13th BMP conference

Virtual BMP forum

 

Registration form for the 1st virtual BMP forum is available on the following link:
https://fu-berlin.webex.com/fu-berlin-en/onstage/g.php?PRID=4d4752186a3687d15ea8df72fd932a22.

You have an opportunity to register once for all or only some of the events.

 

Dear colleagues and friends,

 

As the International BMP conference in Dubrovnik this coming October had to be postponed due to the Covid19-restrictions, we (An Zwijsen, Slobodan Vukicevic and Petra Knaus) decided to cover the time from September 2020 to summer 2021 (and further) with the 1st Virtual BMP Forum, as an Appetizer for the Dubrovnik Meeting October 2022.

We very much hope to get as many of you on board as possible and even reach those interested in BMP research which are new to the community and might not have attended the International BMP conferences before. So please feel free to send this invitation to your colleagues.

We will meet every 3 weeks for 2 talks (each 35 min plus 10 min QA) on a related topic, ideally by 2 speakers from different institutions and even more ideally a young and a more senior scientist. This meeting series aims to complement rather than to duplicate the Dubrovnik speakers list.

Registration to the webinar will be opened by September 1st 2020. All information will be available on the International BMP conference homepage and we will try to update this as frequently as possible.

Upcoming:
Oct 6th 2021: BMP signaling and Stem Cells II

Chair: Calle Heldin, Uppsala/Sweden

Nicole INFARINATO, New York/USA

“Elucidating the role of BMP signaling in melanocyte stem cell activation and differentiation in the hair follicle niche”

Yuan LIU, Beijing/China

“A role of BMP pathway in intestinal homeostasis maintenance and colitis formation”

 

Meet-the-speakers (After every session, 5:30 pm)

 

Please already save the following dates:

16:00-17:30 European Time

Summer: GMT + 02:00, Sept-Oct, Apr-June

Winter: GMT + 01:00, Nov-March

 

Sep 23rd  2020:                   Session 1:   BMP Signalling in Vascular Biology

Oct 14th 2020:                     Session 2:   BMP Signalling and Mechanobiology

Nov 4th 2020:                     Session 3:   BMP Signalling in Cancer

Nov 25th 2020:                   Session 4:   BMP Signalling in Rare Disease

Jan 13th 2021:                     Session 5:   BMP Signalling in Bone and Cartilage Biology

Feb 3rd 2021:                      Session 6:   BMP Signalling in Muscle Biology

Feb 24th 2021:                    Session 7:   Structure of BMP Signalling Components

Mar 17th 2021:                    Session 8:   BMP Co-receptors and Pro-domains

Apr 7th 2021:                      Session 9:   BMP Receptors

Apr 28th 2021:                   Session 10: BMPs and Stem Cells

May 19th 2021:                  Session 11: BMP antagonists

Jun 9th 2021:                     Session 12: BMPs in reproduction

Jun 30th 2021:                   Session 13: Modelling the Pathway

Jul 28st 2021:                    Session 14: BMPs in neurodevelopment

Sep 15th 2021:                    Session 15: BMP pathway in clinical settings

Oct 6th 2021:                      Session 16: BMP signalling and Stem Cells 2

Oct 27th 2021:                    Session 17: BMP and Cancer 2

Nov 17th 2021:                    Session 18: BMP and iron regulation

Dec 8th 2021:                     Session 19: BMP and disease

Jan 19th 2022:                    Session 20: BMP signaling and Vascular Biology 2

 

Confirmed speakers, 1st Virtual BMP-forum:

 

