7/20/2017

Mid-project meeting in Slovenia

On July 18th, Jelena, Zoran and Ákos went to the Department of Animal Science of the Biotechnical Faculty at the University of Ljubljana in Domžale, Slovenia to have a mid-project meeting with our Slovenian colleagues, Simona Sušnik Bajec and Ida Djurdjevič in the project NKFIH SNN 116912 devoted to the interspecific transplantation of spermatogonia. We have discussed our progress with the project, the challenges that we are facing and possible solutions to them. We were pleasantly surprised that the triploid rainbow trout recipients that were transplanted with brown trout spermatogonia are close to sexual maturity and the first spawning might be attempted this coming fall. We thank Simona and Ida for hosting us in Slovenia and are looking forward to our continued collaboration.

Ákos giving an update on the status of the project
Meeting participants: Zoran, Ákos, Ida, Simona and Jelena

7/19/2017

Practical Course "Bioinformatics: Computer Methods in Molecular and Systems Biology" organized by ICGEB



Jelena and Zoran participated in Practical Course "Bioinformatics: Computer Methods in Molecular and Systems Biology" organized by International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) in the period  26 - 30 June 2017 in Trieste, Italy.

We were honored to get lectures from some of the most renowned scientist in this field:
Leonardo MARIÑO-RAMIREZ (NCBI, NLM, NIH, Computational Biology Branch, USA)
Christoph SENSEN (Graz University of Technology, Austria)
Laurent FALQUET (Department of Biology Biochemistry University of Fribourg Switzerland)
Sándor PONGOR (Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics, Pázmány University, Budapest, HU)


The Course covered the following topics:
·         Genome and proteome databases
·         Similarity searching, alignments
·         Sequence phylogeny
·         Genome projects, functional genomics
·         Next-generation sequencing data analysis using open source software
·         High throughput methods, RNA-Seq, Chip-Seq




ICGEB Bioinformatics 2017
Working mode in ICGEB
Serbian-Slovenian-Hungarian-Georgian-Russian team
The first day with Leonardo MARIÑO-RAMIREZ and Sándor PONGOR
Lecture by Leonardo MARIÑO-RAMIREZ (NCBI)

Lecture by Laurent FALQUET (Department of Biology Biochemistry University of Fribourg, Switzerland)
Practice by Laurent FALQUET (Department of Biology Biochemistry University of Fribourg Switzerland)
Free time with colleagues from Switzerland, Austria, Hungary and Uganda
Lecture by Christoph SENSEN (Graz University of Technology, Austria)
Coffee break in ICGEB
Practice - well done
Sándor PONGOR (Pázmány University, Budapest, HU) - closing ceremony

7/10/2017

10th European Zebrafish Meeting



Timi has participated with two of our colleagues from the Department, Zsolt Csenki-Bakos and Balázs Kovács at the 10th European Zebrafish Meeting, organized in Budapest, Hungary, from 3/7/2017 till 7/7/2017. Timi has presented her new results on a poster as well as she has taken Zoran’s poster. Our former project partner, the Applied Cell Technology Ltd. has participated at the conference, too, who has presented the results of our common work.

The Fish Reproduction Group was represented at the meeting with the following posters:

Tímea Kollár, Eszter Kása, Zsolt Csenki-Bakos, Árpád Ferincz, Béla Urbányi, Ákos Horváth: Development of an in vitro toxicological test system based on zebrafish (Danio rerio) sperm analysis. 10th European Zebrafish Meeting, Budapest, Hungary, 3-7. July 2017, book of abstracts p. 369.

Zoran Marinovic, Jelena Lujic, Eszter Kása, Tímea Kollár, Zsolt Csenki, Béla Urbányi, Ákos Horváth: Cryopreservation of spermatogonia of different zebrafish lines by whole testes needle immersed vitrification. 10th European Zebrafish Meeting, Budapest, Hungary, 3-7. July 2017, book of abstracts p. 321.

Bernadett Faragó, Tímea Kollár, Katalin Szabó, Csilla Budai, Eszter Losonczi, Gergely Bernáth, Zsolt Csenki, Béla Urbányi, Csaba Pribenszky, Ákos Horváth, Judit  Cserepes: A specific preconditioning technology enables zebrafish embryos to survive 24-hour long chilling on ice. 10th European Zebrafish Meeting, Budapest, Hungary, 3-7. July 2017, book of abstracts p.319.

Eszter Losonczi, Katalin Szabó, Tímea Kollár, Zsolt Csenki, Gyöngyi Gazsi, Ákos Horváth, Béla Urbányi, Zsolt Gyüre, Áron Zsigmond, Máté Varga, Zoltán Varga, Csaba Pribenszky, Judit Cserepes: A protocol to arrest zebrafish embryonic development at different stages of ontogeny. 10th European Zebrafish Meeting, Budapest, Hungary, 3-7. July 2017, book of abstracts p. 439.



Timi with her poster
Zoran's poster