TOLLerant European Summer School 2015

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Scientific Responsible: Prof. Francesco Peri

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22–23 September 2015

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Summer School


“Chemistry and biology of human immunity: focus on Toll‐Like Receptors”

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22–23 September 2015
University of Milano-­Bicocca – BUILDING U6
Piazza dell’Ateneo Nuovo, 1 – Milano
(Metro Station Bicocca)

AGENDA

Tuesday, 22 September 2015
Building U6–IV Floor, Room RODOLFI – RETTORATO
9.00 – 18.45

9.00 – 9.15 Welcome and opening session
Professor Francesco Peri, Coordinator of the “TOLLerant” project

LECTURES

9.15 – 10.45 “Bacterial endotoxins: isolation, characterization, structural studies”
Alba Silipo and Antonio Molinaro, Full Professors of Organic Chemistry ‐ Department of Chemical Science, University of Naples Federico II (Italy)

10.45 – 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 – 12.30 “Development of TLR‐active compounds, from synthetic molecules to natural compounds mimics”
Francesco Peri, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Coordinator of “TOLLerant” project
Valentina Calabrese and Carlotta Ciaramelli, Postdoctoral researchers in Chemistry Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, University of Milano‐Bicocca (Italy)

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.30 “Nanoparticle engineering for biomedical applications”
Juan C. Mareque‐Rivas, Ikerbasque Research Professor and Group Leader -­ Theranostic Nanomedicine, CiC biomaGUNE (Spain)

15.30 – 17.00 “Polymer-­supported drugs and pharmacokinetic principles”
Gianfranco Pasut, Associate Professor -­ Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences, University of Padova (Italy)

17.00 – 17.15 Coffee break

17.15 – 18.45 “Targeting TLR in disease”
Professor Manuel Fresno, Diomune (Spain)

Wednesday, 23 September 2015
Building U6 – 1st Floor, Room MARTINI U6-­4
9.00 ‐ 12.15

9.00 – 10.30 “Molecular mechanism of the recognition of danger signals by Toll‐like receptors”
Professor Roman Jerala, Head of Department of Biotechnology, National Chemistry Institute of Ljubljana (Slovenia)

10.30 – 10.45 Coffee break

10.45 – 12.15 “Techniques in TLR signaling research”
Professor Rudi Beyaert, Associate Department Director and Group Leader VIB ‐ Inflammation Research Center ‐ Department for Biomedical Molecular Biology, Ghent University (Belgium)

12.15 – 13.45 Lunch

Building U6 – IV Floor, Room RODOLFI – RETTORATO
13.45 – 18.45

13.45 – 15.15 “Molecular modelling and molecular recognition: rational design of protein ligands”
Professor Sonsoles Martin-­Santamaria, Computational Chemical Biology Laboratory Centre for Biological Research, CSIC (Spain)

15.15 – 16.45 “Super­‐resolution fluorescence microscopy for the analysis of cellular structure and dynamics”
Professor Wolfgang Hubner, Department of Physics, University of Bielefeld (Germany)

16.45 – 17.00 Coffee break

17.00 ‐ 18.30 “NMR and molecular recognition: Glycan-­‐lectin interactions”
Jesús Jiménez­‐Barbero, Ikerbasque Research Professor and Scientific Director of CIC bioGUNE (Spain)

18.30 ­‐ 18.45 Conclusion

20.00 – Social Dinner