25 May 2017, Thursday
08:30 - 09:00 Opening Ceremony
A. Slavica (Chairman of National Organizing and Scientific Committee)
M. Dundar (President of EBTNA)
Prof. D. Boras (The Honorary President of the Eurobiotech 2017; Rector, University of Zagreb)
  Plenary Session 1
  Chair: A. Slavica
09:00 - 09:30

Current development of biotechnology in Croatia

B. Santek
09:30 - 10:00 Production and upgrading of lactic acid: an overview and future prospects
A. Slavica
10:00 - 10:30 Enzymes and Sugars: Challenges and Opportunities For Biocatalytic Process Development
B. Nidetzky
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break & Poster Viewing
  Plenary Session 2
  Chairs: M. Dundar, K. Gartland
11:00 - 11:45 Systems Biology Approaches to Modelling Cancer
J. Bown
11:45 - 12:30 The Development of Quantitative and Multiplex Point-of-Care Diagnostics
R. Marks
12:30 -13:30 Lunch & Poster Viewing
13:30 - 14:00 HALL - A 13:30 - 14:00 HALL - B   HALL - C 13:30 - 14:00 Hall D
Chairs: E. D'Agaro, M. Andlar, I. R. Redovnikovic Chairs: M. Koller, O. Erogul, 13:30 - 15:00 Chair: A. Slavica Chairs: O. Kershanskaya, J. Lisicar, B. Uzun
Green Solvents for Green Technologies Engineering Solutions of Sleep Disorders Role of Croatia in the field of Biotechnology Omics research development as a new step of plant biotechnology in post- genomics era
I. R. Redovnikovic O. Erogul  A. Slavica (Chair)
D. Boras
Z. Kniewald
I. Duplancic
S. Zjalic


  O. Kershanskaya
14:00 - 14:30

Reduction of the active-site copper in lytic polysaccharide monooxygenase promotes substrate binding

14:00 - 14:30 Multistage continuous production and metabolic process description by elementary flux modes for optimized PHA biosynthesis 14:00 - 14:30 Industrial baker's yeast fermentation: from manufacture to integrated sustainability
M. Andlar M. Koller J. Lisicar
14:30 - 15:00 NGS Genome Annotation Profiling Using Data Analysis Workflows 14:30 - 15:00 Accurate Disease Diagnosis Through Medical Datasets by Deep Neural Networks
14:30 - 15:00 Molecular Detection and Characterization of 16Sr-VI Group Phytoplasma Associated with Sesame Phyllody Disease in Southern Turkey
E. D'Agaro M. E. Yuksel B. Uzun
15:00 - 15:15 Coffee Break & Poster Viewing
  Oral Presentations Sessions
15.15-15.25 Chairs: A. Bacu, E. E. Hakki, O. D. Iseri 15:15 - 15:25 Chairs: M. E. Yuksel, A. K. Suloglu 15:15 - 15:25 Chairs: A. O. Belduz, V. Revin   Chairs: S. G. Temel, M. Yazykova
The effect of explant position on Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated gene transfer in flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) Computerized Extraction of BI-RADS Breast Mass Location Descriptors from Breast Volume Segmented on MR Images Bioethanol production from fruit processing wastes 15:15 - 15:25 Antiproliferative and Apoptotic Properties Of Vulpinic Acid on A549, AGS And HeLa Cells
R. Beyaz D. D. Demirgunes A. G. Erman  

H. E. Kizil

15:25 - 15:35 Crispr/dCas9 and gene activation 15:25 - 15:35 Comparision of Viability and Osteogenic Potential of Mesenchymal Stem Cells on Fibrin Glue or Fibronectin Coated Ceraform® 15:25 - 15:35

The Use Of Bacterial Cellulose Nanocomposites As An Electrode Material In Lithium Ion Batteries

15:25 - 15:35 Determination of the Antigenotoxic effects of Evernic acid against genotoxic effects of CCL4 on HUVEC lines
E. Akinci A. K. Suloglu

T. Sar


G. Agar

15:35 - 15:45 Boron Deficiency Responses on Nutrients Composition in Brachypodium distachyon, a Model for Wheat 15:35 - 15:45 Cytotoxicity of Newly Synthesized Biodegradable Macroporous Cryogels in Human Dermal Fibroblasts Cell Line 15:35 - 15:45 The use of bacterial hemoglobin (VHb) expressing ethanologenic E.coli for effective ethanol fermentation from glucose 15:35 - 15:45 Targeted gene panel for cardiac ion channelopathies reveals candidate pathogenic mutations in Long QT syndrome

