5 October
6 October
7 October
08:30 - 09:00 Opening Remarks

Ivana Marova, Chair of the National Scientific and Organisation Committee
Munis Dundar, President of the European Biotechnology Thematic Network Association
Michal Vesely, Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry of Brno University of Technology
09:00 - 10:30 Plenary Session 1 - Biotechnology in Czechia
Chair: Ivana Marova
09:00 - 09:30 Biotechnology in Czech Republic - overview
Ivana Marova
09:30 - 10:00 Contribution of Czech Republic to vaccines against SARS-COV
Jaroslav Turánek
10:00 - 10:30 Epidemiological Study of vaccination campagne effectiveness
Tomas Furst
10:30 - 10:50
Coffee Break
10:50 - 12:30 Plenary Session 2
Chair: Munis Dundar
10:50 - 11:20 Label-free diagnostic technique to differentiate cancer cells from healthy cells
Donald Martin
11:20 - 11:50 Developments in the Multidisciplinary Approach in Pharma and Medicinal Biotechnology: The Case of Anti-COVID-19 Drugs, Biosensors and Scaffolds for Regenerative Medicine
Stanislav Miertus
11:50 - 12:20 Q & A
12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 15:30 Session 1
Chairs: Petr Malý, Milan Raška, Ferda Ozkinay, Brazda Vacla
Parallel Session
Chairs: Ariola Bacu, Juraj Krajcovic
13:30 - 13:50 Urge for national databases Population-based rare variants and cancer management
Mahmut Cerkez Ergoren
Paramylon metabolism in euglenoid flagellates and its biotechnological potency
Juraj Krajcovic
13:50 - 14:10 Application of specific protein binders as antigen mimetics
Milan Raška
Effects of Nutrition Condition on Induced Defense of Wheat against Metal Toxicity
Ildiko Matušíková
14:10 - 14:30 Role of G4 structures in regulation of p53 expression
Brazda Vacla
Identification of specific micro-evolutionary patterns for resilience and adaptation to agro- environmental conditions in cereals
Agim Ballvora
14:30 - 14:50 Application of ribosomal display for development of specific protein binders as therapeutics
Petr Malý
Role of polyhydroxyalkanoates in sress response of extremophiles
Stanislav Obruca
14:50 - 15:10 Reanalysis of targeted next generation sequence analysis panel data
Ferda Ozkinay
Picocyanobacteria community composition & Environmental Factorial Analysis at model aquatic systems
Ariola Bacu
15.10 - 15.30 O&A O&A
15.30 - 15.50
Coffee Break
15:50 - 17:30 ORAL PRESENTATIONS (Speeches in oral presentations will be limited to 8 minutes. There will be a question and answer session for 2 minutes.)
Chairs: Mahmut Cerkez Ergoren, Gunnur Demircan, Attya Bhatti
Chairs: Esra Isik, Milan Raska, Demet Akin
Evaluation of Autophagy And Apoptosis Mechanisms In Viral Hepatitis And Alcoholic Cirrhosis
Gunnur Demircan
Hb Agrinio: A rare cause of nondeletional HbH disease
Esra Isik
Molecular Genetic Diagnosis by Whole Exome Sequencing in Patients with Hereditary Platelet Disorders: Identification of ITGA10, a New Gene responsible for congenital platelet disorder
Durdugul Ayyildiz Emecen
Non-cognate protein ligands of HIV-1 broadly-neutralizing antibodies for the HIV-1 preventative vaccine development
Milan Raska
A rare Malpuech, Mignarelli, Michels, Carnevale Syndrome (3MC Syndrome); Novel variant in the MASP1 gene
Onur Recep Gunduz
Statistical Investigation of the Bioprocess Conditions of Instant Controlled Pressure Drop (DIC) Pretreatment to Produce Lentil Bran with High Dietary Fiber Content
Didem Sutay Kocabas
Rare skeletal dysplasias diagnosed by next-generation sequence analysis
Enise Avci Durmusalioglu
A high-speed imaging methodology to study two-phase-flow phenomena involved in enhanced subcritical dense phase carbon dioxide pasteurization
Ratka Hoferick
Role of LncRNAs in Human Aneuploid Blastocysts
Hakan Aytaçoğlu
Comparison of liamocin production capacities of various Aureobasidium pullulans strains
Aslı Deniz Pehlivan
Does taking L-Carnitine and Cadmium have an impact on gene expression of the liver tissues from rat models?
