ECTS Organises Webinars on practical issues on Bone Muscle & Beyond topics, including basic and clinical research. These webinars feature prominent speakers and allow participants to ask questions regarding the latest information on relevant topics.
Registration is free for members and non-members.
Upcoming Live Webinars
Date & Time: 14 September 2017 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm CET
- Learn about the advantages/disadvantages of using liquid biopsies in the clinic
- Learn about the collection and use of liquid biopsies
- Learn about the content of liquid biopsies
- Learn about extraction methods of liquid biopsies
- Learn about miRNAs and their correlation with bone metabolism endpoints
Presenter: Matthias Hackl, CEO and co-founder, TAmiRNA GmbH
Matthias Hackl graduated in the area of Biotechnology from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (Boku) in 2012. His studies of microRNA function in mammalian cell lines and model systems of Ageing involved rotations through labs at the University of Georgia and Minnesota in the United States as well as University Bielefeld in Germany. Matthias has won two private company grants for developing applications of PCR and Flow Cytometry based microRNA quantification tools and was honored by the Austrian Association of Molecular Life Sciences and Biotechnology for his achievements during his PhD. He has authored 30 publications and two book chapters in the field of microRNA biology and held a one-year PostDoc position in microRNA-based cell engineering at the Vienna Institute of Biotechnology before joining TAmiRNA. Matthias Hackl is also co-founder of Remute Bio GmbH, founded in 2016.
Moderator: Bram van der Eerden
Bram van der Eerden studied Biology in Utrecht (the Netherlands) and received his PhD in 2002 in Leiden (the Netherlands) working on the hormonal regulation of growth plate cartilage. Since then, he has been working within the department of Internal medicine of the Erasmus MC in Rotterdam on the role of calcium channels in bone and is now mainly involved in the functional characterization of novel compounds/genes/pathways that are anabolic to bone, using in vitro and in vivo models. Currently, he is group leader of the laboratory for Calcium and Bone Metabolism of Internal Medicine at the Erasmus MC. Bram has (co)-authored >50 peer-reviewed papers, has been board member of the Dutch Calcium and Bone Metabolism Society (NVCB) for 6 years and is now in the Bone networking group of the Dutch Society for Endocrinology. He was co-chair of the IBMS young investigator committee and is currently chairing the ECTS Webinar Committee. He has been involved in a number of international projects, including an ongoing Horizon2020 Marie-Curie Staff Exchange project (RUBICON) focusing on the molecular pathways in connective tissue diseases. His research group consists of 2 senior scientists, 1 Post-doc, 4 PhD students and 2 technicians.
Date & Time: 12 October 2017 – exact time to be confirmed
Presenter: Klara Sjogren/Claes Ohlsson (Gothenburg)
Moderator: Thomas Funck-Brentano
Date & Time: 7 December – exact time to be confirmed
Presenter: Alon Greenbaum (CalTech)
Moderator: Nadia Rucci