Redox biology meets nutrition

SFRR-E Meeting 2015 Stuttgart (Germany)

September 2-4, 2015

Joint conference of the Society for Free Radical Research – Europe & Society of Nutrition and Food Science

  • Submission of symposia proposals:
    December 6 th, 2014

  • Abstract submission:
    May 15 th, 2015 UPDATED

  • Early bird registration:
    June 3 rd, 2015
Local organising committee
SFRR-E 2015 Meeting in Germany

Programme SFRR-E/SNFS Meeting Stuttgart 2015

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SFRR-E/SNFS Meeting Stuttgart 2015

September 1, 2015

University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany


Tuesday, 1 September 2015
08:00 SFRR-E/SNFS Conference Registration Opens





08:30 Welcome – Prof. Jan Frank



08:40 – 11:20


Novel aspects of vitamin E metabolism and activity – Chairs - Prof. Marc Birringer, University of Applied Sciences Fulda, Germany and Prof. Jan Frank, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany



08:40 – 08:50

Introduction – Prof. Marc Birringer



08:50 – 09:10 Novel activities of tocopheryl-phosphates Prof. Angelo Azzi, Tufts, Boston, USA



09:10 – 09:30 Intracellular sorting and metabolism of vitamin EProf. Jan Frank, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany



09:30 – 09:50 The human endometabolome of vitamin E: investigation strategies and future perspectives Prof. Marc Birringer, University of Applied Sciences Fulda, Germany



09:50 – 10:10 The path to functional characterization of long-chain tocopherol metabolites as immune-modulatory agents (molecular and functional characterization of long-chain metabolites) Prof. Stefan Lorkowski, University of Jena, Germany



10:10 – 10:30

Coffee Break



10:30 – 10:50

Present trends in lipidomics: the case of vitamin E Prof. Garbiele Cruciani, University of Perugia, Italy



10:50 – 11:10 In vivo neuroprotection of vitamin E in a pharmacological model of epilepsy by glutamate excitotoxicity – Prof. Francesco Galli, University of Perugia, Italy



11:10 – 11:30 Vitamin E concentrations in lysosomal membranes and their role in aging Prof. Tilman Grune, German Institute of Human Nutrition, Potsdam, Germany



11:30 – 12:30




12:30 – 15:40

Vitamin E in Health and Disease – Chairs - Prof. Francesco Galli, University of Perugia, Italy and Prof. Stefan Lorkowski, University of Jena, Germany



12:30 – 12:40

Introduction – Prof. Francesco Galli



12:40 – 13:00

Vitamin E – status, essentiality and beyond – Prof. Manfred Eggersdorfer, DSM Nutritional Products, Kaiseraugst, Switzerland



13:00 – 13:20

Vitamin E – benefits in large cohorts taking nutrient gene interactions into account – Speaker to be confirmed



13:20 – 13:40

Vitamin E in Alzheimer’s Disease – new guideline – Speaker to be confirmed



14:00 – 14:20

Vitamin E in the treatment of fatty liver disease – Speaker to be confirmed



14:20 – 14:40

Coffee Break



14:40 – 15:00

Immuno-modulatory effects of vitamin E in health and disease – Prof. Joan Cook-Mills, Northwestern University, USA 13:30 – 16:00 Elsevier Workshop on ‘Writing for Peer Review Journals’ – Anthony Newman, Elsevier

15:00 – 15:20

How does vitamin E intake correlate with concentrations of tocopherols and their metabolites? – Speaker to be confirmed



15:20 – 15:40

Vitamin E-vitamin K interactions – Speaker to be confirmed



15:40 – 16:00

Closing remarks – Prof. Jan Frank





16:30 – 18:30

SFRRE Executive Meeting

SFRR-E/SNFS Meeting Stuttgart 2015 Redox Biology Meets Nutrition

September 2-4, 2015

University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany



Wednesday, 2 September 2015


SFRR-E/SNFS Conference Registration Opens
08:00 – 08:15

Welcome Address Prof. Jan Frank, President of SNFS, Meeting Chairman, University of Hohenheim, Germany and Prof. Giovanni Mann, President of SFRR-E, King’s College London, London, UK


08:15 – 09:00

SFRR-Europe Annual Award Lecture
Chair: Kelvin Davies, University of Southern California, USA
Redox Biology and Metabolism in Brain Aging and Alzheimer's Disease – Prof. Enrique Cadenas, University of Southern California, USA

09:00 – 11:00 SFRR-E/SNFS Early Career Investigators Forum Chairs – Dr. Barbara Rocha, University of Coimbra, Portugal; Dr. Christina Schiborr, University of Hohenheim, Germany; and Dr. Salil Srivastava, King’s College, London, UK

11:00 – 12:00

Catherine Pasquier Memorial Award Lecture (shared)
Chairs: Prof. Josiane Cillard, University of Rennes 1, France and Prof. Nesrin Kartal Özer, Marmara University, Turkey
Critical role of oxidative and nitrosative stress in pathophysiology: Inflammation, cell inury and cancer – Dr. Jordi Muntané, Hospital Universitario de La Princesa, Madrid, Spain
The adventure of detecting subtle signals (such as protein notrosothiols and superoxide) among cell traffic jams (from proteomics to hypoxia) – Dr. Antonio Martínez-Ruiz, University Hospital “Virgen del Rocío”-“Virgen Macarena”, Institute of Biomedicine of Seville, Spain

