Joint meeting of the BEMS and NVT
'From Genomics to Proteomics'
Janssen Pharmaceutica, Turnhoutseweg 30, 2340 Beerse (Belgium)

The Belgian Environmental and Mutagen Society (BEMS) and the 'sectie
Genetische Toxicologie van de Nederlandse Vereniging voor Toxicologie (NVT)'
organised a joint meeting with topic: 'From Genomics to Proteomics'.  It took place at the plant of Janssen Research Foundation in Beerse (Belgium).  Specialists of the field presented their work in genomics (MicroArray technique) and proteomics.  Some major scientific companies were present during the meeting.  The meeting turned out to be a huge success and the 120 participants turned home satisfied.

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9:00 – 10:00
Registration & coffee
10:00 – 10:45
Walter Luyten (Janssen Pharmaceutica, Belgium):   Genomics/Proteomics: an introduction

10:50 – 11:35
Paul van Hummelen (VIB, Belgium): cDNA microarrays for high throughput expression profiling

11:40 – 12:25
Julio E. Celis (Aarhus University, Denmark): Proteomics in bladder cancer research

12:30 – 13:15
Theo Van de Laar (Leiden University Medical Centre, the Netherlands): Stress genomics: towards unravelling the response of human
cells to treatment with the carcinogen methylmethane sulphonate

13:15 – 14:15
Sandwich lunch, coffee and visit to exhibition stands

14:15 – 14:35
Isa Wouters (NEN, Belgium): the MicroMax Human cDNA
microarray system

14:40 – 15:25
Rob H. Stierum (TNO Voeding, the Netherlands): Application
of proteomics to study health effects of functional food ingredients and

15:30 – 16:15
Jaap Keijer (Rikilt; the Netherlands): The use of large scale profiling techniques in food safety and efficacy analysis

16:20 – 16:40
Robert D. Hall (Plant Research International, the Netherlands): A DNA microarray and proteomics approach to gene identification in plants


Some of the speakers          During the meeting          Post meeting dinner