm stressed and the plants are stressed; Is there a common
       Stress-Concept?"
Prof. Aharon Oren – The Institute of Life Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
ISRAEL
       ♣ The microbiology of the Dead Sea: culture-dependent and culture-independent
       studies in an increasingly extreme environment
Prof. Guy Hervé – CNRS, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, FRANCE
       ♣ High pressure in biochemistry and biology
Prof. Daniel Prieur – Universite de Bretagne Occidentale, IUEM, Plouzane, FRANCE
       ♣ Don’t crack under pressure! Is the majority of Prokaryotes piezophilic?

Starting with 18:00 – Gala dinner
Military National Circle (Cercul Militar Naţional)

                                       September 30
                     Heliade Rădulescu Hall – Romanian Academy Library

9:00 – 11:15 – Invited lectures & Oral Presentations
               Chair: Dr. Mădălin Enache
Dr. Takashi Itoh – RIKEN, BioResource Center, Japan Collection of Microorganisms, JAPAN
       ♣ Japan biogeography and genetic diversity of hyperthermophilic archaea,
       Vulcanisaeta distributa and related taxa
Prof. David R. Evans - Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Wayne State
University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA
       ♣ The Aquifex aeolicus ATC-DHO Complex: a thermostable nanoscale reactor
       catalyzing consecutive reactions
Dr. Cristina Purcărea - Institute of Biology Bucharest of the Romanian Academy, ROMANIA
       ♣ Diversity of carbamoyl phosphate synthetases in prokaryotes
Dr. Sergiu Fendrihan - Romanian Bioresource Centre and advanced Research Association,
Bucharest ROMANIA
       ♣ Raman spectroscopy detection of the Haloarchaea in salt crystals
Dr. Cristina Moisescu - Institute of Biology Bucharest of the Romanian Academy, ROMANIA
       ♣ Morphological changes in Magnetospirillum gryphiswaldense exposed to
       temperature and pH stresses
Prof. Ioana Gomoiu - Institute of Biology Bucharest of the Romanian Academy, ROMANIA
       ♣ Coloured fungi in space: project management and preliminary scientific results
Dr. Mihaela Antofie - Universitatea Lucian Blaga, Sibiu, ROMANIA
       ♣ The future Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing to the Convention on
       Biological Diversity - scientifically and technical considerations

11:15 – 11:30 – Coffee break

11:30 – 13:30 – Invited lectures & Oral Presentations
                Chair: Prof. Reto J. Strasser
Prof. Luc de Vuyst – Faculty of Sciences and Bioengineering Sciences, Vrije Universiteit
Brussel, BELGIUM
       ♣ Unraveling the secrets of spontaneous food fermentations
Dr. Medana Zamfir - Institute of Biology Bucharest of the Romanian Academy, ROMANIA
       ♣ Diversity and potential applications of lactic acid bacteria isolated from
       Romanian fermented dairy products
Prof. Guenter Peschek – Institute of Physical Chemistry, Vienna, AUSTRIA
       ♣ Cyanobacterial respiration – The fascinating „struggle“ between physiology and
     genes
Prof. Ioan Ardelean – Institute of Biology Bucharest of the Romanian Academy, ROMANIA
       ♣ Respiration-in-light in Cyanobacteria: fundamentals, biotechnological potential
       and ecological implications
Prof. Anicet Blanch – University of Barcelona, Barcelona, SPAIN
       ♣ Feasibility of methods based on nucleic acid amplification techniques for
       microbiological analysis of water quality: Opportunities and drawbacks

13:30 – 14:30 – Lunch break

14:30 – 16:45 – Invited lectures & Oral Presentations
                Chair: Prof. Moshe Gophen
Prof. Moshe Gophen – Kinneret Limnological Laboratory, MIGAL – Galilee Technological
Center, Kiryat Shmone, ISRAEL
       ♣ Operational Implementation of Scientific Research in Lake Kinneret (Israel)
Dr. László G.-Tóth - Balaton Limnological Reserach Institute, Hungarian Academy,
     HUNGARY
       ♣ Structure and function of the zooplankton in the large and shallow Lake Balaton,
       Hungary
Dr. Jürg Bloesch - EAWAG, Dübendorf (Alumnus), SWITZERLAND
       ♣ Biological assessment of water quality focused on the Danube River Basin – a
     review
Dr. Cristina Sandu - Institute of Biology Bucharest of the Romanian Academy, ROMANIA
       ♣ Danube Strategy - a balance between socio-economic development and
       environmental protection
Dr. Laura Alexandrov - National Institute for Marine Research and Development “Grigore
Antipa”, Constanţa, ROMANIA
       ♣ The use of Artemia in the Romanian coastal aquaculture
Dr. Laura Alexandrov - National Institute for Marine Research and Development “Grigore
Antipa”, Constanţa, ROMANIA
       ♣ Rotifers cultures for marine fish larves feeding