12:00 - 13:00


SFFRE Council Meeting

13:00 – 15:00 Symposium 1 - Redox stress and aging of the skin
Chairs – Prof. Giuseppe Valacchi, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy and Assoc. Prof. Johannes Grillari, University of Natural Resources Vienna, Austria
13:00– 13:30 Redox-directed interventions targeting skin photodamage – Prof. Georg Wondrak, University of Arizona, USA
13:30 – 14:30 Nrf2 and epidermal barrier function – Dr. Matthias Schäfer, ETH Zürich, Zürich Switzerland
14:00 – 14:30 Organotypic skin model systems – Dr. Abdoel El Ghalbzouri, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands
14:30 – 15:00 Oxidized phospholipids - markers and mediators in skin aging Dr. Florian Gruber, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
15:00 – 15:30

Refreshment Break


15:30 – 17:30 Parallel Oral Communication Sessions 1 2 (eight oral presentations per session)
17:30 – 19:30

Poster Presentations with Drinks

19:30 – 21:00 Welcome Reception with Finger Food


Thursday, 3 September 2015


SFRR-E/SNFS Conference Registration Opens
08:15 – 10:15

Symposium 2 – Plant Redox Systems Chairs – Prof. Frank van Breusegem, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium and Prof. Christine Foyer, Leeds University, Leeds, UK

08:15 – 08:45 Genetic predisposition of grapevine to polyphenols accumulation - Prof. Massimo Delledonne, University of Verona, Italy
08:45 – 09:15 Vitamin C: functions and evolution - Prof. Nick Smirnoff, University of Exeter, UK
09:15 – 09:45 The importance of free radical scavenging to determining the shelf life of fruit - Prof. Cathie Martin, John Innes Centre - Norwich, UK
09:45 - 10:15 Glutathione transport into the nucleus - Prof. Christine Foyer, Leeds University, Leeds, UK
10:15 – 10:45

Refreshment Break

10:45 – 12:45 Parallel Oral Communication Sessions 3 4 (eight oral presentations per session)
12:45 – 13:45

Lunch with Posters

13:45 – 14:30

SFRR Europe Clinical Science Lecture - Sponsored by DSM 
Chairs: Juan Sastre, Universityof Valencia, Spain and Prof. Giuseppe Poli, University of Torino, Italy
Protein misfolding in the ER and oxidative stress synergize to promote cell death
Prof. Randal Kaufman, Degenerative Diseases, Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute, La Jolla, USA

14:30– 16:30 Symposium 3 - The Endoplasmic Reticulum as a Transducer of Redox Regulation and Cell Survival in Health and Disease
Chairs - Prof. Giovanni Mann and Dr. Sarah J. Chapple, King's College London, London, UK
14:30 – 15:00 Role of molecular chaperones in protein folding in health and disease  - Dr. Mark Hipp, Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinried, Germany
15:00– 15:30

The challenge of maintaining redox balance during protein folding - Prof. Neil Bulleid, Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology, University of Glasgow, UK

15:30 – 16:00 Protein misfolding and ER stress in malignancy - Prof. Stefan Marciniak, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR), Cambridge, UK
16:00 – 16:30 Endoplasmic reticulum stress during development and progression of diabetes - Prof Peter Arvan, University of Michigan Health System, USA
16:30 – 18:30

Poster Presentations with Drinks

18:30 – 19:30

SFRRE General Assembly

20:30 – 23:00

Gala Dinner TBA


Friday, 4 September 2015

07:30 SFRR-E/SNFS Conference Registration Opens
08:00 – 10:00 Symposium 4 - Role of defective redox signalling in ageing

Chairs - Prof. Malcolm Jackson, University of Liverpool, UK and Prof. Jose Vina, Prof. Jose Vina, University of Valencia, Spain

08:00 – 08:30 Mitochondrial hydrogen peroxide as a key regulator of ageing processes - Prof. Peter Rabinovitch, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
08:30 – 09:00 Oxidants and cell signalling versus oxidative damage in ageing - Prof. Henry Forman, University of Southern California, USA
09:00 – 09:30 Redox proteomic approaches to understanding age-related changes in redox signalling - Dr. Brian McDonagh, University of Liverpool, UK
09:30 – 10:00 The free radical theory of ageing versus the cell signalling disruption theory of ageing - Prof. Jose Vina, University of Valencia, Spain
10:00 – 10:30

Refreshment Break

10:30 – 11:30 Parallel Oral Communication Sessions 5 6 (four oral presentations per session)
11:30 – 12:15

SFRR Europe Basic Science Lecture - Sponsored by Elsevier
Chairs: Prof. Daniela Caporossi, University of Rome, Italy and Dr. Corinne Spickett, Aston University, United Kingdom
Untangling H2O2 toxicity from its regulatory functions using 2-Cys peroxiredoxins and linked reductases network – Dr. Michel Toledano, Université Paris-Sud CEA-Saclay, France

12:15 – 13:15


13:15 – 14:00

SNFS Advances in Nutrition Lecture - Sponsored by SNFS
Title to be confirmed
– Prof. Barry Halliwell, National University of Singapore, Singapore 

14:00 – 16:00 Symposium 5 - Protein Oxidation and Repair Chairs - Prof. Willem Koppenol, ETH Zürich, Switzerland and Prof. Christine Winterbourn, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
14:00– 14:30 Formation and reactions of tyrosine hydroperoxides in proteins - Prof. Christine Winterbourn, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
14:30 – 15:00 Why speed matters: understanding key mechanisms of protein modification - Prof. Michael Davies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
15:00 – 15:30 Radical addition, a forgotten path to post-translational modification - Dr. Thomas Nauser, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
15:30 – 16:00 The good and bad sides of thiols as one-electron donors in free radical processes - Prof. Christian Schoneich, University of Kansas, USA
16:00 – 16:15 Closing Comments and Poster Prizes – Prof. Jan Frank
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