Virtual Conference 2021

Hellenic Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (HSBMB)

Hellenic Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
11 Soufliou Str., 11257, Athens
Tel: (+30)-210-6503565 Fax: (+30)-210-6511767


Thursday 17 June 2021

“Developmental mechanisms in health and disease”
Chair: Dr Vasso Kostourou, B.S.R.C. “Alexander Fleming”

Main Speaker

  • Prof Axel Behrens, Scientific Director of CRUK Convergence Science Centre, Professor of Imperial College, Group Leader at the Francis Crick Institute

Invited Speakers

  • Mina Gouti, Group Leader, Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC)
    “Building advanced human neuromuscular organoid models to study development and disease”
  • George Zachos, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Crete
    “Delaying the final cut: an ATM-Chk2-INCENP pathway prevents chromatin breakage in cytokinesis”


21 January 2021

“Molecular communication in cells, tissues and organs”
Chair: Prof. Nikos Karamanos, University of Patras


  • Johanna Ivaska, Academy of Finland Professor, Cell adhesion and Cancer Lab, Turku Centre for Biotechnology, Finland
    “ Matrix – tumor crosstalk in cancer progression”
  • Jeffrey Esko, Distinguished Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, La Jolla, CA, USA
    “SARS-CoV-2 infection depends on heparan sulfate”

3 March 2021 | 18:00-20:30

“Chemical, structural biology and disease treatment”
Prof. Aristidis Moustakas, Uppsala University
Prof. Achilleas Theocharis, Univeristy of Patras

Invited speakers

Ivan Đikić, MD, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry, Director, Institute of Biochemistry II, Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Biophysics, Group leader, Buchmann Institute for Molecular Life Sciences, University Hospital of Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
““Structure-function based screens for inhibitors of the SARS-CoV2 papain-like protease””

Sonia Lain, Professor, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
“From a phenotypic screen to the structure of a small molecule bound to its target, and the challenges beyond”

8 April 2021 | 18:00-20:00

“Mechanisms of ageing”

Dr. Dimitris Kletsas, HSBMB PRESIDENT, Institute of Biosciences & Applications / Ncsr “Demokritos”

Invited speakers

  • K. Lenhard Rudolph
    M.D., Research Group on Stem Cell Aging, Leibniz Institute on Aging – Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI), Germany
    “Inflammation and mitochondrial metabolism in stem cell and organism aging”
  • Marco Demaria
    PhD, Associate Professor in Cellular Ageing, Group leader of the Laboratory of Cellular Senescence and Age-related Pathologies, European Research Institute for the Biology of Aging (ERIBA), University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), Netherland
    “Heterogeneity in senescence: from mechanisms to interventions”

Thursday 15 April | 18.00-20.30

Regulation of gene expression and disease mechanisms
Chair: Prof. George Mosialos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Invited Speakers

  • Arnaud Krebs, Group Leader, Genome Biology Unit., EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
    “Cooperativity and antagonism in transcription regulation”
  • Henrik Kaessmann, Group leader in the DKFZ-ZMBH Alliance, ZMBH – Center for Molecular Biology, Heidelberg University, Germany
    “The cellular and molecular evolution of mammalian organs”

20th May 2021

“Molecular basis of infections”
Chair: Dr Dionysis Sgouras, Hellenic Pasteur Institute

Invited Speakers:

  • Darius Moradpour, M.D., Professor of Medicine, University of Lausanne
    Exploring the life cycle of hepatitis E virus
  • Rino Rappuoli, PhD, Chief Scientist and Head External R&D at GSK Vaccines
    Vaccines and antibodies to regain our freedom

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