The Biomania Student Scientific Meeting 2022

The Biomania Student Scientific Meeting 2022 is taking place on 28th - 29th April 2022 in Brno. As always, the conference is dedicated to students and early career researchers working on topics thematically related to Biotechnology, Bioengineering and Biomedicine.

Active participants will have chance to present the results of their own projects and develop their presentation skills in relaxed informal atmosphere. Entries will be divided into sessions which will be announced based on scope of received abstracts. Best presentation in each session as well as poster wins a valuable prize. Language of the conference is English.

Conference is held under the auspices of doc. Mgr. Tomáš Kašparovský, Ph.D.
Dean, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University

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Venue

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

Important deadlines and information

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  • Date: 28th - 29th April 2022
  • Registration: from 1st February 2022 to (extended) 20th March 2022 (Active participants) or 28th March 2022 (Passive participants). Maximum number of participants is limited. Early registration is recommended.
  • Conference fee: (i) Active Participants: Regular Fee - 1500 CZK (65 EUR) / Reduced Undergraduate Student Fee - 1250 CZK (55 EUR). Undergraduate students may apply for a reduced fee by sending a proof of Bachelor student status to marketa.wayhelova@mail.muni.cz, otherwise Regular Fee will apply (see details below). (ii) Passive Participants: 750 CZK (35 EUR).
  • Be careful when filling registration form – especially name, affiliation and email address. These data will be presented on your conference badge. Once filled, cannot be changed!

Scientific committee

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  • Assoc. Prof. MUDr. Mgr. Marek Mráz, Ph.D. (CEITEC MU, Brno) ERC grant holder
  • Assoc. Prof. RNDr. Robert Vácha, Ph.D. (CEITEC MU, Brno) ERC grant holder
  • Prof. RNDr. Renata Veselská, Ph.D., M.Sc. (Faculty of Science, MU, Brno)
  • Prof. RNDr. Zbyněk Prokop, Ph.D. (Faculty of Science, MU, Brno)
  • Prof. Ing. Tomáš Vítěz, Ph.D. (Mendel University in Brno)
  • Assoc. Prof. Mgr. Petr Beneš, Ph.D. (Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno)
  • Assoc. Prof. Stanislav Obruča, Ph.D. (Faculty of Chemistry, Brno University of Technology)
  • Assoc. Prof. Mgr. Monika Vítězová, Ph.D. (Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno)
  • Mgr. Tomáš Bárta, Ph.D. (Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno)
  • Mgr. Dáša Bohačiaková, Ph.D. (Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno)
  • Mgr. Klára Hlouchová, Ph.D (Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague)
  • Mgr. Vladimír Rotrekl, Ph.D. (Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno)

Organizing committee

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  • Mgr. Pavel Dvořák, Ph.D. (Faculty of Science, MU, Brno)
    Chairman for Biotechnology sections
  • RNDr. Jan Škoda, Ph.D. (Faculty of Science, MU, Brno)
    Chairman for Biomedicine sections
  • Mgr. Markéta Wayhelová, Ph.D. (Faculty of Science, MU, Brno)
  • Mgr. Martin Benešík, Ph.D. (Faculty of Science, MU, Brno)
  • Bc. Barbora Hrnčířová (Faculty of Science, MU, Brno)
  • Mgr. Tomáš Buryška, Ph.D. (Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering, ETH Zurich)
  • Mgr. Dana Štveráková, Ph.D.

Key speakers

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Confirmed invited key speakers

Prof. Edward A. Bayer
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Designer cellulosomes and synthetic biotechnology

Dr. Jose Jiménez
Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Cell economics: The interplay between growth and gene expression in bacteria

Dr. Lucília Saraiva
University of Porto & REQUIMTE-LAQV, Portugal
Targeting p53 for cancer treatment and prevention

Prof. Igor Adameyko
Karolinska Institutet, Sweden & MedUni Wien, Austria
The logic of cell fate decisions during development

