Thursday 7th June

16.00 – 17.10   Session 6: Tissue Barrier and Filter Based Assays

6.1 (16.00 – 16:30) Invited Talk - Prof Peter Hordijk

"The push and pull of endothelial integrity is balanced by Cdc42 and RhoB GTPases"

J. Amado-Azevedo, M. Pronk, I. Kovacevic, V.W. van Hinsbergh and P.L. Hordijk

Department of Physiology, Institute for Cardiovascular Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

6.2 (16.30 – 16.50) "Investigating blue light illumination on human retinal pigment epithelial cell lines and its potential to model AMD in vitro"

Ege Ozkaya1,2, Baljean Dhillon1, Pierre Bagnaninchi2

1Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, EH16 4SB, United Kingdom;2MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, The University of Edinburgh, EH16 4UU, United Kingdom.

6.3 – (16.50 – 17.10) "Chronic high glucose exposure induces cellular dysfunction in Endothelial Colony Forming Cells"

Christina L. O’Neill, Lydia Eeles, Alan W. Stitt, Reinhold J. Medina

Centre for Experimental Medicine, Queen’s University Belfast. N. Ireland.