The Biomania Student Scientific Meeting 2015

The Biomania Student Scientific Meeting is taking place 22nd September 2015 in Brno. The one-day conference is dedicated to the students of bachelor, master and doctoral programmes working on topics thematically connected with molecular biology and genetics. Active participants will have chance to present the results of their own projects and try out their presentation skills in relaxed informal atmosphere. Entries are divided into sessions which will be announced based on scope of received abstracts and the best presentation in each session as well as poster wins a valuable prize. Language of the conference is English.

Important deadlines and information

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  • Date: 22nd September 2015
  • Registration: from 1st May 2015 to !EXTENDED! 7th August 2015 (Active participants) or 31st August 2015 (Passive participants). Maximum number of participants is limited. The organizers retain the right to limit the number of participants from one institution out of organizing Masaryk University to 15. Maximum capacity of conference party venue is 100 persons. Early registration is recommended.
  • Deadline for abstracts: Till !EXTENDED! 7th August 2015 - please send your abstracts to aneta.mikulasova@biomania.cz. Abstract has to have an exact form, so please respect our instructions for active participants.
  • Conference fee: 500 CZK - please pay by bank transfer till 31st August 2015. Foreign participants can pay in place.
  • Be careful when filling registration form – especially name, affiliation and email address, these data will be presented in Conference Book and on your labels. Once filled, cannot be changed!

Scientific committee

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  • prof. Joris Veltman, Ph.D.
    Department of Human Genetics, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • prof. Maria Prat, Ph.D.
    Department of Health Sciences, Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale "Amedeo Avogadro", Novara, Italy
  • prof. RNDr. Renata Veselská, Ph.D., M.Sc.
    Department of Experimental Biology, MU, Brno, Czech Republic
  • prof. Mgr. Jiří Damborský, Dr.
    Department of Experimental Biology, MU, Brno, Czech Republic
  • MUDr. Mgr. Marek Mráz, Ph.D.
    Research group Medical Genomics - CEITEC, MU, Brno, Czech Republic

Organizing committee

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  • Mgr. Pavel Dvořák, Ph.D. (Faculty of Science, MU, Brno)
    chairman
  • Mgr. Martin Benešík (Faculty of Science, MU, Brno)
  • Mgr. Tomáš Buryška (Faculty of Science, MU, Brno)
  • Bc. Helena Janyšková (Faculty of Science, MU, Brno)
  • Mgr. Aneta Mikulášová (Faculty of Science, MU, Brno)
  • RNDr. Jan Škoda (Faculty of Science, MU, Brno)
  • Mgr. Dana Štveráková (Faculty of Science, MU, Brno)
  • Mgr. Markéta Wayhelová (Faculty of Science, MU, Brno)

Venue

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Brno Observatory and Planetarium, Kraví hora 2 – Brno, Czech Republic

Programme

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Invited Keyspeaker - prof. Joris Veltman, Ph.D.

His research focuses on the identification and interpretation of genomic variation, with a particular interest in the role of rare de novo mutations in severe neurodevelopmental and psychiatric diseases such as intellectual disability and rare genetic diseases. In 2011 he obtained an ERC consolidator grant to study the role of these mutations in disease. With his translational research group he studies the exomes and genomes of patients using next generation sequencing technology and novel bioinformatic approaches. He is actively involved in the implementation of these novel genomics approaches in routine clinical diagnosis, aiming to improve the diagnostic yield, reduce the turn-around-time and make personalized medicine a reality.

