Spring School 2017

Granada, Spain - 5 to 7 April 2017

The 2017 ESGCT Spring School is hosted in partnership with the Spanish Society of Gene and Cell Therapy, and will take place 5-7 April 2017 at the University of Granada. This is the second Spring School of the ESGCT.

The Spring School is free for students. Due to demand we are offering a very limited number of fee-paying seats for delegates from the Academic and Industry sectors, on a first-come first-served basis.

We are looking forward to welcoming you all to participate in an intensive three day training course with leading researchers from the field of Gene and Cell Therapy including debates, and networking with Europe's current and future leaders in the field.

You must be a member of ESGCT to register to the Spring School. If you already have an account with ESGCT please LOGIN to your account and register for membership (if you need to) or to the Spring School from there (click on 'Congress Registration & Abstract Submission' in your member menu)

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If you do NOT have an account with ESGCT please create one whilst taking out ESGCT Membership as below, which you will need to be able to register to the Spring School

STUDENTS: Students can attend free of charge, but you must first become a member of ESGCT by using the code Spring2017 at check-out to receive complimentary membership.

ACADEMIC and INDUSTRY: we have very limited fee-paying places available for Academic and Industry members of ESGCT. You will only be able to register for the Spring School with paid active membership.

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Wednesday 5th April

11:00-13:00. Retos y esperanzas de las terapias avanzadas.  En español para publico general

 

14:00-14:15 Welcome address (Robin Ali)

 

14:15-15:15 Keynote Speaker. The origin of CRISPR/Cas9 technology (Francis Mojica)

 

15:15-17:15 Gene-cell therapy tools I: How to modify a cells in vivo or cell culture?

  • Adeno-associated vectors and friends – a brief overview on non-integrative viral vectors (Hildegard Büning)
  • Integrative Viral vectors (Guillermo Güenechea)
  • Non-viral vectors (Zoltan Ivics)


17:15-17:45 Coffee

 

17:45-19:45 Gene-cell therapy tools part II: upcoming technologies and safety consideration

  • Safety issues of gene therapy vectors: genotoxicity (Christof Von Kalle)
  • Genome edition (Paula Rio)
  • Tissue engineering  (Ander Izeta)


20:00 Welcome reception and activity in Parainfo

 

Thursday 6th April

9:00-10:20 Modeling human disease

  • Cellular and animal models of neurodegenerative diseases (Jose Luis Labandeira)
  • Human pluripotent stem cells: iPSCs and hESCs (Pedro Real)

 

10:20-11:40 Gene & Cell Therapy Strategies: Blood disorders.

  • Haematological disorders (Anne Galy)
  • Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes (Juan Bueren)


11:40-12:10 Coffee Break

 

12:10-14:10 Gene & Cell Therapy Strategies: Neurodegenerative diseases

  • Gene Therapy of CNS disorders (Nathalie Cartier)
  • Cell Therapy of Parkinson disease (Juan José Toledo-Aral)
  • Gene Therapy of Retinal degeneration (Robin Ali)


14:10-15:10 Lunch

 

15:10-16:30 Gene & Cell Therapy Strategies: Inflammatory and cardiovascular diseases

  • Cardiac Injury (Pilar Sepulveda)
  • Inflammatory diseases (Mario Delgado)

 

16:30-17:00 Coffee Break

 

17:00-18:20 Gene & Cell Therapy Strategies: skin and infectious diseases

  • Skin disorders (Marcela del Rio)
  • Infectious diseases (Daniel Bachiller)

 

21:00 Dinner

 

Friday 7th April

09:00-11:00 Gene &Cell Therapy Strategies: Metabolic and lysosome storage disorders

  • Liver inherited diseases (Gloria Gonzalez Aseguinolaza)
  • Lysosome storage disorders (Alberto Auricchio)
  • Towards  a Gene Therapy for Neurological and Somatic Mucopolysaccharidosis (Fatima Bosch)

 

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

 

11:30-13:30 Gene & Cell Therapy Strategies: Cancer

  • Engineered T cells for cancer treatment (Chiara Bonini)
  • Virotherapy. Basic concepts (Ramón Alemany)
  • Virotherapy, Clinical applications (Manuel Ramirez)

 

13:30-14:30 Lunch

 

14:30-16:30 Breaking towards Gene & Cell Therapy

  • Gene modified HSCs as therapeutic tool (Luigi Naldini)
  • Translating gene therapy tools to clinical applications (Adrian Thrasher)

 

6th April: 'Meet the Experts' over Dinner €10 

Topic experts including speakers from the meeting will host round-tables in the beautiful setting of Carmen de los Chapiteles.

You will be able to exchange opinions and get to know some internationally acclaimed scientists in a relaxed environment whilst admiring one of the most breathtaking views in Europe. 

The evening is being subsidised by the Spring School to facilitate networking and building of collaborations, it is imperative to register to ensure you have a place, there will be NO ONSITE registration to this dinner. You will receive an email closer to the time asking you for your interests and specialties so we can seat everyone appropriately!


 

7th April: Tour of the Alhambra €20 including transport

The Alhambra is one of the jewels of Southern Europe, and the Spring School was able to reserve 50 tickets for entrance on the 7th in the evening after the Spring School finishes. There will be transport from the venue to the Alhambra, and this is included in the price. Participants will needs to make their own way back. It is imperative that you select this option during registration to be able to join, we are not able to offer tickets and transport beyond these 50.


 

Health Sciences Technology of Park Foundation
Parque Tecnologico de la Salud (PTS)
Nueva Facultad de Medicina (Parada autobus en frente de la Biblioteca de la Facultad de Medicina)
Edificio PARANINFO
Avenida del Conocimiento s/n.
C.P. 18016. Granada. Spain.
Web: www.ptsgranada.com



Download directions here

By public Transportation

For the venue you will have to catch buses SN4 and U3.  SN4 is the one going to the center of town.

Please check out the Public transportation website for more details

 

 

There is one hotel near the venue:

- Abades Nevada Palace (10 minutes walk)
CALLE DE LA SULTANA, 3
18008 GRANADA

Or if you prefer we can also recommend some hotels in the centre which are on the right bus route for the venue.

Melia Granada
CALLE ÁNGEL GANIVET, 7
18009 GRANADA 

Hostal La Redonda (Bus U3 to the venue)
CAMINO DE RONDA, 84 2ª planta,
GRANADA

Casa Salvador (Bus SN4 to the venue
CALLE DUENDE, 6,
18005 GRANADA

Oh! My Hotel (Bus SN4 to the venue)
CALLE SAN PEDRO MARTIR, 34,
18009 GRANADA

Granada Old Town Hotel (Bus U3 to the venue)
ANGEL, 8,
18002 GRANADA

Speaker hotel

Hotel Abades Recogidas
CALLE RECOGIDAS, 7
18005 GRANADA

 

 

 

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