24-25 April Practical course: Adenovirus vectors for gene transfer and therapy, Kuopio

Practical course: Adenovirus vectors for gene transfer and therapy

Time: 24–25 April, 2014

Place: University of Eastern Finland (UEF), Kuopio campus

Organizing committee: Minna Kaikkonen, Seppo Ylä-Herttuala, Johanna Laakkonen, Jenni Huusko, Tommi Heikura, Paavo Halonen, Jussi Nurro, Timo Liimatainen, Hanne Hakkarainen, Hanna Lesch, Joonas Malinen

Overview: The aim of the ADVance course in Kuopio is to provide an overview of large-scale, clinical-grade Ad vector production and to introduce students to mouse and pig animal models of myocardial ischemia. Imaging technologies, such as angiography, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging, will also be presented to demonstrate GT efficacy and heart function.

Audience: This course is aimed at PhD students who are seeking to improve their skills and knowledge on clinical grade adenovirus production and animal models of ischemia. Also the students will have chance to present their own work and meet experts in the field of adenoviral research providing the opportunity for networking and collaboration.

Please see >> Invitation and provisional agenda

Registration: Application will be via a selection process where the applicants need to submit a letter of motivation including research interests (max 1 page) and a short CV (max 2 pages). The applicants are also encouraged to submit a short abstract (max 250 words) for poster presentation (entitles to additional 1 ECTS) and this is seen as a benefit in the selection process.

The applications and abstracts should be sent via email to: minna.kaikkonen@uef.fi

Application deadline is 20 March 2014. There will be a maximum of 15 participants on this course. Successful applicants will be notified by 31st of March. There is no registration fee.


Publishing year: 2014

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