6th International Congress of the Molecular Biology Association of Turkey

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that the 6th International Congress of the Molecular Biology Association of Turkey (MolBiyoKon) will be held in Izmir between September 05-08 2018.

Founded in 2011, the Molecular Biology Association of Turkey aims to bring together the community of molecular biologists from Turkey and abroad to support the development of molecular biology, a relatively young field of science in Turkey.

The annual MolBiyoKon is one of the primary and noteworthy international conferences in the field of molecular biology in Turkey. The congress aims to bring together researchers from all around the world to exchange research results, scientific observations and ideas, as well as to motivate and inspire students to pursue their career and education in life sciences.

The 5th International Congress of the Molecular Biology Association of Turkey held in Bogazici University last year was a huge success that brought together more than 350 scientists from around the globe, and it became the new benchmark for the upcoming MolBiyoKon conferences. We thank all participants, speakers, sponsors and those involved in the organization.

We are very pleased and excited to be part of this event and hope you will be able to join us at MolBiyoKon 2018!

The Organizing Committee

Organizing Committee

- Güneş ÖZHAN, Izmir Biomedicine and Genome Center (Chair)
- Serap ERKEK, Izmir Biomedicine and Genome Center
- Ezgi KARACA, Izmir Biomedicine and Genome Center
- Zeynep A. KOÇER, Izmir Biomedicine and Genome Center
- Yavuz OKTAY, Izmir Biomedicine and Genome Center
- Nesrin ÖZÖREN, Boğaziçi University
- Umut ŞAHİN, Boğaziçi University
- Şerif ŞENTÜRK, Izmir Biomedicine and Genome Center

Scientific Committee

- Evren ALICI, Karolinska Institute
- Rengül ÇETİN ATALAY, Middle East Technical University
- Simon DAVIS, University of Oxford
- Paul DIGARD, University of Edinburgh
- Gizem DİNLER, Istanbul Technical University
- Kasım DİRİL, Izmir Biomedicine and Genome Center
- Christian EGGELING, University of Oxford
- Eithan GALUN, Hadassah Hebrew University Hospital
- Serkan GÖKTUNA, Bilkent University
- Jan KORBEL, EMBL
- Can KÜÇÜK, Izmir Biomedicine and Genome Center
- Dawid G. NOWAK, Weill Cornell Medical College
- Nurhan ÖZLÜ, Koç University
- Duygu SAĞ, Izmir Biomedicine and Genome Center
- Emre SAYAN, University of Southampton
- Uğur SEZERMAN, Acıbadem University
- Erdinç SEZGİN, University of Oxford
- Umut ŞAHİN, Boğaziçi University
- Tolga SÜTLÜ, Sabancı University
- Şevin TURCAN, University of Heidelberg
- Sezai TÜRKEL, Uludağ University
- Gerhard WINGENDER, Izmir Biomedicine and Genome Center

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Poster

Keynote Speakers

Simon DAVIS

University of Oxford, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine

Eithan GALUN

Goldyne Savad Institute of Gene Therapy, Hadassah Hebrew University Hospital

Jonathan M. SCHOLEY

University of California, Davis

Aslıhan TOLUN

Boğaziçi University

Invited Speakers

Mazhar ADLI

University of Virginia

Evren ALICI

Karolinska Institute

Onur BAŞAK

University Medical Center Utrecht

Rengül ÇETİN ATALAY

Middle East Technical University

Serap ERKEK

İzmir Biomedicine and Genome Center

A. Elif ERSON BENSAN

Middle East Technical University

Serkan GÖKTUNA

Bilkent University

Sibel KALYONCU

İzmir Biomedicine and Genome Center

Ezgi KARACA

İzmir Biomedicine and Genome Center

Halil KAVAKLI

Koç University

Ayşe KOCA ÇAYDAŞI

Koç University

Nurhan ÖZLÜ

Koç University

Nuri ÖZTÜRK

Gebze Technical University

Uğur SEZERMAN

Acıbadem University

Erdinç SEZGİN

University of Oxford, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine

Şevin TURCAN

Heidelberg University

IBG Tour & Registration
(IBG Tour is Optional)
(Registration will be taken at “Kurucu Ögretim Üyeleri” Conference Hall)

13:00-15:00


Panel
Chair: Yusuf BARAN
How to Boost the Education Quality in Molecular Biology and Genetics Undergraduate Programs in Turkey

15:00-17:00


Opening / Welcome Addresses
Mehmet ÖZTÜRK (IBG Director)
Nesrin ÖZÖREN (President MBD)
Güneş ÖZHAN (Conference Chair – MolBiyoKon 2018)

17:00-17:15


Keynote Lecture I
Moderator: Güneş ÖZHAN
Eithan GALUN
MicroRNAs are also hormones

