Wihuri Research Institute Symposium “Translational Insights into Organ-Specific Vasculature” June 11, 2019


Translational Insights into Organ-Specific Vasculature

June 11, 2019, Biomedicum Helsinki, Finland



8.00-8.50  Registration open in the arrival lobby

8.50-9.00  A few words about the Wihuri Research Institute

SESSION I  Vasculature

09.00-09.30   Tatiana Petrova, Lausanne: Organ-specific functions of lymphatic vessels

09.30-10.00  Taija Mäkinen, Uppsala: Vascular bed-specific mechanisms of lymphatic development and disease

10.00-10.30   Lena Claesson-Welsh, Uppsala: Organotypic features of the vascular barrier

10.30-10.50  Pipsa Saharinen, Helsinki: Novel mechanisms of vascular leakage in inflammation

10.50-11.15  Coffee break


11.15-11.45   Mauro Giacca, London: Harnessing miRNAs for cardiac regeneration

11.45-12.15   Nicola Smart, Oxford: Reactivating developmental mechanisms to vascularize the ischaemic adult heart

12.15-12.30   Markus Räsänen, Helsinki: Therapeutic potential of VEGF-B in coronary revascularization – a novel insight

12.30-13.30  Lunch in P-floor, B-wing, and poster viewing and coffee, C-wing

SESSION III  Adipose tissue

13.30-14.20  Keynote talk: Philipp Scherer, Dallas: Adipose Tissue – an Organ with Special Requirements for Vascularization

14.20-14.50  Michael Potente, Heidelberg: Metabolite signaling in the vascular endothelium

14.50-15.10  Sinem Karaman, Helsinki: Organotypic sensitivity of endothelial cells to loss of vascular endothelial growth factor signaling

15.10-15.35  Coffee break and poster viewing

SESSION IV  Brain, eye

15.35-16.05   Christer Betsholtz, Stockholm: A single cell perspective on vascular biology

16.05-16.35   Alexander Flügel, Göttingen: Visualizing autoimmune CNS responses

16.35-16.50   Lauri Eklund, Oulu: The role of angiopoietin-4 in mouse vascular development


The symposium is free of charge for the participants.
Registration is required and includes lunch and coffee.
Registration will be open starting on April 17, 2019




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