16th IMG PhD Conference

  • Termín: 6. 10. 2023
  • Místo: IMG, Milan Hašek Auditorium

Come and join us for the 16th IMG PhD Conference, on October 6th at Milan Hašek Auditorium, IMG!

This isn’t just another academic event – we’re elevating the IMG PhD Conference to a whole new level! Stay tuned for two international speakers who will cover the topics of mental health during PhD and unveil the art of integrating AI in academic writing.

The integration of AI into academia has inspired this year’s conference poster that was partially created with Midjourney AI.

Got curious? Scroll down to learn more about our invited speakers, our students and the programe for this year’s conference!

Dr. Ewa Pluciennicka likes to describe herself as a „psychologist passionate about science“. She holds a doctoral degree in cognitive psychology and worked in the field of neuroimaging. In 2020, she combined her two passions and launched the platform „PhD Success“ with which she aims to help PhD students with their mental health and daily struggles related to work in academia. Her work has also been recognized by the Nature Publishing. During our conference, she will have an interactive lecture about how to deal with daily struggles of the PhD studies, preventing burn out, and more.

Mushtaq Bilal

Dr. Mushtaq Bilal is a leading expert on academic writing and the incorporation of artificial intelligence to this process. Academic writing is one of the necessary skills every PhD student needs to learn and it can often times be frustrating. We believe Dr. Bilal will share his tips and tricks on how to simplify writing, use AI for academic purposes, and make our academic lives easier. You can learn more by following him on X (Twitter) or LinkedIn.

Take a quick look on our 12 exceptional students presenting this year covering a broad range of topics from developmental biology, to immunology and neurobiology.

And last but not least, get yourself familiar with the conference programme so you don’t miss anything!

08:20 – 08:50Registration
09:00 – 09:05Welcome by the organizers
09:05 – 09:15Welcome by the Director of IMG

Developmental biology (Chair: Masha Kuzmina, Irina Ribeiro)

09:15 – 09:30Allan Akandwanaho
Converting molecular-scale torques to embryonic left-right asymmetry
09:30 – 09:45Kateřina Večerková
Hidden genes in vertebrate genomes
09:45 – 10:00Lenka Ungrová
Discovery of novel avian interferon regulatory factors
10:00 – 10:15Sponsor’s talk: EastPort Lifescience
10:15 – 10:45Coffee break

Immunology (Chair: Darina Paprčková, Nenad Radivojević)

10:45 – 11:00Mehak Shaikh
ALDH1A as a therapeutic target in acute myeloid leukemia
11:00 – 11:15Šárka Janušová
The role of ABIN1 in T-cell development, signaling, and function
11:15 – 11:30Jiří Březina
CLAUDIN-1 expressed by thymic cDC1 lineage is a novel molecular determinant of antigen transfer and Treg selection
11:30 – 11:45Sponsor’s talk: Bene Meat Technologies
11:45 – 12:00Sponsor’s talk: DIANA Biotechnologies
12:00 – 13:00Lunch break

Neurobiology (Chair: Masha Kuzmina, Ana Miladinović)

13:00 – 14:00KEYNOTE LECTURE: Mushtaq Bilal, Ph.D.
14:00 – 14:15Matej Gazdarica
Cannabinoid receptor 1 pharmacodynamics of the over the counter freely available hexahydrocannabinol
14:15 – 14:30Oleh Durydivka
SGIP1 as a modulator of cannabinoid receptor 1
14:30 – 14:45Kristýna Hrychová
Dispensability of serine ADP-ribosylation for direct DNA repair
14:45 – 15:15Coffee break

Molecular biology and medicine (Chair: Darina Paprčková, Ludovica Antiga)

15:15 – 15:30Sponsor’s talk: Advanced Genetic Solutions from Thermo Fisher
15:30 – 16:30KEYNOTE LECTURE: Ewa Pluciennicka, Ph.D.
16:30 – 16:45Poulami Banik
Correcting splicing of Prpf31 in retinitis pigmentosa – A step towards finding a cure
16:45 – 17:00Federica Gambini
Novel mouse models to study the pathogenicity of SARS-COV-2
17:00 – 17:15Miroslav Stoyanov
Role of Wip1 phosphatase in genome instability
17:15 – 17:30Short break, voting for the best talk
17:30 – 18:00PhD agenda, Best Talk announcement

A big thank you to our sponsors and also to our awesome institute. With their help, we’ve turned all of the ideas of this conference into reality!

Exbio Praha a.s.

More information is available on the page PhD Conference.