17:15-18:00


Keynote Lecture II
Moderator: Nesrin ÖZÖREN
Jonathan M. SCHOLEY
Motor Proteins in the Assembly of Eukaryotic Cilia and Prokaryotic Flagella

18:00-18:45


Welcome Reception

19:00-21:30

Keynote Lecture III
Moderator: Erdinç SEZGİN
Simon DAVIS
Signaling by Immune Receptors

09:15-10:00


Plenary Session I
Moderator: Şerif ŞENTÜRK
Serkan Göktuna
Identifying IKKepsilon Specific Roles in Gastrointestinal Cancers

10:00-10:25


Coffee Break

10:25-10:55



Mazhar ADLI
Editing, Imaging and Screening Genome with CRISPR Technology

10:55-11:20



Elif ERSON BENSAN
Deciphering the Cancer Transcriptom through 3'UTRs

11:20-11:45



Fahrettin KELEŞTEMUR
Türkiye Sağlık Enstitüleri Başkanlığı'nın' (TÜSEB) Çalışmaları

11:45-12:30


Short Talk 1
Bilge Yaylak
Genomewide Analysis of Circular RNA Expression in Apoptotic HeLa Cells

12:30-12:45


Short Talk 2
Burcu Akman
CD25 is a Direct Transcriptional Target of PRDM1 in Activated Human Natural Killer Cells

12:45-13:00


Lunch Break

13:00-13:45


Poster Session I

13:45-15:00


Award Ceremony
Nesrin ÖZÖREN (President of the Molecular Biology Association)

15:00-15:05


2017 MBD PhD Award

15:05-15:30


Plenary Session II
Moderator: Esra ERDAL
Onur BAŞAK
Reconstructing Neural Hierarchies Cell by Cell

15:30-15:55


Ayşe KOCA ÇAYDAŞI
Centrosomes as Signaling Platforms for the Spindle Position Checkpoint

15:55-16:20


Short Talk 3
Uygar Tazebay
Coiled-coil Domain Containing Protein 124 is Involved in Formation of Cellular Phase-Separated Biocondensates

16:20-16:35


Short Talk 4
Cihangir Yandım
Expression Profiling of Repetitive DNA in Early Human Development

16:35-16:50


Coffee Break

16:50-17:20


Plenary Session III
Moderator: Gökhan KARAKÜLAH
Erdinç SEZGİN
Biomimetics Systems to Investigate Cell Membrane Dynamics and Structure

17:20-17:45


Ezgi KARACA
Integrative Modeling of Biomolecular Interactions

17:45-18:10


Short Talk 5
Sofia PIEPOLI
Function from Structure: PATZ1 BTB Domain

18:10-18:25


Short Talk 6
Ecem KURAL MANGIT
THE TALE OF TWO PROTEINS: Interaction Between Desmin and Lamin B

18:25-18:40


Workshop: Imaging Technologies in Life Sciences
Erdinç SEZGİN

18:40-19:40

Keynote Lecture IV
Moderator: Neşe ATABEY
Aslıhan TOLUN
What We Learned in Disease Gene Search

09:15-10:00


Şermin GENÇ
Bilim ve Bilim Akademileri

10:00-10:30


Coffee Break

10:30-11:00


Plenary Session IV
Moderator: Tolga SÜTLÜ
Uğur SEZERMAN
Integration of Omics Data in a Pathway Related Context Reveals Individualized Disease Aetiology in Complex Diseases

11:00-11:25



Rengül ÇETİN ATALAY
Personalized Medicine in Liver Cancer Through Bioinformatics

11:25-11:50



Evren ALICI
Prediction of Response to NK Cell Based Adoptive Immunotherapies in Cancer: Lessons from Three Phase I/II Clinical Trials

11:50-12:15


Short Talk 7
Bilge GÜVENÇ TUNA
Roles of Epigenetics in the Preventive Effects of Calorie Restriction in Breast Cancer Development

12:15-12:30


Short Talk 8
Sema Elif ESKİ
Wnt/β-catenin Signaling Affects Two Modes of Neurogenesis in the Zebrafish Olfactory Epithelium

12:30-12:45


Short Talk 9
Tayfun Hilmi AKBABA
Analysis of Genetic Background in Turkish Early Onset Parkinson’s Disease Patients

12:45-13:00


Lunch Break

13:00-13:45


Poster Session II

13:45-15:00


Plenary Session V
Moderator: Yavuz OKTAY
Derya DÖNERTAŞ
European Research Council

15:00-15:30



Jale ŞAHİN
International Cooperation Opportunities and Mobility Programmes in Life Sciences

15:30-16:00


Şevin TURCAN
Deciphering the Role of IDH Mutations in Gliomas

16:00-16:25


Serap ERKEK
Interplay between SWI/SNF and Polycomb in Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumors

