BSTP: Coming meetings and courses

BSTP, the British Society of Toxicological Pathology is organising the following events:

  • 23 February 2016, Cambridge
    BSTP Image analysis workshop
  • 15-17 March 2016, Cambridge
    Continuing Education Symposium 5: Reproductive system
  • 19-21 July 2016, Cambridge
    Continuing Education Symposium 6: Nervous system
  • 27-28 September 2016, Nottingham
    LAVA/BSTP Joint Meeting – Infectious Diseases in Laboratory Animals
  • 6-8 December 2016, Cambridge
    Continuing Education Symposium 7: Urinary system
  • 21-23 March 2017, Cambridge
    Continuing Education Symposium 8: Digestive system
  • 18-20 July 2017, Cambridge
    Continuing Education Symposium 9: Cardiovascular system
  • 5-7 December 2017 (date and location to be confirmed)
    Continuing Education Symposium 10: Endocrine system

Email:  BSTP Secretariat for further information – bstpoffice@aol.com or visit the website www.bstp.org.uk

12/12/2003: Some of the speakers

H.Thierens : opening of the meeting

M. Kirsch-Volders

J. Van Gompel

J.Sasaki

I. Decordier

George Johnson

Anthony Lynch

Jan Willems

Jan van Benthem

25/05/2000: Post meeting dinner

Happy hour!!


 

Another happy hour!


 

Waiting for food


 

Still waiting


 

The entrée was delicious


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Spicy food?


Between 2 speakers


 

The End

25/05/2000: During the meeting

Registration


 

The audience is listening ..


 

The audience is still listening.


 

Lunch (part I)


Lunch (part II)

25/05/2000: Some of the speakers

 

Jacques de Gerlache (Vice-president BEMS): opening of the meeting

 Walter Luyten (Janssen Pharmaceutica, Belgium): Genomics/Proteomics: an introduction

Paul van Hummelen (VIB, Belgium): cDNA microarrays for high throughput expression profiling

Julio E. Celis (Aarhus University, Denmark): Proteomics in bladder cancer research

Isa Wouters (NEN, Belgium): the MicroMax Human cDNA microarray system

25/05/2000: From Genomics to Proteomics

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.

To view the photographs, click on the links at the bottom of this page.

PROGRAM

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
toxicants
 

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
 

Photographs:

Some of the speakers          During the meeting          Post meeting dinner

3/10/2002: Current Research Projects

BEMS Meeting
Current Research Projects
VUB, B1050 Brussels

PROGRAM

10:00 -10:05
Introduction
H.Thierens, University of Ghent, Belgium
 

10:05 – 10:35
Real time quantitative PCR : a booming technology
J. Vandesompele, University of Ghent,Belgium
 

10:35 – 11:00
Genotoxic mechanisms of lung cancer induced by hard metal dust
M. De Boeck, VUB, Belgium
 
11:00 – 11:25
Elimination of micronucleated cells by apoptosis after treatment with inhibitors of microtubules
I. Decordier, VUB, Belgium
 

11:25 – 11:50
Monitoring water and and air samples from different origin : comparison of test system
E. Brits, VITO-VUB, Belgium
 

11:50 – 12:15
Breast cancer and in vitro radiosensitivity
A. Baeyens, University of Ghent, Belgium
 

12:15 – 13:30
Lunch
 

13:30 – 14:00
MicroArrays, a new tool to study toxicology on a genome-wide scale
P. Van Hummelen, Flanders Institute Biotechnology, Belgium
 
14:00 – 14:25
The effect of mutagens on the gut epithelium of the mouse
A. Vanhauwaert, VUB, Belgium
 

14:25 – 14:50
An information system for the evaluation of health risks associated with occupational exposure to mutagens/carcinogens
N. Lombaert, VUB, Belgium
 

14:50 – 15:15
A systematic review of cytogenetic studies conducted in populations exposed to cadmium compounds
V. Verougstraete, UCL, Belgium
 

