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BBB Seminars - Archive 2003-2008

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2008

DATE  SPEAKER  TITLE 
Thursday,
Jan. 24,
13.00
Carl-Henrik Heldin, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Uppsala University, SwedenSignal transduction via receptors for PDGF and TGF-β - possible targets in tumor therapy
Thursday,
Jan. 31,
13.00
FUGE in Basic Research, Lecture 6:
Hilde Nilsen, The Biotechnology Centre, University of Oslo
The role of DNA repair in apoptotic signalling
Thursday,
Febr. 7,
13.00
Thomas Becker, Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology, Bergen Gene regulation in megabase domains around developmental control genes
Thursday,
Febr. 14,
13.00
FUGE in Basic Research, Lecture 7:
Torgeir Holen, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences (IMB) & Centre for Molecular Biology and Neuroscience (CMBN), The National Hospital & University of Oslo
What do water channels and square arrays do in the brain?
Thursday,
Febr. 28,
13.00
Roland Jonsson, Broegelmann Research Laboratory, The Gade Institute, University of BergenNew concepts in the pathogenesis and diagnosis of Sjögren's syndrome
Thursday,
March 6,
13.00
Wolfgang Link, Experimental Therapeutics Program, Spanish National Cancer Research Centre, Madrid, Spain Cellular pathway analysis using high-content imaging
Thursday,
March 13,
13.00
Werner J. H. Koopman, Department of Biochemistry, Nijmegen Centre for Molecular Life Sciences, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands Quantitative live cell imaging of mitochondrial
morphology and function
Thursday,
March 27,
13.00
Knut Teigen, Department of Biomedicine, University of BergenComputer simulations in structural biology – what is it good for?
Thursday,
April 3,
13.00
Anders Fjose, Department of Molecular Biology, University of BergenMolecular and transgenic analysis of eye development in zebrafish
Thursday,
April 10,
13.00
Biokjemisk Kollokvium (NBS, Bergen Division)
Melissa J. Moore, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
mRNAs with a complex: the long-term consequences of a nuclear upbringing
Thursday,
April 17,
13.00
Trevor Sharp, Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford, UKNeurobiological effects of genetic variation in the 5-HT transporter
Thursday,
April 24,
12.30
Kari Alitalo, Molecular/Cancer Biology Laboratory and Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Haartman Institute and Biomedicum Helsinki, University of Helsinki, FinlandGrowth factor pathways for inhibition of angiogenesis, lymphangiogenesis and tumor metastasis
Thursday,
May 8,
13.00
Linda M. Hendershot, Department of Tumor Cell Biology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, USAProtein synthesis in the secretory pathway: life and death decisions
Thursday,
May 15,
13.00
John R. Couchman, Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC), University of Copenhagen, DenmarkIntegrin and proteoglycan receptors that control cell adhesion to extracellular matrix: impact on migration, invasion and disease
Thursday,
May 22,
13.00
FUGE in Basic Research, Lecture 8:
Elin Moe, The Norwegian Structural Biology Center (NorStruct), University of Tromsø
Structure/function studies of Base Excision Repair (BER) enzymes from the extremophile bacterium Deinococcus radiodurans
Thursday,
May 29,
13.00
Olivier De Wever, Laboratory of Experimental Cancer Research, University Hospital Ghent, Belgium The tumor environment controls cancer cell invasion: implication of myofibroblasts
Thursday,
June 5,
13.00
Larry D. Unsworth, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, CanadaDirecting the host response to biomaterials: the importance of protein-surface interactions
Thursday,
June 12,
13.00
Steven Finkbeiner, Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USASynapse to nucleus and back again: Mechanisms of activity-dependent adaptive gene expression

 

 Autumn Semester 2008 
DATE SPEAKER TITLE
Thursday,
Aug. 21,
13.00
Varda Rotter, Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, IsraelIdentification and characterization of p53-associated “gene signatures” involved in cellular transformation
Thursday,
Sept. 4,
13.00
Per Øyvind Enger, Department of Biomedicine, University of BergenCancer stem cells and tumor-stroma interactions in brain tumor progression
Thursday,
Sept. 11,
13.00
Jan-Olof Winberg, Department of Medical Biochemistry, Institute of Medical Biology, University of TromsøMatrix metalloproteinases
Thursday,
Sept. 18,
13.00
Maja Adamska, Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology, BergenSignaling pathways and cell migration in sponge development
Thursday,
Sept. 25,
13.00
Christoph Ballestrem, Welcome Trust Centre for Cell Matrix Research Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, UKThe story of how vinculin controls cell adhesion
Wednesday,
Oct. 1,
13.00
Biokjemisk Kollokvium (NBS, Bergen Division):
Tom Rapoport, Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Mechanisms of protein translocation across membranes
Thursday,
Oct. 9,
13.00
Bruce Matthews, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Bristol, UKSensory mechanisms of dentine and dental pulp
Thursday,
Oct. 16,
13.00
Geir Slupphaug, Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), TrondheimRegulation of uracil-DNA repair by post-translational modification of UNG2
Thursday,
Oct. 23,
13.00
Marit Bakke, Department of Biomedicine, University of BergenEpigenetic control of a cell-specific transcription factor
Thursday,
Nov. 6,
13.00
Christopher Proud, School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, UK Signalling through mTORC1 and the control of protein synthesis
Thursday,
Nov. 13,
13.00
Annika Wallberg, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden  NB! Cancelled
Thursday,
Nov. 20,
13.00
Terje Johansen, Molecular Cancer Research Group, Institute of Medical Biology, University of TromsøDiscovery of receptors for degradation of ubiquitinated targets by autophagy
Thursday,
Nov. 27,
13.00
Frode Selheim, Department of Biomedicine, University of BergenNB! Cancelled
Thursday,
Dec. 4,
13.00
Richard W. Farndale, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, UKThe Collagenorama, or how collagen sees the rest of the world
Thursday,
Dec. 11,
13.00
Cord Brakebusch, Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC), University of Copenhagen, DenmarkRac1 function in skin development and skin diseases
Thursday,
Dec. 18,
13.00
Rikard Holmdahl, Medical Inflammation Research, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, SwedenFrom disease to genes and back – following an oxidation path
DATESPEAKER TITLE

