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First International GENCODYS Conference

  Integrative Networks in Intellectual Disabilities

14-17 April 2013, Paphos, Cyprus

 Coral Beach Bay ViewTha Beach at the HotelCoral Beach Hotel and Resort

 

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 Main Sponsor: 

Gencodys Logo

 

EU 7th framework Program Grant No.: 241995

 

Sponsors 2013:

 

 GDN Logo           Illumina Logo

 

 

 -General Information 

 -REGISTRATION is on a first-come first-serve basis. Registration will close 31 March 2013. Registration is handled by PAO Heyendaal:

 

 

-The actual conference will be held from Monday morning 15 – Wednesday lunch 17 April 2013. The welcome reception is in the evening of 14 April 2013.

 

-It will be hosted in a very pleasant environment at the Coral Beach Hotel in Paphos, Cyprus. The registration will include 3 nights stay in the resort based on full board and a social event. Accomodation in the Hotel and Resort of the venue is based on availibility.

 

-This is the start of a series of Conferences on Cognitive Disorders with a multidisciplinary approach to be hosted every 2 years.

 

-Besides about 20 keynote speakers there will be space for about 20 speakers selected based on recent work and submitted abstracts.

 

-Scientific committee:         -Executive Board GENCODYS:

-Hans van Bokhoven

-Hilger Ropers

-Annette Schenck

-Yann Herault

-Seth Grant

-Martijn Huynen

-Frédéric Laumonnier

-And:

-Vera Kalscheuer

-Philippos Patsalis

 

 

-Contact person:         Dik Hagenbeek

Project Manager GENCODYS

Email: D.Hagenbeek@gen.umcn.nl

Tel. +31 243655299, Fax +31 243668752

 

-Registration fee

Registration fee will be all inclusive. It is 800 Euro based on single room occupancy and 660 Euro based on double room occupancy. Accomodation is based on availibility.

 

Registration fee includes welcoming reception at Sunday evening 14 April. Three nights room in 5 star Hotel and Resort from 14 till 17 April (on availibility). All meals and (coffee) breaks from breakfast on Monday morning 15 April until lunch on Thursday 17 April. And a social event planned for tuesday 16 April.

 

Special rates for non participants (accompanying persons) and locals not requiring accomodation are available. Additional nights can be booked (based on availibility). Please email:

y.savelkoul-broekman@pao.umcn.nl    (registration manager)d.hagenbeek@gen.umcn.nl                  (organisation contact)

 

-Payment options

After registering yourself for the conference at our partner site from PAO Heyendaal you will be given several options to make the payment:

- Creditcard (Visa; Mastercard; Maestro)

- Internetbanking (iDEAL)

- Direct Debit

- Transfer

 

-Abstract submission 

To be considered for an oral presentation and/ or poster presentation you will need to sent in an abstract. This abstract submission is also handeled by PAO Heyendaal.

After registration you will receive a confirmation by email, including a link for submitting your abstract.
 
Make sure to submit your abstract before 1 March 2012!
 

-The start of a biennial International GENCODYS Conference!

The increasing power of sequencing allows the elucidation of causative genetic defects and risk factors in cognitive disorders (CD) by analysis of entire exomes and even complete genomes. A wide variety of chromosomal aberrations and a bewildering number of single gene mutations underlie intellectual disability (ID), and in a growing number of examples share a common etiology with other cognitive defects such as autism and schizophrenia. Elucidation of the complete landscape of all CD-associated genes will allow us to recognize the underlying common pathological mechanisms. Already now, extensive functional interactions are seen between ID-associated proteins and intricate networks are becoming apparent. Examples include protein networks driving synaptic morphology and plasticity and the epigenetic orchestration of neuronal gene expression.

 

The European funded research consortium GENCODYS exploits a multilevel approach to resolve the integrative networks in intellectual disabilities. We are bringing together top researchers with complementary expertise and patient representatives to apply a systems biology approach to reveal the common molecular and cellular mechanisms leading to cognitive impairment and translational research possibilities. Our overall concept that also will be strongly reflected in the program of our conference is to: (1) Identify novel genes involved in cognitive disorders; (2) Elucidate associated molecular networks that are commonly disrupted in CD; and (3) Identify genetic modifiers and small compounds that are able to modulate the disease phenotype.

