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28/03/2017 | News Norwegian
Welcome to the EYEFORTX workshop, April 7
The partners in the Czech–Norwegian EEA-project EYEFORTX are pleased to invite all interested parties to an open workshop on transplantation medicine research on Friday, April 7th.

The aim of the EYEFORTX project was to gain increased scientific knowledge about the challenges lying within transplantation medicine for corneal grafting for different eye disorders. In this workshop, we will present some of the results obtained within the project and their potential impact on the field.

  • When: The workshop starts at 11.30 on Friday, April 7th, and lasts until 14.35.
  • Where: The workshop takes place at the Department of Ophthalmology, Oslo University Hospital (Ullevål), Kirkeveien 166, Oslo, Building 36 (see map).
Participants should register here (for planning purposes, the workshop is free).

Agenda:

11.30-12.00

Velkommen – kaffe og snacks

 

12:00-12.15

Welcome and Introduction

Professor Goran Petrovski (Centre for Eye Research, Oslo University Hospital)

12.15-12.30

Eye Research at Oslo University Hospital

Professor Morten C. Moe (Centre for Eye Research, Oslo University Hospital)

12:30-12:45

Introduction to the EYEFORTX project

Professor Katerina Jirsova (Project coordinator, Charles University, Prague)

12.45-13.00

Effect of culture medium on corneal limbus health

Dr. Meeta Pathak (Centre for Eye Research, Oslo University Hospital)

13.00-13:15

Effect of culture medium on corneal endothelium

Dr. Kristiane Haug Berg (Centre for Eye Research, Oslo University Hospital)

13:15-13.30

Research activities at NILU within EYEFORTX  

Dr.Maria Dusinska (NILU, Health Effects laboratory, Kjeller)

13.30-13.45

DNA integrity in eye cells measured by the comet assay 

Elisabeth Elje, PhD student (NILU, Health Effects Laboratory, Kjeller)

13.45-14.00

Culture of goblet cells with and without interleukin 13

Dr. Andrea Stadnikova (Charles University, Prague)

14.00-14.15

The effect of various enzymatic decellularisation methods on human amniotic membrane and amniotic epithelial cells.

Dr. Peter Trosan (Charles University, Prague)

14.15-14.30

Cell culture vitrification - a cryoprotectantless alternative to slow freezing

Professor Jan Bednar (Charles University, Prague)

14.30-14.35

Closing of the workshop

 

14.35-15.00 Coffee  
15.00-15.45 Round table: Internal management meeting  All partners (Chair: Professor Katerina Jirsova)
15.45-16.00 Closing of the meeting  

About EYEFORTX

EYEFORTX – Tissue engineering of genetically competent corneal/conjunctival cells for subsequent grafting in human medicine – is a Czech–Norwegian 3 year project (2014-2017) financed by EEA grants. The EEA Grants and Norway Grants represent the contribution to reducing economic and social disparities and to strengthening bilateral relations with countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics.

The aim of the EYEFORTX project was to gain increased scientific knowledge about the challenges lying within transplantation medicine for corneal grafting for different eye disorders. The main challenges for grafting are shortage of donor tissue and short storage time for the cells and tissue. Within the project, protocols for preparation of corneal, limbal and conjunctival cells for potential grafting were developed. DNA integrity in the cells was explored in relation to different protocols for preparation of the corneal cells, and to increase the quality of the cells and tissue for grafting.

Project partners

  • Charles University, Prague, Laboratory of Biology and Pathology of eye (Katarina Jirsova, coordinator)
  • Oslo University Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology, Center for Eye Research (Bjørn Nicolaissen/Goran Petrovski)
  • University Hospital Kralovske Vinohrady, Prague (Pavel Studeny)
  • NILU, Health Effects Laboratory, Kjeller (Maria Dusinska/Elise Rundén-Pran)

The project is also a collaboration with University of Oslo, Department of Nutrition (Andrew Collins).

Contact

Senior scientist Elise Rundén Pran, erp@nilu.no
Head of communications Christine F. Solbakken cfs@nilu.no
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