SECOND KYIV SYMPOSIUM
“Smooth Muscle Physiology and Biophysics”
Kyiv: 28-31 October 2003
Organised by A.A. Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University, & St. George’s Hospital Medical School of London University (U.K.)
Chairmen: Prof. T.B. Bolton, Prof. P.G. Kostyuk, Prof. M.F. Shuba
Secretary: Dr. A.V. Zholos
Members: Dr. I. Greenwood, Dr. V.M. Kienko, Prof. S. Komori, Prof. S.A. Kosterin, Prof. M.S. Miroshnichenko, Prof. L.I. Ostapchenko, Dr. A.N. Shevko, Dr. I.A. Vladimirova, Prof. V.L. Zyma
4 Bogomoletz Street, 01024, Kyiv, Ukraine
Tel.: (++380 44) 254 2400 Fax.: (++380 44) 256 2000
The organizers thank The Wellcome Trust (U.K.), The Physiological Society (U.K.) and All-Ukrainian Public Organization “The Association of Pharmacologists of Ukraine” and personally President Prof. A.V. Stefanov for their kind support and help in organising this meeting. We acknowledge participation of Scientific Council of Young Scientist of the Bogomoletz Institute and its Chair Dr. E.A. Lukyanetz.
The registration will begin from 17:00 on Tuesday 28 October at the lobby of High Building
Introduction from the organizers
It is our great pleasure to welcome you at the 2nd Kyiv Symposium on Smooth Muscle Physiology and Biophysics. The symposium will include invited talks presented by prominent scientists from many countries on a wide range of smooth muscle physiology, biophysics and pharmacology topics including ionic mechanisms of electrical excitation, molecular organization and biophysical properties of ion channels, neuronal regulation of smooth muscle motility, receptor-gated ion channels and the mechanisms of action of neurotransmitters, calcium signals and active ion transport, excitation-contraction coupling and mechanics of smooth muscle contraction. As well as plenary lectures two poster sessions and shorter oral poster communications are also planned. The programme of the symposium thus reflects the diversity of problems, techniques and achievements of modern smooth muscle physiology, pharmacology and biophysics. We anticipate that the meeting will be held in a friendly and stimulating atmosphere and with productive scientific exchange.