 

We aim to bring together about 200 top researcher, medical doctors and patient representatives, who represent the top in Cognitive Research and related activities. We will have about 20 invited speakers from the international top including speakers from our own top consortium. An additional 20 speakers will be selected on the bases of their recent achievement and submitted abstract. Talks and submissions for talks have to be related to studies of cognitive dysfunction but can be in widely varying fields, including genetics, cellular, molecular and physiological studies, genomics and epigenomics and bioinformatics. Integrative network approaches and focus on overlapping disease mechanisms between different disorders are prioritized.

 

If you don’t want to miss the exciting developments in neurogenetics-driven cognitive research, it makes sense to take part in this International Conference on Integrative Networks in Cognitive Dysfunction!

  

-Final Program

   

Program: 1st International GENCODYS Conference, 
    14-17 April 2013, Paphos, Cyprus
         
Sun 14 April 19:00 20:30 Reception and registration desk
         
Mon 15 April 8:00 8:50 Registration  
Morning        
  8:50 9:00 Welcome  
  Session 1: Building bridges between monogenic and complex cognitive disorders
  Chairs: Luciana Musante; Bert de Vries  
  9:00 9:30 Keynote  Evan Eichler
  9:30 9:45 Selected abstract 1 Thomas Arbogast 
  9:45 10:00 Selected abstract 2 Stephen Meader
  10:00 10:30 Keynote  Luciana Musante
         
  10:30 11:00 Coffee break  
         
  Session 2: Genes and genetic networks disrupted in Intellectual Disability
  Chairs: Bert de Vries; Luciana Musante  
  11:00 11:30 Keynote  Hans van Bokhoven
  11:30 11:45 Selected abstract 3 Vera Kalscheuer
  11:45 12:00 Selected abstract 4 Christiane Zweier
  12:00 12:15 Selected abstract 5 Tjitske Kleefstra
  12:15 12:30 Selected abstract 6 Thomas Wienker
         
  12:30 14:15 Lunch  
         
Mon 15 April Session 3: Disease mechanisms in Cognitive Disorders: Synaptic plasticity
Afternoon Chairs: Maksym kopanitsa, Olivier Dorseuil  
  14:15 14:45 Keynote  Alcino Silva
  14:45 15:00 Selected abstract 7 Rhiannon Meredith
  15:00 15:15 Selected abstract 8 Barbara Bardoni
  15:15 15:45 Keynote  Yann Humeau
         
  15:45 16:15 Coffee break  
         
  Session 4: Molecular mechanisms in Cognitive Disorders: epigenetic mechanisms
  Chairs: Annette Schenck, Guillaume Pavlovic
  16:15 16:45 Keynote  Henk Stunnenberg
  16:45 17:00 Selected abstract 9 Nael Nadif Kasri
  17:00 17:15 Selected abstract 10 Sofie Metsu
  17:15 17:45 Keynote  Li-Huei Tsai
         
  17:45 19:00 Poster viewing with drinks
         
Mon 15 April 20:00 21:30 Dinner  
Evening        
         
         
Tue 16 April Session 5: Molecular mechanisms in Cognitive Disorders: the synapse
Morning Chairs: Guillaume Pavlovic, Annette Schenck
  8:30 9:00 Keynote  Seth grant
  9:00 9:15 Selected abstract 11 Frederic Laumonnier
  9:15 9:30 Selected abstract 12 Jess Nithianantharajah
  9:30 10:00 Keynote  Stephan Sigrist
         
  10:00 10:30 Coffee break  
         
  Session 6: Molecular and cellular mechanisms of Cognitive Disorders
  Chairs: Martijn Huynen, Caleb Webber  
  10:30 11:00 Keynote  Jamel Chelly
  11:00 11:15 Selected abstract 13 Charlotte Kilstrup-Nielsen
  11:15 11:30 Selected abstract 14 Nicoletta Landsberger
  11:30 12:00 Keynote  Guy Rouleau
         
