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August 20, 2015, 8.55 am – 4.45 pm
Biomedicum Helsinki, Finland

Preliminary program (pdf)

8.00-8.55  Registration open in the arrival lobby

8.55-9.00  A few words about the Wihuri Research Institute

SESSION Chairperson Riikka Kivelä

09.00-09.35  Kenneth Walsh, Boston: Mechanisms of obesity – linked vascular disease

09.35-10.00  Riikka Kivelä, Helsinki: Endothelial-cardiomyocyte crosstalk in cardiac hypertrophy

10.00-10.15   Kristiina Rajamäki, Helsinki: p38δ MAPK – a novel effector in NLRP3 inflammasome activation that is upregulated in human coronary atherosclerotic lesions

10.15-10.45  Coffee break

SESSION II  Chairperson Marius Robciuc

10.45-11.20  Zoltan Arany, Philadelphia: Integrating metabolism with the vasculature

11.20-11.45  Marius Robciuc, Helsinki: Role of VEGF-B in obesity and insulin resistance

11.45-12.00  Peppi Koivunen, Oulu: HIF prolyl 4-hydroxylase-2 inhibition protects   against development of atherosclerosis

12.00-13.30  Lunch in P-floor, B-wing, and poster viewing and coffee, C-wing

SESSION III  Chairperson Pipsa Saharinen

13.30-14.05  Dietmar Vestweber, Münster: Mechanisms that regulate endothelial  junctions

14.05-14.40  Miikka Vikkula, Brussels: Venous anomalies: from differing TIE2 mutations to a preclinical model & a therapeutical pilot study

14.40-15.00  Pipsa Saharinen, Helsinki: Angiopoietin-2-integrin β1 signalling in endothelial destabilization

15.00-15.30  Coffee break

SESSION IV  Chairperson Sirpa Jalkanen

15.30-16.05   Taija Mäkinen, Uppsala: Organ-specific origins of the lymphatic vasculature

16.05-16.30   Aleksanteri Aspelund, Helsinki: Lymphatic vasculature of the eye and brain

 16:30-16:45 Kari Vaahtomeri, Klosterneuburg: Mechanisms of dendritic cell entry into the lymphatic capillaries


It is our great pleasure to invite you to the Wihuri Research Institute Symposium on Cardiovascular Biology taking place in the Biomedicum Helsinki, August 20, 2015. The symposium will bring together distinguished scientists in the field of angiogenesis and cardiovascular biology. Registration.

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