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Secondments, Conferences, Meetings ,....

  • CALL for PAPERS - UPDATE

     

    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. 

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?’.

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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.’

February 26th to March 2nd 2018,Research Workshop, University of Florida, Gainesville

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.

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17th-21th February 2018, BPS 62nd Annual Meeting Biophysical Society, San Francisco, California

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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". 

6th February 2018, Research Workshop, Stellenbosch
Title:Understanding skeletal muscle stress responses and atrophy: mechanisms, markers and potential therapies.  Identify research collaborations in this RISE network that would benefit from exchanges of information, materials and staff along the Stellenbosch – European axis.
Project Attendees:

Germany:
Siegfried Labeit, Medical Faculty Mannheim, University of Heidelberg

Dittmar Labeit, Myomedix GmbH, Mannheim

Stellenbosch University:

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

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6th February 2018, Research Training Activity,Plymouth UK
Title:ELISA technique: a useful diagnostic tool
Speakers: Dimou Eleni (TZARTOS team)

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19th January 2018, Research Training Activity,Plymouth UK
Title: Monitoring health and performance: ABEL meter training- Test for assessing over training syndrome and detecting infection.

 

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24th-25th September 2017, Research Workshop, Amsterdam
Title: From Research Biomarker Identification to Diagnostic Application 
Speakers : Drs. Ottenheijm, S. Labeit, D. Labeit, T Lehmann, R. Lehmann.

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.

2017 Annual Plymouth MARJON University Conference 13-14 Sept, Plymouth UK

Dr. Christina Karatzaferi won the Award "Biggest Impact Internationally" for the EU funded project Muscle Stress Relief_no 645648 during the Annual Plymouth MARJON University Conference 13-14 Sept 2017, in Plymouth UK
Team Karatzaferi PhD scholar Samantha Lynn won a best scientific poster award for the work entitle “Acute and Chronic Effects of the Uremic Milieu on Mechanical and Biological Properties Influencing Muscle Contractility” during the Annual Plymouth MARJON University Conference 13-14 Sept 2017, in Plymouth UK

10th- 11th July 2017 Midterm meeting in Athens and General Assembly Meeting

9th-10th July 2017,  Reseacrh Workshop, Athens, Tzartos Neurodiagnostics
Title: Methods for the study of neuromuscular properties in health and disease
Speaker: Paraskevi Zisimopoulou, Hellenic Pasteur Institute (HPI), Christina Karatzaferi, MARJON, Jan Knight, KSL, Marios Zouridakis, HPI, Petros Giastas, HPI, Dafni Chroni, HPI & TND,

18th April 2017,Research Training activity,MARJON University
Title: Diverse myosin functions in striated muscle and myogenic cells,
Speaker: Jolanta Redowicz (Laboratory of Molecular Basis of Cell Motility , Department of Biochemistry,Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw, Poland)

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12th-13th April 2017,Research Workshop, MARJON University
Title: Monitoring health and performance: biomarkers for muscle injury and oxidative stress.

Speakers:
Christina  Karatzaferi (MARJON team)
Jan Knight (KSL team)

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2015 Kick Off meeting