Academia Europaea Wrocław Knowledge Hub Jubilee Event#

Date: 19 May 2023, 10:00-16:00 hrs (CET)
Venue: University of Science and Technology, H-14 building, Wrocław, Poland

In 2023, Academia Europaea Wrocław Knowledge Hub celebrates the anniversary of its presence in Poland. It is our pleasure to invite you to the meeting on 19 May which marks this jubilee.#

The regional branch of Academia Europaea was established in Wrocław in 2011. Over the years, it has been actively involved in organising academic meetings and events, as well as applying resources of the Academia Europaea Association to support the local scientific milieu.

The celebration of the jubilee of the Wrocław Hub of Academia Europaea would be all the more significant, as the event is an exceptional opportunity to promote the mission and objectives of Academia: deep recognition of open thinking, pioneering research, and scientific excellence. The participants of the event will be accomplished scholars from all over Europe.

The agenda of the meeting includes a session summarising over a decade of Academia Europaea Wrocław Knowledge Hub, scientific lectures, and a panel discussion of young researchers. The event will be streamed online.

The programme features AE member, the Nobel Laureate in Physiology and Medicine - Professor Erwin Neher MAE as the keynote speaker, who will give a lecture on "Ion Channels: Their Discovery, their Function and their Role in Biomedicine and Pharmacology".

The second lecture will be given by the Fellow of the Young Academy of Europe, Prof. Dr. Ir. D. Fernandez Rivas.

10:00 - 12:00 Wrocław Knowledge Hub Anniversary session

12:00 - 12:15 Coffee break

12:15 - 13:15 Lectures

Prof. Erwin Neher
Professor Erwin Neher

Professor Fernandez Rivas
Professor Fernandez Rivas

13:45 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 16:00 Young researchers panel

Topic: Challenge of change

Participants include:

Chair: Prof. Tadeusz Luty MAE


Prof. Erwin Neher: "Ion Channels: Their Discovery, their Function and their Role in Biomedicine and Pharmacology"#

Short abstract:

The concept of bioelectricity emerged in the late 18th century, based on the experiments of Italian scientists Luigi Galvani and Allesandro Volta. 60 years ago British Physiologists Alan Hodgkin & Andrew Huxley showed that the nerve impulse is a result of permeability changes of the nerve membrane. This provoked the question what the molecular mechanisms of such permeability changes might be. In 1976 Bert Sakmann and myself were able to show that so-called ion channels –proteins, which gate ion fluxes across membranes - mediate these responses.

Research over the last 40 years has shown, that ion channels are not only present in electrically excitable cells, such as in nerve and muscle, but also in basically all cell types of our body, mediating a variety of physiological functions. We now know, that they are prime drug targets, and that dysfunction of ion channels underlies a variety of diseases.

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