Wednesday 19


Session 1 – Lactate and Hypoxia

08:30 Erik Knutsen: Welcome

08:40 Cecilie Morland: Is the brain affected by exercise? - Lessons from animal models
09:30 Lars Folkow: Seals and hypoxia defense mechanisms - inspiration for the clinic?
10:00 Sara Torppa: Role of the lactate receptor HCAR1 as part of neural adaptations to hypoxia in hooded seals
10:10 Bendik Krudtå: The immediate effects of a single bout of high-intensity endurance exercise on atrial fibrillation burden

10:30 Coffee Break

11:00 Ole Kristian Greiner Tollersrud: A new mechanism of inflammation initiation: The remarkable story of the autoinflammatory disease DADA2.
11:10 Joanna Konieczny: Inter-organ crosstalk in metabolic-associated fatty liver disease
11:20 Anett Kristin Larsen: Liver sinusoidal cells: The hidden players in phage therapy
11:30 Karen Kristine Sørensen: Liver sinusoidal scavenger cells eliminate betaherpesvirus from the blood stream - and how this may be a double-edged sword
11:40 Bartłomiej Zapotoczny: Pharmacological regulation of fenestration dynamics in liver sinusoidal endothelial cells - towards the understanding of lipoprotein transport by novel microscopy.

11:50 Poster presenters Flashtalks – visual abstracts

12:20 Lunch Poster – Presentation

Session 2 – Artificial Intelligence in Research

13:30 Hermoine Venter: Introduction by PYRO
13:40 Jan Peeken: AI in Radiation Oncology - Medical Image Analysis and Beyond
14:10 Samuel Kuttner: Robust, versatile, and interpretable deep learning model for prediction of the arterial input-function in dynamic [18F]FDG-PET imaging of mice

14:30 Coffee Break

14:50 Karl Øyvind Mikalsen: AI Advancements in Medical Research and Clinical Applications: A Northern Norway Perspective
15:10 Marko Lukic: The role of generative artificial intelligence in research
15:30 Jan Peeken, Samuel Kuttner, Karl Øyvind Mikalsen, Marko LukicPanel Discussion
16:00 End scientific session

Social Event:
Meeting up for a mountain walk to fjellheisen if the weather permits this. Alternatively, a social gathering
in downtown at Bybowling or Tromsø Camping.


Thursday 20


Session 3 – Microbiome in Cancer and Disease

08:30 Introduction
08:40 Terje Johansen: Mechanisms of selective autophagy
09:05 Dentist Olaf Aase and wife memorial lecture:

Barbara Pardini: Microbiome analyses in colorectal cancer: diagnosis, screening and progression
Alessio Gordon Naccarati: Metagenomics and other omics: an overview in cancer and other
diseases and interactions with different diets

10:05 Coffee Break

10:35 Jónína Sæunn Guðmundsdóttir: Cancer drugs as drivers of antibiotic resistance
11:00 Ann Mari Holsæter: Nanofibers to combat antimicrobial resistance - how and why?
11:10 Kenneth Lindstedt: Duration, Dynamics, and Microbiota Associations of Klebsiella pneumoniae Gut Colonisation: A Longitudinal Study
11:20 Cecilie Ness: Microbiome diversity in the gut is associated with lower serum uric acid and more efficient elimination of uric acid in the kidney
11:30 Gaute Hovde Bø: The role of gut microbiome metabolites in health and disease
11:40 Peter McCourt: Can Chocolate-Coated Insulin Pills Replace Needles?

12:00 Lunch

Session 4 – Emerging Imaging Techniques

13:00 Christian Garm: To be announced
13:15 Synnøve Magnussen and Kjersti Sellæg: Multiplexing. To be announced
13:30 Dieter Fuchs: The value of in vivo imaging in translational research
13:45 Eva Dražanová: Ultra-high field magnetic resonance applications for research in the field of preclinical psychopharmacology
14:00 Kay Oliver Schink: To be announced

14:15 Coffee Break

14:35 Elena Markova: In situ radiolabeling technique for liposomal nanocarriers
14:45 Omri Snir: Extracellular vesicles from activated platelets possess a shift in their biochemical profile and enhance the activity of the prothrombinase complex
15:00 Awards and closing
16:00 End scientific session

Social Event:
Tapas dinner including drinks at Sjømmannsskolen (Fee to attend: 150 NOK).




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