Programme

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Final Programme

  • DAY 1
  • 8:00–9:00 Registration & Poster mounting
  • 9:00–9:10 Opening of the Conference
  • 9:10–10:40 Session I – Recombinant Proteins and Structural Biology
    • 9:10–9:25 T-01 - Natalia Danielewicz: Clickable Shiga Toxin tracer for drug delivery
    • 9:25–9:40 T-02 - Dominika Gyuranová: Recombinant Production of Thermostable Glucoside Hydrolase for Biorefineries
    • 9:40–9:55 T-03 - Maria Magdalena John: Design of artificial globular C1q for recombinant protein production
    • 9:55–10:10 T-04 - Daniel Pluskal: Structural and functional characterisation of a macromolecular bioluminescence resonance energy transfer complex
    • 10:10–10:25 T-05 - Zuzana Rosenbergová: Recombinant production of plant myrosinase in Pichia pastoris
    • 10:25–10:40 T-06 - Marta Šiborová: Tail proteins of Podoviridae phage SU10 reorganize into the nozzle for genome delivery
  • 10:40–11:00 Coffee break
  • 11:00–11:45 Key Lecture - K-01 - Jose Jiménez: Cell economics: The interplay between growth and gene expression in bacteria
  • 11:45–13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00–14:15 Session II – Emerging Biotechnologies
    • 13:00–13:15 T-07 - Filip Buchel: Novel methodology for construction of large combinatorial protein libraries
    • 13:15–13:30 T-08 - Tomasso De Santis: Enzymatic plastic recycling: an economic and environmental analysis
    • 13:30–13:45 T-09 - Jhonny Hernández: Collagen: novel elicitor of plant immunity
    • 13:45–14:00 T-10 - Maria del Carme Pons Royo: Milliscale devices to accelerate process development for protein precipitation and filtration
    • 14:00–14:15 T-11 - Jana Schwarzerová: OMICs prediction for Hordeum Vulgare using Random Forest methodology
  • 14:15–14:30 Break
  • 14:30–15:30 Breakout Session I
  • 15:30–16:45 Session III – Red Biotechnology
    • 15:30–15:45 T-12 - Adéla Finstrlová: Transcriptomic landscape of therapeutic Kayvirus phage infecting Staphylococcus aureus
    • 15:45–16:00 T-13 - Štefánia Hrončeková: Amperometric miniaturized enzyme-based nanobiosensor for sensitive detection of potential prostate cancer marker in urine
    • 16:00–16:15 T-14 - Mario Kandra: Microfluidic systems for easy and uniform generation of cerebral organoids
    • 16:15–16:30 T-15 - Jan Kocanda: Towards bioartificial graft for intervertebral bony fusion
    • 16:30–16:45 T-16 - Jakub Winkler-Galicki: Physiological changes and parameters observed during regular and disturbent polygraph analyses
  • 16:45–17:00 Coffee Break
  • 17:00–18:00 Key Lecture - K-02 - Edward A. Bayer: Designer cellulosomes and synthetic biotechnology
  • 18:00–19:30 Poster Session *

    * Please check your poster number at the registration. Posters should be mounted preferably during registration time and not later than during Lunch break on Day 1. Please keep your posters mounted until Day 2 and dismantle your poster during Lunch break on Day 2

