SUMMER SCHOOL AND WORKSHOP ON “IN VIVO GENE DELIVERY”

SUMMER SCHOOL AND WORKSHOP ON “IN VIVO GENE DELIVERY”

About

The summer school and workshop on In vivo gene delivery, held at University of Ghent, Belgium, is organized by the H2020 DelNAM project. This event will take place on the 7th, 8th and 9th of May 2019.

Schedule

DAY 1

In vivo delivery of nanomedicines

9:00am

Welcome Session

9 – 10am

Lecture by Stefaan De Smedt (University of Ghent, Belgium)

Nanomedicines for in vivo delivery of nucleic acids – global hurdles

10 – 11am

Lecture by Stefaan De Smedt (University of Ghent, Belgium)

Faith of nanomedicines after in vivo injection

11 – 11.30am

Break

11.30 – 12.30am

Lecture by Koen Raemdonck (University of Ghent, Belgium)

Intracellular delivery and endosomal escape of nanomedicines

12.30 – 1.30pm

Lunch

1.30 – 2.30pm

Lecture by Kevin Braeckmans (University of Ghent, Belgium)

Advanced microscopy techniques for the biophysical characterization of nanomedicines including in vivo stability

2.30 – 3pm

Break

3 – 6pm

Visit to lab facilities including several demos

6.30pm

Social Event including dinner

DAY 1

In vivo delivery of nanomedicines

9:00am

Welcome Session

9 – 10am

Lecture by Stefaan De Smedt (University of Ghent, Belgium)

Nanomedicines for in vivo delivery of nucleic acids – global hurdles

10 – 11am

Lecture by Stefaan De Smedt (University of Ghent, Belgium)

Faith of nanomedicines after in vivo injection

11 – 11.30am

Break

11.30 – 12.30am

Lecture by Koen Raemdonck (University of Ghent, Belgium)

Intracellular delivery and endosomal escape of nanomedicines

12.30 – 1.30pm

Lunch

1.30 – 2.30pm

Lecture by Kevin Braeckmans (University of Ghent, Belgium)

Advanced microscopy techniques for the biophysical characterization of nanomedicines including in vivo stability

2.30 – 3pm

Break

3 – 6pm

Visit to lab facilities including several demos

6.30pm

Social event including dinner

DAY 2

Drug delivery into bacteria

9.30 – 10.10am

Lecture by Mathias Winterhalter (Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany)

The outer membrane as permeability barrier for small molecules

10.10 – 10.50am

Lecture by Nuno Guimarães (University of Porto, Portugal)

Application of nucleic acid mimics for the detection and treatment of bacterial infections

10.50 – 11.20am

Break

11.20 – 12am

Lecture by Joanna Trylska (University of Warsaw, Poland)

Vitamin B12 as a carrier of modified oligonucleotides to bacterial cells

12.00 – 1.30pm

Lunch

1.30 – 2.30pm

Group Discussion

2.30 – 3pm

Break

3 – 4pm

Discussion with lecturers on specific questions and research ideas

4 – 4.30pm

Evaluation of summer school

DAY 2

Drug delivery into bacteria

9.30 – 10.10am

Lecture by Mathias Winterhalter (Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany)

The outer membrane as permeability barrier for small molecules

10.10 – 10.50am

Lecture by Nuno Guimarães (University of Porto, Portugal)

Application of nucleic acid mimics for the detection and treatment of bacterial infections

10.50 – 11.20am

Break

11.20 – 12am

Lecture by Joanna Trylska (University of Warsaw, Poland)

Vitamin B12 as a carrier of modified oligonucleotides to bacterial cells

12.00 – 1.30pm

Lunch

1.30 – 2.30pm

Group Discussion

2.30 – 3pm

Break

3 – 4pm

Discussion with lecturers on specific questions and research ideas

4 – 4.30pm

Evaluation of summer school

DAY 3

Faith of intravenously injected nanomedicines

10 – 11am

Lecture Seyed Moghimi (University of Newcastle)

Infusion Reactions to Nanopharmaceuticals: A Moment of Macrophage Intoxication

11 – 12am

Lecture Roland Stauber (University of Mainz)

Nanomaterial-based Antimicrobial Therapies: Principles, Limitations, and Potential

DAY 3

Faith of intravenously injected nanomedicines

10 – 11am

Lecture by Seyed Moghimi (University of Newcastle)

