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International symposium on the occasion of the retirement of Prof.dr. Herman Meurs

When:Fr 09-12-2016 12:30 - 18:00
Where:Keuningzaal 3214
Prof.Dr. Herman Meurs
Prof.Dr. Herman Meurs

From enthusiastic mentoring to world leading lung research: What's next?

International symposium on the occasion of the retirement of Prof. dr. Herman Meurs

Programme                                                      

12.30 Welcome and coffee

12.45   Opening

Session I

Chairs : Prof. Martina Schmidt University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Prof. Reinoud Gosens University of Groningen, the Netherlands

13.00   Prof. Raymond Penn Jefferson University, USA

Emerging concepts in asthma and COPD therapy (and some old ones that won’t go away)

13.30   Prof. Kurt Racké University of Bonn, Germany

The endothelinergic regulation of human lung fibroblasts

14.00   Prof. Harm Maarsingh Palm Beach Atlantic University, USA

Arginase on its way to therapy

Session II

Chairs : Prof. Martina Schmidt   University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Dr. Amalia Dolga University of Groningen, the Netherlands

15.00 Prof. Andrew J Halayko University of Manitoba, Canada

Oxidized phospholipids: unappreciated mediators of airway inflammation, hyperresponsiveness and remodeling

15.30   Prof. Alastair Stewart University of Melbourne, Australia

Better drugs for asthma: just round the corner?

16.00   Prof. Reinoud Gosens University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Airway hyperresponsiveness from a cholinergic perspective        

16.20   Prof. Herman Meurs University of Groningen, the Netherlands

The breathtaking swing in respiratory research

16.50   Closure

17.00   Reception