Committee:
Marit Bakke, Donald Gullberg and Beate Stern

 

2007

DATE SPEAKER TITLE
Thursday,
Jan. 25,
13.00
Anne K. Jonassen, Heart and Circulatory Research Group, Department of Biomedicine, University of BergenThe cardioprotective role of insulin: Identification and validation of novel therapeutic targets regulated by insulin therapy at myocardial reperfusion
Thursday,
Febr. 1,
13.00
Eckardt Treuter, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge/Stockholm, Sweden Coregulatory actions of the ubiquitin system in steroidogenesis
Thursday,
Febr. 8,
13.00
Margaret Lin Veruki, Neuroscience Research Group, Department of Biomedicine, University of Bergen Glutamate transporters: a novel mechanism for presynaptic inhibition of neurotransmitter release in the central nervous system
Thursday,
Febr. 15,
13.00
Rolf Kåre Reed, Heart and Circulatory Research Group, Department of Biomedicine, University of Bergen β1-integrins in interstitial-capillary interactions: Pathophysiology in inflammation and tumors
Thursday,
Febr. 22,
13.00
Di Jiang, Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology, Bergen Genetic and cell biology study of morphogenesis using ascidian notochord as a model system
Thursday,
March 8,
13.00
Ulf Lindahl, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Uppsala, Sweden The light and dark sides of heparan sulfate
Thursday,
March 15,
13.00
Silke Appel, Broegelmann Research Laboratory, The Gade Institute, University of Bergen Dendritic cells – the sentinels of the immune system
Thursday,
March 22,
13.00
Biokjemisk Kollokvium, (NBS, Bergen Division)
Michael N. Sack, Cardiology Branch, NHLBI, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
The divergent regulation of mitochondrial function in modulating cardiac resistance to ischemic stress and in the development of skeletal muscle insulin resistance
Thursday,
March 29,
13.00
Thematic Focus on Tumour Biology, Lecture 1:
Lorenz Poellinger, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Medical Nobel Institute, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Regulation of tumor cell differentiation status by hypoxia
Thursday,
April 12,
13.00
Thematic Focus on Tumour Biology, Lecture 2:
Ming-Sound Tsao, University Health Network, Ontario Cancer Institute and Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Canada
Stromal-tumor cell interactions in lung cancer
Thursday,
April 19,
13.00
Thematic Focus on Tumour Biology, Lecture 3:
Lars Rönnstrand, Experimental Clinical Chemistry, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Lund University, Malmö University Hospital, Sweden
Signaling through the receptor for stem cell factor/c-Kit in normal and transformed cells: a central role for Src family kinases
Thursday,
April 26,
13.00
Thematic Focus on Tumour Biology, Lecture 4:
Marie Arsenian Henriksson, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC), Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
The Myc oncogene as a target for therapy
Thursday,
May 3,
13.00
Alfred Halstensen, Institute of Medicine, University of BergenFrom ocean to health
Thursday,
May 10,
13.00
David James, Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Sheffield, UKThe mammalian cell factory: reverse engineering or forward planning?
Thursday,
May 24,
13.00
Thematic Focus on Tumour Biology, Lecture 5:
Taina Pihlajaniemi, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Oulu, Finland
Cell-matrix dialogue involving evolutionarily conserved collagens and endostatin
Thursday,
June 7,
13.00
Biokjemisk Kollokvium, (NBS, Bergen Division)
Gary Banker, Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, USA
Membrane trafficking and neuronal polarity
Thursday,
June 14,
13.00
Luis Serrano, Systems Biology Research Unit, Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG)-EMBL, Barcelona, Spain

