Opening ceremony for the Amsterdam UMC – Nikon Center of Excellence
12-06-2019 14:00 12-06-2019 17:00 Auditorium of the O|2 Lab Building De Boelelaan 1108, Amsterdam

Opening ceremony for the Amsterdam UMC – Nikon Center of Excellence

We will celebrate this event with a Scientific Symposium followed by drinks and there will be an opportunity to visit the microscopy facilities at the O2 Lab Building.

Date/time: 12 June 2019, 14:00-17:00

Location: Auditorium of the O|2 Lab Building De Boelelaan 1108, Amsterdam

Attendance is free of charge, but registration is necessary: Register via this link

Program

14:00 – Immune Intercellular Communication: Transfer of genetic information through the Immunological Synapse.
Prof. Francisco Sánchez Madrid - Head of the Dept Immunology and Chief Scientific Officer IIS Princesa, Madrid, Spain 
Chair: Prof. Yvette van Kooyk, Head of the Dept. Molecular Cell Biology & Immunology and Director of the Infection & Immunity Research Institute (AI&II).

14:30 – Novel cell-matrix adhesion complex structures.
Prof. Staffan Stromblad - Head of the Nikon CofE at Karolinska and Professor of Clinical Molecular Biology, Karolinska Institute, Huddinge, Sweden
Chair: Prof. Jan Paul Medema, Head of the Center for Experimental and Molecular Medicine and Director of the Cancer Center Amsterdam Research Institute (CCA).

15:00 – Center of Excellence Amsterdam UMC- Nikon, an academia-industry partnership to serve the scientific community. Prof. dr. Mat Daemen - Vice-Dean for Research, Amsterdam UMC, Mr. Takaharu Sasaoka – President of Nikon Instruments Europe, Dr. Juan J. Garcia Vallejo – Scientific Director of the Microscopy & Cytometry Core Facility of the Amsterdam UMC – Location VUMC, Mr. Philippe Rideau – General Manager, Nikon Instruments SAS
Chair: Prof. Geert Kazemier, Director of the Cancer Center Amsterdam (CCA) Research Foundation.

15:15 – Coffee break

15:45 – Image Scanning Microscopy: the Next Generation of Confocal Microscopy?
Dr. Giuseppe Vicidomini - Senior Researcher TT, Molecular Microscopy and Spectroscopy, Nanophysics, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genoa, Italy
Chair: Prof. Jolanda van der Velden – Head of the Dept. Physiology and Director of the Amsterdam Cardiovascular Sciences Research Institute.

16:15 – Interplay between microtubules and the endoplasmic reticulum in neuronal polarity.
Dr. Ginny G. Farías - Team Leader, Dept. Biology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Chair: Prof. Arjen Brussaard – Director of the Amsterdam Neuroscience Research Institute.

16:45 – Conclusion
Prof. Mat Daemen – Vice-Dean of Research, Amsterdam UMC.

17:00 – Drinks & snacks and guided visit to the Center of Excellence Amsterdam UMC – Nikon

Attendance to the event is free of charge, but registration is necessary in order to schedule groups for the guided visit to the Center of Excellence Amsterdam UMC-Nikon.

For more information or to schedule appointments, please contact Dr. Marko Popovic (m.popovic@vumc.nl).

Register via: https://forms.gle/E5TkF6whKSZV5DzD8.