Wei LI, Cambridge/UK

Franck LEBRIN, Leiden/Netherlands

Chris HIEPEN, Berlin/Germany

Boris HINZ, Toronto/Canada

Toril HOLIEN, Trondheim/Norway

Antonio VIDAL-PUIG, Cambridge/UK

John LEES-SHEPARD, Tarrytown/US

Rozenn QUARCK, Leuven/Belgium

Maurizio PACIFICI, Philadelphia/USA

Reinhard WINDHAGER, Vienna/Austria

Sigmar STRICKER, Berlin/Germany

Helge AMTHOR, Montigny-le-Bretonneux/France

Erich GOEBEL, Cincinnati/USA

Maria MACIAS, Barcelona/Spain

Christian SIEBOLD, Oxford/UK

Gerhard SENGLE, Cologne/Germany

Senem AYKUL, Tarrytown/USA

Corinne ALBIGES-RIZO, Grenoble/France

Tim HERPELINCK, Leuven/Belgium

Valeria ORLOVA, Leiden/NL

Jennifer ESSER, Freiburg/Germany

Mihaela PERIC, Zagreb/Croatia

Dragan DURDEVIC, Zagreb/ Croatia

Alex LÖWER, Darmstadt/Germany

Tim HERPELINCK, Leuwen/Belgium

Hyeyoon LEE, Heidelberg/Germany

Diana MONSIVAIS, Houston,TX/USA

Berna SOZEN, Connecticut, USA

Michael ELOWITZ, Pasadena,CA/USA

Soheila KARIMI, Winnipeg/Canada

Christian SCHACHTRUP, Freiburg/Germany

Jerome FORTIN, Toronto/Canada

Nick MORREL, Cambridge/UK

Nicole INFARINATO, Rockfeller/USA

Yuan LIU, Beijing/ China

 

 

16:00-17:30 European Time

Summer: GMT + 02:00, Sept-Oct, Apr-June

Winter: GMT + 01:00, Nov-March

 

Sep 23rd 2020: BMP Signalling in Vascular Biology

Chair: Gonzalo Sanchez-Duffhues, Leiden/Netherlands

Wei LI, Cambridge/UK

“Molecular regulation of BMP9 and 10 signalling in vascular endothelial cells“

Franck LEBRIN, Leiden/Netherlands

“From mechanisms to therapy in Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia”

 

Oct 14th 2020: BMP Signalling and Mechanobiology

Chair: Ada Cavalcanti-Adam, Heidelberg/Germany

Chris HIEPEN, Berlin/Germany

“BMPR2 and endothelial cell mechanics, an old player in a new light”

Boris HINZ, Toronto/Canada

“How transforming growth factor mechanics affect fibroblast morphogenesis”

 

Nov 4th 2020: BMP Signalling in Cancer

Chair: Aris Moustakas, Uppsala/Sweden

Toril HOLIEN, Trondheim/Norway

“Regulating the tumor suppressing activity of ALK2 in multiple myeloma”

Antonio Vidal-Puig, Cambridge/UK

“Metabolic Role of BMP8b”

 

Nov 25th 2020: BMP Signalling in Rare Disease

Chair: Fumiko Itoh, Tokyo/Japan

John LEES-SHEPARD, Tarrytown/USA

“Activin A is necessary for heterotopic ossification in adult ACVR1[R258G] and ACVR1[R206H] FOP-mice, but each model exhibits a distinct developmental phenotype”

Rozenn QUARCK, Leuven/Belgium

“Balancing BMPRII and TGFβ signaling pathways in pulmonary arterial hypertension: potential treatment perspectives”

 

Jan 13th 2021: BMP Signalling in Bone and Cartilage Biology

Chair: Johanna Bolander, Boston, USA/ Leuven, Belgium

Maurizio PACIFICI, Philadelphia/USA

“Roles and mechanisms of BMP and Activin action in heterotopic ossification”

Reinhard WINDHAGER, Vienna/Austria

“Recombinant human BMP6 applied within Autologous Blood Coagulum accelerates bone healing: Randomized controlled trial in High Tibial Osteotomy patients”

 

Feb 3rd 2021: BMP Signalling in Muscle Biology

Chair: Hans Georg Simon, Chicago/USA

Sigmar STRICKER, Berlin/Germany

“An unbalanced BMP-biomechanical niche reveals the plasticity of the mammalian myogenic lineage”