Protein design as a tool for determining interaction networks
NB! Cancelled

Friday,
June 15,
10.15
Staffan Strömblad, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, SwedenRole of integrins in cell motility and survival
Autumn Semester 2007
Monday,
Sept. 10,
13.00
Gillian Barratt, National Center for Scientific Research (UMR CNRS), University Paris-Sud 11, FranceThe use of colloidal drug delivery systems to improve the therapeutic index of drugs
Thursday,
Sept. 13,
13.00
Boris Lenhard, Bergen Center for Computational Science, University of Bergen, and Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology, BergenGenomic regulatory blocks and conservation of synteny
Thursday,
Sept. 20,
13.00
FUGE in Basic Research, Lecture 1:
Pål Sætrom, Department of Computer and Information Science, NTNU, Trondheim
The roles of microRNAs and transcription factors in gene regulation and tissue specific expression
Thursday,
Sept. 27,
13.00
FUGE in Translational Medicine, Lecture 1:
Donald Gullberg, Department of Biomedicine, University of Bergen
Stroma-targeting: a directed approach aimed at the tumor stroma fibroblast
Thursday,
Oct. 4,
13.00
FUGE in Basic Research, Lecture 2:
Niels C. Danbolt, Centre for Molecular Biology and Neuroscience, Department of Anatomy, Institute of Basic Medical Research, University of Oslo
Understanding the system of neurotransporters
Thursday,
Oct. 11,
13.00
FUGE in Translational Medicine, Lecture 2:
Johanna Olweus, Institute of Immunology, Rikshospitalet-Radiumhospitalet Medical Centre, Oslo
Cancer-targeted T cell receptors - the next generation immunotherapeutic drugs
Thursday,
Oct. 18,
13.00
Holm Holmsen, Department of Biomedicine, University of BergenFrom platelet adenine metabolism through "The Holmsen-Weiss Syndrome" to drug-induced changes in membrane structure
Thursday,
Oct. 25,
13.00
FUGE in Basic Research, Lecture 3:
Kristian Prydz, Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Oslo
How many ways through the Golgi maze?
Thursday,
Nov. 1,
13.00
Biokjemisk Kollokvium (NBS, Bergen Division)
Mike Modo, Centre for the Cellular Basis of Behaviour & MRC Centre for Neurodegeneration Research, Institute of Psychiatry, The James Black Centre, King's College London, UK
Understanding stem cell-mediated brain repair through MRI
Thursday,
Nov. 8,
13.00
Michael R. Duchen, Departments of Medicine and Physiology, University College London, UKMitochondria as ATP consumers; the cell biology of the endogenous inhibitory protein IF1
Thursday,
Nov. 15,
13.00
FUGE in Basic Research, Lecture 4:
Reidunn B. Aalen, Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Oslo
Epigenetic gene regulation: The 'conspiracy' between chromatin modification and transcription factors
Thursday,
Nov. 22,
13.00
FUGE in Translational Medicine, Lecture 3:
Bjørn Tore Gjertsen, Institute of Medicine, Haematology Section, Haukeland University Hospital, University of
Bergen
Single cell profiling of phospho-protein networks in acute myeloid leukemia – from signaling profiles to future biomarkers of therapy response
Thursday,
Nov. 29,
13.00
Biokjemisk Kollokvium (NBS, Bergen Division )
Kristofer Rubin, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, Uppsala University, Sweden
Tumor stroma as a target to improve anti-cancer therapies
Thursday,
Dec. 6,
13.00
FUGE in Basic Research, Lecture 5:
Menno P. Witter, Kavli Institute for System Neuroscience & Centre for the Biology of Memory, NTNU, Trondheim and Institute for Clinical and Experimental Neurosciences, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Understanding the entorhinal-hippocampal system: Complementing current approaches with cell-type specific changes in gene expression
Thursday,
Dec. 13,
13.00
Nigel J. Emptage, Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford, UKCa2+ imaging as a reporter of neural activity in hippocampal neurones
 DATE SPEAKER  TITLE

Committee:
Donald Gullberg and Beate Stern

 

2006

DATE SPEAKER TITLE
Thursday, Jan. 26, 13.00Melody A. Swartz, Laboratory for Mechanobiology and Morphogenesis, Integrative Biosciences Institute, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, SwitzerlandLymphangiogenesis and tumor invasion: Molecular vs. biophysical regulators
Thursday, Febr. 2, 13.00Karl Johan Tronstad, Dept. of Biomedicine, University of Bergen

Mitochondria and cell proliferation

Presentation

Thursday, Febr. 9,
13.00

Clive S. D'Santos, The Norwegian Proteomics Centre (PROBE), University of Bergen

http://www.probe.uib.no

Identification of phosphorylation sites within the lipid kinase phosphatidylinositol 5-phosphate 4-kinase in response to UV stimulation

Presentation

Thursday, Febr. 16, 13.00 Pål Rasmus Njølstad, Section of Paediatrics, Dept. of Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen

Carboxyl-ester lipase: Beyond the beta cell in diabetes

Presentation

Thursday, March 9, 13.00Lecture 1: Thematic Focus on Stem Cells
Rolf Bjerkvig, Dept. of Biomedicine, University of Bergen
Cancer and cancer stem cells
Thursday, March 16, 13.00Øystein Bruserud, Section of Haematology, Institute of Medicine, University of Bergen

The chemokine system in acute myelogenous leukemia

Presentation

Thursday, March 23, 13.00 Lecture 2: Thematic Focus on Stem Cells
Mikael Sigvardsson
, Dept. of Stem Cell Biology, Lund University, Sweden

