2016 Midkine Symposium Program




  9:00-10:15am            SESSION 1: Welcome and midkine overview

 Session Moderator:     Associate Professor Graham Robertson

 9:00am-9:10am

 

Marton Schoberl, Director General, Institute of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Hungary

 

Welcome to Budapest 


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 9:10am-9:20am

 

Maria HalaszCEO & Managing Director, Cellmid Limited, Sydney, Australia

Welcome and introduction from Symposium sponsor, Cellmid Limited 


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 9:20am-9:30am

 

Professor Kenji Kadomatsu, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

Welcome from Symposium Patrons

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 9:30am-10:15am

 

Emeritus Professor Takashi Muramatsu, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

PLENARY 1: Midkine: Journey to Budapest 

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 10:15am-11:00am       Morning tea and poster viewing

 11:00am-12:30pm       SESSION 2: Midkine in Kidney disorders                                   

 Session Moderator:     Maria Halasz

 11:00am-11:30am

 

Associate Professor Graham RobertsonHead of Research & Development, Cellmid Limited, Sydney, Australia

Targeting midkine in murine models of kidney disease


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 11:30am -12:00pm

 

Dr Vicki Campbell, Nambour General Hospotal, Sunshine Coast, Australia

Circulating and urinary midkine levels in kidney disease



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 12:00pm-12:30pm

 

Dr Pete SmithAmala Therapeutics, Brisbane, Australia

Therapeutic opportunities for midkine in renal and fibrotic diseases


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12:30pm-2:00pm         Lunch and networking

 2:00pm-3:30pm         SESSION 3:  MK and PTN structure and GAG interactions

 Session Moderator:     Joseph Haklani

 2:00pm-2:30pm

 

Professor Xu WangArizona State University, Tempe, USA

Structural studies into Pleiotrophin interactions with Chondroitin Sulfate


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 2:30pm-3:00pm

 

Dr Pedro NietoCSIC & Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain

Chondroitin Sulfate tetrasaccharides interaction with Midkine


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 3:00pm-3:30pm

 

Professor Kenji KadomatsuNagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

Mechanisms of Axon Regeneration and its Inhibition


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 3:30pm-4:00pm          Afternoon tea and poster viewing

 4:00pm-5:30pm         SESSION 4: Midkine in addiction and neurotoxicity                                                                   

 Session Moderator:     Dr Fintan Walton


 4:00pm-4:30pm

 

Professor Gonzalo HerradonUniversidad CEU San Pablo, Madrid, Spain

Pleiotrophin & Midkine in drugs of abuse-induced reward and neurotoxicity


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 4:30pm-5:00pm

 

Assistant Professor Amy LasekUniversity of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, USA

Midkine and ALK signalling in response to ethanol


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 5:00pm-5:30pm

 

Dr Esther GramageUniversidad CEU San Pablo, Madrid, Spain

Exploring the roles of Pleiotrophin and Midkine in Neuroinflammation


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 5:30pm - 7:30pm        Welcome reception, Hungarian Institute of Foreign Affairs & Trade