16:45 – 17:00 - Coffee break
17:00 – 18:00 - Poster session


                                          October, 1
                     Heliade Rădulescu Hall – Romanian Academy Library

9:00 – 11:15 – Invited lectures & Oral Presentations
              Chair: Dr. Cristina Purcărea
Prof. Hedeel Guy Evans - Department of Chemistry, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti,
MI, USA
       ♣ The Protective Function of the Protein FAM129B in Apoptosis
Prof. Petra Boukamp - Department Genetics of skin Carcinogenesis, Deutsches
Krebsforschungszentrum, Heidelberg, GERMANY
       ♣ A role for telomeres in skin cancer development and progression
Dr. Nicolae Mirancea – Institute of Biology Bucharest of the Romanian Academy, ROMANIA
       ♣ Basement membrane – important player in embryo development and various
       diseases, including cancer development and progression
Prof. Gradimir Misevic – SWITZERLAND
       ♣ Nano-Bio-Sciences and technologies: Molecular nano-velcro system related to self
       recognition    in   evolution   of   multicellularity,   cancer   and   viral/retroviral
       immunotherapy, and nano-bio devices
Prof. Octavian Popescu - Institute of Biology Bucharest of the Romanian Academy,
ROMANIA
       ♣ Glycan-glycan interactions – a pathway to multicellularity

11:15 – 11:30 – Coffee break

11:30 – 13:30 – Invited lectures & Oral Presentations
                Chair: Prof. Gradimir Misevic
Dr. Tudor Constantin Badea - Johns Hopkins University, Dept. of Molecular Biology and
Genetics, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Unit Head - National Institute of Health/
National Eye Institute, Bethesda Maryland, USA
       ♣ Molecular genetic approaches to the study of neuronal morphology; development
       and function
Prof. Annie Rousselet – UMR 144 Institut Curie, Paris, FRANCE
       ♣ Is the centrosome a calcium regulated mechano-sensor in animal cells?
Dr. Mugurel Constantin Rusu – University of Medicine and Pharmacy „Carol Davila”
Bucharest, ROMANIA
       ♣ Novel insights into the tracheal innervation and microinnervation
Dr. Monica Axini - "Monachus" Group of Research and Ecological Education Constanta,
ROMANIA
       ♣ Invertebrate diversity of Conacu-Negresti Valley (southwestern of Constanta
       County, Romania)
Dr. Carol-Constantin Prunescu - Institute of Biology Bucharest of the Romanian Academy,
ROMANIA
       ♣ Class Chilopoda: the environment adaptation and evolution

13:30 – 14:30 – Lunch break

14:30 – 16:15 – Invited lectures & Oral Presentations
                Chair: Dr. Marilena Onete
Dr. Josef Šibík - Institute of Botany, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, SLOVAK
REPUBLIC
       ♣ Vegetation   database – facilities and utilities
Dr. Monica Axini - “Monachus” Group of Research and Ecological Education Constanta,
ROMANIA
       ♣ Flora and vegetation from Conacu-Negresti Valley (southwestern of Constanta
       County, Romania)
Dr. John Owen Mountford - NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Oxfordshire, UK
       ♣ Meadow restoration and agri-environment schemes: the British experience
Dr. Wojciech Mroz - Institute of Nature Conservation, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków,
POLAND
       ♣ Natura 2000 in the Carpathians – lessons learnt
Dr. Simona Mihăilescu - Institute of Biology Bucharest of the Romanian Academy,
ROMANIA
       ♣ Nature conservation activity in the latest 50 years in the Institute of Biology
       Bucharest
Dr. Irina Holobiuc - Institute of Biology Bucharest of the Romanian Academy, ROMANIA
       ♣ Ex situ conservation of some threatened Dianthus taxa from Romanian Natura
       2000 Sites
16:15 – 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 – Closing ceremony

								
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