Unraveling genetic networks in B-lymphocyte lineage commitment

Presentation
Thursday, March 30, 13.00

Lecture 1: Thematic Focus on Transcription
Rein Aasland, Dept. of Molecular Biology & Computational Biology Unit, University of Bergen

Small domains and short motifs in transcriptional regulation
Thursday, April 6, 13.00

Lecture 2: Thematic Focus on Transcription
Ola Hermanson, Dept. of Cell and Molecular Biology & Dept. of Neuroscience, Center of Excellence in Developmental Biology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

Leave no histone unturned: Transcriptional co-repressors regulating neural stem cell state and fate
Thursday, April 20, 13.00 Jan Haavik, Dept. of Biomedicine, University of BergenRegulation of serotonin biosynthesis in the brain; molecular, evolutionary and clinical aspects
Thursday, April 27,
13.00
Biokjemisk Kollokvium (NBS, Bergen Division):
Michel Bornens
, Curie Institute, CNRS, Paris Cedex, France
Adhesive control of cell polarity and division axis in cultured cells
Thursday, May 4, 13.00 Lecture 3: Thematic Focus on Stem Cells
Philippe Collas, Dept. of Biochemistry, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo

http://www.collaslab.com
Isolation and epigenetic characterization of mesenchymal stem cells from adipose tissue
Thursday, May 11, 13.00 Lecture 3: Thematic Focus on Transcription
Rune Blomhoff, Dept. of Nutrition, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo

http://www.blomhoff.no
Molecular imaging as a tool for studying dietary regulation of gene expression
Thursday, May 18, 13.00 Thomas Heimburg, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

http://membranes.nbi.dk
The action potential and the role of anesthetics: A lipid membrane view
Thursday, June 1,
13.00
Anna Starzinski-Powitz, Institute of Anthropology and Human Genetics for Biologists, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

http://www.bio.uni-frankfurt.de/humagen/02_gebiet/gebiet_0.htm 
Role of adherens junctional protein shrew-1 in cellular invasiveness
Thursday, June 8,
13.00
Lecture 4: Thematic Focus on Transcription
Marit Bakke, Dept. of Biomedicine, University of Bergen
Regulation of gene expression in steroidogenic cells
Thursday, June 15,
13.00
Winfried Denk, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany

http://wbmo.mpimf-heidelberg.mpg.de/Biomedizinische.Optik.html
Watching the brain compute and tracing its wires: new methods to solve old riddles
  Autumn Semester 2006 
Thursday,
Sept. 7,
13.00
Giulio Cossu, Stem Cell Research Institute and Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, ItalyCell therapy of the Golden Retriever Muscular Dystrophy by systemic delivery of donor mesoangioblasts
Thursday,
Sept. 14,
13.00
Thematic Focus on Apoptosis, Lecture 1:
Stein-Ove Døskeland, Department of Biomedicine, University of Bergen
Cell death and apoptosis - from backyard to forefront in biology
An introduction to the field
Thursday,
Sept. 21,
13.00
Vidar M. Steen, Dr. Einar Martens Research Group for Biological Psychiatry, Section for Medical Genetics and Molecular Medicine and Bergen Mental Health Research Center (BMH), Haukeland University Hospital, University of Bergen; the Norwegian Microarray Consortium (NMC)Microarray-based global gene expression profiling: A powerful tool to explore brain functions and potential drug targets in psychiatry
Thursday,
Sept. 28,
13.00
Biokjemisk Kollokvium (NBS, Bergen Division)
Frauke Melchior
, Department of Biochemistry I, University of Göttingen, Germany
Regulation of SUMOylation by reversible oxidation of SUMO conjugating enzymes
Thursday,
Oct. 5,
13.00

Thematic Focus on Apoptosis, Lecture 2:
Marja Jäättelä, Apoptosis Department and Centre for Genotoxic Stress, Institute of Cancer Biology, Danish Cancer Society, Copenhagen, Denmark

Lysosomal control of tumor cell death
Thursday,
Oct 12,
13.00
Karianne Solaas, Dept. of Nutrition, School of Medicine, University of OsloMetabolic syndrome – polymorphisms in nuclear receptor genes
Thursday,
Oct. 19,
13.00
Wolfgang Vogel, Dept. of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, CanadaSignaling by DDR collagen receptors in health and disease
Thursday,
Oct. 26,
13.00
Kjetil Tasken, Biotechnology Centre of Oslo, University of OsloSpatiotemporal regulation of cyclic AMP signaling processes in the heart and the immune system
Thursday,
Nov. 2,
13.00
Eystein Husebye, Section of Endocrinology, Institute of Medicine, University of Bergen  Autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type I - model disease of organ-specific autoimmunity
Thursday,
Nov. 9,
13.00

Thematic Focus on Apoptosis, Lecture 3:
Dale E. Bredesen, Buck Institute for Age Research, Novato, and University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA

Beyond apoptosis: Toward a mechanistic taxonomy of cell death programs

NB!
Cancelled

Thursday,
Nov. 16,
13.00

Thematic Focus on Apoptosis, Lecture 4:
John Eriksson
, Turku Centre for Biotechnology, University of Turku and Department of Biology, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland
Transcription-independent control of death receptor signaling