16:25-16:50


Coffee Break

16:50-17:20


Plenary Session VI
Moderator: Umut ŞAHİN
Sibel KALYONCU
Antibody Fragments for Therapeutic Applications

17:20-17:45


Nurhan ÖZLÜ
Proteomics in Cell Division

17:45-18:10


Short Talk 10
Said TİRYAKİ
Expression Profiling and Co-Culture Studies of miR-376a-3p and Cholinergic Receptor Subunit CHRNA5

18:10-18:25


Short Talk 11
Gözde ÖZÇELİK
BioID as Proximity Labeling for Studying of Protein-Protein Interactions in Drosophila Cells

18:25-18:40


Poster Award Ceremony

18:40-18:50


Gala Dinner

19:30-22:00

Plenary Session VII
Moderator: Zeynep A. KOÇER
Nuri ÖZTÜRK
Early Events in Photic Resetting of the Circadian Clock

09:15-09:40



Halil KAVAKLI
Discovery of Small Molecules that Regulate Cryptchrome Half-life and Circadian Rhythm

09:40-10:05


Short Talk 12
Elmasnur YILMAZ
Better Call RoH: What a 11Mb Homozygous Haplotype Block Can Tell Us About a Possible Founder Mutation in the Turkish Population

10:05-10:20


Short Talk 13
Nebibe MUTLU
The Yeast Kinase Ksp1 Regulates Cellular Stress Response

10:20-10:35


Short Talk 14
Yakup Berkay YILMAZ
Nitrobenzamide Derivatives as iNOS Inhibitors Also Promotes Nrf2 Mediated Cytoprotective Response: In Vitro and In Silico Approaches

10:35-10:50


Short Talk 15
Müge Anıl İNEVİ
Biphasic Assembly of Bone Marrow Stem Cells in Distinct Lineages by Magnetic Levitation

10:50-11:05


Coffee Break

11:05-11:30


Career Opportunities for Young Scientists
Chair: Yavuz OKTAY
Panelists: Simon DAVIS, Uğur SEZERMAN, Saliha DURMUŞ

11:30-13:15


Closing Ceremony

13:15-13:30




Accommodation

Ramada Encore

Ramada Encore

Single room 225TL
Double room 270TL

Susuzlu Atlantis Otel

Susuzlu Atlantis Otel

Single room 120TL
Double room 160TL

Tanık Hotel

Tanık Hotel

Single room + breakfast 110TL
Double room + breakfast 170TL
Triple room + breakfast 210TL

Zeybek Hotel

Zeybek Hotel

Double room + breakfast 150TL
Triple room + breakfast 190TL
Quad room + breakfast 230TL

Ontur Otel

Ontur Otel

Single room + breakfast 140TL
Double room + breakfast 180TL
Triple room + breakfast 240TL

The accommodation options for the participants of the conference are valid until 20 July 2018. We kindly ask you to use the code Molbiyokon’18 while making the reservation.

Tanık Hotel: After leaving your hotel turn left and reach “Gazi Boulevard”. Take the sidewalk on your left and go ahead for around 300 meters, you will find “Gazi Boulevard Tram Stop”. Take the tram going through Fahrettin Altay direction.
Susuzlu Hotel and Ontur Hotel: After leaving your hotel go take your left and walk around 300 meters where you will find “Gazi Boulevard Tram Stop”. Take the tram going through Fahrettin Altay direction.
Zeybek Hotel: After leaving your hotel turn right and walk along street 1368 and reach to “Dokuz Eylül Square”. Walk to your left till you find “Gazi Boulevard”. Walk around 400 meters through Gazi boulevard and find “Gazi Boulevard Tram Stop”. Take the tram going through Fahrettin Altay direction.
Leave the tram at the last stop “Fahrettin Altay” and go up to main street. On your right you can find “Üçkuyular Pazar Yeri Bus Stop” where you can take one of the buses #5-6-7-551-654. Leave the bus at “9 Eylül Bus Stop”. Enter the campus using Emergancy Service enterance. When you turn left from Children’s Hospital, you can see IBG building.

REGISTRATION

Posters must be prepared in portrait format. Posters should not be larger than 80 cm in width and 120 cm in height.

Material (boards, adhesive tape, etc) will be available on site.

Early Registration and Abstract Submission Deadline

July 30,2018
Student 200 TL
Other 400 TL

Late Registration
Deadline

August 20,2018
Student 300 TL
Other 500 TL

CONTACT

Address

Kurucu Öğretim Üyeleri Konferans Salonu (Eski Derslikler Binası) Dokuz Eylul University Health Campus, 35340, Balcova/IZMIR

Chair

Assoc.Prof. Güneş Özhan

Mesaj Gönder