Smooth Muscle Physiology, Biophysics & Pharmacology:

From genes and molecules to functions, disorders and their novel treatment opportunities

Kyiv-Lutsk: 18-22 September 2017

Organised by:

  • Educational and Scientific Centre "Institute of Biology and Medicine", Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine
  • O.O. Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
  • Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine
  • Lesya Ukrainka Eastern European National University, Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine
  • Ukrainian Biophysical Society

 Sponsored by:

  • Ukrainian Biophysical SocietyUBS

President of the Society Prof. Igor Ya. Kotsan

Learned Secretary of the Society Prof. Alexander V. Zholos

 

  • Life Chemicals                                                        

Representative Office in Kyiv, Ukraine

Dr. Volodymyr Fetyukhin, PhD, President of Life Chemicals, Inc.

5 Murmanska Street, Kyiv 02660, Ukraine

Tel.: +38 044 574 14 46

Fax: +38 044 574 14 17

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www.iflab.kiev.ua

 

  • Polish Academy of SciencesPAN

 Przedstawicielstwo „Polska Akademia Nauk” w Kijowie, B. Chmielnickiego 49 lokal 4, 01030 Kijów, Ukraina

 Representative office „Polish Academy of Sciences” in Kiev, 49 Bohdana Kmel'nyts'koho Street, Office 4, 01030 Kiev, Ukraine

Tel.: +38 0968532681

Fax: +380442340216

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http://panukraina.pl

 

  • OriginLab CorporationOriginLab

OriginLab will offer several free 6-month licenses of OriginPro to participants (e.g. via a prize draw) to try the existing Origin Apps for automated data analysis, give feedback, and provide more ideas for other scientific Apps (please feel free to contact Easwar Iyer, VP of Technology, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Originlab Corporation, One Roundhouse Plaza, Suite 303, Northampton, MA 01060, United States

http://www.originlab.com

 

Scientific Programme of the Symposium includes the following sessions:

1. Neuronal regulation and brain-muscle axis: from molecules to functions.

2. Regulation of smooth muscle function by endothelial and stem cells.

3. Receptors, ion channels and the mechanisms of action of neurotransmitters on smooth muscles.

4. Calcium homeostasis, signalling and ion transport in smooth muscles.

5. Microbiome, secretion and gastrointestinal motility.

6. Smooth muscle function and dysfunction.

7. Bioenergetics support of visceral functions.

8. Brain and muscle function in obesity. 

Organizing Committee

Chairs: Profs L. I. Ostapchenko,  A.V. Zholos

Co-Chairs: Profs T.B. Bolton, O.A. Krishtal, I.Ya. Kotsan

Secretaries: Prof. Yu.I. Prylutskyy, Dr O.Yu. Artemenko (Kyiv), Dr O.M. Abramchuk (Lutsk)

Members: Prof V.S. Martynyuk, Prof S.A. Kosterin, Prof M.S. Miroshnichenko, Prof T.V. Beregova, Dr A.N. Tolstanova,  Prof N.E. Nurishenko, Prof M.Yu.Makarchuk, Prof A.I. Soloviev, Prof Ya.M. Shuba, Prof S.M. Korogod, Prof V.F. Sagach, Prof N.V. Voitenko, Dr P.V. Belan, Dr A.I. Poruchinskyy

  Programme

Saturday Sunday 16-17 Sept 2017

If you arrive prior to Monday 18 Sept we can help with university mini-hotel accommodation ($20 per night for single occupancy, or $10 per person in twin rooms if reserved in advance). The accommodation will also be available for the whole duration of the Symposium in Kiev (20 rooms reserved from 16-21 September). Please indicate this accomodation requirement when completing the Registration form.

Monday 18 Sept 2017

Arrivals and Registration at the Institute of Continuing Education from 9.00-20.00

 

All day but please indicate your preferable time on the Registration form.

