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ESNATS CONFERENCE - Preliminary Programme

"Use of Human Embryonic Stem Cells for Novel Toxicity Testing Approaches"

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 Monday, 16.09.2013

09:00-09:10   Horst Spielmann, President of EUSAAT, Freie Universitaet Berlin, DE-Berlin
Opening address
09:10-09:20   Jürgen Hescheler, Coordinator of ESNATS, University of Cologne, DE-Cologne
Overview of the ESNATS project
09:20-10:00   Marcel Leist, University of Konstanz, DE-Konstanz
The ESNATS hESC-based toxicity test battery
10:00-10:40   Jan Hengstler, IFADO, DE-Dortmund
The ESNATS hESC-based toxicity biomarker identification study
10:40-11:00   Jan Hengstler, IFADO, DE-Dortmund
Hepatocyte in vitro systems to study metabolism: stem cell derived hepatocytes as an alternative to primary hepatocytes
11:00-11:15   Coffee break
11:15-11:30   Joery de Kock, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, BE-Brussels
hSKP-derived hepatocytes for toxicity testing
11:30-11:50   Sieto Bosgra, TNO, NL-Utrecht
In vitro-in vivo extrapolation of prenatal (neuro)toxicity assay data by PBPK modeling
11:50-12:10   Agapios Sachinidis, University of Cologne, DE-Cologne
Identification of thalidomide-specific transcriptomics and proteomics signatures during differentiation of human embryonic stem cells
12:10-12:30   Karl-Heinz Krause, University of Geneva, CH-Geneva
Pluripotent stem cell-derived engineered neural tissues: what’s new?
12:30-13:45   Lunch and posters
 13:45-14:30   First panel discussion (chair: Thomas Hartung, CAAT, US Baltimore)
How can the ESNATS data be used to define mechanisms of action and/or AOPs
 14:30-15:00   Aldert Piersma, RIVM, NL-Bilthoven
Enhancing the readout of the embryonic stem cell test with molecular approaches
 15:00-15:30   Ellen Fritsche, Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, DE-Duesseldorf
Signaling pathways in human neural assays (title to be confirmed)
15:30-16:00   Robert Kavlock, US Environmental Protection Agency, US-Washington
Transforming the Conduct of Toxicology in the US: the Tox21 Program
 16:00-16:30   Coffee break and posters
 16:30-17:00   Thomas Knudsen, US Environmental Protection Agency, US-Research Triangle Park
Predictive models and computational embryology
17:00-17:30   Beatriz Silva-Lima, EPAA stem cell group, BE-Brussels
EPAA calls for a “Stem Cells in Safety Testing” forum
to keep fluent communication
 17:30-18:00   Jos Kleinjans, University of Maastricht, NL-Maastricht
Data infrastructure for chemical safety
 18:00-18:45   Second panel discussion (chair: Michael Schwarz, University of Tuebingen, DE-Tuebingen)
How can the ESNATS assays be applicable in companies/regulatory toxicology and what are necessary future developments 
 18:45-20:00   Continued discussion and poster session 
20:00   Dinner and social evening (at the congress venue)