7th Meeting

of the

European Epidermal Barrier Research Network


9 and 10 September, 2009

Semmelweis University
Nagyvárad tér 4
H-1089 Budapest


Scientific Organising Committee:
PD Dr. Johanna Brandner, Prof. Carien Niessen, Prof. Joost Schalkwijk

officially recognized by the


Wednesday, September 9

13:30 - 15:55

Young investigator session (PhD/Postdocs)

Chair: Michel Simon, Toulouse, France

13:30 - 13:35
13:35 - 13:50

Gonzalo F.F. Sa, Coimbra, Portugal
Active transdermal protein delivery through photoinduced pressure waves
13:50 - 14:05

Manfred Bodenlenz, Graz, Austria
Comparison of Microdialysis and Microperfusion for efficient in vivo research on dermal barrier function and penetration
14:05 - 14:20

Heidemarie Rossiter, Vienna, Austria
Evaluation of the role of autophagy in epidermal keratinocytes
14:20 - 14:35

G. Le Provost, Lyon, France
Lysyl Oxidase silencing impairs keratinocyte differentiation
14:35 - 14:50
Coffee break
14:50 - 15:05

Nina Kirschner, Hamburg, Germany
Alteration of tight junction proteins is an early event in psoriasis and involves proinflammatory cytokines
15:05 - 15:20

Robert Gruber, Innsbruck, Austria
Decreased Filaggrin expression results in impaired epidermal barrier function in ichthyosis vulgaris
15:20 - 15:35

Judith Bergboer, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Deletion of the LCE3B and LCE3C Genes on 1q21 is not associated with atopic dermatitis
15:35 - 15:50

Catherin Niemann, Cologne, Germany
Lef1 mediated regulation of sebaceous gland lipid metabolism regulates skin barrier function
15:50 - 15:55
Concluding remarks
15:55 - 16:30
Coffee break
16:30 - 18:00
Workshop on reconstructed skin models as alternatives to animal experiments
Chair: Leopold Eckhart, Vienna, Austria

16:30 - 17:00
Joke Bouwstra, Leiden, Netherlands
Barrier Properties of Human Skin Equivalents
17:00 - 17:30
Michael Mildner, Vienna, Austria
Use of gene silencing in reconstructed skin models
17:30 - 18:00
Joost Schalkwijk, Nijmegen, Netherlands
In vitro reconstructed skin models: applications in epidermal biology and inflammation
Thursday, September 10

9:00 - 10:30 Senior member session
    Chair: Johanna M. Brandner, Hamburg, Germany

9:00 - 9:30
Marek Haftek, Lyon, France
The fate of cell-cell junctions upon cornification and their impact on desquamation
9:30 - 10:00
Carien Niessen, Cologne, Germany
The role of intercellular adhesion and polarity in the regulation of the skin barrier
10:00 - 10:30
Leopold Eckhart, Vienna, Austria
Degradation of nucleic acids at the epidermal barrier
10:30 - 10:50 Coffee break
10:50 - 12:30 General assembly of our network


Deadline for abstract submission: 20. June 2009

Abstracts should include:
Methods and Materials

Maximal length: 300 words

Please send abstracts to: brandner@uke.de

5 abstracts will be selected for oral presentation

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