The Student Scientific Conference on Cancer Research

The Student Scientific Conference on Cancer Research is taking place 7th and 8th April 2011 in Brno. The conference is dedicated to students of bachelor, master and doctoral programmes, who work with tumor material and participate in basic or applied research on cancer issues.

Active participants will have chance to present the results of their own projects and try out their presentation skills in relaxed informal atmosphere of the students meeting. Entries will be divided into sections and the competition for the best presentation and poster will proceed. Preferred language of the conference is English, but it is also possible to present in Czech or Slovak language (this is true especially for students of bachelor and master degrees).

In parallel with the conference, the series of lectures for public called „Cancer – Myths and Legends“ will take place. The goal of the public lectures is to explain the process of cancer development, to show the role of science in the development of modern treatments, as well as to discuss the cancer prevention, medical ethics etc. Emphasis will be placed on "demolishing myths" about cancer, which often circulate among people and in the media. Important parts of the lectures for public will be open discussions. Lecturers as an experts on the cancer issues will be involved into these debates. You are kindly invited to attend this event; we are looking forward to seeing you there.

Important deadlines and information

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  • Date: 7th and 8th April 2011
  • Registration deadline for ACTIVE participants: 4th March 2011 - please send your abstracts to pavel.reichman@biomania.cz
  • Registration deadline for PASSIVE participants: 14th March 2011
  • Conference fee: 400/500 CZK - please pay by bank transfer till 31st March 2011. Foreign participants can pay in place.

Conference is held under the auspices

  • doc. RNDr. Jaromír Leichmann, Dr.
    Dean of the Faculty of Science, Masaryk University
  • prof. MUDr. Jiří Vorlíček, CSc.
    Director of Masaryk Memorial Cancer Institute

Scientific committee

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  • prof. RNDr. Jan Šmarda, CSc.
    chairman
    Head of the Department of Experimental Biology, MU, Brno
  • prof. RNDr. et MVDr. Petr Hořín, CSc.
    Head of the Department of Genetics, VFU, Brno
  • prof. RNDr. Jana Šmardová, CSc.
    Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Pathology, Department of Pathology, FN Brno
  • doc. RNDr. Renata Veselská, Ph.D., M.Sc.
    Head of the Laboratory of Tumor Biology and Genetics, Department of Experimental Biology, MU, Brno
  • Mgr. Stjepan Uldrijan, CSc.
    Head of the Laboratory of Cancer Biology, Department of Biology, MU, Brno

Organizing committee

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  • Mgr. Olga Krupková (FMed, MU)
    chairwoman
  • Mgr. Martin Benešík (FSci, MU)
  • Mgr. Kristina Beránková (FSci, MU)
  • Mgr. Pavel Dvořák (FSci, MU)
  • Mgr. Marian Hlavna (FMed, MU)
  • Mgr. Aneta Mikulášová (FSci, MU)
  • Mgr. Pavel Reichman (FSci, MU)
  • Mgr. Jiří Šána (FSci, MU)
  • Mgr. Jan Škoda (FSci, MU)

Venue

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Office of the Public Defender of Rights, Údolní 39 – Brno, Czech Republic

Map & transportations

Sessions

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  • Session I: Molecular Biology of Cancer
    mutagens, mutagenesis and cancer development (the role of DNA damage in cancer, oncoviruses in cancer development, antimutagens), intracellular signaling in cancer cells (oncogenes/oncoproteins in cancer, tumor suppressor genes/proteins in cancer)
  • Session II: Oncocytogenetics and Cancer Diagnostics
    chromosomal abnormalities and oncocytogenetics in solid tumors and leukemia, hereditary cancer syndroms
  • Session III: Modern Therapeutical Approaches in Cancer Treatment
    targeted cancer therapies (antiangiogenic therapies, immunotherapies, differentiation therapies, antitumor drug development), modern biophysical and chemical approaches to cancer treatment (nanomedicine, biosensors, electrochemistry...)
  • Session IV: Stem Cell Research Satellite Meeting