Final programme

  • 8:00 - 9:00 Registration
  • 9:00 - 9:15 Opening of the conference
  • 9:15 - 10:45 Session I: Molecular Research in Bacteriology and Virology
    • 9:15–9:30 Complete genome analysis of ETA-converting bacteriophages isolated from impetigo strains of Staphylococcus aureus (Botka T.)
    • 9:30–9:45 Two faces of the Cervid endogenous retrovirus (Hron T.)
    • 9:45–10:00 Combined effects of induction from lac operon and substrate toxicity on Escherichia coli BL21(DE3) carrying synthetic metabolic pathway (Chrast L.)
    • 10:00–10:15 Revealing the virion structure of staphylococcal phage 812: Analysis of putative tail hydrolase (Bardy P.)
    • 10:15–10:30 Epigenetic environment in the integration site-specific regulation of retroviral transcription (Miklik D.)
    • 10:30–10:45 Function of Ms1, a small RNA highly abundant in mycobacteria (Sikova M.)
  • 10:45 - 11:15 Coffee break I
  • 11:15 - 12:30 Session II: Modern Approaches in Molecular Research
    • 11:15–11:30 Mechanism and thermodynamics of protein unfolding (Kunka A.)
    • 11:30–11:45 Use of capillary electrophoresis – frontal analysis for the characterization of binding between biomacromolecules and ligands (Michalcova L.)
    • 11:45–12:00 New insight into development and structure of odontoblasts revealed by 3D microscopy techniques (Krivanek J.)
    • 12:00–12:15 Preparation of nanostructured molecular lawn as tool for studying the cellular interactions (Pospisil J.)
    • 12:15–12:30 chromDraw: a bioinformatic tool for visualization of linear and circular karyotypes (Janecka J.)
  • 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch break
  • 13:30 - 14:45 Poster session
  • 14:45 - 16:00 Session III: Molecular Research of Human Genome
    • 14:45–15:00 DNA analysis of lipoprotein lipase deficiency in Slovak patients with familial chylomicronemia (Gabcova D.)
    • 15:00–15:15 Occurence and origin of aneuploidies in human IVF embryos detected by karyomapping (Kubicek D.)
    • 15:15–15:30 The role of microRNA molecules in cell reprogramming (Peskova L.)
    • 15:30–15:45 Role of centrosome in cell proliferation and differentiation in hESC (Renzova T.)
    • 15:45–16:00 Centrosomal abnormalities and multipolar divisions in human embryonic stem cells (Slaba V.)
  • 16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break II
  • 16:30 - 17:30 Session IV: Molecular Oncology
    • 16:30–16:45 Detection of minimal residual disease in multiple myeloma using cell-free DNA (Kubaczkova V.)
    • 16:45–17:00 The influence of TUSC3 loss in ovarian cancer development (Kratochvilova K.)
    • 17:00–17:15 Methotrexate induces epigenetic alterations in osteosarcoma cell lines (Sramek M.)
    • 17:15–17:30 Mutations in the TP53 gene show features of somatic hypermutation process with prominent difference between IGHV mutated and unmutated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (Tom N.)
  • 17:30 - 18:00 Announcement of the best presentation and poster awards
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Invited Lecture - Joris Veltman - The next generation of genetics: From genes to genomes in medical research and patient care
  • 19:30 - 24:00 Conference party

Registered participants

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You can register here.

Active participants

  • Bárdy Pavol, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Botka Tibor, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Daniš Daniel, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
  • Fábryová Helena, Institute of Molecular Genetics of the ASCR, v. v. i., Prague, Czech Republic
  • Font Haro Albert, Institute of Molecular Genetics, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Gabčová Dominika, Institute of Experimental Endocrinology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
  • Hron Tomáš, Institute of Molecular Genetics of the ASCR, v.v.i., Prague, Czech Republic
  • Chrást Lukáš, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Chromá Katarína, Institute of Molecular and Translational Medicine, Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • Janečka Jan, CEITEC, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Janoušková Martina, Institute of Microbiology, ASCR, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Jaške Karin, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Kabáthová Eva, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Kolečková Markéta, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • Konečná Žaneta, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Konečný Tomáš, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Kratochvílová Kateřina, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Krkoška Martin, Masaryk university, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Křivánek Jan, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Kubaczková Veronika, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Kubíček David , Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Kunka Antonín, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Lauková Jarmila, Biofyzikální ústav AV ČR, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Michalcova Lenka, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Miklík Dalibor, Institute of Molecular Genetics, AS CR, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Moráň Lukáš, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Pešková Lucie, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Pospíšil Jakub , Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Pospíšil Jiří, Institute of Microbiology, ASCR, v.v.i., Prague, Czech Republic
  • Rabata Anas, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Ramaniuk Olga, Institute of Microbiology, AS CR, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Renzová Tereza, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Slabá Veronika, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Sochorová Jana, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Sudzinová Petra, Institute of Microbiology of the ASCR, v.v.i., Prague, Czech Republic
  • Šiková Michaela, Institute of Microbiology ASCR, v.v.i., Prague, Czech Republic
  • Šrámek Martin, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Šrámková Veronika, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Šustová Hana, University of Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy
  • Tokarz Piotr, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
  • Tom Nikola, CEITEC, Masaryk University, BRNO, Czech Republic
  • Turi Zsofia Turi, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • Vlčková Vladislava, Academy of Science of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Vrbovská Veronika, Masaryk University, Brno, Slovak Republic

