ICMS2023 - Program - Sophion



Day one – wednesday

08:00     Registration tea/coffee

09:00     Welcome remarks


Session 1 – Chair:

Derek Bowie – McGill University


09:15        TBA


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


10:05        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        Shreya Parthadas Sharma – Edinburgh University


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


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


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


12:55        Lunch – networking, exhibits and posters


Session 2 – Chair:

Teresa Pérez García – University of Valladolid


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


14:25        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        Nasreen Choudhury – Evotec AOI
Nav channels: drugging the dark side with high throughput

15:15        Tea/coffee, Exhibits and Posters


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


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


16:50        Thomas Binzer – Sophion Bioscience
Sophion 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:

Barbara Ehrlich – Yale University


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


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


09:55        Kim Boddum – Sophion Bioscience A/S
Neurological disease models using Automated Patch Clamp platforms (Qube 384 & QPatch)



10:20        Tea/coffee, Exhibits and Posters


11:20        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


12:00        Hiroshi Kuba – Nagoya University
Activity-dependent distribution of sodium channels at the axon initial segment of neurons


12:25        Michael Pusch – Genova Institute of Biophysics
Molecular determinants of oxidation dependence of volume-regulated anion channels


12:50        Lunch – networking, exhibits and posters


Session 4 – Chair:

Iain Greenwood – St George’s, University of London


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


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


14:50        Barbara Erhlich – Yale University
From basic science to clinical trials: lessons from chemotherapy


15:15        Makiko Kashio – National Insitute for Physiological Sciences, Japan
TRPM2 as a body temperature sensor


15:40        Wrap-up