System function and dysfunction, biochemistry beyond cells

Key words: biological clocks, gene therapy, embryogenesis, organogenesis, innate immunity, immune responses, inflammation, disease processes, ageing, cancer, plants, molecular medicine, neurodegeneration, parasitology, plant pathology, nutrition, cell division differentiation and death, cardiovascular disease, developmental biology, diabetes, matrix structure, tissue engineering.

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Chair: Lisa Chakrabarti

University of Nottingham, UK 

Keywords: ageing, brain, mitochondria, neurodegeneration, purkinje cell, cerebellum, ataxia, photoreceptor, retina, proteomics, lipidomics, mitophagy, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, comparative biology 

Frank Wessely

University of Oxford, UK

Keywords: bioinformatics, genomics, epigenomics, systems biology, neurological diseases

Andriana Margariti

Queen’s University Belfast

Keywords: Endothelial cell dysfunction, diabetes, cell reprogramming, stem cells, cardiovascular disease, cell signalling, mRNA splicing 

Giovanna Bermano

Robert Gordon University Aberdeen, UK

Keywords: obesity and associated co-morbidities, nutrition, gene regulation, nutrigenomic, antioxidants, natural products, oxidative stress, adipokines 

Miguel Valvano

Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom

Keywords: bacterial pathogenesis, membrane proteins, macrophages, cystic fibrosis, antibiotic resistance, lipopolysaccharide, peptidoglycan, autophagy, phagocytosis, intracellular bacteria 

Irundika Dias

Aston University, UK

Keywords: ageing, chronic kidney disease, oxidative stress, mitochondria, neurodegeneration, Alzheimer’s disease, lipidomics, nutrition, monocytes, neutrophils