  • DAY 2
  • 9:00–9:10 Opening of Day 2
  • 9:10–10:40 Session IV – Molecular Oncology and Genomics
    • 9:10–9:25 T-17 - Karolína Bořánková: Inhibition of mitochondrial translation activates integrated stress response and represents promising strategy to target aggressive neuroblastoma
    • 9:25–9:40 T-18 - Lucie Curylová: Implications of p53 pathway deregulation and cancer stemness-associated factors expression in tumorigenicity of childhood sarcoma cells
    • 9:40–9:55 T-19 - Joana Loureiro: Mutant-p53 reactivator prevents UVB radiation-induced skin carcinogenesis
    • 9:55–10:10 T-20 - Lukáš Sourada: Overexpression of HTR3A serotonin receptor subunit is associated with aggressive stem-like state in neuroblastoma
    • 10:10–10:25 T-21 - Michaela Bohúnová: Complex genomic analysis in myelodysplastic syndrome using combination of molecular cytogenomics and next-generation sequencing approaches
    • 10:25–10:40 T-22 - Eva Chocholová: Metagenomic Research of the Ancient Human Dental Calculus as a Potential Source for the Study of Rare Infectious Diseases
  • 10:40–11:00 Coffee break
  • 11:00–11:45 Key Lecture - K-03 - Lucília Saraiva: Targeting p53 for cancer treatment and prevention
  • 11:45–13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00–14:15 Session V – Disease Models and Developmental Biology
    • 13:00–13:15 T-23 - Soňa Kadáková: Modelling chronic lymphocytic leukaemia microenvironment in vitro
    • 13:15–13:30 T-24 - Zuzana Benešová: Transcriptional profiling of human cerebral organoids harbouring an Alexander disease-causing GFAP mutation
    • 13:30–13:45 T-25 - Matea Brezak: Decoding ERK signalling patterns underlying cell behavior in 2D and 3D setup
    • 13:45–14:00 T-26 - Vladislav Rakultsev: Mapping lineage-traced epithelial stem cells in the process of amelogenesis
    • 14:00–14:15 T-27 - Veronika Fedorová: miRNAs in the self-renewal and differentiation of human neural stem cells
  • 14:15–14:30 Break
  • 14:30–15:45 Session VI – Emerging Targets in Non-Cancerous Diseases
    • 14:30–14:45 T-28 - Michaela Pešková: Comprehensive comparison of plasminogen activators for ischemic stroke: An in vitro study
    • 14:45–15:00 T-29 - Veronika Slonková: Fibrin Selective Alteplase with Improved Thrombolysis and Inhibition Resistance Engineered by Rational Design
    • 15:00–15:15 T-30 - Sandra Thalerová: Collateral Circulation Promotes Alteplase Induced Recanalization in Acute Ischemic Stroke: In Vitro Study
    • 15:15–15:30 T-31 - Lucia Pažitná: Lectin-based microarray - a tool for glycan analysis of gestational diabetes mellitus samples
    • 15:30–15:45 T-32 - Jiří Holoubek: Guanine quadruplexes in the RNA genome of the tick-borne encephalitis virus: a new antiviral target
  • 15:45–16:00 Coffee Break
  • 16:00–17:00 Key Lecture - K-04 - Igor Adameyko: The logic of cell fate decisions during development
  • 17:00–18:00 Breakout Session II
  • 18:00–18:30 Announcement of the Best Presentation Awards and Poster Awards, Closing Remarks

  • 18:30–23:00 3D Movie & Conference Party with Live Music

Conference fee

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  • All types of conference fee include conference materials including Book of Abstracts, coffee breaks and lunch boxes during two days of the conference and free entrance to Conference Party on 29th April

Active Participants

  • Regular Fee: 1500 CZK (65 EUR) / Reduced Undergraduate Student Fee: 1250 CZK (55 EUR)
  • Regular Fee is applied for all registrations. In order to apply for Reduced Undergraduate Student Fee, a proof of Bachelor student status has to be sent to marketa.wayhelova@mail.muni.cz. Please note that you may pay the Reduced Undergraduate Student Fee only after you received a confirmation email stating you are eligible to register as an undergraduate student.
  • Please pay the conference fee till 14th April 2022.

Passive Participants

  • Regular Fee: 750 CZK (35 EUR)
  • Please pay the conference fee till 14th April 2022.

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.

Instructions for active participants

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Abstract

  • It is necessary to prepare an abstract for your presentation or poster and send it till 20th March, 2022 to marketa.wayhelova@mail.muni.cz.
  • Title of your abstract is the same as the title of your presentation or poster.
  • Abstract must follow rules written below.

Form of abstract
Please refer to a sample abstract to address the required format of your abstract. We recommend to use the sample abstract as a template when writing your own abstract.

The abstract must 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. This includes adding authors or correcting authors names or affiliations. Please proofread your abstract carefully before submission.

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. The session room computers are equipped with a Windows™ operating system and Microsoft Office 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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Conference party is taking place in the meeting venue on the evening of 29th April.

Contacts

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  • Markéta Wayhelová (marketa.wayhelova@mail.muni.cz) – abstract acceptance; communication with participants
  • Pavel Dvořák (pdvorak@sci.muni.cz) – communication with speakers, fundraising, communication with partners and sponsors
  • Jan Škoda (jan.skoda@sci.muni.cz) - communication with speakers, promotion, webmaster
  • Barbora Hrnčířová (bhrncirova@mail.muni.cz) - communication with media

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