New Molecular Solutions in Research and Development for Innovative Drugs

New Platforms for Molecular Solutions in Research and Development

New Platforms for Molecular Solutions in Research and Development

It is our pleasure to announce the fifth workshop organized by the EU FP7 project InnoMol: New Platforms for Molecular Solutions in Research and Development

The workshop will take place from May 11-12, 2016 at the Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia.

The aim of this workshop is to demonstrate the enhanced S&T capacities and capabilities of RBI scientists, in the field of Molecular Biosciences, with a special focus on elaborating the new research pipeline. The content of workshop is arranged so as to present a coherent overview of the newly installed equipment and the novel methods learned by project staff during secondment visits to leading European laboratories.
There will be no registration fee for attendees. The workshop is primarily intended for Postdoctoral Researchers and PhD students. Nevertheless, other participants are welcome. The official languages of the Workshop are Croatian and English.
We can accept up to 70 participants to follow the lectures.
Registration for the Workshop is now open. LINK


Day 1 (May 11, 2016) Day 2 (May 12, 2016)

9:00-9:30 Registration (coffee/tea)

9:30 – 9:40 Opening by Oliver Vugrek, Project Coordinator

Bioinformatics: chair S. Tomić

9:40-10:00 Ivica Kopriva

10:00-10:20 Maria Brbić

10:20-10:40 Petar Ozretić

10:40-11:00 Marina Grabar Branilović

11:00-11:10 Short break

Molecular Interactions: chair I. Jerić

11:10-11:30 Ivo Piantanida

11:30-11:50 Josipa Matić

 Genomics/Transgenics: chair T. Balog

9:30 -9:50 Oliver Vugrek

9:50-10:10 Rober Belužić

10:10-10:30 Jelena Knežević

10:30-10:50 Brankica Mravinac

10:50-11:10 Andreja Ambriović Ristov

11:10-11:30 Coffee/tea break

Proteomics: chair M. Kralj

11:30-11.50 Branka Bilić

11.50-12.10 Vedrana Vidulin

12:10-12:30 Martina Malnar

12:30-12:50 Tina Paradžik

 12.00-13.30 Lunch break

(with the compliments of the Organizing Committee)

 13:00 Lunch

(with the compliments of the Organizing Committee)

 13: 30-13:50 Filip Šupljika

13:50-14:10 Marija Matković

14:10-14:30 Ivo Crnolatac

14:30-14:50 Coffee/tea break

Bioimaging: chair M. Herak Bosnar

14:50-15:10 Lucija Horvat

15:10-15:30 Igor Weber

15:30-15:50 Marko Šoštar

15:50-16:10 Adriana Lepur




List of Speakers:


1. Ivica Kopriva:

      Nonlinear Sparse Component Analysis with a Reference: Variable Selection in Genomics and Proteomics

2. Maria Brbić

     A comprehensive atlas of microbial phenotypes and associated genetic features

3. Petar Ozretić

     Bioinformatic Resources for microRNA Research

4. Marina Grabar Branilović

    Development of the Manganese, Mn2+, ion parameters for simulation by the AMBER Force Fields



1. Oliver Vugrek

    RNAseq using Illumina sequencing technology

2. Robert Belužić

    Whole-exome Sequencing and Comparative Genomic Hybridization: complementary approaches in advanced genomics

3. Jelena Knežević

    Innate Immunity of COPD and lung cancer: genetic and epigenetic approach

4. Brankica Mravinac

    Epigenetic aspects of centromere identity

5. Andreja Ambriović Ristov

    Integrin αvβ3 Expression in Tongue Squamous Carcinoma Cells Cal27 Confers Anticancer Drug Resistance Through Loss of pSrc(Y418)



1. Branka Bilić

     Hydrogen/Deuterium Exchange Mass Spectrometry-tool for protein conformation dynamics analysis

2. Vedrana Vidulin

    Predicting Gene Function on a Massive Scale Reveals an Extensive Complementarity between Genome-based Methodologies

3. Martina Malnar

    Increased BACE1 dependent proteolysis in Niemann-Pick type C (NPC) disease – the link between Alzheimer’s and NPC disease

4. Tina Paradžik:

    Where SsbA meets SsbB?



 1. Hrvoje Fulgosi

     Revealing functions of photosynthetic proteins with advanced transmission electron microscopy

2. Igor Weber

    A versatile system for confocal microscopy at RBI

3. Marko Šoštar

    Processing of images acquired by confocal microscopy: Huygens and Quimp

4.  Adriana Lepur

     Imaging and image analysis in life sciences

Molecular Interactions

 1. Ivo Piantanida -

     Design of small molecule probes for proteins and DNA/RNA

2. Josipa Matić

    Synthesis of Peptide-Based Fluorescent Probes for Biomacromolecules

3. Filip Šupljika:

    Isothermal Titration Calorimetry (ITC): biomacromolecule-ligand interaction study and enzyme kinetics

4. Marija Matković

    Circular and linear dichroism: a (re)view on protein and DNA structures

5. Ivo Crnolatac

    Getting charged for the mitochondrial uptake; di-cation cyanine dyes for fluorescent labelling of mitochondria


Workshop Scientific Committee

  • Oliver Vugrek
  • Marijeta Kralj

Organizing Committee

Book of abstract