Thursday,
Nov. 23,
13.00

Nicole Borth, Department of Biotechnology, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, AustriaUse of flow cytometric cell sorting to obtain complex functional properties in biopharmaceutical production cell lines

Thursday,
Nov. 30,
13.00

Jan Holgersson, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, SwedenRecombinant mucin-type fusion proteins as versatile inhibitors of protein-carbohydrate interactions

Thursday,
Dec. 7,
13.00

Johannes A. Eble, Institute for Physiological Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry, Münster University Hospital, GermanyAgonist and snake-venom derived antagonists of integrin-mediated cell reactions
Thursday,
Dec. 14,
13.00
Anne K. Jonassen, Dept. of Biomedicine, University of BergenNB! Cancelled
 DATE  SPEAKER  TITLE

Committee:
Marit Bakke, Anne Døskeland, Donald Gullberg, Beate Stern

 

2005

DATE SPEAKER TITLE
Thursday,
Jan. 27,
13.00
Ulrich Technau, Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology, BergenReconstructing the Urmetazoa: The cnidarians and the evolution of developmental mechanisms
Thursday,
Febr. 3,
13.00
MiniSymposium on Neurobiology, Lecture 1:
Lars Arendt-Nielsen
, Laboratory for Experimental Pain Research, Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction, Aalborg University, Denmark
Human experimental pain research: From volunteers to patients
Thursday,
Febr. 10,
13.00
MiniSymposium on Posttranslational Modification, Lecture 1:
Alexander Tsygankov
, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
TULA: A novel regulator of protein ubiquitylation and degradation?
Thursday,
Febr. 17,
13.00
George E.N. Kass, School of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK Protein kinases and paracetamol-induced hepatic injury
Tuesday,
March 8,
14.00
Biokjemisk Kollokvium (NBS, Bergen Division):
Robert H. Kretsinger
, Dept. of Pharmacology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
Ab initio prediction of protein structure
Thursday,
March 10,
13.00
Lena Kjellén, Dept. of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, The Biomedical Center, University of Uppsala, Sweden Heparan sulfate biosynthesis - clues from knockout mice
Thursday,
March 17, 13.00
MiniSymposium on Neurobiology, Lecture 2:
Brian E. Derrick
, Cajal Neuroscience Institute, Department of Biology, University of Texas at San Antonio, TX, USA
Novelty and synaptic plasticity in the hippocampal formation
Thursday,
March 31, 13.00
Thoralf Christoffersen, Dept. of Pharmacology, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, OsloEGF receptor and G-protein signalling - basic and clinical aspects
Thursday,
April 7,
13.00
James Lorens, Dept. of Biomedicine, University of BergenFunctional genetic discovery of novel regulators of angiogenesis and tumor-stroma interactions

Wednesday,
April 13,
13.00

Beat Thöny, Division of Clinical Chemistry and Biochemistry, University Children's Hospital Zürich, Switzerland Gene transfer and other molecular approaches for treatment of phenylketonuria (PKU)
Thursday,
April 14,
13.00
MiniSymposium on Neurobiology, Lecture 3:
Stefan Krauss
, Institute of Medical Microbiology, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, Oslo
Wnt signalling in cortical development
NB! Cancelled
Thursday,
April 28,
13.00
Aurora Martínez, Dept. of Biomedicine, University of Bergen Mechanisms underlying responsiveness to cofactor/vitamin supplementation therapy in certain enzyme deficiencies
Monday,
May 9,
13.00
Ann Huysseune, Biology Department, Ghent University, Belgium How to make and to replace a tooth: lessons from zebrafish
Thursday,
May 12,
13.00
MiniSymposium on Posttranslational Modification, Lecture 2:
Frauke Melchior
, Institute for Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology, Dept. of Biochemistry I, Georg August University Göttingen, Germany
Small ubiquitin-related modifier SUMO-1
NB! Cancelled
Thursday,
May 19,
13.00
MiniSymposium on Neurobiology, Lecture 4:
Bert Sakmann
, Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany
Local routes revisited: the space and time dependence of the Ca2+ signal for phasic transmitter release at the rat calyx of Held
Monday - Tuesday,
May 23-24
 The Second Bergen Symposium on Innovation and Commercialisation in BioSciences 
Thursday,
May 26,
13.00
Biokjemisk Kollokvium (NBS, Bergen Division):
Daniel St Johnston
, The Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge, UK
The localisation of oskar and bicoid mRNAs to opposite poles of the Drosophila oocyte
Monday,
May 30,
13.00
Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Cell Biology and Metabolism Branch, NICHD, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA The organization and function of the Golgi apparatus as a membrane transport system
Thursday,
June 2,
13.00
Anna M. Aragay, Dept. of Biomedicine, University of Bergen The cadherin-catenin adhesion system in signalling and cancer
Thursday,
June 9,
13.00
Anne Isine Bolstad, Dept. of Oral Sciences - Periodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, and Broegelmann Research Laboratory, The Gade Institute, University of BergenSjögren´s syndrome elucidated by genetic and gene expression studies
Thursday,
June 16,
13.00
MiniSymposium on Posttranslational Modification, Lecture 3:
Linda Hicke
, Dept. of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Cell Biology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
Roles of ubiquitin in regulating receptor endocytosis
Thursday,
June 16,
14.15

