ICMS2023 - Program - Sophion



Day one – wednesday

08:00     Registration tea/coffee

09:00     Welcome remarks


Session 1 – Chair:

Professor Derek Bowie – McGill University


09:15        Professor Bernd Fakler – University of Freiburg
The Interactome of AMPA-receptors – Protein-coding of Excitatory Neurotransmission and its Plasticity


09:40        Dr M Teresa Pérez García – University of Valladolid
Kv1.3 channels as new targets in cardiovascular disease


10:05        Professor Susumu Ohya – Nagoya City University
Role of Ca2+-activated K+ and Cl- channels in cancer drug resistance


10:30        Tea/coffee, Exhibits and Posters


11:15        Gary Stephens – Reading University


11:40        Professor Bernard Attali – Tel Aviv University
Allosteric inhibitors targeting the calmodulin-PIP2 interface of SK4 K+ channels for atrial fibrillation treatment


12:05        Dr Emma Veale – University of Kent
Characterisation of monogenic clinical variants of potassium channels to understand their contribution in disease phenotypes


12:30    Professor Maurizio Taglialatela – University of Naples Federico II
Neuronal KCNQ channelopathies: human phenotypes, functional aspects and pharmacological approaches


12:40     Lunch – networking, exhibits and posters


Session 2 – Chair:



14:00        Professor Jeremy Lambert – University of Dundee
Neurosteroids – Endogenous modulators of the GABAA receptor


14:25        Dr Flore Sneyers – Catholic University Leuven
An unanticipated Ca2+-independent effect of BAPTA uncovers a new way to target Mcl-1-dependent cancer cells


14:50        Anna Carbone – Evotec AOI

15:15        Tea/coffee, Exhibits and Posters


16:00        Professor Iain Greenwood – St George’s, University of London
ERG channels: not just an affair of the heart


16:25        Dr Haritha Reddy – Tel Aviv University
Molecular mechanisms underlying the epileptic symptoms of GNB1


16:50        TBA – Sophion Bioscience
News & Views


17:15        Wrap up

17:30        Drinks reception at the Scholar’s Garden

19:00        Dinner at the Great Hall, Clare College


Day two- Thursday

08:00     Tea/coffee

09:00     Welcome remarks


Session 3 – Chair:

Professor Iain Greenwood – St George’s, University of London


09:05        Professor Guiscard Seebohm – University of Münster
Kv7 channels – You can teach even old dogs new tricks


09:30        Dr Arden Darko-Boateng – Columbia University
Cav3.1 and Cav3.2 Low voltage-activated Calcium Channels by NEDD4 Family E3 Ubiquitin Ligases


09:55      TBA – Sophion Bioscience A/S


10:20     Tea/coffee, Exhibits and Posters


11:20        Professor Thomas Voets – Catholic University Leuven
TRPM3 – from the periphery to the brain


11:45        Serife Yerlikaya – University of York
Effects of chemotherapy drugs on voltage-gated sodium channels in breast cancer cells


12:10        Dr Michael Pusch – Genova Institute of Biophysics
Molecular determinants of oxidation dependence of volume-regulated anion channels


12:35        Lunch – networking, exhibits and posters


Session 4 – Chair:

Damian Bell – Sophion Bioscience


14:00        Professor Derek Bowie – McGill University
The glutamatergic synapse as a hub for neurodevelopmental disorders


14:25      Dr Roope Mannikko – University College London
Nav1.4 channelopathies- novel phenotypes and mechanisms


14:50    Professor Barbara Erhlich – Yale University


15:15    TBA


15:40     Wrap-up