Program

Wednesday, October 5th

Start

End

 
16:30 17:00

Opening Ceremony

Institutional welcome

17:00 19:00 Registration
 19:00  

Atapuerca: in the crossroad to the European prehistory

Ignacio Martínez Mendizábal 
Department of Geology, Alcalá de Henares University, Spain

Introduced by:
Alfredo Martínez Ramírez
Scientific Organiser

20:00  

Wine and cheese contest

(each group should bring a sample of wine and cheese from their region)

Thursday, October 6th

Start End  
 9:00 10:30

Session 1

MOLECULAR AND SUPRAMOLECULAR ORGANIZATION

Chairperson: Valerie Samouillan

New perspective on the role of water and extacellular matrix in the cyclic deformation of heart valves
Michel Spina 
Department of Experimental Biomedical Sciences, University of Padova, Italy

Self-assembly of amyloidogenic peptides
Louise C Serpell 
Chichester II building, School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex, Falmer, UK

Why is elastin hydroxylated?
Antonietta Pepe 
Department of Chemistry “Antonio M. Tamburro”, University of Basilicata Potenza, Italy

 10:30 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 11:30

Session 1 - Continuation

A dot-blot based assay to quantify collagen in NaOH extracts from large arteries
Silvia M Arribas 
Departamento de Fisiologia, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

11:30 12:30 Calorimetric and dielectric studies on an elastin derived amyloidogenic sequence
Florian Delaunay 
Physique des Polymères, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse , France

Role of adrenomedullin deficiency in the pathogenesis of elastase-induced murine pulmonary emphysema
Josune García-Sanmartín 
Oncology Area, Center for Biomedical Research of La Rioja (CIBIR), Spain

Click methodology appplied to functionalization of elastin like recombinamers (elrs).
Mercedes Santos 
G.I.R. Bioforge, Dpto. Química Orgánica, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain

13:00 15:00 Lunch
15:00 16:30

Session 2

BIOMATERIALS

Chairperson: Michel Spina

Poly-lactic acid scaffolds for tissue engineering applications: reconstruction of soft tissues and blood vessels
Vincenzo La Carrubba 
Department of Chemical and Process Materials Engineering, University of Palermo, Italy

Bioactive hydrogels for angiogenesis and tissue engineering
Luis Rojo 
Biomaterials Department, Institute of Polymer Science and Technology (ICTP), CSIC, Spain

Elastin like polymers
Ashutosh Chilkoti 
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, USA

16:30 17:00 Coffee break
17:00 17:30

Session 2 - Continuation

Elastin like recombinamers to control cell behaviour
Juan Carlos Rodriguez Cabello 
Bioforge group, Department of Condensed Matter Physics, University of Valladolid, Spain

17:30

18:00 Production and studies of a chimeric resilin-, elastin-, and collagen-like polypeptide
Brigida Bochicchio 
Department of Chemistry “A.M. Tamburro”, University of Basilicata, Potenza, Italy
18:00 19:00 LIAC Business Meeting

Friday, October 7th

Start End  
 9:00 10:30

Session 3

CELL BIOLOGY

Chairperson: Alan-Pierre Gadeau

Upregulation of short fibulins and fibrillin-1 in an ischemic repair process
Julia Buján 
Department of Medical Specialities and Surgery, University of Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain

Endothelial cells and endothelial extracellular matrix: targets for parasites?
S. Ricard-Blum 
Bases Moléculaires et Structurales des Systèmes Infectieux, UMR 5086 CNRS - Université Lyon 1, Institut de Biologie et Chimie des Protéines, France

Identification and characterization of lactosylceramide as a new cardioprotective agent
Laurent Duca 
SiRMa Laboratory, UMR CNRS 6237, UFR Sciences Exactes et Naturelles, Reims, France

 10:30 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 11:30

Session 3 - Continuation

Regulation of the cytoskeleton by vasoactive peptides
Ignacio M. Larrayoz 
Oncology Area, Center for Biomedical Research of La Rioja (CIBIR), Spain

11:30 12:50 Sonic Hedgehog mediated-angiogenesis in the mouse ischemic limb requires osteopontin
Alain P. Gadeau 
INSERM U828, Pessac, Université Bordeaux 2 Victor Ségalen, Bordeaux, France

Desert Hedgehog is expressed by peripheral nerves in the skeletal muscle of adults and promotes ischemia-induced angiogenesis
Marie A. Renault 
INSERM U828, Pessac, Université Bordeaux 2 Victor Ségalen, Bordeaux, France

Elastic fiber assembling proteins in varicose veins and their age-related patterns of expression
Gema Pascual 
Department of Medical Specialities and Surgery, University of Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain

Hypoxia stimulates low density lipoprotein receptor-related protein-1 (LRP1) expression through HIF-1α in human vascular smooth muscle cells
Vicenta Llorente-Cortés 
Cardiovascular Research Center, CSIC-ICCC, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau-UAB, Barcelona, Spain

13:00 15:00 Lunch
15:00 16:30

Session 4

VASCULAR PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

Chairperson: Julia Buján

A Plasmatic Oxidative Stress Global Index in Early Stages of Chronic Venous Insufficiency
M. Carmen González 
Departamento de Fisiologia, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

Maternal undernutrition in rats alters mechanical properties of aortic elastin in the offspring
Angel Luis López de Pablo 
Departamento de Fisiologia, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

Cardiac progenitor-mesenchymal stromal cell interaction: clues for cardiac repair/regeneration.
Sandra Zecchi-Orlandini 
Dept. of Anatomy, Histology, Forensic Medicine – University of Florence, Italy

16:30 17:00

Coffee break

17:00 17:30

Session 4 - Continuation

Estrogen vessel protection
Jean Francois Arnal 
School of Medicine, University of Toulouse, France

17:30 19:00 Lack of Adrenomedullin in Mouse Endothelial Cells Results in Defective Angiogenesis and Vascular Permeability in vivo
Laura Ochoa-Callejero 
Oncology Area, Center for Biomedical Research of La Rioja (CIBIR), Spain

Role of VEGF and its signalling pathway in the development and evolution of varicose pathology, related to the age of patients
Natalio García Honduvilla 
Department of Medical Specialities and Surgery, University of Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain

Increase of vascular/lymphatic ratio in Pterygium pathology
Sandra Sotomayor 
Department of Medical Specialities and Surgery, University of Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain
19:30   Winery tour at the Bodegas Franco Españolas 
 20:30    Gala Dinner at the F&G  Hotel Restaurant
     

Saturday, October 8th

Start End  
 9:00 10:30

Session 5

CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE

Chairperson: Manuel Dauchez

Involvement of the proinflammatory cytokines IL-1b and Oncostatin M in acanthosis and microvascular stenosis associated to Necrotizing Angiodermatitis
Jean Philippe Giot 
Dept. Anatomy, School of Medicine and Pharmacy, Poitiers University, France

Phosphoinositide 3-kinase gamma in arterial disease: a promising pharmacological target
Muriel Laffargue 
INSERM U1048, Toulouse, France

Role of COX2 overexpression in cardioprotection
Marta Casado 
Biomedicine Institute of Valencia, CSIC, Spain

 10:30 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 11:50 Calcium nucleators in calcific aortic valve stenosis and in-vitro models. Raman imaging MATCHED against histochemical patterns from light and electron microscopy
Alberto Della Mora 
Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Udine, Italy

Visceral obesity: miRNA regulation of inflammatory pathway
Jose M Belloso 
Barcelona Cardiovascular Research Center, CSIC-ICCC, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau (UAB)
12:00

Conclusion