MiniSymposium on Neurobiology, Lecture 5:
Stephen Faraone
, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, USA

Evidence for the validity of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Friday,
June 17,
13.00
MiniSymposium on Posttranslational Modification, Lecture 4:
Michael R. Stallcup
, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Role of protein methylation in transcriptional regulation by nuclear receptors
Wednesday, June 22,
13:00
Carlos Gómez-Moreno Calera, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Zaragoza, SpainMolecular monolayers of a redox enzyme for the construction of biosensors
 Autumn Semester 2005 
Thursday,
Aug. 25,
13.00
Albert Mildvan, Dept. of Biological Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USAStructures and mechanisms of nucleoside-diphosphate-X (NUDIX) hydrolases
Thursday,
Sept. 1,
13.00
Miriam H. Fukami, Dept. of Biomedicine, University of BergenStudies on compartmentation in a special cell, the blood platelet
Thursday,
Sept. 8,
13.00
Kari Alitalo, Molecular/Cancer Biology Laboratory and Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Haartman Institute and Biomedicum Helsinki, University of Helsinki, FinlandLymphangiogenesis in development and human disease
NB! Cancelled

 
Thursday,
Sept. 15,
13.00
Biokjemisk Kollokvium (NBS, Bergen Division):
Hans Einar Krokan
, Dept. of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim

DNA repair and repair proteins - mechanisms and functions

Presentation

Thursday,
Sept. 22,
13.00
Lecture 1: Thematic Focus on Cell Adhesion
Jyrki Heino, Dept. of Biochemistry
and Food Chemistry, University of Turku, Finland

The role of integrin clustering in
signal transduction by collagen receptors

Presentation

Thursday,
Sept. 29,
13.00

Biokjemisk Kollokvium (NBS, Bergen Division):
David G. Wells, Dept. of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

Exploring a role for "local" protein synthesis in synaptic plasticity, learning and memory
Thursday,
Oct. 6,
13.00
Ola Myklebost, Dept. of Tumor Biology, Institute for Cancer Research, The Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo Biological studies of mesenchymal oncogenesis

Presentation
Thursday,
Oct. 13,
13.00
Stein Ove Døskeland, Dept. of Biomedicine, University of Bergen cAMP-dependent protein kinase - still an enigmatic enzyme
Thursday,
Oct. 20,
13.00
Lecture 2: Thematic Focus on Cell Adhesion
Ulrike Mayer
, Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell-Matrix Research, University of Manchester, Faculty of Life Sciences and School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

Genetic analysis of α7β1 integrin function in skeletal muscle

Presentation

Thursday,
Oct. 27,
13.00
Johan R. Lillehaug, Dept. of Molecular Biology, University of BergenBiological role of mammalian protein Nα-acetylation
Thursday,
Nov. 3,
13.00
Gary L. Nelsestuen, Dept. of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Enhanced vitamin K-dependent proteins for therapy: Contribution of biophysical concepts to a practical outcome

Presentation

Thursday,
Nov. 10,
13.00
Lecture 3: Thematic Focus on Cell Adhesion
Antonio García de Herreros
, Research Unit on Cellular and Molecular Biology, IMIM Foundation and University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
Snail transcriptional repressor: a key factor in the regulation of epithelial-mesenchymal transition of tumor cells
Thursday,
Nov. 17,
13.00
Marit Bakke, Dept. of Biomedicine, University of BergenRegulation of gene expression in steroidogenic cells

NB! Cancelled
Thursday,
Nov. 24,
13.00
Anders Molven, Section for Pathology, The Gade Institute, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen

The doctor who never gave up: A large Norwegian family with malignant melanoma and mutation in the cell cycle gene CDK4

Presentation

Thursday,
Dec. 1,
13.00
Charles P. Emerson Jr., Boston Biomedical Research Institute, Watertown, MA, USA Sulf enzymes: novel regulators of extracellular signaling in development and regeneration
Friday,
Dec. 9,
12.15
Susan Demo, Proteolix Inc., South San Francisco, CA, USAPreclinical characterization of a novel proteosome inhibitor for the treatment of cancer
Thursday,
Dec. 15,
13.00
Anni Vedeler, Dept. of Biomedicine, University of Bergen Annexin A2 as an mRNA-binding protein
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Committee:
Marit Bakke, Anne Døskeland, Donald Gullberg, Beate Stern

 

2004

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Thursday,
Jan. 8, 13.00

Terje Lømo, Department of Neurophysiology, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo, NorwayHow impulse activity shapes structure and function in brain and muscle
Thursday,
Jan. 22, 13.00
The Søren Falch Lecture 2004,
Med. Faculty, UiB:
Nobel Laureate Edmond H. Fisher, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Protein cross-talk to integrate intracellular signals
Friday,
Jan. 23, 10.30

The Søren Falch Lecture 2004,
Med. Faculty, UiB:
Johan Hermanus Koeslag, Dept. of Medical Physiology and Biochemistry, University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg, South Africa

