Organized by

Keynote - Plenary - Invited Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Ron van NOORDEN  - (Amsterdam University, The Netherlands)

Metabolic mapping in the clinic

Plenary Speakers

John COUCHMAN  - (Copenhagen University, Denmark)

Cell surface proteoglycans: conserved regulation of cell adhesion and migration from nematode to man

Christoph CREMER - (The Institute of Molecular Biology, IMB, Germany)

Super-resolution microscopy using standard dyes
Toyoshi FUJIMOTO - (Nagoya University, Japan)

Exploring lipids by microscopy

Vasıf HASIRCI (Middle East Technical University, Turkey)

The Dialog Between Biomaterials and Cells
Pavel HOZAK - (Institute of Molecular Genetics of the ASCR, Czech Republic)

Uncovering roles of lipids in genome regulation

Bruno M. HUMBEL - (Lausanne University, Switzerland)

Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy Approaches in Cell Biology
Robert Y. OSAMURA -  (International University of Health and Welfare, Japan)

Genomic Histochemistry in Pathology
Eric REITS - (Amsterdam University, The Netherlands)

Exploring the ubiquitin-proteasome system in Huntington’s Disease  

Jürgen ROTH - (Zurich University, Switzerland)

Histochemistry and cell biology of the ERAD component EDEM1: surprising insights in ER to cytoplasm traffic

Invited Speakers (to be updated)

Advances in Image Analysis
Bernd RIEGER (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)

Data fusion in super-resolution localization microscopy

Nurhan OZLU (Koc University, Turkey)

Aspects of the Cell Division 

Çağdaş SON - (Middle East Technical University, Ankara)

Applications of Föster Resonance Energy Transfer and Split EGFP Techniques at Protein-protein Interaction Studies
Calcified Tissues, Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine

Antonio NANCI  - (Montreal University, Canada)

Novel Basement Membrane Proteins at the Tooth-Gingiva Interface: Perspectives for Periodontal Regeneration

Pierre MOFFATT  - (Shriners Hospitals for Children, McGill University Canada)

Molecular and cellular studies of  BRIL/IFITM5, a bone-enriched transmembrane protein causing osteogenesis imperfecta

Cancer Biology

Ayhan BİLİR (Gaziantep Zirve University, Turkey)

The Autophagıc Activity of LICL on Different Tumor Cell Lines using Electron Microscopy

Fevzi DEMIRCIOGLU (University of London, UK)

The role of stromal focal adhesion kinase (FAK) in tumour growth

Correlating Light and Electron microscopy

Irina KOLOTUEVA (Rennes University, France)

Array tomography for small asymmetric samples: a direct 3D correlative light and electron microscopy method

Alberto LUINI  (National Research Council of Italy, Italy)

Visualizing multi-protein complexes by correlative video-light and electron microscopy.

Developmental and Reproductive Biology

Çiler ÇELİK ÖZENCİ (Akdeniz University, Turkey)

Blastocyst and the receptive endometrium: it takes two to tango

Martin GAUSTER (Medical University Graz, Austria)

The role of placental fractalkine in the intervillous space

Epigenetics & Molecular Cytogenetics
Takehiko KOJI (Nagasaki University, Japan)

Differentiation-dependent changes in DNA methylation and histone H3 acetylation and their possible roles in mouse spermatogenesis

Emerging Techniques in Immunohistochemistry
Ales BENDA (Charles University, Czech Republic)

Novel fluorescence approaches for studying plasma membrane organization in living cells

Ali ERTURK (Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany)

Seeing the big picture: imaging transparent mice


Ten FEIZI  (Imperial College, UK)


Gunnar PEJLER (Uppsala University, Sweden)

Serglycin proteoglycan: regulating apoptosis and protease-dependent epigenetic events
Intracellular Membrane Dynamics

Hinke MULTHAUPT  (Copenhagen University, Denmark)

Heparan Sulfate Synthesis Enzymes are Distributed Across the Golgi Apparatus

Margit PAVELKA (Medical University of Vienna, Austria)