E. E. Hakki

I. Percin G. Seker   S. G. Temel
15:45 - 15:55 In planta expression of BLV envelope glycoprotein gp51 by TBSV-based viral vector 15:45 - 15:55 Development of Lower Limb Phantoms for Engineering and Medical Applications 15:45 - 15:55 Biotechnology of fucose and fucooligosaccharides from brown algae biomass* 15:45 - 15:55 Gene transfer studies by laboratory-made diode laser device
A. T. Zhumabek E. Budak S. E. Chernyshova P. K. Cevik
15:55 - 16:05 In vitro direct regeneration and genetic transformation of cotton cultivars from Kazakhstan 15:55 - 16:05 Computer simulation of the electromagnetic interaction between an implanted conductive medical wire and 1.5 T MRI device 15:55 - 16:05 Screening of biosurfactant producing bacteria for application in microbial enhanced oil recovery 15:55 - 16:05 The Probiotic yeast saccharomyces boulardii as an oral vaccine delivery vehicle: construction of Ura3 auxotroph strain using CRISPR/Cas 9 method and expression of Ovalbumin as a highly immunogenic protein
A. O. Rakhimzhanova O. B. Istanbullu A. S. Sarsenova G. Bagherpour
16:05 - 16:15 Hydrogen peroxide pretreatment of roots protected tomato cells against copper induced oxidative damage and genotoxicity 16:05 - 16:15 Computer-based method for measuring the anteversion of the acetabular component on pelvic radiographs 16:05 - 16:15 New bioagent for bioremediation of oil polluted soils 16:05 - 16:15 Orlistat as a fatty acid synthase inhibitor blocks cell survival mechanism via activating PTEN, which controls PI3K/AKT/MAPK axis in PC3 prostate cancer cells
O. D. Iseri S. Sahin A. S. Sagieva B. S. Ozdemir
16:15 - 16:25 Genome – wide and expression analysis of Phaseolus vulgaris L. mTERF genes under salt stress 16:15 - 16:25 Empowering Enzyme Characteristics through Rational Design 16:15 - 16:25 Determining the optimal operational parameters for denitrification in a biological filter 16:15 - 16:25 Construction and expression full length of Indonesian Hepatitis B Core Antigen (HBcAg) B3 subgenotype in Lactococcus lactisfor Therapeutic Vaccine
E. Ilhan U. Uzuner I. I.Alexandra R. I. Anwar
16:25 - 16:35 Anti-phytopathogenic activity of wild medicinal plants extracts     16:25 - 16:35 Determination of probiotic properties of some lactic acid bacteria isolated from human feces    
O. D. Iseri   M. Kahraman  


    16:35 - 16:45 Cloning, Characterization and Paper Threatment of a New Lignin Peroxidase Derived From Acinetobacter calcoaceticus    
    A. O. Belduz

26 May 2017, Friday
  Plenary Session 1
09:00 - 09:30 Chairs: O. Vicente, T. Beccari, M. Dundar
Mechanisms of Drought and Salt Stress Tolerance in Plants
O. Vicente
09:30 - 10:00 Developments in Biotechnology

K. M. A. Gartland, M. Dundar, T. Beccari, M. V. Magni

10:00 - 10:30

 A liquid/liquid two phase system as an economic alternative for the large scale expansion of bone marrow-derived human mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (hMSCs)

M. P. Hanga

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break & Poster Viewing
  Plenary Session 2
11:00 - 11:30 Chairs: J. Krajcovic, N. Manolescu
Chloroplasts as Chemotherapeutical Targets
J. Krajcovic
11:30 - 12:00

One Health and Advanced Biotechnology

N. Manolescu
12:00 - 12:30 Italian assistive technology network: working experience and educational perspectives
R. Magni
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch & Poster Viewing
13:30 - 14:00 HALL - A 13:30 - 14:00 HALL - B 13:30 - 14:00 HALL - C 13:30 - 14:00 HALL - D
Chairs: A. Moulas, L. Gracin Chairs: B. Zelic, A.V. Presecki, A. Stafa Chairs: A. Izquierdo, M. Tisma, T. Rezic Chairs: Z. Kurtanjek, V. Zechner-Krpan
Fortification of Foods With Vitamin D Biotechnology On A Small Scale – Microreactors, Future Or Just Passing Trend? Evaluation Of The Effect Of Elemental Iron Nanoparticles On The Bacterial Population Kinetics Of Soils Artificially Contaminated With Phenanthrene Yeast Whole Genome Growth Analysis
A. Moulas B. Zelić A. Izquierdo Z. Kurtanjek
14:00 - 14:30 Gut Microbiome Analysis as a Tool For Developing New Probiotic Productstba 14:00 - 14:30 Stereoselective Diol Production By Multi-Enzyme System 14:00 - 14:30 Biological Pretreatment Of Lignocellulose Waste For Its Further Application In Biogas Production 14:00 - 14:30 Biological Activities of Beta-Glucans Isolated from Spent Brewer's Yeast
D. Ramon  A. V. Presečki M. Tišma V. Zechner-Krpan
14:30 - 15:00 Brettanomyces Population in Wine - Influence of Ultrasound Treatment 14:30 - 15:00 Construction of Novel Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Hybrid Strains Resistant to Growth and Fermentation Inhibitors 14:30 - 15:00

