Recent Advances in the Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Environmental Contaminants

Louvain-La-Neuve (campus UCL) 25th November 2010

 

Morning Session: Chair: Mark Martens, BelTox
 
9:00-9:15
 
Welcome and Introduction

Mark Martens,
BelTox
 
9:15-10:15
 
Keynote Lecture:
Insights into the Mechanisms of Evolution from Ecotoxicogenomics
 
Nico Van Straalen, Vrije
Universiteit Amsterdam,
The Netherlands
10:15-10:45
 
Coffee Break – Poster Session
 
 
10:45-11:05 Molecular Responses of Lymphocytes in European Eel Anguilla
Anguilla
following in vitro Exposure to Cadmium and Perfluoro-
octane Sulfonate. Biomarker Discovery using Sub-proteomics
Approach

 
Kathleen Roland,
FUNDP, Namur
11:05-11:25
 
Role of Neutrophils in a Mouse Model of Chemical-induced Asthma

Stijn Smulders,
K.U.Leuven, Leuven
 
11:25-11:45 Toxicology under Pressure: the physiological Impact of
Xenobiotics in Deep-sea Fish
Benjamin Lemaire,
U.C. Louvain, Woluwé
 
11:45-12:05 Use of Trait refined Proteomics and Transcriptomics Co-expression
Networks to identify the toxic Mechanisms of Cadmium Exposure
in Danio rerio
Donald Benoot,
Universiteit Antwerpen,
Wilrijk
 
12:05-12:25 CD4+ Foxp3+ regulatory T Lymphocytes promote Silica-induced
Lung Fibrosis by producing PDGF-B and TGF-β
Sandra Lo Re,
U.C. Louvain, Woluwé
 
12:25-12:45 Selection of DNA Aptamers for Ergot Alkaloids
Elsa Rouah-Martin,
Universiteit Antwerpen,
Wilrijk
12:45-13:00
 
Information Session on BelTox

Francesca Tencalla,
BelTox
 
13:00-14:00
 
Walking lunch – Poster Session
 
 
Afternoon Session: Chair: Patrick Kestemont, BelTox
 
14:00-14:30
 
Impact of Air Pollutants on the Respiratory Tract:
Insights from Biomarker Studies

Alfred Bernard,
U.C. Louvain, Woluwé
 
14:30-15:00
 
The Flanders Environmental Health Biomonitoring Programme

Greet Schoeters,
VITO, Mol

15:00-15:30
 
Coffee break – Poster Session
 
 
15:30-16:00
 
Multi-biomarker Approach for the Assessment of the ecological
Status of European Water Bodies: from Development to Application

Wilfried Sanchez,
INERIS, Verneuil en Halatte,
France
 
16:00-16:30
 
Mechanisms of Action of Toxicants on Aquatic Animals. Does
Expression Proteomics reveal general Stress Response
or specific Mechanisms?

Frédéric Silvestre,
FUNDP, Namur
 
16:30-17:00 Environmental Contaminants and neurobehavioral Effects

Griet Vermeir,
OPZ, Geel

17:00-17:15
 
Proclamation of Winning Presentations and Posters

Patrick Kestemont,
BelTox
 
17:15
 
Closing Remarks

Patrick Kestemont,
Beltox
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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