10:40-12:00 Morning Sessions 2

  Session C:

            Chair: Yoni Haitin (TAU) and Reuven Wiener (HUJI)

            “Structural Biology”

10:40-11:00  Moshe Giladi (TAU) Allosteric Regulation of Sodium-Calcium Exchangers: Insights From Hybrid Structural Biology Studies

11:00-11:20  Yoni Haitin (TAU)  Structure and Oligomerization of Chloride Intracellular Channels(?) – A Developing Story…

11:20-11:40  Yarden Opatowsky (BIU)  Slit-Robo in the Crosshairs, A Structural Study

11:40-12:00  Reuven Wiener (HUJI)  Molecular Mechanisms of Protein Modification by UFM1


 Session D:

            Chair: Shai Berlin (Technion)

            “Optogenetics: Remote Control Tools in Biological Systems

10:40-11:00  Pierre Paoleti (PSL, Paris) Illuminating glutamate receptor structure and function

11:00-11:20 Amit Gruber (Technion) Optogenetic Control of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Derived Cadiac Tissues

11:20-11:40  Ilan Lampl (WIS)  Optogenetic studies of correlation and decorrelation mechanisms in the barrel cortex  

11:40-12:00  Shai Berlin (Technion) Two-photon compatible light-gated NMDARs


Session E:

     Chair:  Rena Yarom – Young Investigator Competition

In collaboration with the Israeli Section of the ISHR

10:40-10:55  La-Paz Levin-Kotler (102) Overexpression of the longevity gene SIRT6 in myeloid cells reduced left ventricular hypertrophy after myocardial infraction

10:55-11:10  Idit Goldfracht (116) Functional comparison of engineered atrial and ventricular heart tissues derived from human pluripotent stem cells

11:10-11:25    Michael Mutlak (114) Extracellular regulated kinases protects against maladaptive cardiac hypertrophy following chronic pressure overload

11:25-11:40  Wesam Mulla (118) QT interval and ventricular refractory period measurements indicate absence of typical rate-dependence in conscious freely moving rodents

11:40-11:55  Binyamin Eisen (106) Functional abnormalities in induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes generated from a Duchenne muscular dystrophy patient and a female manifesting carrier

11:55-12:10  Roy Kalfon (115) The role of dual loss-of-function mutations in the bZIP-repressor proteins, ATF3 and JDP2, in cardiac remodeling and hypertrophy