Programme

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Detailed programme of "Cancer - Myths and legends" can be found here (in Czech)

Thursday 7th April 2011

  • 8:00 Registration
  • 8:40–9:00 Opening of the conference
  • 9:00-10:30 Session I. – Molecular Biology of Cancer
    • 9:00–9:30 Key Lecture – Ladislav Anděra – Targeting Death Receptors in Cancer
    • 9:30-9:50 Martin Jacko – ZCCHC9: From yeast RNA quality control to human cancer
    • 9:50-10:10 Gabriela Rylová – Biological activity and molecular targets of quinolinone derivatives with anticancer effect
    • 10:10-10:30 Jindřiška Hammerová – Benzo[c]phenanthridine alkaloids induce various types of cell death in cancer cells
  • 10:30–10:50 Coffee break
  • 10:50–12:30 Session I. – Molecular Biology of Cancer
    • 10:50-11:10 Martina Rédová – MicroRNA in renal cell carcinoma – potential marker for prediction of early metastasis after nephrectomy
    • 11:10-11:30 Petra Faltejsková – Detection of metastatic spread to lymph nodes in colorectal cancer patients by analysis of microRNA expression profiles in primary tumors
    • 11:30-11:50 Simona Hankeová – Quantitative analysis of selected microRNAs using Real-Time PCR in glioblastoma multiforme
    • 11:50-12:10 Marek Mráz – MicroRNA-650 expression is coupled with the regulation of immunoglobulin lambda light chain in chronic lymphocytic leukemia
    • 12:10-12:30 Ivana Horváthová – Characterization of TUT4, the let-7 regulator
  • 12:30-13:40 Lunchtime
  • 13:40-15:00 Session I. – Molecular Biology of Cancer
    • 13:40-14:00 Vendula Pospíchalová – HIC1 (hypermethylated in cancer 1) – an ugly duckling among tumor suppressors
    • 14:00-14:20 Hana Paculová – Cyclin K is crucial for the maintainance of genomic stability
    • 14:20-14:40 Pavlína Doleželová – The length of the extreme C-terminal tail of Mdm2 is critical for its activity towards p53
    • 14:40-15:00 Eva Hrubá – Effects of Environmental Pollutants in Human Prostate Carcinoma LNCaP Cells
  • 15:00–15:40 Poster session
  • 15:40-16:40 Session I. – Molecular Biology of Cancer
    • 15:40-16:00 Jaromír Gumulec – Heavy metal status in prostate cancer
    • 16:00-16:20 Hana Šváchová – Nestin – tumor specific marker for multiple myeloma?
    • 16:20-16:40 Veronika Brychtová – Anterior Gradient 2 as a potential breast cancer biomarker in multiple signaling pathways
  • 17:00–19:30 Cancer – myths and legends
  • 20:30–23:30 Conference party

