Work package 3 (Networking and Training)

Expert visits:

5-8 October, 2009
Prof. Georgi D. Efremov visited Prof. Michel Goosens, Institute for Biochemistry and Genetics, Henry Mondor Hospital, and Prof. Dominique Labie, Institute for Genetics, Cochin Institute, Paris

1-3 October, 2009
Prof. Dijana Plaseska-Karanfilska visited Prof. Niels Tommerup, "Wilhelm Johannsen Centre for Functional Genome Research", University of Copenhagen, and Dr. Jan Gorodkin, Department for Genetics and Bioinformatics, IBHV, Copenhagen

18-19 April 2011
Hervé Chaulet, Field Application Scientist, Agilent Technologies France, performed a two-day practical and theoretical lecture in the field of CGH arrays: Technology and performance; Troubleshooting; Data analysis: Genomic Workbench Software; Custom arrays – How to design your own array

26 April 2011
Prof. Pavle Milenkovic, Serbian Medical Academy, Serbian Medical Society, Belgrade, Serbia provided a lecture on the study of the regulation of the hematopoesis and the stem cells

14-15 July 2011
Prof. Dr. Dijana Plaseska Karanfilska and Dr. Katarina Davalieva visited the Institute for Chemical technologies and analysis, Technical University, Vienna, Austria to familiarize with the Mass Spectrometry (MS) equipment of the Institute, especially the Axima MALDI-TOF-TOF MS instrument

14-18 November 2011
Prof. Dijana Plaseska Karanfilska and BSc Ivana Maleva, visited Prof. Tilo Dork at the Gynecology Research Unit; Hannover Medical School, Hannover; Germany where they have agreed for collaboration in the field of breast cancer research


14-18 November 2011
Dr. Emilija Sukarova Stefanovska and BSc Predrag Noveski, visited Prof. Niels Tommerup at the Wilhelm Johannsen Centre for Functional Genome Research, at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Denmark and familizarized with the possibilities and technical details of Solexa-next generation sequencing equipment they use in the laboratory. A fruitful discussion about future collaboration between two institutions in the field of autism and otosclerosis was performed


8 December 2012
Prof. Dijana Plaseska Karanfilska and Dr. Svetlana Madjunkova visited the Functional Genomics Center Zurich, University of Zurich, Switzerland, to familiarize with the Next generation sequencing platforms used at the Institute, especially the Ion Torrent, Life Science technology instrument


19-22 December 2011
Prof Dijana Plaseska Karanfilska and Dr Katarina Davalieva, visited Prof. Rafael Oliva at the Genetic Unit, Department of Physiological Sciences I, Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Spain in order to initiate future collaboration in the field of male infertility using proteomics approach


29 January-01 February, 2012
Prof Martina Marchetti-Deschmann from the Technology Institute of Chemical Technologies and Analytics, Vienna University, Vienna, Austria performed two days training course on Axima Performance MALDI TOF TOF Instrument, Shimadzu


22-24 February, 2012
Valentin Pfluger, Senior Researcher from the AG Mabritec, Riehen, Switzerland performed two days training course on rapid bacterial identification using MALDI TOF Instrument and SARAMIS Identification database


09-12 March, 2012
Prof. Dijana Plaseska Karanfilska and Dr. Svetlana Madjunkova visited Prof. Neil Avent laboratory; School of Biomedical and Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Plymouth, UK


12-19 March, 2012
Prof. Dijana Plaseska Karanfilska visited Prof. Max Chaffanet at CRCM, Cancer Research Center of Marseille, France


18 April, 2012
Vlahou A., Athens, Greece
Lecture: Urine proteomics: principles, methodologies and applications in urogenital diseases

Mischak H., Hannover, Germany
Lecture: Proteomics in Clinical decision and Patient management: Where are we today and what can we expect?

Lectures organized in cooperation with Macedonian Society for Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation and Artificial organs

Venue: Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Skopje, R. Macedonia

29-30 May, 2012
Prof. Dijana Plaseska Karanfilska participated at the “Open Infrmation Day & Partnering Event” – FP7 Health Research Funding Round 2012-13 – How to apply successfully; organized by European Commission (Info day) and Fit for Health and Health-NCP-Net (Partnering Event).