About the eventThe 10th European Elastin Meeting, which spans two and a half days, brings together researchers, clinicians and entrepreneurs that are interested in elastin and elastic fibre associated molecules. The program will include presentations in a wide range of topics, all centered around elastic fibres, but highlighted from different points of view. Research in areas involving assembly, degradation, signalling, development, pathology (supra)molecular structure, elastin-like polypeptides and regenerative medicine will be discussed.
The intimate environment of the meeting, where professionals at all levels of their career are welcomed, allows for ample discussions with attendees.
- March 1, 2018: general Abstract deadline
- April 1, 2018: Notification of abstract acceptance
- May 1, 2018: Early bird registration closure date
- June 1, 2018: Poster Abstract deadline
Register for the meeting
Registration for the 10th European Elastin Meeting has opened!
Please be aware that the early bird rate is only valid until May 1st, 2018.
Before May 1st, 2018
After May 1st, 2018
|Participant||€ 250||€ 350|
|BSc, MSc, PhD student||€ 150||€ 250|
|Conference dinner||€ 50||€ 50|
Registration fee includes admission to the scientific presentations (talks and posters), welcome reception, certificate of attendance, coffee/tea breaks and lunch.
From Thursday 14 June 2018 (9:00) to Saturday 16 June 2018 (14:00).
Researchers and clinicians in the field of elastic fibre research, i.e. elastin, microfibrils and other elastic fibre associated molecules.
Research in the area of assembly, degradation, signalling, development, pathology (supra)molecular structure, elastin-like polypeptides and regenerative medicine will be discussed.
- Elastic fiber assembly
- Development & Pathology
- Cellular signaling
- (Supra)molecular structure of elastic fibers
- Regenerative Medicine
Chair Willeke Daamen
Willeke Daamen is assistant professor in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine at Radboudumc’s Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (Nijmegen, the Netherlands). From 2014 onwards, she is junior principal investigator and junior principal lecturer at Radboudumc.
Furthermore, she is a member of the coordination team of Radboudumc’s theme “Reconstructive & Regenerative Medicine” and editorial board member of the journal “BioMed Research International”. She is the co-author of over 75 articles in peer-reviewed international journals and of multiple book chapters.
* Her research
Dr. Daamen’s research in the field started with her dissertation entitled “Elastin as a biomaterial for tissue engineering”. She still focuses on acellular biomaterials that support the body to restore tissues and organs, concentrating on extracellular matrix components. The main objective is to engineer defined cellular micro-environments with specified 3-dimensional architecture that signal to the cell what tissue/organ should be made. In addition, she works on lyophilisomes, a type of drug delivery device she invented.
Vice chair Daniela Quaglino
Daniela Quaglino is full professor of pathology at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Modena, Italy) and, since 2014, Director of the Department of Life Sciences and Dean of the School of Life Sciences at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.
She is a member of many national and international scientific societies, and a co-author of more than 120 articles in peer-reviewed international journals (H-index 34) and of 30 book chapters.
* Her research
Over the last three decades, Prof. Quaglino’s research activity has mainly focused on the biology and pathology of mesenchymal cells and of the extracellular matrix by investigating alterations occurring at the elastic component of skin and of blood vessels during aging or in acquired as well as in genetic diseases. In vitro models, taking advantage of the use of elastin-related peptides, have been combined with in vivo and ex vivo models aiming to dissect the molecular pathways leading to the aging phenotype or related to the occurrence of age-related complications.
In particular, Prof. Quaglino is significantly contributing to studies on the pathogenesis of the aberrant calcification of elastic fibres, as in pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE), a rare genetic disease of soft connective tissues.
Keynote speaker Kirk Hansen
Presentation: “Analytical Characterization of Extracellular Matrix with a Focus on Elastin”
Kirk Hansen currently is associate professor at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine at Denver. He obtained a PhD degree in 2001 at Calltech, the California Institute of Technology. After a post-doc at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), he came to the University of Colorado at Denver in 2004.
Dr. Hansen focuses on developing and utilizing strategies for the detection and characterization of proteins in health and disease. The goal is to understand underlying mechanisms of disease at the molecular level using mass spectrometry as the primary analytical tool. Mass spectrometry for quantitative analysis of extracellular matrix proteins has his particular interest.
Travel & accommodation
Airport Schiphol, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (for example by Easy Jet), by train to Nijmegen approx. 100 min., by car/taxi to Nijmegen appr. 80 min.
Airport Eindhoven. The Netherlands. by car/taxi to Nijmegen appr. 60 min.
Airport Weeze, Germany, (for example by Ryanair), by car/taxi to Nijmegen approx. 60 min.
Brussels Airport Zavetem, Belgium, by car/taxi to Nijmegen approx. 120 min..
A full list of accommodations in The Netherlands can be found on booking.com. Some suggestions and price guides are given below.
Bastion Hotel Nijmegen, Neerbosscheweg 614, 6544 LL, Nijmegen.
Tel: +31 (0)24 373 01 00 (40 rooms).
Hotel MANNA, Oranjesingel 2c, 6511 NS, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
Tel: +31(0)24 365 09 90, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hotel Blue Nijmegen, Oranjesingel 14-20, 6511 NT, Nijmegen.
Tel: +31 (0)24 744 00 94, e-mail: email@example.com.