Passive participants

  • Baránková Jana, Eppendorf Czech & Slovakia s.r.o., Říčany, Czech Republic
  • Bencúrová Petra, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Benešík Martin, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Brzobohatý Jiří, Sigma-Aldrich, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Buryška Tomáš, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Dvořák Pavel, Centro Nacional de Biotecnología, Madrid, Spain
  • Ehlich Jiří, Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Filigheddu Nicoletta, University of Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy
  • Fojtů Michaela, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Hatlapatková Kristina, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Hendrychová Denisa, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • Hudcová Kristýna , Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Janyšková Helena, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Jurčeková Elena, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Kolářová Veronika, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • Krmeská Veronika, Masaryk university, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Kulová Michaela, University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • Marečková Michaela, CEITEC, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Matušková Hana, Charles University, Praha, Czech Republic
  • Mikulášová Aneta, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Motlová Pavlína, PřF MU, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Němcová Hana, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Novotná Eva, Roche, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Obrusníková Tereza, University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • Pinďáková Nikola, University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • Prat Maria, Università del Piemonte Orientale "A. Avogadro", Novara, Italy
  • Reichman Pavel, Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB), Halle (Saale), Germany
  • Ručka Zdeněk, JIC, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Růžičková Vladislava , Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Sekavová Alžběta, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Skrášková Zuzana, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • Slámová Ivá, Sanatorium Helios, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Smetana Jan, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Smutný Jiří, Biovendor, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Stračina Tibor, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Stverakova Dana, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Svobodová Veronika, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Škoda Jan, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Štafl Kryštof, Institute of Molecular Genetics, ASCR, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Šudáková Hana, JIC, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Válková Lucie, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Vymazal Ondřej, Masaryk university, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Wayhelová Markéta, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Židková Michaela, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic

Conference fee

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  • Conference fee: 500 CZK
  • Conference materials and conference party included.

Conference book

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Conference book with ISBN will be edited by MU Publishing. Please respect deadline for Abstracts. Abstract has to have an exact form, so please respect our instructions for active participants.

Instruction for active participants

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Abstract

  • It is necessary to prepare an abstract for your presentation or poster and send it till August 7, 2015 to aneta.mikulasova@biomania.cz.
  • Title of your abstract is the same as the title of your presentation or poster.
  • Abstract must follow rules written below.

Form of asbstract
The abstract has to be written in English without any formatting (except italic for scientific species' names) as this will be deleted prior to being published. Except graphical changes, abstracts will be reproduced as submitted and unchanged in The Conference Book.
Minimum abstract length in total (including title, names of authors and affiliation) is 150 words, maximum length is 300 words. Abstracts longer than 300 words will be rejected without being evaluated. Try to avoid using reference citations in text. Figures, graphs or pictures can be used only exceptionally and their size will be reduced to fit the size of an appropriate text area of 300 words as a maximum.
The name of the presenting author should be indicated with an asterisk (*). The abstract must contain the full names of contributing authors in order of the authorship and full affiliations of authors identified with superscripts (1). Abstracts should briefly outline the main features, results and conclusions as well as their general significance.
Changes to your abstract cannot be made after final submission deadline. Please proofread your abstract carefully before and during online submission. This includes adding authors or correcting authors names or affiliations.

Download a sample abstract in MS Word format.

Presentation

  • Please, try to summarize the main ideas of your work in 10-12 minute long presentation so the rest of the time (up to 5 minutes for each speaker) can be dedicated to the free relaxed discussion with the audience.
  • It is necessary to prepare an abstract of your presentation.
  • Presenters should arrive in the session room at the latest 20 minutes before the session is scheduled to begin in order to install and set up their presentation data.
  • Data are accepted on USB memory stick or CD. The session room computers are equipped with a Windows™ operating system and Microsoft Office 2007 and Adobe Acrobat Reader. We highly recommend having a back-up pdf version of yours PowerPoint presentations.

Poster

  • Each author is responsible for setting up and removing his/her poster according to the conference schedule. Please setup your poster at the latest 30 minutes before the session starts. Please remove your poster after the conference ends.
  • The poster panel is provided for each poster presentation. The maximum usable area for each panel is about A0 format - 84 cm (width) x 119 cm (height). Technical equipment necessary for installation of the poster onto the poster board will be provided on-site. The conference staff will be prepared to help you with the installation.
  • It is possible to let your poster hanging on the poster board during the whole conference. During a dedicated poster session, authors will have the opportunity to accompany their posters, present and discuss them with conference attendees.

Conference Party

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Maximum number of participants is limited to 125 persons, so early registration is recommended. Conference Party is taking place in the meeting venue.

Contacts

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  • aneta.mikulasova@biomania.cz – abstract acceptance; communication with participants and lecturers
  • pavel.dvorak@biomania.cz – fund rising, communication with partners and sponsors
  • jan.skoda@biomania.cz - promotion, webmaster

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