Live Webinar: 28 October 2021, 4 pm CET
Organised by ECTS
Date & Time: 28 October 2021, 4 pm CET
Featuring Prof. Dr. Ralf Adams, and moderated by Maria-Bernadette Madel
Costs: Live webinar is free for ECTS members and non-members, but a registration is required. Recordings are accessible to ECTS members only.
- 5 min welcome & introductions
- 35 min presentation
- 20 min Q&A
* Explain the general organization of the vasculature.
* Provide insight on the molecular and functional specialization of
blood vessels in the skeletal system.
* Explain the crosstalk between vascular cells and other cell types in
bone and its relevance in health and disease.
The Angiogenic approaches for bone tissue engineering and Fracture healing, Brussels, Belgium, 28-10-2021 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 1 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).
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Featuring Dr. Ralf Adams
Ralf Adams received his PhD with distinction in 1996 from the Johann
Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt for his studies on axon guidance
molecules, which were done under the supervision of Heinrich Betz at the
Max Planck Institute for Brain Research. After a successful period of
postdoctoral research in the group of Rüdiger Klein at the European
Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, he moved to London in
2000 and established his independent laboratory at the Cancer Research
UK London Research Institute. In 2007, he became director at the Max
Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine and full professor at the
University of Münster, Germany. The main research interests of Ralf
Adams are vascular biology, the regulation of blood vessel growth, the
organ-specific specialization of vascular cells, and the crosstalk
between the vasculature and other cell types in the surrounding tissue.
A key discovery by his team is the identification specialized vessel
subpopulations in bone with critical functional roles in skeletal
development, bone homeostasis, age-related bone loss, and osteoporosis.
His research uses advanced mouse genetics and confocal/two-photon
microscopy together with a range of cell biology approaches. Ralf Adams
is an elected member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation
since 2014. He has received the Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck
Society, the Werner Risau Memorial Award, the Malpighi Award of the
European Society for Microcirculation, and, in 2021, the Feldberg Prize.
Moderated by Maria-Bernadette Madel
After her studies in Molecular Medicine at the Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria, Maria-Bernadette Madel completed her PhD in Osteoimmunology at the University of Côte d’Azur in Nice, France, under the supervision of Dr. Claudine Blin. During her PhD studies, Maria was focusing on osteoclast heterogeneity and the characterization of inflammatory osteoclasts in order to understand how they contribute to different inflammatory processes and how they could be targeted to limit inflammatory bone destruction. She recently joined the team of Dr. Florent Elefteriou at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, USA, where her current focus is on identifying the role of the autonomic nervous system in age-related bone loss. Maria has received several awards for her work, including the ECTS New Investigator Award and the ASBMR Young Investigator Award.