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The New Biology of Polyphosphate in Health and Disease

Final Programme 2021

May 10, 2021. 13:00 to 17:00 UTC (GMT).

Chair: Felix A. Ruiz

(13:00-13-10) Opening remarks / Online protocols

(13:10-13:40) Dieter Jendrossek (Volutin granules are organelle-like structures in prokaryotes)

(13:40-14:10) Francisco P. Chávez (Inorganic polyphosphate metabolism for host-pathogen interaction studies)

(14:10-14:40) Kulakovskaya Tatiana (PolyP in yeast physiology)

(14:40: 15:10) Break

(15:10-15:40) Andreas Mayer (Yeast polyP synthesis)

(15:40-16:10) Abstract selected presentation: Magdalena Sroka (Identification of bacterial proteins associated with inorganic polyphosphate (PolyPome) in various stress conditions)

(16:10-16:40) Abstract selected presentation: Nolan Neville (A dual-­specificity inhibitor targets polyphosphate kinase 1 and 2 enzymes to attenuate virulence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa)

(16:40 17:00) Social Breakouts (2 x 10 min each)

May 11, 2021. 13:00 to 17:00 UTC (GMT).

Chair: Adolfo Saiardi

(13:00-13-10) Opening remarks / Online protocols

(13:10-13:40) Michael Downey (Conserved roles of lysine polyphosphorylation across evolution)

(13:40-14:10) Adolfo Saiardi (PolyP and inositol phosphates)

(14:10-14:40) Allison Baker (PolyP in Chlamydomonas)

(14:40: 15:10) Break

(15:10-15:40) Roberto Docampo (PolyP in trypanosomatids)

(15:40-16:10) Brian Suarez-Mantilla (Toward understanding the role of polyP on intracellular pH response)

(16:10-16:40) Abstract selected presentation: Michael Hothorn (Identity and metabolism of inorganic polyphosphates in higher plants)

(16:40 17:00) Social Breakouts (2 x 10 min each)

May 12, 2021. 13:00 to 17:00 UTC (GMT).

Chair: Rashna Bhandari

(13:00-13-10) Opening remarks / Online protocols

(13:10-13:40) Felix A. Ruiz (Platelets and blood plasma polyphosphate: feel it running through your veins)

(13:40-14:10) James Morrissey  (Polyphosphate and blood coagulation)

(14:10-14:40) Nicola J. Mutch (Polyphosphate in regulation of fibrin structure and fibrinolysis)  

(14:40: 15:10) Break

(15:10-15:40) Ursula Jakob (Role of PolyP in Amyloidogenic Processes)

(15:40-16:10) Josep Clotet (An unbiased screening uncovers polyphosphatases in the mammalian brain)

(16:10-16:40) Abstract selected presentation: Maria E. Solesio (Depletion of mitochondrial inorganic polyphosphate (polyP) in mammalian cells causes metabolic shift from oxidative phosphorylation to glycolysis)

(16:40 17:00) Social Breakouts (2 x 10 min each)

May 13, 2021. 13:00 to 17:00 UTC (GMT).

Chair: Roberto Docampo

(13:00-13-10) Opening remarks / Online protocols

(13:10-13:40) Sidney Omelon (PolyP in bone mineralization)

(13:40-14:10) Shiba Toshikazu (Large scale production of size fractionated polyP)

(14:10-14:40) Henning J. Jessen (The chemistry of branched condensed phosphates)

(14:40: 15:10) Break

(15:10-15:40) Xiaohong Wang (PolyP as biomaterial)

(15:40-16:10) Abstract selected presentation: Rodrigo de Oliveira (Laponite® polyP interactions for new biomaterials: Wigner glasses, hydrogels and coacervates)

(16:10-16:40) Abstract selected presentation: Ramesh Rijal (Polyphosphate activates a signal transduction pathway to reduce membrane fluidity in Dictyostelium discoideum)

(16:40 17:00) Social Breakouts (2 x 10 min each)

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