Workshop: Peptide Synthesis and Protein production/labeling

Organizing Committee:
Kostas Poulas
Stavros Topouzis
Kostas Flytzanis
John Matsoukas
Georgios Spyroulias

Conference & Cultural Center
University of Patras
Amphitheater I-4

15:30 – 17:15
1st Session: Bioactive Peptides & Proteins


J. Matsoukas (Patras, Hellas) & I. Margiolaki (Patras, Hellas)

15:3016:05The importance of a “Chemical Reverse Approach” to modulate peptide secondary structures inducing specific and high affinity biological recognition
Prof. Anna-Maria Papini
Department of Chemistry Ugo Schiff, University of Florence, Italy
16:05 – 16:35

Regulation of MDM2 Function by p110b/LSD1
Prof. Nikolaos Ar. Papanikolaou
Department of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thesaloniki, Hellas


Microwave-assisted approach in solid-phase peptide synthesis: case study of PTHrP(1-34)NH2
Dr. Fabio Rizzolo

Universite de Cergy-Pontoise, France

16:55 – 17:10Coffee Break
17:10 – 18:502nd Session: Peptides and Protein Production for Structural Studies

 F. Rizzolo (Florence, Italy) & T. Tselios (Patras, Hellas)

17:10 – 17:45

An unorthodox molecular approach to the targeting of proteins in vitro and in vivo using synthetic polypeptides conjugated to small organic molecules.
Prof. Lars Baltzer
Department of Biochemistry, University of Upsala, Sweden

17:45 – 18:10

Macromolecular Powder Diffraction: Current Status & Future Prospect
Dr. Irene Margiolaki
Department of Biology, University of Patras, Hellas

18:10 – 18:30

Protein production & labeling strategies for Biomolecular NMR studies
Dr. Christos Chasapis
Department of Pharmacy, University of Patras, Hellas

18:30 – 18:50

Expression of Cys-loop receptors in prokaryotic & eukaryotic systems
Dr. George Lagoumintzis
Department of Pharmacy, University of Patras, Hellas

20:30 – 22:30Social Event  -  Cultural & Conference Center of the University of Patras

09:45 – 11:503rd Session: Protein Production in Prokaryotic & Eukaryotic systems

 A. Papapetropoulos (Patras, Hellas) & S. Topouzis (Patras, Hellas)

09:45 – 10:20

Smelling Vibrations
Dr. Efthimios Skoulakis

B.S.R.C. "Alexander Fleming", Varkiza,  Hellas

10:20 – 10:55

Multiple functions of polysaccharide deacetylases from Bacillus anthracis
Prof. Vasilios Bouriotis

Department of Biology, University of Crete, Hellas

10:55 – 11:30

Insect cell-based expression technologies as tools for structural and functional analysis of eukaryotic proteins
Dr. Luc L.H. Swevers
NCSR Demokritos, Athens, Hellas

11:30 – 11:50

Antisense Masking Reveals Contributions of mRNA-rRNA Base Pairing to Translation of GTX and FGF2 mRNAs
Dr. P. Panopoulos
Department of Pharmacy, University of Patras, Hellas

11:50 – 12:10Coffee Break
12:10 – 13:504th Session:Protein Production & Structural Studies of Biomolecules
ChairpersonsK. Poulas (Patras, Hellas) & G.A. Spyroulias (Patras, Hellas)
12:10 – 12:45

General principles of heterologous protein production systems – A case study
Prof. Costas Vorgias
Department of Biology, Kapodistrian University of Athens, Hellas

12:45 – 13:20

Mechanism of activity regulation in calcium/calmodulin regulated protein kinases
Dr. Koen Temmerman
EMBL- Centre for Cellular and Molecular Imaging, Hamburg, Germany

13:20 – 13:50

Structural biology sheds light on biocatalysts function
Dr. Evangelia Chryssina
National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF), Athens, Hellas

13:50 – 15:30Light lunch & Coffee
15:30 – 16:50FP7 Info Session
ChairpersonG.A. Spyroulias  (Patras, Hellas)

New FP7 calls in HEALTH, IDEAS (for health Sciences), Marie Curie  & Enterprise Europe Network-Hellas  -  Discussion
Mrs Christina Pascual & Georgia Tzenou
National Documentation Center & National Contact Point, NHRF, Athens, Hellas

16:30 – 18:055th Session: Structure-Activity Correlation Studies of Biomolecules
ChairpersonsK. Poulas     (Patras, Hellas), T. Tselios    (Patras, Hellas)
16:30 – 17:05

Protein Modules Involved in Chromatin Remodeling: Structures and Interactions with Chromatin Components
Prof. Anastasia Politou
School of Medicine, University of Ioannina, Hellas

17:05 – 17:20

Lessons from the small RNAs role in plant biochemistry for human diseases’ cure
Dr. Christos K. Kotakis
Department of Biology, University of Crete, Hellas

17:20 – 17:35

Crucial role of granulocytic myeloid-derived suppressor cells in the regulation of central nervous system autoimmune disease
Dr. Panagiotis Verginis
Medical School, University of Crete, Hellas

17:35 – 17:50

The Nrf2 antioxidant system in the thyroid gland
Dr. Gerasimos Sykiotis
Medical School, University of Patras, Hellas

17:50 – 18:05

Future Networking Activities of the SEE-DRUG project – The 2nd SEE-DRUG Workshop
K. Poulas, & I. Margiolaki

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