3D: Daisies, Dextrose and Diabetes
Monday,
Jan. 26, 13.00
Ruth Hogue Angeletti, Laboratory of Macromolecular Analysis and Proteomics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, USA Proteomics of cancer and signaling
Thursday,
Febr. 5, 13.00
J. Rodney Levick, Department of Physiology, St. George's Hospital Medical School, London, UK Joint fluid exchange and hyaluronan secretion
Thursday,
Febr. 12, 13.00
Steffen B. Petersen, The Biostructure and Protein Engineering Group, Institute of Physics and Nanotechnology, Ålborg University, Denmark Plenty of room at the bottom, plenty of time for biology
Thursday,
Febr. 19, 13.00
Oddmund Bakke, newly appointed professor at the Department of Biomedicine, University of Bergen Protein sorting to the "Compartment for MHC-II Antigen Loading"
Thursday,
March 4, 13.00
Gilles Travé, CNRS, Ecole Supérieure de Biotechnologie Strasbourg, Illkirch, France; Professor II at the Department of Molecular Biology, University of Bergen Structural studies on the E6 human papillomavirus oncoprotein responsible for cervical cancer
Thursday,
March 18, 13.00
David O. Bates, Microvascular Research Laboratories, Department of Physiology, Preclinical Veterinary School, University of Bristol, UK VEGFs, fluid balance and vessel growth
Monday,
March 22, 10.00

Roland S. Liblau, Immunology Laboratory, Rangueil University Hospital, Toulouse, France

What do we learn from animal models of MS?
Tuesday,
March 23, 13.00

Donald M. Small, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, USA.

How apolipoproteins stabilize lipoprotein interfaces
Thursday,
April 1, 13.00
Donald Gullberg, newly appointed professor at the Department of Biomedicine, Division for Physiology, University of Bergen Why do vertebrates have collagen receptors?
Thursday,
April 15, 14.00
Katarina Gradin, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, SwedenGene regulation in hypoxic cells - a complex molecular switch
Friday,
April 16, 10.30
Karsten Kristiansen, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark Differential roles of the retinoblastoma protein and p53 in white and brown adipocyte differentiation
Thursday,
April 29, 13.00
Fitz-Roy E. Curry, Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology, School of Medicine, University of California, USA Acute and chronic regulation of microvascular exchange at the endothelial barrier
Thursday,
May 6, 10:30
Magnus Nord, Department of Medical Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden Lung cellular differentiation in development and disease
Tuesday,
May 11, 10.30
Peter Roepstorff, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark; Professor II at PROBE, University of Bergen Mass spectrometry in proteomics with focus on studies of protein interaction
Wednesday,
May 26, 13.00
Erwin Neher, Department of Membrane Biophysics, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany Control of neurotransmitter and hormone release by Ca++ and cAMP
Thursday/Friday
June 3/4
"The First Bergen Symposium on Innovation and Commercialisation in BioSciences" 
Thursday,
June 10, 13.00
Michael Caplan, Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USATrafficking of ion transport proteins: new partners and potential therapies
Autumn Semester 2004
Thursday,
Aug. 26, 13.00
Thomas Becker, Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology, Bergen A high throughput search for cis-regulatory regions in the zebrafish genome
Thursday,
Sept. 2, 13.00
Torben Heick Jensen, Dept. of Molecular Biology, Århus University, Denmark Connections between transcription, mRNP assembly and quality control in S. cerevisiae
Thursday,
Sept. 9, 13.00
David A. Liberles, Computational Biology Unit, Bergen Centre for Computational Science, University of Bergen Towards an understanding of genome evolution
Thursday,
Sept. 16, 13.00
Mathias Ziegler, Dept. of Molecular Biology, University of Bergen Bioenergetics meets signalling: Unexpected regulatory functions of NAD(P)
Thursday,
Sept. 23, 13.00
Karl-Henning Kalland, Centre of Virology, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, The Gade Institute, University of Bergen Global analysis of gene expression and regulatory patterns in cancers using DNA microarrays
Wednesday,
Sept. 29, 13.00
Stephen V. Faraone, Genetics Research Program and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, USA