15:15 – 15:40
Chlamydocin induces apoptosis and proteasome-mediated degradation of survivin
S. De Schepper, UIA-J&JPRD, Belgium
 
15:40 – 16:05
Radiosensitizers for hepatocellular carcinoma : toxicity and therapeutical efficacy
B. Lambert and K. De Ruyck, University of Ghent, Belgium
 

16:05 – 16:30
..
P. Duez, ULB, Belgium
 

16:30 – 17:00
Closure of the meeting
 

12/12/2003: Linear vs. Non-linear Dose-response Relationships in (Genetic) Toxicology

BEMS Meeting
Linear vs. Non-linear Dose-response Relationships in (Genetic) Toxicology
Technologiehuis van de Kempen, B2440 Geel

PROGRAM

To view the photographs, click on the links at the bottom of this page.

9:00 – 10:00
Registration & coffee
10:00 – 10:30
Welcome & introduction 

H.Thierens, University of Ghent, Belgium
 

10:30 – 11:00
Concepts in thresholds
M. Kirsch-Volders, Free University of Brussels,Belgium
 

11:30 – 12:00
Hormesis: facts or fiction?
J. Van Gompel, J&JPRD, Belgium
 

12:00 – 12:30
Integration of in silico and empirical approaches for predicting toxicity
J.Sasaki, UCB Pharma, Belgium
 

12:30 – 13:30
Lunch & poster session (+ election new BEMS committee members)
 

13:30 – 14:00
Apoptosis & thresholds
I. Decordier, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
 

14:00 – 14:30
Investigating thresholds of mutagenic activity in cultured cells using the model genotoxin methyl methane sulphonate (MMS)
George Johnson, University of Wales Swansea, UK
 

14:30 – 15:00
The clastogenicity of DNA topoisomerase II poisons
Anthony Lynch, GlaxoSmithKline, UK
 

15:00 – 15:30
Coffee
 
15:30 – 16:00
Accepted exposure limits: predictive risk assessment
Jan Willems, Health Council, Belgium
 

16:00 – 16:30
The Revised EU Technical Guidance Document for Mutagenicity Testing
Jan van Benthem, RIVM, The Netherlands
 

16:30 – 17:00
Closure of the meeting
 

Photographs

Some of the speakers

10/12/2004: Young Scientist meeting

BEMS Meeting 
Young Scientist meeting
Scientific Institute of Public Health, Juliette Wytsmanstraat 14, B1050 Brussels

MEETING RATIONALE

The objective of the meeting is to provide a more informal platform for young scientists (e.g. doctorandi, post docs) where they can present and discuss their research project. In addition, young scientists can network with colleagues and senior members of the scientific community (academia, government, industry). 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

The meeting would be highly relevant for all young scientists currently working on their PhD or performing post-doc research in academia, governmental institutes and industry. Also senior members of the scientific community are encouraged to attend the meeting, in order to challenge, guide and motivate the young scientists.

PROGRAM

9:00 – 9:45
Registration & coffee
9:45 – 10:00
Welcome & introduction 

Freddy Van Goethem, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical R&D, Belgium
 

10:00 – 10:45
Cell differentiation and engineering of mouse embryonic stem cells
Luc Leyns, Free University of Brussels,Belgium
 

10:45 – 11:30
The use of an in vitro model based on mouse embryonic stem cells, to predict embryotoxic potency of candidate drugs 
Ann De Smedt, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical R&D, Belgium
 

11:30 – 11:50
Evaluating the effects of ionizing radiation on gene expression in the developing mouse brain 
Joris Verheyde, Belgian Nuclear Research Center-SCK-CEN MOL, Belgium
 

11:50 – 12:10
Differentiation of bone marrow stem cells into hepatocyte-like cells 
Sarah Snykers, Free University Brussels, Belgium
 