Duaa Abdulmohsin
Osmoprotectants Alleviate the Negative Effects of Boron Deficiency and Toxic Conditions in Wheat Plant
Mehmet Hamurcu
Anti-inflammatory effect of crude extract from Stretomyces sp SD20 strain on inflammatory bowel disease in mice
Betitera Yanat
Separation of individual biologically active substances from Lysimáchia vulgáris and study of their antimicrobial and antioxidative activity
Olga Babich
Endophytic L-Asparaginase is a paradigm of Cancer Therapy
Parakkottil Chothi Madhu
Selection of parameters for obtaining extracts of Valeriana officinalis with antioxidant properties
Victoria Larina
Exploring the Role of miRNA-125a as Predictive Biomarkers for Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity
Attya Bhatti
Dysosmia and dysgeuzia in SARS CoV-2 infection
Naida Lojo Kadric
The antioxidant and cycotoxic activity of Rhododendron luteum leaves in glioma cells
Demet Akin
08:30 - 10:00 Plenary Session 3
Chairs: Michel Salzet
08:30 - 09:00 Some results on gliabastoma and some therapeutic strategy including CAR-macrophages
Michel Salzet
09:00 - 09:30 Answering user pains with novel proprietary diagnostic technologies: from ideation to startups
Robert Marks
09:30 - 10:00 The neuronal IgG (Light and Heavy chains) pseudogenes in astrocytes are key player in astrocytes reprogramming to neurons
Alice Capuz
10:00 - 10:20
Coffee Break
10:20 - 12:30 Plenary Session 4
Chairs: Oscar Vicente, Polona Znidarsic-Plazl
10:20 - 10:50 Bacterial engineers’ - turning wastes into valuable biomaterials
Iza Radecka
10:50 - 11:20 Biostimulants: a little help from your friends to boost plant adaptation to climate change
Oscar Vicente
11:20 - 11:50 Opportunities of microfluidics for biocatalytic process intensification
Polona Znidarsic-Plazl
11:50 - 12:20 Simple, accurate and rapid self-testing of body fluids for viral infection and disease biomarkers and external pathogens by portable wireless graphene biosensor
Ratnesh Lal
12:20 - 12:50 Novel Traits in Dairy Phenomics – A Challenge to Opportunity Perspective in Romania
Dana Tapaloaga
12:50 -13:30
13:30 - 15:30 Session 3
Chairs: Michele Maffia, Isabelle Fournier, Osman Erogul
13:30 - 15:00 Session 4: Satellite Symposium on Microbial Biotechnology
Chair: Milan Čertík
13:30 - 13:50 Engineering affinity, specificity and stability in protein therapeutics
Niv Papo
13:30 - 14:10 Recombinant Yarrowia lipolytica as a producer of useful tailor-made lipids
Milan Čertík
13:50 - 14:10 Some results from ex vivo to in vivo imaging by mass spectrometry using the spidermass technology
Isabelle Fournier
14:10 - 14:30 The tug of war governing proteostasis in α-synucleinopathies under copper dyshomeostasis
Michele Maffia
14:10 - 14:30 Yarrowia lipolytica and glycerol - a powerful duo for biotechnological industry
Zbigniew Lazar
14:30 - 14:50 Strain programmable and printable devices based on silk fibroin and nanomaterials for designing ideal interfaces with biological tissues
Luca Valentini
14:30 - 14:50 Kluyveromyces marxianus as a platform for production of bioactive compounds
Karolina Drężek
14:50 - 15:10 Custom Made SternoCostal Implant Design and Production
Osman Eroğul
14:50 - 15:10 Genomic diversity of oleaginous Rhodotorula species
Volkmar Passoth
15:10 - 15:30 Retinoic acid eluting stents for the treatment of vascular stenosis. A novel use for an old drug
Anargyros N. Moulas
15:10 - 15:30 Metschnikowia yeasts - old tool, new perspectives
Dorota Kregiel
15:30 - 15:50 Next Generation Solutions in Diagnosis of Ciliopathy: From Functional Genomics to Artificial Intelligence-Based Approaches
Sehime G. Temel
15:30 - 15:40 Q&A
15:50 - 16:10 Serotonin transporter DNA methylation, tryptophan metabolism and kynurenines levels in eating disorders
Maria Rachele Ceccarini
15:50 - 16:10
Coffee Break
16:10 - 17:30 GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING OF EBTNA 15:50 - 17:30 ORAL PRESENTATIONS (Speeches in oral presentations will be limited to 8 minutes. There will be a question and answer session for 2 minutes.)