Application of mathematical modelling in biorefinery processes design

14:30 - 15:00 Molecular evaluation of resistance toward drought, salinity and prolonged high temperatures of local wheat cultivars of Albania
L. Gracin A. Stafa T. Rezic

A. Bacu

15:00 - 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 - 15:25 Chairs: E. M. Rojas, I. Aprodu 15:15 - 15:25 Chairs: L. Pinguli, A. V. Presečki 15:15 - 15:25 Chairs: A. Goršek, T. Rezic 15:15 - 15:25 Chairs: E. Bagriacik, A. Kilchevsky
Effect of Temperature and Time on Lactic Acid Fermentation of a Yoghurt-Wheat fflour Mixture Simulating Gas-Liquid Mass Transfer Based on Abiotic Conditions in a Stirred Tank Bioreactor Used for Non-Newtonian (Viscous) Culturing Media Cyanide Removal by Different Fungal Species Mitochondrial DNA control region nucleotide variations in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis
E. Ibanoglu G. R. Gelves N. H. Avcioglu F. Eren
15:25 - 15:35 Structural and Functional Changes of Ozone Oxidized Proteins 15:25 - 15:35 Haemodyalisis hollow fiber cartridge for high cell density culture for monoclonal antibody production 15:25 - 15:35 Co-immobilized Enzymes for The Pre-treatment of Wastewater 15:25 - 15:35

An effective method for screening early HIV infection in North Cyprus: the importance of the 4th Generation ELISA

S. Ibanoglu Y. Walid S. D. Gur E. Celik
15:35 - 15:45 Biological properties of Epilobium Angustifolium L. 15:35 - 15:45

Microcontact Imprinted Based SPR Biosensors For The Detection of Salmonella Paratyphi

15:35 - 15:45 Determination of Petroleum Biodegradation by Oil Field Isolated Microorganisms 15:35 - 15:45 Screening strategy of producers of proteases with proteins of the haemostasis system activity among micromycetes
M. R. Ceccarini

N. Idil

S. B. Ozyurek A. Bobrovskaia
15:45 - 15:55 An Alternative Method For The Sun Drying Of Traditional Dried Eggplant 15:45 - 15:55 Lipofactory: Yarrowia lipolytica as a cell factory to produce microbial oils from hydrophobic substrates
15:45 - 15:55 Development Of a Green Sustainable Technology For Biotechnological Production And Extraction Of Biodegradable Polymers - Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs). 15:45 - 15:55

Development and characterization of monoclonal antibodies specific for human vascular endothelial growth factor

G. O. Y. Alqudsi M. Lopes G. Gahlawat

E. U. Bagriacik

15:55 - 16:05 Microencapsulation Of Phycocyanin By Spray Drying Technique 15:55 - 16:05 Production of Xylanase For Breadmaking in Submerged Culture From Laboratory Scale to Pilot Scale
15:55 - 16:05 Effect of Static Magnetic Field Generated by Helmholtz coil on Some Characteristics of B.cereus and S.epidermidis
15:55 - 16:05 Cytotoxic Effect of Fungal-Sourced Bassiatin on Breast Cancer Cell Lines
M. Koc D. Sahinbas M. Haghi E. Ozgor
16:05 - 16:15 Identification of Aroma Compounds of Vibirnum opulus L. Juice Using the Purge and Trap Technique 16:05 - 16:15 Use of different bioreactor types for citric acid production by Yarrowia lipolytica 16:05 - 16:15 Biostimulation And Bioaugmentation Of Bicrobial Community Involved In The Biogas Production Of Sewage Sludge 16:05 - 16:15 The Role of Malondialdehyde and Glutathione in Metabolic Syndrome’s Complications
A. S. Sonmezdag P. Ferreira M. Wojcieszak E. Avci
16:15 - 16:25 Application of ohmic heating on the bell pepper puree with added apple pectin 16:15 - 16:25

3 liter scale process for fermentative production and separation of rhamnolipid biosurfactants produced by non-pathogenic Pseudomonas putidaKT2440 strain