The genetics of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

NB! Cancelled

Monday,
Oct. 11, 13.00
Jan van der Greef, TNO Pharma, Zeist, and Leiden/Amsterdam Center for Drug Research, Leiden University, The Netherlands Systems biology - a new approach to understanding disease and treatment
Thursday,
Oct. 14, 13.00
Stig-Ove Bøe, Section of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Dept. of Biomedicine, University of BergenA role of PML-nuclear bodies in DNA replication and the cellular response to DNA damage
Thursday,
Oct. 21, 13.00
Biokjemisk Kollokvium (NBS, Bergen Division): Janet M. Lord, MRC Centre for Immune Regulation, Birmingham University, UKDelta - a deadly serious PKC
Thursday,
Oct. 28, 13.00
Gunnar Mellgren, Hormone Laboratory, Institute of Medicine, Haukeland University Hospital, University of BergenHormonal regulation of nuclear receptor coactivator GRIP1
Thursday,
Nov. 4, 13.00
Hans-Hermann Gerdes, Section of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dept. of Biomedicine, University of BergenTunnelling nanotubes: a new type of route for intercellular communication?
Thursday,
Nov. 11, 13.00
Bjørn Tore Gjertsen, Hematology Section, Department of Internal Medicine, Haukeland University Hospital, University of BergenPotentiated phospho-protein networks in leukemic cells
Thursday,
Nov.18, 13.00
Jaakko Saraste, Section of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Dept. of Biomedicine, University of BergenTwenty years in the middle: Changing views of the intermediate compartment at the ER-Golgi boundary
Thursday,
Dec. 2, 13.00
Marion Kusche-Gullberg, Section of Physiology, Dept. of Biomedicine, University of BergenHeparan sulfate, a coordinator of signaling pathways: assembly of ligand binding sites
Thursday,
Dec. 9, 13.00
Lisbeth C. Olsen, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Bergen, and Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology, BergenMetazoans and germ line development
Wednesday,
Dec. 15, 14.00
Murray L. Whitelaw, School of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences and ARC Centre for the Molecular Genetics of Development, University of Adelaide, AustraliaRoles of bHLH/PAS transcription factors in development and disease
Thursday,
Dec. 16, 13.00
Barbara J. Clark, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and The Center for Genetics and Molecular Medicine, University of Louisville, School of Medicine, Louisville, USABasal and cAMP-mediated control of the steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (StAR) gene expression in MA-10 mouse Leydig tumor cells
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Committee:
Marit Bakke, Anne Døskeland, Donald Gullberg, Beate Stern

 

Autumn 2003

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Wednesday
Sept. 3
13.00

Angela M. Gronenborn, Laboratory of Chemical Physics, NIDDK, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USAThe amazing versatility of proteins - structural polymorphism and evolution
Wednesday,
Sept. 10
9.15

 
Donald M. McDonald, Department of Cell Biology, Cardiovascular Research Institute and Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, San Francisco, USACancer Minisymposium
Contrasting mechanisms of blood vessel leakiness in inflammation and cancer
Wednesday,
Sept. 10 10.15

 
Yves Boucher, The Edwin L. Steele Laboratory, Department of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USARelaxin enhances diffusion of large molecules in tumors by permeabilizing the collagen matrix: Insight from second harmonic generation microscopy
Monday,
Sept. 15
10.15
J. John Mann, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, USANeuroscience Minisymposium
Developmental and stress related neurobiological correlates of suicidal behavior 
Monday,
Sept. 15
11.45
Ray Dolan, Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, Institute of Neurology and Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London, UKEmotion, cognition and behavior
Friday,
Sept. 26
14.00
Keith L. Parker, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA Steroidogenic factor 1: a key mediator of endocrine development
Monday,
Sept. 29
13.00
Joël Vandekerckhove, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, VIB, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Proteomics Minisymposium
Novel Concepts and Strategies Leading to Second Generation Broad Spectrum Non-Gel Proteomics

Monday,
Sept. 29
14.00
Peter Roepstorff, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark: Professor II at PROBE, University of BergenAssignment of post-translational protein modifications, an essential argument for proteomics 
Tuesday,
Sept. 30
13.00
Terje Johansen, Department of Basic Biology, University of Tromsø, Norway

Proteomics Minisymposium
Interaction codes within the family of mammalian PB1 domain proteins:
Of protein kinases, scaffolds and bodies within the cell

Friday,
Oct. 3

13.00
Jacques E. Dumont, Institut de Recherche Interdisciplinaire en Biologie Humaine et Moleculaire (IRIBHM),Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Faculte de Medecine, Brussels, BelgiumThyroid tumorigenesis: from mitogenic pathways to human tumors
Thursday,
Oct. 9
13.00
Edward Hough, Department of Chemistry, University of Tromsø, NorwayLife at the atomic level. The role of protein crystallography in molecular biology
Friday,
Oct. 17
13.00
Emanuel E. Strehler, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USAHuman calmodulin: Why do we need multiple genes for an identical protein?
Thursday,
Oct. 23
13.00
John E. Hesketh, School of Cell & Molecular Biosciences, University of Newcastle, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UKDelivering the message: mRNA targeting by signals in 3’untranslated regions
Thursday,
Oct. 30
13.00
Marat Yusupov, Laboratoire de Biologie et de Genomiques Structurales du CNRS, IGBMC, Strasbourg, FranceCrystal structure of the ribosome at 5.5 Å resolution. Localization of tRNAs and mRNA
Tuesday,
Nov. 11
13.00
Michael A. Crawford, Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition, London Metropolitan University, UKThe unique role of the marine food chain in the evolution of the human brain with speculations on the reasons why docosahexaenoic acid has been exclusively used for vision and neural signalling over the 600 million years of multi-cellular evolution
Thursday,
Nov. 20
13.00
Milagros Medina, Departamento de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular y Celular, University of Zaragoza, SpainProtein-protein interactions in electron transfer systems. The mechanism of action of ferredoxin-NADP+ reductase
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Committee: Marit Bakke, Anne Døskeland and Beate Stern
Administrator: Terje Erstad