Frontiers in Molecular and Cellular Biology in Reproduction and Clinical Implications

Venue: Antalya

Location: Antalya, Turkey

Event Date/Time: Apr 10, 2006 End Date/Time: Apr 21, 2006
Registration Date: Apr 07, 2006
Early Registration Date: Mar 25, 2006
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Frontiers in Molecular and Cellular Biology in Reproduction and Clinical Implications
10-21 April 2006. Antalya, Turkey
Contac Person: Assoc.Prof. Necdet DEMIR

The course will consist of two modules, each module completed in a week. Module I: Molecular Gamete Biology: implications on reproductive outcome. Module II: Uterus and implantation Biology. The course will take place in Antalya, Turkey, between 10-21 April, 2006. This scientific event will be hosted by Akdeniz University with a financial support from TUBITAK “THE SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF TURKEY”. Fifteen prominent scientists from Yale and Akdeniz Universities are invited to participate as course faculty.

Invited Scientists:
1- Aydin ARICI (Yale University, USA)
2- Joshua JOHNSON (Yale University, USA)
3- Umit Ali KAYISLI (Yale University, USA)
4- Edward KUCZYNSKI (Yale University, USA)
5- Charles J. LOCKWOOD (Yale University, USA)
6- Ralph Morgan RICHART (Columbia University, USA)
7- Dionisios (Denny) SAKKAS (Yale University, USA)
8- Emre SELÝ (Yale University, USA)
9- Hugh S. TAYLOR (Yale University, USA)

Conference Titles
1- Oocyte and follicle development, fertilization, and pre-implantation embryo development.
2- Current clinical approach to infertility
3- Anti-apoptotic protein expression and oocytes maturation
4- Embryo selection in ART laboratory
5- Regulation of gene expression in the oocyte and pre-implantation embryos
6- Frontiers of clinical use of stem cells in reproduction
7- Germ Cells: the original stem cells
8- Molecular Regulation of Implantation
9- Endometriosis and inflammation in infertility
10- Endometrial hemostasis and implantation
11- Placental Angiogenesis
12- The role of HOX genes in human implantation
13- Abnormal Uterine bleeding
14- Genomic and non-genomic regulation of endometrium by ovarian steroids
15- Reproductive tract gene transfer and clinical approach using gene therapy for implantation
16- HPV vaccination in the prevention of cervical cancer

Laboratory Techniques:
1- Superovulation and PI oocyte retrieval in mouse
2- MII Oocyte and Blastocyst retrieval in mouse
3- Detection of protein expression in oocytes and embryos using immunofluorescence
4-Evaluation of gene expression in oocytes and pre-implantation embryos using PCR.
RNA extraction, RT-PCR,, Agarose gel-run PCR products analyze
5- Visualization and isolation of primordial germ cells
6- Preparation for the isolation of different cells types
7- Isolation of primordial oocytes/follicles from ovaries
8- Isolation of spermatogonial stem cell from the testis
9- Isolation of bone marrow-derived stem cell fractions
10-Western Blot
11- Immunoprecipitation
12- Epithelial and stromal cell isolation
13- Primary and secondary cell culture
15- Cell proliferation assay
16- DNA-protein interaction
17- Immunohistochemistry, Immunocytochemistry

Antalya is a breathtaking city with its natural, historical and archaeological properties and a scientific meeting capital of Turkey as well. Since its founding in the 2nd century B.C. by Attalus II, a king of Pergamon, Antalya has been continuously inhabited. When Emperor Hadrian visited Antalya in 130 A.D. a beautifully decorated three arched gate was built into the city walls in his honor. Neighboring the marina, the attractive late 19th century Iskele Mosque is built of cut stone and set on four pillars over a natural spring. Today a church, the Kesik Minaret Mosque attests to the city's long history in its succession of Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman renovations. Perge close by Antalya, an important city in Pamphylia, was settled by the Hittites around 1500 B.C. Aspendos, another nearby location is famous for its best-preserved theater of antiquity built in the 2nd c. AD with a capacity of 15,000 people. It is still used today for performances and festivals.

For further information please contact with Course Director Necdet Demir,


Akdeniz University