Kiev sightseeing tours organised by our undergraduate, MSc and PhD students

 

14.00-17.00

Visits to the research labs at the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine organised by Prof A.I. Soloviev (please indicate your interest on the Registration form)

 

18.00 Student concert (Conference Hall of the Institute of Continuing Education)

19.00 Welcome Reception at the Institute of Continuing Education

 

Tuesday 19 Sept 2017

Where:  Conference Hall of the Institute of Continuing Education, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, 36 Vasylkivska Street, 03022 Kyiv (near Metro station "Vasylkivska Street", which is 15 min travel from the city centre).

8.40 SMPBP-2017 Opening Ceremony

9.00 - 9.40 Microbiome, secretion and gastrointestinal motility

9.40 - 12.30 Smooth muscle function and dysfunction

12.30 - 13.10 Receptors, ion channels and the mechanisms of action of neurotransmitters on smooth muscles

13.10 - 14.20 Poster Session A (Poster Communications PC1-PC12) & lunch

14.20 - 18.00 Receptors, ion channels and the mechanisms of action of neurotransmitters on smooth muscles

 

Wednesday 20 Sept 2017

Where:  Conference Hall of the O.O. Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 4 Bogomoletz Street, 01024 Kyiv (city centre, 15 min walk from Metro station "Khreschatyk").

  9.00 - 11.35 Neuronal regulation and brain-muscle axis: from molecules to functions

12.00 - 13.00 Regulation of smooth muscle function by endothelial and stem cells

13.00 - 14.30 Poster Session B (Poster Communications PC13-PC17) & lunch

14.30 - 15.55 Calcium homeostasis, signalling and ion transport in smooth muscles

16.15 - 17.15 Bioenergetics support of visceral functions

 

19.00-20.50 Night at the National Opera of Ukraine.

Opera in 2 acts "Natalka Poltavka" (Based on I.Kotliarevsky’s play)

Please pre-book your first row seat on the Registration form by mid-July!

 

Thursday 21 Sept 2017

8.30 Departure to Lutsk (transportation by minibuses will be organized)

Where:  Lesya Ukrainka Eastern European National University, 13 Prosp. Voli, 430254 Lutsk (city centre)

15.15 - 17.00 Round Table “Developing synergy between Biophysics, Physiology and Pharmacology”

The discussions will be initiated by two short presentations on:

  • I. Ya. Kotsan, President of the Ukrainian Biophysical Society, Rector of Lesya Ukrainka Eastern European National University: “University Education in Biomedical Sciences in Ukraine”, and
  • A.V. Zholos, Learned Secretary of the Ukrainian Biophysical Society, Head of the Department of Biophysics and Medical Informatics, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv: “Biophysics in Ukraine: Past, Present and Future”

19.00 Conference Dinner.

Please indicate your participation on the Registration form.

Friday 22 Sept 2017

Where:  Lesya Ukrainka Eastern European National University, 13 Prosp. Voli, 430254 Lutsk (city centre)

9.00 - 10.30 Brain and muscle function in obesity

10.30 - 11.00 Concluding discussions

11.00 Departure to Gart, the summer research base of Lesya Ukrainka Eastern European National University on the shores of lake Svitiaz. It is situated in the middle of Shatsky National Natural Park - one of the "Seven Natural Wonders of Ukraine" located at the borders with Poland and Belarus. Gart 3D virtual tour

Informal meetings and networking at Gart

Saturday 23 Sept 2017

Informal meetings and networking at Gart

Departures to Kyiv (or Warsaw if flying from Warsaw Chopin Airport is more convenient) will be organised from both Lutsk and Gart on Friday, Sept 22 through Sunday, Sept 24.

We need to know in advance the number of Symposium participants wishing to stay at Gart, including the number of days, and/or travel to Warsaw, including their preferable departure times, in order to properly organise housing, meals and transportation. Please provide this information on the Registration form.

Thank you in advance for taking care to complete all sections of your Registration form at your earliest convenience!