  Session 7: Genomics in cognition across species  
  Chairs: Caleb Webber, Martijn Huynen  
  12:00 12:30 Keynote  Yann Herault
         
  12:30 14:00 Lunch  
         
Tue 16 April 14:00 14:30 Keynote  Jonathan Flint
Afternoon 14:30 15:00 Keynote  Annette Schenck
  15:00 15:30 Keynote  Chris Ponting
         
  15:30 16:00 Coffee break  
         
  16:00 23:30 Social program including dinner
         
         
Wed 17 April Session 8: Pre-clinical studies towards therapeutic intervention
Morning Chairs: Annick Toutain, Sheikh Riazuddin  
  8:30 9:00 Keynote  Mara Dierssen
  9:00 9:15 Selected abstract 15 Sien Braat
  9:15 9:30 Selected abstract 16 Ilaria Meloni
  9:30 10:00 Keynote  ype Elgersma
         
         
  10:00 10:30 Coffee break  
         
  Session 9: Diagnostics and therapy: Current practice and future perspective
  Chairs: Sheikh Riazuddin, Annick Toutain  
  10:30 11:00 Keynote  Philippos Patsalis
  11:00 11:15 Selected abstract 17 Claire Redin
  11:15 11:30 Selected abstract 18 Yoshimi Inaba
  11:30 12:00 Keynote  Han Brunner
  12:00 12:30 Keynote  Cor Oosterwijk
         
  12:30 14:00 Lunch End of Conference

 

-Keynote speakers:

(Click on the pictures for more info on the Keynote speakers.)

 

 

 

 

The Keynote Speakers

 

List of Keynote Speakers:

 

 

 

 

 

Hans van Bokhoven

 

Nijmegen

Han Brunner

 

Nijmegen

Jamel Chelly

 

Paris

Mara Diersen

 

Barcelona

Evan Eichler

 

Seattle

Ype Elgersma

 

Rotterdam

Jonathan Flint

 

Oxford

Seth Grant

 

Edinburgh

Yann Herault

 

Strasbourg

Yann Humeau

 

Bordeaux

Cor Oosterwijk

 

Brussel

Philippos Patsalis

 

Nicosia

Chris Ponting

 

Oxford

Hans-Hilger Ropers (Prevented and replaced by:Luciana Musante)

 

Berlin

Berlin

Guy Rouleau

 

Montreal

Annette Schenck

 

Nijmegen

Stephan Sigrist

 

Berlin

Alcino Silva

 

Los Angelos

Henk Stunnenberg

 

Nijmegen

Li-Huei Tsai

 

Cambridge, MA

 

  

 - How to get there:

You can enter Cyprus at two airports: the main International Airport Larnaca or if possible from your place of departure to Paphos Airport.

 

Transportation from Paphos  Airport to our hotel. The distance is 22 km and it takes about 30 Min by car. There are public busses from the airport to Kato Paphos and from Kato Paphos to the hotel. The cost is 2€/way. Shuttle busses have to be pre-arranged with the hotel. The cost depends on how many seats you need and start from about 60€/way (6 seats mini bus). A taxi costs around 50€/way.

 

Transportation from Larnaca Airport to our hotel. The distance is 146 km and it takes about 1h 45 Min by car. There are no public busses from the airport. Shuttle busses have to be pre-arranged with the hotel. The cost depends again on how many seats you need and start from about 130€/way (6 seats mini bus). A taxi costs around 120€/way.

 

For those interested we will try to arrange shuttle busses jointly at common time points from the airports to the hotel. Please inform us of your arrival time and departure time (d.hagenbeek@gen.umcn.nl) if you are interested.

 

Below are directions to follow to reach the 5 star Coral Beach Hotel & Resort, in Paphos, Coral Bay if you decide to rent a car. It takes you along the coast line.

