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Angiogenesis (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Molecular Signals, Mechanical Forces and Dynamic Behaviors Guiding Angiogenesis


August 5-6, 2017


Salve Regina University
Newport, RI Site Information


Emma J. Gordon & Anne Karine Lagendijk

Application Deadline

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by July 8, 2017. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.

GRS Speaker Abstract Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the date noted above, any applicants who wish to be considered for an oral presentation should submit their application by May 5, 2017. Please refer to the application instructions in the Meeting Description section below for more details (if available).

Meeting Description


The Gordon Research Seminar on Angiogenesis is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

The 2017 Angiogenesis GRS will focus on recent advances in the mechanisms of endothelial cell specification, differentiation and dynamic migratory behaviour required to build and maintain blood vessels. Endothelial cells are able to integrate and co-ordinate a range of extra-cellular, intra-cellular and inter-cellular signals to form a functional vascular network. The aim of this meeting is to present and discuss the most recent findings in these processes using a range of innovative in vivo and in vitro models. The meeting will also include an open panel discussion on career development from senior scientists at different career stages.

Application Instructions

The meeting will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.

The Chairs will select speakers from abstracts submitted by May 5, 2017. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Deadline section above.

Related Meeting

This GRS will be held in conjunction with the "Angiogenesis" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRC in addition to an application for the GRS. Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Meeting Program

2:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmKeynote Session: Endothelial Cell Specification and Differentiation
Discussion Leader: Anne Karine Lagendijk (Institute for Molecular Biology, University of Queensland, Australia)
3:45 pm - 4:05 pmDidier Stainier (Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Germany)
"Endothelial Cell Development in Zebrafish"
4:05 pm - 4:15 pmDiscussion
4:15 pm - 4:25 pmAlice Neal (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
"Vein Identity Requires BMP Signalling"
4:25 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmAngiogenesis, Metabolism and Disease / Keynote Session: Vascular Patterning
Discussion Leader: Emma Gordon (Uppsala University, Sweden)
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmDavid Gurevich (University of Bristol, United Kingdom)
"Live Imaging of Wound Angiogenesis Reveals How Phenotypic State of Macrophages Directs Vessel Sprouting and Subsequent Vessel Resolution"
7:40 pm - 7:45 pmDiscussion
7:45 pm - 7:55 pmJoanna Kalucka (Vesalius Research Centre (VRC), VIB-KU Leuven, Belgium)
"Quiescent Endothelial Cells Upregulate Fatty Acid β-Oxidation for Vasculoprotection via Redox Homeostasis"
7:55 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pm - 8:10 pmRobert Johnson (University of East Anglia, United Kingdom)
"Regulating Post-Natal Retinal Angiogenesis: A Fresh Look at the Roles of avβ3 and a5β1 Integrins"
8:10 pm - 8:15 pmDiscussion
8:15 pm - 8:25 pmHeike Stingl (Institute for Vascular Signalling, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany)
"The Role of AMP-Activated Protein Kinase a1 in Angiogenesis"
8:25 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:40 pmMasataka Yokoyama (Weill Cornell Medicine, USA)
"Endothelial p53 Prevents the Aging Stress-Induced Adipose Tissue Malignancy"
8:40 pm - 8:45 pmDiscussion
8:45 pm - 8:55 pmThomas Walchli (University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland)
"Nogo-A and S1PR2 as Novel Regulators of Developmental and Tumor Angiogenesis in the CNS"
8:55 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pmAnne Eichmann (Yale School of Medicine, USA)
"Vascular Patterning in Development and Disease"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amNovel Methods to Study Angiogenesis / Vascular Integrity and Permeability
Discussion Leaders: Katie Bentley (Boston University, USA / Uppsala University, Sweden) and Michael Potente (Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Germany)
9:00 am - 9:10 amAkanksha Bhargava (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
"High-Fidelity Image-Based Modeling of Structural and Functional Angiogenic Heterogeneity in Breast Cancer"
9:10 am - 9:15 amDiscussion
9:15 am - 9:25 amDharanibalan Kasiviswanathan (Anna University, India)
"Omics Analysis of Simulated Microgravity Sensitized Endothelial Cells and Its Regulation in Angiogenesis Process"
9:25 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:40 amSerena Zacchigna (International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Italy)
"Understanding the Poor Angiogenic Capacity of the Mammalian Heart"
9:40 am - 9:45 amDiscussion
9:45 am - 9:55 amH.H. Greco Song (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
"Synthetic Functional Vasculature as an Organ-on-a-Chip Platform"
9:55 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:10 amBongnam Jung (Uppsala University, Sweden)
"The Role of FGFBP1 in the Central Nervous System"
10:10 am - 10:15 amDiscussion
10:15 am - 10:25 amSinem Karaman (Wihuri Research Institute, Finland)
"Interplay of VEGFRs in the Regulation of Vascular Permeability"
10:25 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:40 amRoss Smith (Uppsala University, Sweden)
"Vascular Permeability via VEGF/VEGFR2 Contributes to Pathological Angiogenesis in the Eye"
10:40 am - 10:45 amDiscussion
10:45 am - 10:55 amNicolas Ricard (Yale Cardiovascular Research Center, USA)
"ERK1/2 Pathway Is Critical for Maintenance of Vascular Integrity"
10:55 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmMentorship Component: Career Panel
Discussion Leader: Anne Eichmann (Yale School of Medicine, USA)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmPanel Discussion
"Career Development"
  • Katie Bentley (Boston University, USA / Uppsala University, Sweden)
  • Michael Potente (Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Germany)
  • Didier Stainier (Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Germany)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes

Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R13AI131445. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.
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