18th Molecular Medicine Day 2014

Course date: 20 February 2014 - 20 February 2014
Location: Engels, Rotterdam

On Thursday 20 February 2014 the Erasmus Postgraduate School Molecular Medicine will organize the 1th Molecular Medicine Day.


Location: Party and Congress Centre Engels, Rotterdam



Day programma


Programme 18th Molecular Medicine Day, 20 FEBRUARY 2014                            



09.00 – 09.05

Welcome by Prof.dr. Ab Osterhaus, Scientific Director of the School and Chairman of the School Board

09.05 – 10.05

Oral presentations 1-4, chaired by Prof.dr. Ab Osterhaus

10.05 – 10.15

Presentation by the winner of the 6th MolMed Publication Award for 2013

10.15 – 10.35

Plenary poster presentations I

(see poster walk instructions for details)

10.35 – 11.30

Coffee and tea break and informal poster walks

11.30 – 12.30

Oral presentations 5-8, chaired by Prof.dr. Riccardo Fodde, Board

member of the School


12.30 – 13.30


13.30 – 14.20

Keynote Lecture by Prof.dr. Ari Melnick, Professor of Medicine &  Professor of Hematology-Oncology,  Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, USA, titled: "Epigenetic mechanisms and targeted therapy for B-cell lymphomas"

14.20 – 14.30

Discussion, chaired by Prof.dr. Ivo Touw, Board member of the School

14.30 – 14.50

Lecture by Prof.dr. Jaap Verwey, Dean of the Erasmus MC, titled: “The future of cancer research”

14.50 – 15.00

Discussion, chaired by Prof.dr. Ivo Touw


15.00 – 15.20

Plenary poster presentations II

(see poster walk instructions for details)


15.20 – 16.00

Coffee and tea and informal poster walks


16.00 – 17.00

Oral presentations 9-12, chaired by Prof.dr. Aart-Jan van der Lely, Board member of the School

17.00 – 17.15

Presentation of the 2nd MolMed Thesis Award for 2013

17.15 – 17.20

Closing of the day by Prof.dr. Ron Fouchier, Chairman of the Educational Committee of the School

17.20 – 18.30

Reception; walking around, informal poster presentations & poster assessment

18.30 – late

Dinner for all attendants; announcement of the awards for the best poster and best oral presentation(s) by a member of the board



The program will feature 14 oral speakers, chosen from all the submitted abstracts.


This year the keynote speaker is:



Prof.dr. Ari Melnick, MD.
Professor of Medicine; Professor of Hematology / Oncology
Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, USA


"Epigenetic mechanisms and targeted therapy for B-cell lymphomas"



Ari Melnick is Associate Professor at the Weill Cornell Medical College, Director of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Center for Biomedical and Physical Sciences, Director of the Internal Medicine Research Residency, and Director of the WCMC Epigenomics Core Facility.

Dr. Melnick' research interests are focused on transcriptional and epigenetic regulation in hematology malignancies. His group also developed novel therapies to correct aberrant transcriptional regulation in these tumors.


Dr. Melnick is a past ASH Faculty Scholar, Kimmel Foundation Scholar and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and is currently a Burroughs Wellcome Clinical Translational Scientist. In addition to biomedical research, Dr. Melnick has a strong interest in mentoring and career development of physician scientist and scientific trainees. 




Registration is still possible. Abstract submission not anymore.


As last time, four (!) poster awards, one oral award, and the award for best MolMed publication in 2013 will be ceremoniously handed out during this Day.



Registration can be done here





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