Helge AMTHOR, Montigny-le-Bretonneux/France

“BMP signaling patterns limb muscle”

 

Feb 24th 2021: Structure of BMP Signalling Components

Chair: Alex Bullock, Oxford/UK

Erich GOEBEL, Cincinnati/USA

“Detailing Activin Receptor Specificity Mechanisms”

Maria MACIAS, Barcelona/Spain

“Structural Insights into Smad Function”

 

Mar 17th 2021: BMP Co-receptors and Pro-domains

Chair: Jerome Jatzlau, Berlin/Germany

Christian SIEBOLD, Oxford/UK

“Molecular Mechanisms of Repulsive Guidance Molecule(RGM) Signalling”

Gerhard SENGLE, Cologne/Germany

“A new matrix metalloproteinase mediated prodomain cleavage mechanism to activate BMP growth factors from the extracellular matrix”

 

Apr 7th 2021: BMP Receptors

Chair: Paul Upton, Cambridge/UK

Senem AYKUL, Tarrytown/US

“Dimerization of FOP-mutant ACVR1 induces P-Smad1/5/8
signaling in a Type II receptor dependent manner”

Corinne Albiges-Rizo, Grenoble/France

“Focal Adhesions are sites of segregation for BMP receptors”

 

Apr 28th 2021: BMPs and Stem Cells

Chair: Ruben Dries, Boston/USA

Valeria ORLOVA, Leiden/Netherlands

“3D vessel-on-chip to model vascular disease and beyond”

Tim HERPELINCK, Leuven/Belgium

“A single-cell atlas of skeletal tissues to study inter- and intracellular signaling: a BMP case study”

 

May 19th 2021: BMP antagonists

Chair: Przemko TYLZANOWSKI, Leuven/Belgium

Jennifer ESSER, Freiburg/Germany

“The BMP modulator BMPER: effects on angiogenesis, angiopathy and angioregeneration”

Hyeyoon LEE, Heidelberg/Germany

“R-spondins are new BMP receptor antagonists in early embryonic development”

 

Jun 9th 2021: BMPs in reproduction

Chair: Susana Chuva de sousa lopes Leiden/The Netherlands

Diana MONSIVAIS, Houston/USA

“An endometrial BMP signaling axis controls receptivity and embryo implantation”

Berna SOZEN, Connecticut/USA

„The role of BMP signalling in early mammalian embryo development”

 

Jun 30th 2021: Modelling the Pathway

Chair: Caroline Hill, London/UK

Alexander LOEWER, Darmstadt/Germany

“Dynamics and variability of SMAD signaling in single cells”

Michael ELOWITZ, Pasadena/CA/USA

“The context-dependent combinatorial logic of BMP signaling”

 

Jul 28th 2021: BMPs in neurodevelopment

Chair: Danny HUYLEBROECK, Rotterdam (NL)/Leuven (BE)

Soheila KARIMI, Winnipeg/Canada

“Role and Mechanisms of BMP4 in spinal cord injury”

Christian SCHACHTRUP, Freiburg/Germany

“Fibrinogen–induced BMP signaling modifying stem cell behavior in CNS disease”

 

Sep 15th 2021: BMP pathway in clinical settings

Chair: Slobodan Vukicevic, Zagreb/Croatia

Mihaela PERIC, Zagreb/Croatia

“Preclinical development of BMP6 based bone regeneration drug/device“

Nick MORELL, Cambridge/UK

“The potential therapeutic use of BMP ligands for vascular diseases”

 

Oct 6th 2021: BMP signaling and Stem Cells II

Chair: Calle Heldin, Uppsala/Sweden

Nicole INFARINATO, New York/USA

“Elucidating the role of BMP signaling in melanocyte stem cell activation and differentiation in the hair follicle niche”

Yuan LIU, Beijing/China

“A role of BMP pathway in intestinal homeostasis maintenance and colitis formation”