12:10 – 12:30
Establishment of murine ES-cell lines from in vitro maturated blastocysts in correlation with oct-4 expression. 
Severine Tielens,University of Ghent, Belgium
 

12:30 – 13:30
Networking Lunch
 
13:30 – 13:50
Radiation induced damage to normal tissues following radiotherapy in patients treated for gynecological tumors: association with single nucleotide polymorphisms in XRCC1, XRCC3 and OGG1 genes and in vitro chromosomal radiosensitivity in lymphocytes 
Kim De Ruyck, University of Ghent , Belgium
 

13:50 – 14:10
Evaluation of the in vitro apoptogenic potential of hard metal dust (WC-Co), tungsten carbide and metallic cobalt in human blood mononucleated cells 
Noömi Lombaert, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
 

14:10 – 14:30
In vitro evaluation of high LET 213Bi-therapy for the treatment of B-cell chronic lymphoid leukemia 
Katia Vandenbulcke, UCB, Brussels, Belgium
 

14:30 – 14:50
Influence of hOGG1, XRCC1 and XRCC3 genotypes on biomarkers of genotoxicity in workers exposed to cobalt or hard metal dusts 
Raluca Mateuca, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
 

14:50 – 15:10
Antioxidants and NO-donors 
Silvia Balbo, University of Turin, Italy
 
15:10 – 16:30
Closure of the meeting & drink…

 

25/11/2005: Linking Cytotoxicity with Genotoxicity

Joint meeting of the BEMS and the section Genetic Toxicology of the NVT
Linking Cytotoxicity with Genotoxicity 
NV Organon – Molenstraat 110, Oss, The Netherlands

MEETING RATIONALE

The Belgian Environmental and Mutagen Society (BEMS) and the 'sectie Genetische Toxicologie van de Nederlandse Vereniging voor Toxicologie (NVT)' are organizing a joint meeting hereby celebrating the 25th anniversary of the BEMS. The symposium will focus on the possible impact of cytotoxicity (e.g. necrosis, apoptosis) in genotoxicity testing; and how to quantify relevant endpoints for risk assessment. 

LOCATION

The meeting will take place at the plant of Organon NV in Oss (The Netherlands). We are confident that the program will convince you to attend this meeting where international and national specialists in the field will present their data.

PROGRAM

 
9:00 – 10:00
Registration & coffee
10:00 – 10:15
Welcome & introduction 

Freddy Van Goethem, J&J Pharmaceutical Research & Development, Beerse, Belgium
 

10:15 – 10:50
HTS and HCS methods for measurement of cellular toxicity 
Mirosclav Cik, J&J Pharmaceutical Research & Development, Beerse, Belgium
 

10:50 – 11:25
High throughput screening for in vitro toxicity testing 
Willem Schoonen, NV Organon, Oss, The Netherlands
 

11:25 – 12:00
Data on cytotoxicity and genotoxicity with FA and AT deficient cell lines 
Barbara Godthelp, LUMC, Leiden, The Netherlands
 

12:00 – 12:35
Apoptosis as a guardian of genome integrity 
Enrico Cundari, I.B.P.M. CNR, Rome, Italy
 

12:35 – 14:00
Sandwich lunch
 
14:00 – 14:35
Quantitative translation of in vitro concentrations into in vivo doses
Adriënne Sips, RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
 

14:35 – 15:10
Follow-up of in vitro positive results: ongoing discussions 
Veronique Thybaud, Aventis Pharma, Vitry sur Seine, France
 

15:10 – 15:45
Photosafety testing: the role of phototoxicity in relation to photogenotoxicity? : 
Cyrille Krul, TNO Quality of Life, Zeist, The Netherlands
 

15:45 – 16:20
Current methods of cancer risk assessment: a critical review 
Wout Slob, RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
 

16:20 – 16:30
Closing remarks 
Joost van Delft, Past-President section Genetic Toxicology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
 

16:30 Reception