1. Nikolaj Nielsen (Münster, DE)

TRPC6 channels are required for hypoxia-mediated stimulation of pancreatic stellate cells

2. Tobias H. Dovmark (Oxford, UK)

Carbonic anhydrases and gap junctions facilitate lactic acid diffusion in 3-dimensional pancreatic tumour cell growths

3. Daniel Sauter (Copenhagen, DK)

Ca2+- and pH-activated channels in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC)

4. Su Chii Kong (Copenhagen, DK)

pH regulatory transporters in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma

5. Andrea Giannuzzo (Copenhagen, DK)

Therapeutic targeting of the P2X7 receptor in pancreatic cancer and stellate cells

6. Katrine Zeeberg (Bari, IT)

Stromal composition modulate pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) Cancer Stem Cell behaviour and plasticity

7. Sagar S. Manoli (Florence, IT)

HERG1 channels modulate dynamics of actin cytoskeleton organization and cell migration through interactions with Beta1 integrins

8. Benedetta Bonito (London, UK)

Why is voltage-gated sodium channel elusive in PDAC?

9. Farrah Zahed (Göttingen, DE)

A single chain-antibody/TRAIL fusion directed against Kv10.1 overcomes resistance to gemcitabine in PDAC cells co-cultured with stellate cells

10. Mara Saccomano (Göttingen, DE)

Visualization of human pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma xenografts by near-infrared optical imaging in combination with fluorescent labelled Cetuximab

 11. Angela Zaccagnino (Kiel, DE)

Transcriptomic analysis of Ion channels and Transporters in the A818-6 in vitro model of pancreatic cancer cell differentiation

12. Miso Mitkovski (Göttingen, DE)

The voltage gated potassium channel Kv10.1 modulates cancer cell-cell and cell surface adhesion and migration

13. Diana Urrego (Göttingen, DE)

The pRb/E2F1 pathway controls periodic Kv10.1 expression along the cell cycle

14. Beáta Mészáros (Debrecen, HU)

The role of hEag1 in the mineral matrix production of SaOS-2 osteosarcoma cells

15. Zoltan Petho (Debrecen, HU)

KCa1.1 channels in Glioblastoma Multiforme: Characterization of beta subunit composition

16. Faheem Patel (York, UK)

The immunoglobulin loop of the voltage-gated Na+ channel β1 subunit regulates both cell adhesion and Na+ current in MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells

17. Ming Yang (York, UK)

Voltage-gated Na+ channels increase MDA-MB-231 human breast cancer cell motility by depolarising the membrane potential in vitro

18. Benedikt Fels (Münster, DE)

Role of TRPC1 channels in pressure-mediated activation of murine pancreatic stellate cells

19. Mehdi Badaoui (Amiens, FR)

Kv10.1 potassium channel promotes collagen-induced survival of human breast cancer cells by regulating calcium fluxes through Orai1

20. Jessica Iorio (Florence, IT)

hERG1 potassium channel expression in GI preneoplastic lesions.

21. Isabelle Dhennin-Duthille (Amiens, FR)

Distinct novel function of CCR domain (Coiled-coil region) of TRPM7 channel confers more aggressive phenotype in breast cancer

22. Melanie Ludlow (Leeds, UK)

(-)Englerin A, a potential anti-cancer agent, is a potent activator of TRPC4 and TRPC5 channels

23. Judith Ritchie (Leeds, UK)

CRAC channel inhibition as a therapeutic modality in colorectal cancer

24. Paul Buchanan (Belfast, UK)

Investigation of CaV1.3 functional expression in prostate cancer during androgen deprivation treatment

25. Bailey Evans (Belfast, UK)

Investigation of the differential expression of BK channel α and g subunits in prostate cancer progression

26. Oksana Iamshanova (Lille, FR)

Sodium leak channel non-selective, NALCN, and its potential role in prostate cancer

27. Loïc Lemonnier (Lille, FR)

Orai1 and STIM1 mediate SOCE and contribute to apoptotic resistance of pancreatic adenocarcinoma

28. Albert Vallejo-Gracia (Barcelona, SP)

KCNE expression upon proliferation and activation in leukocytes

29. Albert Vallejo-Gracia (Barcelona, SP)

Kv1.5 in human B lymphocytes and lymphomas

30. Luigi Leanza (Padova, IT)

Mitochondrial Kv1.3 as a pharmacological target to treat Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.

31. Verena Hofschröer (Münster, DE)

The Na+/H+ exchanger (NHE1) and the extracellular pH control melanoma cell-cell adhesion

32. Nahit Rizaner (Nicosia, CY)

Effects of long-term hypoxia on voltage-gated Na+ channel expression and metastatic cell behaviours in rat prostate cancer

33. Laura Sanchez-Sandoval (Mexico City, MX)

Voltage-gated sodium channel β-subunits in cervical cancer cells: potential role in cellular migration

  • 34. Kazim Ogmen (London, UK)

Functional role of voltage-gated sodium channels in human colorectal cancer


1st prize (British Biophysical Society): £100

2nd prize – joint (Cancer Research UK – Imperial College London Centre): £50

2nd prize – joint (Cancer Engineering Network, Imperial College London): £50

3rd prize (John Lewis / Waitrose) - £25.