Annual meeting- program

Advances in Skeletal Biology and Medicine 2019

Sunday, February 24th, 2019

at TEL-AVIV University

Porter Auditorium

8:30  Registration

9:15 Prof. Dafna Benayahu – ISSBM chair, opening speech.


9:30  Prof. Liran Carmel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Title: “What makes us human? Ancient DNA uncovers the evolution of our voice box


10:30 Coffee break

10:45-12:15  Session 1

10:45-11:00 A Subset of Inflammatory Osteoclast Precursors Links Chronic Inflammation and Bone Loss by Yaron Meirow, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

11:00-11:15 Engineering Dual-Specific M-CSF Antagonists That Inhibit c-FMS And αvβ3 Integrin as Anti Resorptive Compounds by Yuval Zur, Ben Gurion University

 11:15-11:30 R51Q SNX10 promotes uncontrolled fusion of monocytes to form giant, non-functional osteoclasts by Maayan Barnea, Weizmann Institute of Science.

 11:30-11:45 Mechanism and Prevention of Titanium Particle-Induced Inflammation and Osteolysis  by Michal Eger, Tel-Aviv University.                 

11:45-12:00 Zebrafish Crispants as a screening strategy for bone GWAS candidate genes  by Chen Shochat, Bar Ilan University.   


12:00-12:15  Brief overview of the presented posters

Lunch and poster session: 12:15-14:00

14:00-16:00 Session 2

14:00-14:15 Enthesis Progenitors Combine the Tenogenic and Chondrogenic Genetic Programs  by Shiri Kult, Weizmann Institute of Science.

14:15-14:30 S-Allylmercapto-N-Acetylcysteine (ASSNAC) Improves Bone Morphometry in a Mouse Model of Post-Menopausal Osteoporosis by Itay Bleichman, Tel-Aviv University.                  

 14:30-14:45 How adipogenesis modify the cell morphology, cytoskeleton, and membrane dynamic? by Alex Naftaly, Tel-Aviv University.

14:45-15:00 Role of the Renal Endocannabinoid System in Diabetes-induced Osteoporosis by Yael Soae, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.                  

15:00-15:15 The effect of enamels mineral composition on dental attrition by Waseem Habashi, Tel-Aviv University


15:30 Prof. Itzhak Binderman, Tel-Aviv University

Monitoring of Cellular Changes in the Bone Marrow following PTH(1-34) Treatment of OVX Rats Using a Portable Stray-Field NMR Scanner


15:55-16:15: Meeting Summary and Awards for Excellent Poster and Oral Presentations


Poster Session:

 #1: Multi-component hydrogels as scaffolds for alveolar bone regeneration by Michal Halperin-Sternfeld, Tel-Aviv University.                         

 #2: RGD-modified Dihydrolipoamide Dehydrogenase as a Molecular Bridge for Enhancing the Adhesion of Bone Forming Cells to Titanium Dioxide Implant Surfaces by Avraham Dayan, Tel-Aviv University.

 #3: Effect of Extracellular vesicles derived from Pre-adipocytes and mature cells on adipogenic differentiation by Rakefet Barak, Tel-Aviv University.

#4: Processed food alters growing pattern, impairs bone quality and mechanical performance and increases bone marrow adiposity in mice  by Tamara Travinsky-Shmul, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

 #5: The role of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids from different sources in bone development by Reut Rozner, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

 #6: Novel regulators of bone homeostasis by Khrystoforova Iryna, Bar Ilan University.

 #7: Renal Proximal Tubule Cell Cannabinoid-1 Receptor Regulates Bone Remodeling via a Kidney-to-Bone Axis by Dekel Assaf, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

 #8: Processed -food diet inhibits longitudinal growth and bone quality through impairment of growth plate development in young rats by Janna Zaretsky, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

#9:  Peptide Based Functional Hydrogels as Scaffolds for Bone Regeneration  by Itzhak Grinberg, Tel-Aviv University.

 #10: Magel2 Modulates Bone Remodeling and Mass in Prader Willi Syndrome by Affecting Oleoyl Serine Levels and Activity by Saja Baraghithy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

 #11: Coral collagen fibers-alginate bio-composite for regenerative medicine by Leslie Pomeraniec, Tel-Aviv University.

 #12:  Disruption of Myh10 causes attenuation of cell adhesion, spreading, migration and adipogenesis by Lisa MorYossef Moldovan, Tel-Aviv University.

 #13: Biomechanical characteristics of irradiated rat mandibular jawbone  by Tamar Brosh, Tel Aviv University.

 #14: Runx1 is involved in the regulation of enthesis mineralization by Neta Felsenthal, Weizmann Institute of Science.

 #15: Searching for New Therapeutics to Treat Osteoporosis and Spaceflight Osteopenia using Model System under Microgravity by Moumita Ghosh, Tel Aviv University.