Chairs: Igor Plazl, Luca Valentini
Immunoglobulins expression in astrocytes and glioblastoma
Alice Capuz
The antiproliferative and cytotoxic effects of substituted indenoquinoline amines against HT29 and SW620 cell lines
Salih Ökten, Ali Aydın
In vivo evaluation of poloxamer-based hydrogels formulated with lactoferrin and lysozyme on cutaneous wound healing in rats
Perihan Unver Uckac
Comparison of the properties of collagen extracted from the bones of common carp (Cyprinus carpio) and sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax
Çiğdem Dikel
Screening for novel Aspergilli producers of proteases for pharmacology and biomedicine
Anna Shestakova
Action of the genus Aspergillus micromycetes proteolytic enzymes on bacterial biofilms
Daria Surkova
Towards a better understanding of antimicrobial peptides
Zahra Nadia Saadatmand
Understanding the significance of inter-protein bifurcated interactions in pro-tein-protein complexes
Sneha Bheemireddy
Yarrowia lipolytica is a promising oleaginous yeast for bio-oils production from volatile fatty acids
Marlene Lopes
Gluconic acid production by Aspergillus niger from sugarcane molasses and grape must: effect of increased air pressure and operation mode
Sílvia Fernandes
09:00 - 12:00 Satellite Symposium on Microbial Biotechnology
Chair: Milan Čertík
09:00 - 09:15 Microbial bioconversion of lignocellulose hydrolysates
Marek Adamczak
09:15 - 09:30 Conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to lipids and exopolysaccharides by oleaginous yeasts, for feed and biochemicals
Volkmar Passoth
09:30 - 09:45 Fungal solid-state fermentation as a way for waste processing into food/feed supplement
Tatiana Klempová
09:45 - 10:00 Adaptive laboratory evolution for enhancing PUFA-rich polar lipid fractions in the microalga Nannochloropsis gaditana
Marianna Dourou
10:00 - 10:15 Biotechnological utilization of food industry and agriculture industry waste oils using carotenogenic yeasts
Martin Szotkowski
10:15 - 10:30 Rare Earth Element Recovery via Bioaccumulation
Dominik Schild
10:30 - 10:50
Coffee Break
10:50 - 11:05 Kpkt killer toxin: a promising option for the management of microbial contaminations in the wine and food industry
Ilaria Mannazzu
11:05 - 11:20 Generation of highly Specific Peptide Ligands Using Phage Display
Harald Hundsberger
11:20 - 11:35 Extracellular vesicles of probiotic yeast - can they be used as carriers for orally distributed drugs?
Jolanta Mierzejewska
11:35 - 11:50 Targeting R&D bottlenecks and building value in industrial biotechnology
Martin Kavšček
11:50 - 12:10 Model-based Design of BioProcess Intensification
Igor Plazl
12:10 - 12:20 Q&A
12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 15:00 Session 5
Chairs: Kovalcik Adriana, Petra Patakova
13:30 - 15:00 MAGI SESSION
Chairs: Matteo Bertelli, Tommaso Beccari, Michele Samaja
13:30 - 13:50 Production of Monascuc pigments and their biological activities
Petra Patáková
13:30 - 13:50 Molecular pathways involved in primary lymphedema
Gabriele Bonetti
13:50 - 14:10 Production and application of bacterial cellulose
Kovalcik Adriana
13:50 - 14:10 Translational research for the identification of therapeutic targets in anorexia nervosa
Kevin Donato
14:10 - 14:30 A two-arm, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial investigating the efficacy of the probiotic dietary supplement SmartProbio C in the supportive supplementation of patients with complicated COVID-19 infection, with a focus on monitoring the alleviation of the course of infection
Ryšávka Petr
14:10 - 14:30 Study of The Effects of Natural Molecules in Vitro and at The Bioinformatic Level
Kristjana Dhuli
14:30 - 14:50 New results to development of biobased products and biorefineries
Birgit Kamm
14:30 - 14:50 MAGI Balkans, a laboratory for the diagnosis of rare genetic diseases
Maria Chiara Medori
14:50 - 15:10 Molecular mechanisms of luteolysis regulation: the role of intraluteal prostaglandins
Bajram Berisha
14:50 - 15:00 Q&A
15:10 - 15:30 Eletrophysiological effects of curcumin on sensory neurons
Bernard Fioretti
15:30 - 15:40
Coffee Break
15:40 - 16:30 ORAL PRESENTATIONS (Speeches in oral presentations will be limited to 8 minutes. There will be a question and answer session for 2 minutes.)
Chair: Birgit Kamm
Chair: Pysavka Petr
Effects of extraction methods on antimicrobial properties of pineapple peel
Gamze Şeker
Removal of emerging contaminants with unspecific peroxygenases (UPOs)
Sandra González Rodríguez
Co-cultures of Clostridium beijerinckii and aerobic bacterium for butanol production
Chalida Daengbussadee
Multi-product apple pomace biorefinery
Inés Prado Acebo
Antarctic bacterial bioplastic producer?
Jonathan Holger Cordovillo
Improvement of butanol production from sweet sorghum stem juice by immobilized Clostridium beijerinckii on bamboo chopsticks
Thanawat Thanapornsin
Sulfamethoxazole removal by unspecific peroxygenase-Immobilization, kinetics and upscaling potential
Sabrina Rose De Boer
Vitamin B3 and D3 counteract UVB-induced photoaging on primary human dermal fibroblasts
Lara Camillo
16:30 - 17:00 Closing Ceremony - Best Awards


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