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Meeting Programme

Meeting Programme:


Thursday, 22nd May 2008

16:00 - 17:45

Registration, hanging of posters


Welcome reception by the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts


Get-together event with posters

Friday, 23rd May 2008




Universality of Exocytosis
Chair I: Erwin Neher

9:00 - 9:30

Ole Petersen: Local Ca2+ spikes control exocytosis whereas prolonged global Ca2+ elevations induce endocytic vacuoles

9:30 - 10:00

Jacopo Meldolesi: Expression of neurosecretion in PC12 cells: a comprehensive epigenetic programme governed by rest

10:00 - 10:30

Gerhard Thiel: Exocytosis: a way of remodeling the K+ conductance in plant cells

10:30 - 11:00

Leonid V. Chernomordik: Exocytotic fusion as a member of a large diverse and conserved family of membrane fusion reactions

30 minutes

Break I


Exocytosis in Beta-Cell
Chair II: Ole Petersen

11:30 - 12:00

Haruo Kasai: Imaging of exocytosis and endocytosis with two-photon microscope

12:00 - 12:30

Patrik Rorsman: Diabetes - trouble with the fusion pore?

12:30 - 13:00

Herbert Y. Gaisano: Munc13-ing around with insulin exocytosis

13:00 - 13:30

Marjan Rupnik: Ca2+-secretion coupling in healthy and sick beta-cells

90 minutes



Neurons & Astrocytes
Chair III: Robert Zorec

15:00 - 15:30

Yves Dunant: Exocytosis, mediatophore and vesicular Ca2+/H+ antiport in rapid neurotransmission

15:30 - 16:00

Michela Matteoli: Activity-dependent phosphorylation of Ser187 is required for SNAP-25 negative modulation of neuronal voltage-gated calcium channels

16:00 - 16:30

Christina Bark: The physiological importance of alternatively spliced isoforms of the synaptic protein SNAP-25

16:30 - 17:00

Vladimir Parpura: Spatio-temporal characteristics of exocytosis in astrocytes

17:00 - 17:30

Marko Kreft, Maja Potokar: Properties of regulated exocytosis and vesicle trafficking in astrocytes

30 minutes

Break II


Lipids & Proteins in Exocytosis
Chair IV: Thomas FJ Martin

18:00 - 18:30

Reinhard Jahn: Mechanisms of SNARE-mediated exocytosis

18:30 - 19:00

Joshua Zimmerberg: The organization of lipids and membrane proteins for viral assembly, viral infection, and exocytosis

19:00 - 19:30

Jens R. Coorssen: Identifying critical components of native Ca2+-triggered membrane fusion: integrating studies of proteins and lipids


Poster session with snack and drinks

Saturday, 24th May 2008


Chromaffin Cells
Chair V: Marjan Rupnik

9:00 - 9:30

Thomas F.J. Martin: Priming factors prepare SNAREs for Ca2+-triggered fusion

9:30 - 10:00

Robert D. Burgoyne: Role of Munc18-1 and its protein interaction in the dynamics of dense-core granule exocytosis

10:00 - 10:30

Jens Rettig: Quantifying the Ca dependence of the priming process by TIRF microscopy

10:30 - 11:00

Robert Chow: Title to be announced

30 minutes

Break III


Mechanisms of Exocytosis
Chair VI: Christina Bark

11:30 - 12:00

Paul Dietl: Mechanosensing by fused vesicles mediates actin-powered exocytosis via activation of TRPV1

12:00 - 12:30

Stanko S. Stojilković: Multiple roles of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) in control of action potential secretion coupling in pituitary lactotrophs

12:30 - 13:00

Robert Zorec, Nina Vardjan, Jernej Jorgačevski: Properties of transient vesicle fusion in lactotrophs


Special Section on Image Analysis

13:00 - 13:30

Erwin Neher: Blind source separation techniques for the decomposition of multiply labeled fluorescence images

1 hour



Excursion and Dinner (Bled Castle)

Sunday, 25th May 2008

9.30 - 10.00

Welcome and Introduction


Session I

10:00 - 10:15

Stephan Speier: Noninvasive in vivo imaging of pancreatic islet cell biology

10:15 - 10:30

Yuanyuan Liu: CAPS facilitates filling of the rapidly releasable pool of large dense core vesicles

10:30 - 10:45

Simon Sedej: Impaired stimulus-secretion coupling in pituitary cells from alpha-neurexins KO mouse

10:45 - 11:00

Ya-Chi Huang: NADH desensitization of a-cell KATP channel Contributes to Glucose-inhibited Glucagon Release

11:00 - 11:15

Tobias Rose: Functional properties of Schaffer collateral boutons

30 minutes



Session II

11:45 - 12:00

Tina Pangršič: Effects of mobile Ca2+ buffer deficiency on the IHC synaptic transmission

12:00 - 12:15

Stephane Gasman: Molecular mechanisms of secretory granules recapture after exocytosis in neuroendocrine cells

12:15 - 12:30

Emanuele Cocucci: VAMP4 is involved in the regulated exocytosis of enlargeosomes

12:30 - 12:45

Rubens Bierings: Life-cycle and function of Rab27a on Weibel-Palade bodies in human endothelial cells

1 hour

Lunch and Closing of the Meeting