Our speaker was Alejandro Hionides. He studied Biotechnology in the Universitat Ramon Llull in Barcelona. He did the final degree thesis in the Gold Lab in Bern, where he studied long non-coding RNAs. He did a master about Investigation in Immunology in the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, where he did the master thesis about chronic liver disease with Javier Cubero and Carlos Sanz. And now after his stay in Oslo with Dr. Gareth Sullivan, he started my PhD about the role of Tpl2 in chronic liver disease in Madrid.
He talked about his stay in Oslo, where he performed a knockout with CRISPR-Cas9 of XBP1 and KEAP1 in iPSC (induced pluripotent stem cells).
Date: 15th December, at 16.30h (CET)
Guest: Alejandro Hionides
Our last speaker was Lauryna Aukštikalnė, M.D., senior clinical pharmacology resident from the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Hospital Kaunas Clinics where they give consultations on many drug related situations, including adverse drug reactions and DILI. Therefore, participation in COST Pro-EURO-DILI activities is strongly beneficial for her professional purposes. Last year, when the COVID pandemic significantly limited international internships, she still had an opportunity to participate in a Short Term Scientific Mission at the University of Malaga, Spain. In the Young Investigators Seminar Series she is going to talk about her experience during STSM and will present what they have accomplished during the stay.
Date: 20th October, at 16.30h (CEST)
Guest: Lauryna Aukštikalnė
The speakers was Ismael Alvarez and Hao Niu from the Departments of Medicine and Pharmacology at Malaga University, IBIMA, who will be addressing an important topic on translational research in DILI
As members of the working group on: Design and Endpoints in Clinical DILI Investigations and Trials, they have led a systematic review with meta-analysis on the treatment and prevention of DILI which may pave the way to set up an international multicentre research network to investigate the effectiveness of known and novel interventions that could improve clinical outcomes of DILI.
Date: 15th JULY, at 16.30h (CEST)
Guests: Ismael Alvarez, Hao Niu
Our first guest was Nuria López-Alcántara who left Javier Cubero´s lab to enjoy a short term scientific-mission (STSM) in the laboratory of Oleg Lunov at the Institute of Physics in Prague (Czech Republic). She narrated her experience and learning, discussed the methods/ techniques used and what she aims to develop further in the future.
Date: 17th JUNE, at 16.30h (CEST)
Guest: Nuria López-Alcántara