Friday 8th April 2011

  • 8:40–10:30 Session II. – Oncocytogenetics and Cancer Diagnostics
    • 8:40–9:10 Key Lecture – Kyra Michalová – Cytogenetics of Human Cancer
    • 9:10–9:30 Radka Chytilíková – Cytogenetic and molecular cytogenetic analysis of relapsed CLL patient
    • 9:30-9:50 Eva Malinová – Chromosomal aberrations in childhood T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (T-ALL)
    • 9:50-10:10 Zuzana Tvarůžková – Analysis of MDM2 Single Nucleotide Polymorphism SNP309 in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
    • 10:10-10:30 Tomáš Paulenda – The SNPs in ABCB1 gene in patients with breast cancer
  • 10:30–10:50 Coffee break
  • 10:50–12:20 Session III. – Modern Therapeutic Approaches in Cancer Treatment
    • 10:50-11:20 Key Lecture – Jan Žaloudík – Modern trends in management of cancer : what is targeted therapy?
    • 11:20-11:40 Marek Cibulka – Optimization of T cell expansion for purposes of adoptive immunotherapy
    • 11:40-12:00 Eliška Šmiřáková – Structural approach to improving cisplatin-based drugs
    • 12:00-12:20 Annapurna Pamreddy – Gold Nanoparticles and Supramolecular Complexation – New Ways for Treatment of Cancer
  • 12:20-13:20 Lunchtime
  • 13:20–14:40 Session III. – Modern Therapeutic Approaches in Cancer Treatment
    • 13:20-13:40 Petr Chlapek – Expression profiling of neuroblastoma and medulloblastoma cell lines after combined treatment by all-trans retinoic acid and LOX/COX inhibitors
    • 13:40-14:00 Lucie Tůmová – High Throughput Screen for Inhibitors of Canonical Wnt Signaling Pathway in Colorectal Cancer Cells
    • 14:00–14:20 Veronika Oralová – Therapeutic potential of CDK inhibitor roscovitine in malignant melanoma
    • 14:20–14:40 Belma Skender – Docosahexaenoic acid is an efficient agent for sensitization of colon cancer cells to killing effects of TRAIL
  • 14:40-15:00 Coffee break
  • 15:00–16:20 Session IV. – Stem Cell Research Satellite Meeting
    • 15:00-15:20 Tomáš Bárta – The role of complex CDK2/cyclinB1 in human embryonic stem cells
    • 15:20-15:40 Dáša Doležalová – Role of microRNAs in Regulation of UVC-Induced DNA damage in Human Embryonic Stem Cells
    • 15:40–16:00 Vladimír Vinarský – Death Receptors in Undifferentiated Human Embryonic Stem Cells and Its Differentiated Derivatives
    • 16:00–16:20 Michaela Kunová – Teratoma formation by human embryonic stem cells
  • 16:20-16:40 Best student presentation/poster awards
    Conference closing
  • 17:00-19:30 Cancer – myths and legends

Registered participants

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Registration deadlines

  • Active participants: till 4th March 2011
  • Passive participants: till 14th March 2011

Registration closed

Active participants

  • Bačkorová Miriam, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Košice, Slovakia
  • Bárta Tomáš, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Bartlová Radka, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Brychtová Veronika, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Cibulka Marek, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Dobrucká Lucia, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Dolečková Iva, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • Doleželová Pavlína, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Doležalová Dáša, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Faltejsková Petra, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Gatialová Katarína, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Gumulec Jaromír, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Hammerová Jindřiška, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Hankeová Simona, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Hašplová Katarína, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Hájková Hana, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Hirmerová Eva, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Hlavna Marián, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Horváthová Ivana, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Hrubá Eva, Veterinary Research Institute, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Hudecová Alexandra, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Chlapek Petr, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Chytilíková Radka, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • Jacko Martin, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Jančeková Blanka, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Jelínková Iva, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Jorda Radek, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • Kisková Terézia, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Košice, Slovakia
  • Klusová Veronika, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Krebesová Rozvita, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Krupková Olga, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Kunová Michaela, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Malinová Eva, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Majerská Jana, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Mésarošová Lucia, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Mikešová Lucia, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Košice, Slovakia
  • Mráz Marek, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Muchová Tereza, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • Novohradský Vojtěch, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • Oralová Veronika, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Paculová Hana, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Pamreddy Annapurna, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Papčová Zuzana, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Košice, Slovakia
  • Paulenda Tomáš, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Pekarčíková Lucie, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Petrboková Radka, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Petríková Emília, Gymázium Jozefa Gregora Tajovského, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
  • Pospíchalová Vendula, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Rédová Martina, Masaryk Memorial Institute, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Řezníčková Eva, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • Rylová Gabriela, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • Salykin Anton, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Skender Belma, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Šána Jiří, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Šárová Iveta, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Šmiřáková Eliška, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Šrankova Jasna, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Šváchová Hana, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Švomová Marie, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Tylichová Zuzana, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Tůmová Lucie, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Tvarůžková Zuzana, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Vinarský Vladimír, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Passive participants

