BRNO, June 23-24, 2011

organised by

Institute of Biophysics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Brno


Dept. of Animal Physiology and Immunology, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno

Meeting Topics

The workshop is planned as a conference of PhD students with scientistssupervision.

  • Biology and physiology of phagocytes

  • Comparative innate immunity

  • Cell and molecular physiology

  • Behavioral physiology

  • Modulation of physiological and immune processes



Final program

Thursday, June 23rd

13:00 – 13:10


(Lojek Antonín)

13:10 – 14:10

Session 1: Modulation of physiological and immune processes I

(Kubala Lukáš)

Crhák Tomáš

Hyaluronan metabolism duringtransforming growth factor-β induced epithelial mesenchymal transition in prostate cancer cells

Šafránková Barbora

Comparison of the effect of different molecular weight hyaluronan from two different sources on mouse macrophages activation

Kučera Lukáš

Chondrocyte development in Hyaluronan-Tyramine Cross-linked Hydrogel

14:10 – 14:30

Coffee break

14:30 – 15:30

Session 2: Modulation of physiological and immune processes II

(Hamar János)

Vištejnová Lucie


Both low and high molecular weight hyaluronan potentiates migration of human dermal fibroblasts not hyaluronan oligomers

Hašová Martina

Effects UV irradiation on human keratinocytes and their modulation by hyaluronan treatment

Ruszová Ema

Sirtuins, longevity and skin rejuvenation

15:30 – 15:30

Coffee break

15:50 – 17:10

Session 3: Cell, molecular and behavioral physiology

(Koller Ákos, Vácha Martin)

Springó Zsolt

Flow increases elicit constrictions in rat middle serebral arteries. Role ofcytochromeP450 4A products

Cséplö Péter

Vasomotor responses induced by hemolysed blood

Kvíčalová Markéta

Magnetoreception of American cockroach under different light conditions

Tomanová Kateřina

Cryptochrome 2 necessary for magnetosensitivity of American cockroachPeriplaneta americana

18:00 -

Social party at hotel Kozák


Friday, June 24th

09:00 – 10:00

Session 4: Biology and physiology of phagocytes I

(Pekarová Michaela)

Ambrožová Gabriela

Effect of nitro-oleic acid on physiological functions of professional phagocytes

Vašíček Ondřej

Effect of serotonin and related tryptamines on the functional activity of murine phagocytes

Martišková Hana

Impaired ratios of L-arginine and asymmetric dimethylarginine differentially regulate the endotoxin-induced activation of macrophages

10:00 – 10:20

Coffee break

10:20 – 11:20

Session 5: Biology and physiology of phagocytes II

(Lilius Esa-Matti)

Kolářová Hana

Myeloperoxidase modulates physiology of thrombocytes

Atosuo Janne


Escherichia coli K-12 (luxABCDEamp). A tool for analysis of bacterial killing by complement and myeloperoxidase activities on a real-time basis

Hubinka Vít

Modulation of immune properties of mouse phagocytes using CpG ODN

11:20 – 11:40

Coffee break

11:40 – 12:40

Session 6: Comparative innate immunity

(Hyršl Pavel)

Vojtek Libor

Antibacterial agents in innate immunity: comparison of vertebrates and invertebrates

Minguet Carla

Nematode infection model for testing of innate immunity inDrosophila

Markus Robert

Drosophilaa model for innate immunity

12:40 – 13:00

Concluding remarks

(Číž Milan)