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Bioelectrochemistry
The Complex Membrane in the Electric Field
July 11-16, 2010
University of New England
Biddeford, ME
Chair:
Julie Gehl

Vice Chair:
Christine E. Pullar

Related Meeting Information
The Bioelectrochemistry Gordon Research Conference was held in conjunction with the Bioelectrochemistry Gordon-Kenan Research Seminar. Please refer to the Bioelectrochemistry GKRS web page for more information.

The complex cell membrane in the electric field
The intricate interplay between electric field and biological matter sets the stage for the 2010 Bioelectrochemistry Gordon Conference. We will focus particularly on the interaction between the complex cell membrane and the electric field. From the basics of membrane permeabilization and resealing, to medical exploitations in the treatment of cancer. Also the effect of weak electric fields on cells, mechanisms in cells for detecting electrical signals, and use of these insights for diagnosis and treatment of cancer and other diseases will be in focus.

Science from nano to macro and scientists from A-Z
We welcome all researchers along the line from basic understanding of membrane-field interactions to clinicians exploiting these technologies in clinical trials. A Gordon Research Seminar is associated to the conference, and we particularly look forward to a diverse participation of junior researchers and highly specialized experts.


Contributors

SUNDAY
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in (Office Closed 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmELECTROPORATION AT THE MEMBRANE LEVEL I: MEMBRANE DEMOLITION AND REPAIR
Discussion Leader: Lluis M. Mir (Institut Gustave-Roussy, Villejuif, France)
7:40 pm - 8:20 pm Justin Teissie (CNRS and University of Toulouse, France)
"Electropermeabilisation of the cell membrane: still a lot of questions"
8:20 pm - 8:35 pm Discussion
8:35 pm - 9:15 pm Raphael C. Lee (University of Chicago, USA)
"Membrane resealing after permeabilisation"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pmELECTROPORATION AT THE MEMBRANE LEVEL II: PHASE TRANSITIONS, MOLECULAR RESTRUCTURING AND BILAYER REORGANISATION
Discussion Leader: Hanne Gissel (University of Aarhus, Denmark)
9:00 am - 9:40 am Thomas Heimburg (Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark)
"Lipid ion channels"
9:40 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 am Peter Tieleman (University of Calgary, Canada)
"Thermodynamics of defect formation in membranes of different compositions"
11:10 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pm P. Thomas Vernier (University of Southern California, USA)
"Nanoscale electropermeabilization - molecules in models, cells in cuvettes, tumors in tissues"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmTHE MOLECULAR BASIS FOR THE GENEREATION OF BIOELECTRIC FIELDS AND HOW THEY GUIDE CELL MIGRATION IN WOUND REPAIR
Discussion Leader: Francis Hart (University of the South, Tennessee, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pm Min Zhao (University of California Davis, USA)
"High throughput screen for molecules and genes underlying electrotaxis"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pm Richard Nuccitelli (BioElectroMed Corp, California, USA)
"The skin wound's electric field is a non-invasive indicator of wound healing"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmELECTROTRANSFER TO SKIN, BONE AND LUNG TISSUE
Discussion Leader: Marie-Pierre Rols (CNRS, Toulouse, France)
9:00 am - 9:40 am Mattia Ronchetti (IGEA SpA, Carpi, Italy)
"Electroporation based treatments of bone metastases"
9:40 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 am Anita Gothelf (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
"Extended applications for gene electrotransfer to skin"
11:10 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pm David A. Dean (University of Rochester, USA)
"Gene electrotransfer to lungs"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPHOTOCHEMICAL MAGNETIC SENSING: FROM BIRD ORIENTATION TO CHRYPTOCHROME PHOTORECEPTORS
Discussion Leader: Thorsten Ritz (University of California Irvine, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pm Henrik Mouritsen (University of Oldenburg, Germany)
"The magnetic senses of migratory birds"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pm Margaret Ahmad (University of Paris VI, France)
"Cryptochromes"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmGENE ELECTROTRANSFER FOR CLINICAL USE
Discussion Leader: Maja Cemazar (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
9:00 am - 9:40 am Richard Heller (Old Dominion University, Virginia, USA)
"Advances in electro gene transfer and translation to the clinic"
9:40 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 am David Weiner (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
"Electroporation in the context of DNA vaccine technology - Preclinical and clinical studies"
11:10 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pm Declan Soden (University of Cork, Ireland)
"Endoscopic drug and gene electrotransfer"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
(Nominations for the next Vice Chair; Fill out Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss future Site & Scheduling preferences; Election of the next Vice Chair)
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmBIOELECTRICITY IN DEVELOPMENT AND REGENERATION
Discussion Leader: Colin McCaig (University of Aberdeen, Scotland)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pm Ann Rajnicek (University of Aberdeen, Scotland)
"Cellular mechanisms for directional growth and migration by physiological magnitude electric fields"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pm Mike Levin (Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA)
"Transmembrane potential as regulator of development, regeneration, and neoplasm"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmELECTRIC FIELD EFFECTS FROM MEMBRANE DOMAIN TO MACRO DEVICE
Discussion Leader: John A. Llewellyn (University of South Florida, USA)
9:00 am - 9:40 am Andrei Pakhomov (Old Dominion University, Virginia, USA)
"Nanopores: A distinct transmembrane passageway in electroporated cells"
9:40 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 am Antoni Ivorra (Universitat Pompeu Fabre, Barcelona, Spain)
"Introduction to tissue Irreversible Electroporation and effects of electroporation on tissue passive electrical properties"
11:10 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pm Damijan Miklavcic and Gregor Sersa (University of Ljubljana and Institute of Oncology, Slovenia)
"Treatment planning for electrochemotherapy of deep seated tumors"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmHOT TOPICS SESSION
Discussion Leader: Christine Pullar (University of Leicester, England)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pm Francis Lin (University of Manitoba, Canada)
"Lymphocyte electrotaxis"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pm Mustafa Djamgoz (Imperial College London, England)
"Ion channels as novel oncogenes and therapeutic targets for clinical management of cancer"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture

 
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