16:00-17:40 Afternoon Sessions 

Session F:

             Chair: Inna Slutzky  (TAU)

            “Neurodegenerative disorders”

16:00-16:20  Michal Schwartz (WIS)  Immune cells shape the brain and the mind: Implications for ageing and neurodegenerative diseases

16:20-16:40 Eran Perlson (TAU)   Location, Location, Location – Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis as a spatiotemporal mislocalization disease

16:40-17:00 Josh Goldberg (HUJI)   Alpha-synuclein overexpression downregulates voltage activated calcium channels and reduces mitochondrial oxidant stress in vagal motoneurons 

17:00-17:20 Millet Trainin (HUJI)  Understanding the Functions of Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors in Nociceptors

17:20-17:40 Hagai Bergman (HUJI)  Closed loop deep brain stimulation – a new spin in the treatment of basal ganglia degenerative diseases



 Session G:

            Chair: Yehuda Assaraf (Technion)

            “Targeted Personalized Cancer Therapeutics”

16:00 – 16:20  Ronit Satchi-Fainaro (TAU)  Elucidating the molecular basis of tumor dormancy using theranostic nanomedicines 

16:20 – 16:40  Avi Schroeder (Technion) Personalized Cancer Nanomedicine

16:40 – 17:00  Tomer Shlomi (Technion) A quantitative approach for studying metabolic abnormality in cancer and identifying novel drug targets

17:00 – 17:20  Yehuda G. Assaraf (Technion)  Lysosomal photodestruction: a novel Trojan horse approach to overcome cancer multidrug resistance

17:20 – 17:40 Avi Priel (HUJI)  The activation mechanism(s) of TRPV1 by exogenous and endogenous stimuli