Dear Muscle Stress Relief consortium members, please note that the submission due date for the Special Issue "Effects of Redox Disturbances on Motility, Contractility and Muscle Tissue Pathogenesis" has been extended until October 19, 2018.
Dear members of the Muscle Stress Relief consortium. The Special Issue ""Effects of Redox Disturbances on Motility, Contractility and Muscle Tissue Pathogenesis (ERDC)." at the journal Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity is edited by our consortium's coordinator and members.
Please advertise within your groups as it provides a good vehicle for publication of work coming out from this consortium's activities as well as other work as well. Please note the submission deadline is Friday,22 June 2018.
May 9 to June 9, 2018; Prof. Kathy Myburgh at MARJON
During her recent secondment to MARJON, Prof Myburgh (Stellenbosch team) also interacted with early and experienced researchers in the field of rehabilitation. Specifically, she addressed, as keynote speaker, the participants of the 2nd Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Student Conference, 11th May 2018, discussing ‘Fibrosis during muscle regeneration: what, when and how?’.
26th Northern Cardiovascular Research Group Meeting, April 24 2018, Newcastle
Dr Christina Karatzaferi (MARJON team) attended the 26th Northern Cardiovascular Research Group Meeting, April 24 2018, Newcastle to disseminate and communicate the aspects of Muscle Stress Relief project’s to health professionals and clinicians, presenting the poster entitled ‘Update on the H2020-RISE-645648- Muscle Stress Relief: An integrated research program linking together basic research on secondary myopathies in stress states to innovative translation in applied myology.’
From left to right: Drs David Hammers (UF), Siegfried Labeit (UHEI) and Lee Sweeney (UF) discussing novel data in Gainesville on February 27th 2018. The UF team has made progress on identifying protective effexcts in murine myopathy models whereas Dr. Labeit provided an update on small modecule work ongoing in Germany. Fast and cost-effective progress is possible in this RISE network by combing the European and US based complementary expertise hopefully for the future benefit of patients affected by muscle weakness in chronic myopathy settings.
Dr Christina Karatzaferi ( from MARJON team) attends the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society and communicates the implemented and on-going work linked to Work Package-No3 of the "Muscle Stress Relief" project, presenting the poster " An Examination of Acto-Myosin dissociation kinetics characteristics in uremic skeletal muscle".
Siegfried Labeit, Medical Faculty Mannheim, University of Heidelberg
Dittmar Labeit, Myomedix GmbH, Mannheim
Prof Kathryn H Myburgh, Dr Balindiwe Sishi, Dr Peter Durcan, Dr Nicholas Woudberg, Mr Rhys McColl, Mr Jason Lovett, Mr Kirankumar Gudagudi, Mr Ashwin Isaacs, Miss Tayla Faulmann, Miss Tracey Ollewagen, Mr Cameron Sugden
The focus of this workshop was on how biomarker candidates as identified by the academic teams in Heidelberg and Amsterdam can be translationally followed up and possibly brought to the market.
Christina Karatzaferi (MARJON team)
Jan Knight (KSL team)