9th Meeting

of the

European Epidermal Barrier Research Network


7 and 8 September, 2011


Barcelona (Spain)


Scientific Organising Committee:
Yves Poumay (main organizer), Sanja Kezic, José Parra, Jens-Michael Jensen

officially recognized by the


Invitation to the E2BRN meeting 2011 and Call for abstracts

After very successful 7th and 8th European Epidermal Barrier Research
Network (E2BRN) meetings organised as satellite meetings of the Annual Meeting of the European Society of Dermatological Research (ESDR) in Budapest in September 2009 and in Helsinki in September 2010, it was decided to organise in 2011 the 9th E2BRN meeting again as a satellite of the 41st annual meeting of the ESDR in Barcelona (Spain).

The E2BRN satellite meeting will take place on September 7 and 8, 2011.

Colleagues who register for the ESDR meeting (ESDR members: EUR300, non
ESDR members: EUR500) are automatically registered for the E2BRN meeting at no
additional costs. You can also register for the E2BRN meeting only at the reduced
fee of EUR100

The program of the E2BRN meeting is provided below.
There are a number of invited lectures and there are also a number of slots for
short oral communications (15 minutes including discussion) and a possibility to
present posters. The oral communications will be selected based on the submitted
abstracts. The submitted abstracts will not be published to allow you to present your
latest results.
The abstract should have a length of 250 words or less and should include a
description of the purpose of the study, a description of the experimental design, a
summary of results, and a conclusion. Please do not include graphics, tables or

The abstracts should be submitted to Béatrice Martinet:
Email: Beatrice.martinet@fundp.ac.be

The deadline of abstract submission is 7 July 2011.

We hope to welcome you at this satellite symposium. We are very much
looking forward to this event!

The organisers


Program of the E2BRN meeting - pdf (224kb)


Wednesday, September 7

13:30 - 16:30

Session 1

Chair: Michel Simon (Toulouse)

13:30 - 14:00
Olga Lopez (Barcelona):
Bicellar nanosystems as epidermal barrier function modulators
14:00 - 14:15

Ryan O'Shaughnessy (London)
The protein phosphatase 2A regulatory subunit Ppp2r2a mediates trafficking of tight junction components during epidermal barrier formation
14:15 - 14:30

Philippe De Groote (Ghent)
RIP4 is required for epidermal barrier formation and keratinocyte differentiation
14:30 - 15:00

Sophie Thenet (Paris):
Jumping from one barrier to another: the intestinal barrier and the unexpected role of the cellular prion protein
15:00 - 15:15

Hélène Duplan (Toulouse)
Study of the cutaneous absorption and metabolism of xenobiotics using ex vivo skin models
15:15 - 15:30
Minetta Wunderskirchner (Hamburg)
Systemic cholesterol levels mediate age-dependent changes in cholesterol homeostasis in female human epidermis leading to altered corneocyte desquamation
15:30 - 15:45

Paloma Florez (Barcelona):
Penetration of Nystatin nanoemulsions through epidermal and mucosa barriers to induce an antimicrobial effect
15:45 - 16:05

Nina Kirschner (Hamburg):
CD44 regulates tight-junction assembly and barrier function
16:05 - 16:30

Coffee break and poster viewing

16:30 - 18:10

Workshop on the epidermal barrier in atopic
eczema (Joint session with the COST action on Skin
Barrier and Atopic Diseases (SKINBAD))

Chair: Sanja Kezic (Amsterdam)

16:30 - 16:50
Stephan Weidinger (Kiel):
Recent genetic findings on atopic eczema
16:50 - 17:10
Verena Martinz (Innsbruck):
Effects of epidermal barrier disruption on vitamin D3-induced atopic dermatitis-like inflammation in mice
17:10 - 17:30
Jesper Bo Nielsen (University of Southern Denmark):
Enhanced skin penetration - inherent or induced
17:30 - 17:50
David Dombrowicz (Lille):
Fractalkine and its receptor in atopic dermatitis
17:50 - 18:10
Joke Bouwstra (Leiden):
Developments on atopic eczema research: analysis of skin ceramides
Thursday, September 8

09:00 - 10:30 Session 2

Chair: Johanna Brandner (Hamburg)

09:00 - 09:30
Nathalie Jonca (Toulouse):
Corneodesmosin: structure, function, and involvement in pathophysiology
09:30 - 09:45
Frédéric Minner (Namur)
Enhanced expression of involucrin and suppressed expression of keratin-10 in keratinocytes indicate response to challenging conditions
09:45 - 10:00
Ana M. Gimenez-Arnau (Barcelona):
Epidermal barrier function and hand eczema, what we know
10:00 - 10:30
Truus Roelandt (Brussels):
From secretion to desquamation: the pathway between stratum granulosum and stratum corneum keratinocytes
10:30 - 11:00 General assembly of our network

E2BRN meeting 2011 is supported by


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