Two-day program with social events at the end of both days.

Wednesday June 21th 08:30-16:00

Place: Auditorium 1 and Solhallen (location in MazeMap)

Teorifagsbygget – UiT

Welcome by Dean Gunbjørg Svineng - Updates from the Faculty of Health Sciences and the past year

08:50 -09:20
Head of Institutes

Session 1 - Therapy/immunity

Session chair: Wei Li

09:20 -10:05

Invited speaker Abhishek Garg. Toward reverse translationally-designed dendritic cell-based immunotherapy against cancer

10:05 - 10:25

Coffee break with fruits & snack 

Selected talks

10:25 -10:40

Mathias Kranz (UNN). Imaging of Glioblastoma neo-vascularization with [18F]rhPSMA-7.3 PET/MRI for the development of a new personalised treatment approach

10:40 -10:55

Indusmita Routray (IKM). Exploring the local and systemic immunomodulatory properties of radiotherapy in preclinical models

10:55 -11:10

Kristin Fenton (IMB). Tertiary lymphoid structures in autoimmunity and cancer

11:10 -11:25

Turid Hellevik (UNN). Radiation-mediated effects on the CD73/adenosine system and its impact on anti-tumor immunity

Selected abstracts for flash talks

Session chair: Joanna Konieczny

11:25 -11:32

Marc Ferré Oliver (IMB). Exploring the transformation potential of haematopoietic stem cells under germinal NTRK1 mutations

11:32 -11:39

Anmar Numan. Evaluating the Impact of Static Cold Storage (SCS) Prior to Normothermic Machine Perfusion (NMP) in Livers Exposed to Prolonged Warm Ischemia

11:39 -11:46

Elias Myrvoll Lorentzen (IKM). BK Polyomavirus induce massive cytoplasmic vacuolization in human renal proximal tubule epithelial cells

11:46 -11:53

Elena Markova (IKM). Improving immune cell targeting through optimization of liposome lipid composition

11:53 -12:00

Mithlesh Kumar Ray (IKM). Mithylation-regulated long non-coding RNA expression in ulcerative colitis

12:00 -13:10


Session 2 - Recent grant awardees

Session chair: Saikat Das Sajib

13:10 - 13:30

Tor Brynjar Stuge (IMB). Therapeutic targeting of T cells to prevent Fetal and Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia

13:30 - 13:50

Maria Perander (IMB). Long non-coding RNA NEAT1 - a future target for patient-tailored treatment of breast cancer?

13:50 - 14:10

Inigo Zubiavrre Martinez (IKM). Non-invasive immuno-PET imaging to optimize radio-immunotherapy treatment schedules

14:10 - 14:30

Sybil Akua Okyerewa Obuobi (IFA). Advancing drug delivery via DNA nanocarrier design to treat persistent bacterial infections

14:30 - 14:50

Coffee break with fruits & snack 

14:50 - 15:10

Christian Lentz (IMB).  Mapping adaptive changes to antimicrobial resistance to cefiderocol

15:10 - 15:30

Jorunn Pauline Cavanagh (IKM). OPTIMIST - optimizing mastitis identification and treatment

Selected abstracts for flash talks

Session chair: Martin Christensen

15:30 - 15:37

Øyvind Myrvoll Lorentzen (IFA). Genetic conflict between the SXT-element and a multidrug resistance plasmids in Vibrio cholerae

15:37 - 15:44

Md Jalal Uddin (IMB). Chemoproteomic identification of serine hydrolases in Klebsiella pneumonia is important for initial colonization in human-derived colon organoids

Social event day 1

16:30 - 17:30

Rebus walk from venue up to Skihytta

17:30 - 21:30

Barbeque at Skihytta

Thursday June 22th 08:30-16:25

Place: Auditorium 1 and Solhallen (location in MazeMap)

Teorifagsbygget – UiT

Session 3 – Autophagy, mitochondrial, and intracellular communication 

Session chair: Ida Emilie Bjørlo 

08:30 - 09:15

Invited speaker Tor Erik Rusten. Autophagy in tumor growth and cancer cachexia, a nutritional relationship

09:15 - 09:45

Terje Johansen (IMB). MORG1, a novel negative regulator of mTORC1 required for basal autophagic flux

09:45 - 10:00

Mireia Nager Grifo (UNN). Marked increase in mitochondria degradation in engineered heart tissue during reperfusion

10:00 - 10:20

Coffee break with fruits & snack  

10:20 - 11:05

Invited speaker Vanina Romanello. Mitochondria-peroxisome interactions in skeletal muscle

Selected talks

Session chair: Jalal Uddin

11:05 - 11:20

Marie Mardal (IFA) TROMBOLOME: Development and application of a comprehensive digital archive of the TROMsø study metaBOLOME 

11:20 -11:35

Johan Isaksson (IFA). The structural dynamics of human dUTPase revealed by NMR spectroscopy  

11:35 - 11:50

Karolina Szafranska (IMB).  Long-term culture of primary liver cells 

11:50 - 13:00


13:00 - 13:55

Invited speaker Micha Drukker . The human axial stem cells

Session 4 – Tales from AKM, PET core, and funding opportunities 

Session chair: Jana Wurz and Samuel Geiseler

13:55 - 14:15

Amalie Hofmeyer Andersen  – visions and challenges from AKM. Opportunities

14:15 - 14:35

Mette Kongstorp (IPS). Neural signatures of protein appetite

14:35 - 14:55

Rune Sundset (IKM/UNN) – opportunities, visions and challenges from PETCore. 

14:55 - 15:15

Coffee break with fruits & snack  

15:15 - 15:35

Arne Smalås (Faculty of Science and Technology). How to get funding (NTF strategy)

15:35 - 15:50

NORINOVA and SEFU. From Research to Impact – and how to finance it

15:50 - 16:10

Steinar Johansen (Nord University). Possible synergy between the Faculty of Health Sciences-UiT  and the Life Sciences Faculty-Nord University in Bodø

16:10 - 16:25

Closing remarks and prizes

Social event day 2

18:30 - 22:00

Dinner at Skirri Restaurant with "Sofa Talk"