Infusion Reactions to Nanopharmaceuticals: A Moment of Macrophage Intoxication

11 – 12am

Lecture by Roland Stauber (University of Mainz)

Nanomaterial-based Antimicrobial Therapies: Principles, Limitations, and Potential

Days and Location

7TH OF MAY

Seminar room 3

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ottergemsesteenweg 460, 9000 Ghent

8TH OF MAY

Seminar room 4

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ottergemsesteenweg 460, 9000 Ghent

9TH OF MAY

Seminar room 2

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ottergemsesteenweg 460, 9000 Ghent

Travel and Accommodation

Travel and Accommodation

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

 

By Plane

The nearest airport is the national airport of Belgium, Brussels Airport, in Zaventem (Brussel-Nationaal-Luchthaven), about 50Km away (recommended).

Alternatively, you can fly to the Brussels South Charleroi Airport, in South Brussels, about 110Km away.

By Train

From the National airport of Belgium, Brussels Airport, to Ghent (recommended)

The easiest way is to take the train at the airport to Ghent (stop: Ghent-Sint-Pieters station).
We recommend taking a direct train, direction Knokke (get off at Gent-Sin-Pieters), which takes 54 min.

Alternatively, there is another direct train with terminus at Gent-Sin-Pieters, but it takes longer (1h23min).

TRAIN STOP: Gent-Sint-Pieters

You can check train timetables and buy tickets online HERE.

By Bus

From the Brussels South Charleroi Airport to Ghent

The best way to travel from Brussels South Charleroi Airport to Ghent is by taking the bus. You can buy your tickets HERE.

The bus stop is located in front of the terminal building of the airport and you must get off at the next stop, Gent-Sint-Pieters Station.

BUS STOP: Gent - Station Sint-Pieters (Sint-Denijslaan / kiss & ride zone)

By Tram (recommended)

From Gent-Sint-Pieters Station to Venue Day1 (Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ottergemsesteenweg 460, 9000 Ghent)

The fastest way to get to the Venue Day 1 is by taking the de Lijn tram (every 10 min) at Gent Sint-Pieters station perron 11 (get off at UZ Ottergemsestwg).

INITIAL BUS STOP: Gent-Sint-Pieters station perron 11

FINAL BUS STOP: UZ Ottergemsestwg

You can check tram timetables and buy tickets online HERE.

ACCOMMODATION

Orion Hotel ***

Situated just 15 min from Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences by foot.
ADDRESS: Krijgslaan 181, 9000 Gent, Belgium
CONTACT: +32 9 395 12 95
WEBSITE

Hotel Monasterium PoortAckere ***

Situated 35 min from Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences by tram and 11 min from Het Pand by foot.
ADDRESS: Oude Houtlei 56, Elisabethbegijnhof-Papegaai, 9000 Gent, Belgium
CONTACT: +32 9 269 22 10
WEBSITE

Astoria Hotel ***

Situated just 20 min from Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences by foot.
ADDRESS: Achilles Musschestraat 39, 9000 Gent, Belgium
CONTACT: + 32 9 222 84 13
WEBSITE

Hotel ibis Gent Centrum St Baafs Kathedraal ***

Situated 32 min from Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences by tram and 7 min from Het Pand by foot.
ADDRESS: Limburgstraat 2, 9000 Gent, Belgium
CONTACT: +32 9 233 00 00
WEBSITE

Contact Information

Ine Lentacker

Ghent University
Laboratory for General Biochemistry and Physical Pharmacy
Ottergemsesteenweg 460
9000 Gent
Belgium

PHONE: +32 9 264 8078
E-MAIL: Ine.Lentacker@UGent.be

Stefaan C. De Smedt

Ghent University
Laboratory for General Biochemistry and Physical Pharmacy
Ottergemsesteenweg 460
9000 Gent
Belgium

PHONE: +32 9 264 8076
E-MAIL: Stefaan.DeSmedt@UGent.be

REGISTRATION

Registrations are free of charge and so is the social event (city tour + dinner).

Open from 16th January-23rd April 2019.

There is a maximum number of 20 spots available.

You can choose whether you want to attend the three days (7th-9th May) of the event or just the first two (7th-8th May).

Please also select whether you wish to take part in the social event (2nd May), including a tour around the city and dinner (free).