 

From Paphos (Pafos) Airport:

  • Follow signs towards the A6 motorway and drive west to the town of Paphos (Pafos) for about 10km
  • On entering Paphos at the first roundabout take the first exit to the Left onto a dual carriageway towards Kato Paphos
  • Drive for about 6km straight over traffic lights and roundabouts
  • At the second roundabout take the Right exit joining a dual carriageway
  • Stay on this road going straight through traffic lights and two cross roads heading towards Coral Bay
  • After about 11km you shall see a sign for Coral Bay Village on your Left
  • Turn Left and drive through the village of Coral Bay, down the hill until you see signs for Coral Beach Hotel & Resort
  • Turn Left at this sign
  • Take the fourth Left -the first left takes you to a parking area!
  • You have arrived at the Coral Beach Hotel & Resort

From Larnaca Airport

  • Leaving Larnaca Airport you will follow the Motorway signs that take you towards the town of Limassol (Lemessos)
  • Once you have reached the area of Limassol (Lemessos) you will begin to see signs for Paphos (Pafos), follow these
  • The motorway will take you outside the town of Lemessos over several fly overs, always following sign to Paphos (Pafos)
  • This road will take you straight into the town of Paphos (Pafos)
  • At the end of the motorway you will arrive at a road about -you have arrived in Paphos (Pafos
  • On entering Paphos at the first roundabout take the first exit to the Left onto a dual carriageway towards Kato Paphos
  • Drive for about 6km straight over traffic lights and roundabouts
  • At the second roundabout take the Right exit joining a dual carriageway
  • Stay on this road going straight through traffic lights and two cross roads heading towards Coral Bay
  • After about 11km you shall see a sign for Coral Bay Village on your Left
  • Turn Left and drive through the village of Coral Bay, down the hill until you see signs for Coral Beach Hotel & Resort
  • Turn Left at this sign
  • Take the fourth Left -the first left takes you to a parking area!
  • You have arrived at the Coral Beach Hotel & Resort

 

-Become a conference sponsor:

We will bring together a group of top scientists (from young talents to prominent scientists), working on cognitive dysfunction in widely varying fields, including genetics, cellular, molecular and physiological studies, genomics and epigenomics and bioinformatics. If you like to raise awareness for your organization in this international audience of excellent scientists and patient network representatives we would welcome you to sponsor/ join the meeting. Sponsors will receive recognition in the conference program, the conference website and will be able to have a stand during the conference to display and advertise their products/services. To find out more information about becoming a sponsor, please contact: Dik Hagenbeek.

 

Main Sponsor: 

Gencodys Logo

 

EU 7th framework Program Grant No.: 241995

 

Sponsors 2013:

 

 GDN Logo           Illumina Logo

News & Events

 

2nd Int. Conference (Provisionally):

27-29 April, Crete, Greece

"Integrative Networks in Intellectual Disabilities"

Watch for updates!

 

International Conference April 2013 Successfully passed!

 Conference book 2013

 

 

Announcement Nature Genetics Paper April 2013

 

 

Link to Nature Neuroscience Paper 2012

 

 

Link to New Engl J Med Paper 2012

 

  Link te Annual Rev Genet Paper 2011

 

 

Link to Nature Paper 2011

 

 

Agenda 

 

  • 2nd GENCODYS International Conference, (Provisionally) 27-29 April 2015, Crete, Greece
  • Executive Board Meeting, Nov 2014, Schiphol, Amsterdam

 

  1. 4th Annual Consortium Meeting, 31 March - 2 April 2014, IMP, Vienna
  2. Executive Board Meeting, 27 Nov 2014Schiphol, Amsterdam
  3. 3rd Annual Consortium Meeting, 18 April 2013, Paphos, Cyprus
  4. GENCODYS International Conference, 14-17 April 2013, Paphos, Cyprus
  5. Workshop WP3/ WP4,    5 & 6 Feb 2013, UEDIN, Edinburgh
  6. Executive Board Meeting, 16 Nov 2012 
  7. 2nd Annual Consortium Meeting, 17-19 April 2012, Hotel Mercure Centre, Bordeaux
  8. WP1 - Euro-MRX meeting 16 April 2012, Bordeaux
  9. Executive Board Meeting 25 November 2011
  10. 1st Annual Consortium Meeting, 20 and 21 April 2011. ROME
  11. WP1 meeting 19 April in Rome
  12. Workshop WP1-WP4, 7-8 Feb 2011, Strasbourg

 

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