Golgi apparatus dynamics in cell physiology and pathology

In vivo imaging

Ralph MEUWISSEN (Izmir Biomedicine and Genome Center, Turkey)

Advances in noninvasive imaging: Implications for pre-clinical research

Alper Özgür KARAÇALIOĞLU (Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Turkey)

In VivoTracking of Biologic Molecules: From the Cell to Small Laboratory Animals

Mass Spectrometry Imaging

Axel WALCH  (Helmholtz Centrum Munchen, Germany)

21st Century Pathology: MALDI Mass Spectrometry Imaging for Molecular Tissue Analysis

Murat KASAP (Kocaeli University, Turkey)

Monitoring the changes in global, nuclear and phospho proteome level in neuroblastoma cells after expression of wild-type and a mutant Parkin protein


 Wolfgang KUMMER ( Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen,Germany)

Cholinergic brush cells and the taste of infection

Özhan EYİGÖR (Uludağ  University, Turkey)

Immunohistochemical Assessment of Neuronal Activation in Neuroendocrine Systems

Erdinç DURSUN  (Istanbul University,Turkey) 

Vitamin D perspective in neurodegenation and Alzheimer’s disease: The genetic background and the cellular mechanisms

Pathology and Clinical Medicine

Stem Cells

Erdal KARAOZ  (Liv Hospital, Turkey)

Human Mesenchymal Stromal Cells: Biological Properties and Clinical Application

Alp CAN (Ankara University, Turkey)

Stem Cell Therapy Approaches Contributing to the Progession of Ischemic Cardiomyopathy

Mariusz Z. RATAJCZAK  (University of Louisville's , USA)

Adult stem cell therapies - current status and future directions
The Cell Nucleus: Structure, Dynamics and Genetics

Dean A. JACKSON (The University of Manchester, UK)

Periodic signalling in mammalian stress responses: contributions of cellular heterogeneity to cell fate determination.

Eva BARTOVA (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic)

Functional and structural properties of 53BP1 protein during DNA repair

Sponsored Session

Acta Histochemica

Giuseppe MUSUMECI (Catania University, Italy)

Osteoarthritis, Regenerative Medicine and Physical Activity

Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry

John COUCHMAN  (Copenhagen University, Denmark)

Cell surface proteoglycans: conserved regulation of cell adhesion and migration from nematode to man

Cellular Aging and Cell Death

Zahra ZAKERI (Queens College, New York City University, USA)

Viral infection and cell death

Richard LOCKSHIN (St. John's University and Queens College, USA)

Relationship of cell death and aging

Raymond BIRGE (Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, USA)

Phosphatidylserine is a global immunosuppressive signal in cell death and cancer

Jerry EDWARD CHIPUK (The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA)

BAX-dependent mitochondrial outer membrane permeabilization: exquisitely regulated to the point of death

Japan Society for Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: “Contribution of Immunohistochemistry to Endocrine Pathology

Robert Yoshiyuki OSAMURA  (International University of Health and Welfare , Japan)

Susumu TAKEKOSHI (Tokai University, Japan)

Multi-hormone producing tumor in long-term estrogen-administered induced rat pituitary

Yersu KAPRAN (Koç University, Turkey)

Contribution of immunohistochemistry to gastrointestinal and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors
Polish Society for Histochemistry and Cytochemistry:
Super-resolution optical microscopy - insightes into nuclear structure and function

Jerzy DOBRUCKI (Jagiellonian University, Poland)

Confocal and super-resolution studies of chromatin structure and DNA repair

Thoru PEDERSON (Massachusetts University, USA)

Painting the Genome with CRISPR: Cytochemistry in Its Post-Modern Era

Marion CREMER (Ludwig Maximilians University, Germany)

Distinct 3D nuclear topography of active and inactive regulatory sequences studied with super-resolution fluorescence microscopy.

Grzegorz WILCZYNSKI (Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Poland)

The role of nuclear architecture in neuronal function and dysfunction