PROGRAMME

Arrival Day , May 27, 2007
Afternoon Arrival
19:00 Dinner
20:00 Get-together

 
Monday, May 28, 2007
Ionic Channels - the first day
State of the art; concepts, problems;tools;
7:30-9:00 Breakfast
Chairman of the morning session Anna Kostrzewska
9:00-10:00 Key-note lecture - "Surprising features of particle dynamics in channel-facilitated transport"
Sergey Bezrukov, Bethesda, USA
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-11:15 Invited lecture - "Biological and molecular motors"
Jerzy Łuczka, Katowice, Poland
11:20-11:50 Research Contribution - "Transport in nanopores"
Ilona Kosinska,Augsburg,Germany, Krakow, Poland
13:00-15:00 Lunch
Chairman of the afternoon session Michał Kurzyński
15:00-16:30 Moderated Discussion "Highlights of the morning session"
Moderator:Zbigniew J. Grzywna
17:00-18:00 Afternoon Talk - "Modelling ionic transport through nanochannels"
Andrzej Fuliński, Kraków, Poland
18:00-18:20 A short summary of the day from the student's side.
Krzysztof Małysiak, Gliwice, Poland
19:00 Dinner

 
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Ionic channels - the second day
Experiments; ionic current; modifiers; blockers;
7:30-9:00 Breakfast
Chairman of the morning session Maria Jolanta Katkowska
9:00-10:00 Key-note lecture - " Kinetics and modulation of synaptic receptors: how it looks like in the time scale of synaptic transmission ? "
Jerzy W.Mozrzymas, Wrocław, Poland
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-11:15 Invited Lecture - "Single-channel studies of voltage-gated sodium channels and their interaction with pyrethroid insecticides"
Ian Mellor, Nothingham, England
11:20-12:05 Research Contribution - "Scorpion Neuropeptides Affecting the Insect Voltage Gated Sodium Channels - Diversity and Cooperativity"
Eli Zlotkin, Jerusalem, Israel
13:00-15:00 Lunch
Chairman of the afternoon session Piotr Garbaczewski
15:00-15:45 Invited Lecture - "Channel noise in excitable membranes"
Gerhard Schmid, Augsburg, Germany
15:45-16:30 Moderated Discussion "Highlights of the morning session"
Moderator: Piotr Widłak, Gliwice, Poland
17:00-18:00 Afternoon Talk - "Is the sodium micro-channel responsible for axon properties? Hodgkin and Huxley - from empirical equations to physical modeling."
Krzysztof Dołowy, Warszawa, Poland
18:00-18:20 A short summary of the day from the student's side.
Krzysztof Pawełek, Gliwice, Poland
19:00 Dinner

 
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Ionic channels - the third day
Theory; mesoscopic thermodynamics; generalized dimension; entropies;
7:30-9:00 Breakfast
Chairman of the morning session Jerzy Łuczka
9:00-10:00 Key-note lecture - "On a formation of ion channels in internal- and external- friction driven systems"
Adam Gadomski, Bydgoszcz, Poland
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-11:15 Invited Lecture - "Thermodynamics of diffusion processes"
Piotr Garbaczewski, Opole, Poland
11:20-11:50 Research Contribution - "On the recovery from inactivation in ball and chain model"
Przemysław Borys, Gliwice, Poland
13:00-15:00 Lunch
Chairman of the afternoon session Jerzy Mozrzymas
15:00-16:30 Moderated Discussion "Highlights of the morning session"
Moderator: Adam Gadomski, Bydgoszcz, Poland
17:00-18:00 Afternoon Talk - "Statistical properties of dichotomous noise generated in biomolecular processes"
Michał Kurzyński, Poznań, Poland
18:00-18:20 A short summary of the day from the student's side.
Artur Cieslar-Pobuda, Gliwice, Poland
19:00 Dinner

 
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Ionic channels - the fourth day
Significance and Implications; cancer; cell's motility, etc.
7:30-9:00 Breakfast
Chairman of the morning session Krzysztof Dołowy
9:00-10:00 Key-note lecture - "Voltage-gated Na+ channel hyperactivity and control of metastatic cell behaviours in breast and prostate cancer"
Mustafa B.A. Djamgoz, London, UK
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-11:15 Invited Lecture - "Anomalous stochastic processes and biological relevance"
- Ralf Metzler, Ottawa, Canada
11:20-11:50 Research Contribution - "A mathematical description of wound healing assay "
Monika Krasowska, Gliwice, Poland
13:00-15:00 Lunch
15:00-18:00 Poster Session
18:30-19:00 Before Dinner Talk - " Forces acted in living cells "
Stanisław Przestalski, Wrocław, Poland
20:00 Workshop Dinner

 
Departure , June 1, 2007
9:00 Breakfast
Departure before lunch.


Comments:

Key-note lecture is thought to provide an intensive, dydactic introduction both from experimental and theoretical points of view, readable for "non specialists" or laymen (we expect to collect about 25 PhD students with biological or chemical background). It is also expected to frame the whole day by presenting state of the art, concepts and tools. It would be very welcome to get the crucial, mathematical tutorial for the day, as well.

Invited Lecture a sort of review with historical part both on experimental and theoretical aspects (the balance will depend upon the day). In an optimal case the lecture should conclude with analysis of one's own result. It would be very welcome if the lecturer keep "the right" proportions between an educative and research parts of the presentation.

Research Contributionmostly the report on current research with detailed explanation of hypothesis, assumptions and simplifications.

Moderated Discussion "Highlits of the morning session" The name stands for the content. It is going to be an intensive discussion of all talks of the day, and also of the chosen problems the talks were based on. There will be NO NAIVE QUESTIONS - all of them will go with the same weight! As a sort of "warm up" an active introduction is expected from the Moderator.

Afternoon Talk - Fundamentals, Trends and Perspectives This is going to be a final glance of the main body of the Workshop. A balance between "Fundamentals, Trends and Perspectives" should be weighted according to the day and speaker. In an "ideal" case this talk will prepare the ground for the next, "experimental" or "theoretical" day, respectively.

A short summary of the day from a student's side. It is going to be a risky experiment. The post will be given to chosen PhD student, so with no experience but with enthusiasm, and will for understanding. Some corrections to this fresh report are expected from all participants. Last but not least, it is going to be "the last chance" for clarifying the matter of the day.