Wednesday, April 5, 11:30-13:30
Ana Djordjevic, PhD, Institute for Biological Research “Sinisa Stankovic”, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Prof. Aleksandra Korac, PhD, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Jelena Urosevic, PhD, IRB Barcelona, Spain
Melita Vidakovic, PhD, Institute for Biological Research “Sinisa Stankovic”, University of Belgrade, Serbia
As an interdisciplinary field, cell and molecular biology bridges the fields of biology and chemistry as it seeks to understand life and cellular processes at the molecular level. Discovering the basic mechanisms that allow cells to have differentiated properties and coordinate their activities is crucial for understanding the basis of human disease. Work on defining the underlying mechanisms of human disease will lead to identifying new therapeutic targets and lay the foundation for the development of novel therapies. Through the application of powerful methods and tools, molecules are placed in their functional context within the cell to address the most central problems in human health and the development of medicines for the 21st century.
The session will address the role of cellular and molecular mechanisms in healthy cell and their alterations in various diseases. A particular interest will be given to discussing the molecular mechanisms that regulate subcellular structures at the onset or in the progression of disease.