  • Barboříková Hana, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Baumeisterová Aneta, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Bayerová Zuzana, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Buryška Tomáš, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Bráborec Vojtěch, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Brázdilová Kamila, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Brzobohatý Jiří, Sigma-Aldrich, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Bujoková Barbora, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Daniel Lukáš, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Drobník Jaroslav, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Dvořák Pavel, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Dvořáková Barbora, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Gemperle Jakub, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Gudernová Iva, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Hankeová Tereza, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Horváth Viktor, Roche s.r.o., Prague, Czech Republic
  • Chrást Lukáš, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Ihnatová Ivana, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Iliev Robert, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Jagošová Jana, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Keltošová Stanislava, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Klincová Mária, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Kohoutek Jiří, Veterinary Research Institute, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Kordiovský Richard, Dynex Laboratories s.r.o., Prague, Czech Republic
  • Kostýlková Karla, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Kubešová Blanka, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Kuricová Katarína, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Langerová Hana, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Lánová Martina, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Lokvenc Milan, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Mádrová Hana, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Miklánková Eva, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Musilová Kateřina, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Němcová Hana, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Obr Adam, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Opluštilová Eva, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Ostráková Jitka, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Paszeková Helena, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Páralová Darja, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Pešková Marie, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Pitrová Lenka, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Plášil Martin, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Řezka Milan, Eppendorf Czech and Slovakia s.r.o., Říčany u Brna, Czech Republic
  • Slámová Iva, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Strouhalová Jana, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Smetana Jan, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Šmídová Kateřina, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Šrámková Zuzana, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Štolfa Miroslav, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Šustová Hana, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Tom Nikola, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Trhanová Kristína, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Vaculová Alena, Institute of Biophysics, Academy of Sciences of the CR, v.v.i., Brno, Czech Republic
  • Varchola Jaroslav, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Košice, Slovakia
  • Váchová Barbora, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Žlabová Anna, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Conference fee

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Passive participation
You can choose from two possibilities:

  • 400 CZK – conference materials, without Conference Party
  • 500 CZK – conference materials and Conference Party included

Active participation

  • 400 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 March 4, 2011 to pavel.reichman@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

  • Each oral presentation has been allocated a time slot of 15 minutes plus questions. The session chairs have been instructed to terminate overrunning presentations in order to ensure that every presenter has the same amount of time. If you exceed your time, you risk missing the chance for questions or even completing your presentation. So, please plan 13 minutes and practice the timing in advance!
  • 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 90 cm (width) x 120 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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For invited guests and conference attendants the party will be organized in the restaurant/pub Železná růže, Hlinky 48 Brno. The party will start at 8.30 p.m. with a dinner (buffet, grill) and finger food. The programme will further continue till 12 p.m. with traditional folk music. We are looking forward to seeing you in Železná růže!

Accommodation

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Hotel GARNI, Vinařská - recommended accomodation

From April 6th till April 9th 2011 organizers pre-reserved definite number of rooms in hotel and student hostel Garni, Vinařská 5, 603 00 Brno. It is located no more than 10 minutes by bus (number 25 and 26) from conference venue.

Participants ensures the final reservations by themselves. When confirming your reservaion in hotel Garni, please notice, you are The Student Scientific Conference participant (for reduced student prizes). Please, make your reservation no later than March 18th, for reasons of limited room capacity.

http://www.skm.muni.cz/ubytovani.php?akce=39&lang=cz

For reservations please contact:
Jana Vacková, tel: 549 49 2757 or 549 49 2705, e-mail: hotel@skm.muni.cz
online reservation: http://www.skm.muni.cz/ubytovani.php?akce=55&lang=cz

Contacts

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  • olga.krupkova@biomania.cz – communication with participants and lecturers
  • pavel.dvorak@biomania.cz – fund rising, communication with partners and sponsors
  • marian.hlavna@biomania.cz – accountancy
  • pavel.reichman@biomania.cz – abstract acceptance
  • jiri.sana@biomania.cz - promotion
  • kristina.berankova@biomania.cz – free-time programme