    16:15 - 16:25 Research of Asymetric Dimethilarginine and Neopterin in Obesity which is Potential a Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Diseases
L. D. Olaru I. Anic   G. A. Avci
16:25 - 16:35 Amaranth - a promising crop for fodder manufacturing         16:25 - 16:35 Preoperative Serum TNF- α, IL-6 and VEGF Levels in Patients with Colorectal Cancer
S. V. Pavlenkova     O. Oztopuz
16:35 - 16:45 Antimicrobial activity of essential oils of Laurus nobilis, Rosmarinus officinalis, and Myrtus communis on common foodborne pathogens         18:00 - 19:30 Executive Committee and Board Members Meeting
G. Goksen      

27 May 2017, Saturday
Plenary Sessions 1
  Chairs: M. Maffia, M. Viola-Magni, T. Beccari
08:30 - 09:00 Proteomic analysis of rat peripheral nerves
M. Maffia
09:00 - 09:30 Long Noncoding RNA(lncRNA) as Possible Tumour Marker Also for Bladder Cancer
M. Viola-Magni
09:30 - 10:00 Lysosomal Enzymes in Parkinson's Disease
T. Beccari
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break & Poster Viewing
  Plenary Sessions 2
10:30 - 11:15 Chairs: R. Lal, M. Bertelli
Smart Nano-Shuttles for On-Demand and Targeted Personalized Medicine
R. Lal
11:15 - 12:00 MAGI’s Network: An Opportunity to Diagnose Patients Affected by Rare Genetic Disease
M. Bertelli, E. Manara
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch & Poster Viewing
13:00 - 13:30 HALL - A 13:00 - 13:30 HALL - B 13:00 - 13:30 HALL - C 13:00 - 13:30 HALL - D
Chairs: M. Nuijten, B. Fioretti, G. Mocan Chairs: I. Slivac, V. Mrsa, S. Kralj Chairs: M. Ivancic Santek, B. Zunar Chairs: D. Tapaloaga, I. Marova
The Assessment And Evaluation Of Innovative Drugs From a Broader Perspective Applying The Discounted Cash Flow Concept New Combination Strategy Of Doxorubicin And Epoxomicin In Biocompatibility: Biodegradable Polymeric Nanoparticles Increase Apoptosis In Breast Cancer Cells Biodiesel Production from Lignocellulosic Biomass Morphometrics – A Useful Tool In Farm Animals’ Sperm Assessment
M. Nuijten M. T. Yilmaz M. Ivancic Santek D. Tapaloaga
13:30 - 14:00 Resveratrol-Mg hydroxide complex display enhanced bioavailability: a possible application in DM-1 disease 13:30 - 14:00

Recent trends in application of biomolecular particles as nucleic acid delivery agents

13:30 - 14:00

Brettanomyces Bruxellensis: Development of Genetic Transformation System

13:30 - 14:00 Development Of Effective Population Size Methods For Genetic Parameter Estimation
B. Fioretti I. Slivac B. Zunar H. Onder
14:00 - 14:30 New Technologies In Gynecologic Cytology And Its Effects On Both Bethesda Classification And Screening Policy 14:00 - 14:30 Application of Surface Display of Proteins in Biotechnology 14:00 - 14:30 Use of mixed-cultures of Yarrowia lipolytica mutant strains for γ-decalactone production from castor oil 14:00 - 14:30 Use of high-throughput techniques to study simultaneous production of lipid metabolites in carotenogenic yeasts grown on waste animal fat
G. Mocan V. Mrsa I. Belo

I. Marova

14:30 - 15:00 Carbohydrate Composition and Site-Occupancy Determination in Pituitary and Recombinant Preparations of Human Thyrotropin 14:30 - 15:00 Impact of Membrane Curvature on Nano-Particle Cross-Membrane Transport 14:30 - 15:00 Fructans juice as fermentable raw material to improve a beverage with prebiotic and probiotic properties    
P. Bartolini S. Kralj E. M. Rojas


15:00 - 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 - 15:25

Chairs: G. Mocan, A. Bhatti

15:15 - 15:25

Chairs: M. T. Yilmaz, S. Kralj

15:15 - 15:25

Chairs: I. Belo, N. Stănciuc, B. H. Lee

15:15 - 15:25 Chairs: A. Findik, H. Onder
1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 Induces The Expression of The Tumor Suppressor Protein CYLD In Human Leukemia Cells

Evaluation Of The Interaction Of Gold Nanocages With Macrophages in RAW 264.7 Cell Line-HBsAg Model In Vitro

Production, Characterization of Serratiopeptidase and Its Antibacterial Study with Medically Important Isolates Determination Of Effective Placental Traits On Birth Weight In Akkaraman Sheep Breed With Path Analysis
M. Vaiou

E. Yavuz

P. C. Madhu M. Sahin
15:25 - 15:35 Analysis of Ephrin A1 (EFNA1) Gene Polymorphism in Epileptic Patients by MALDI-TOF MassArray Method 15:25 - 15:35 Communicating with Fluorescent Molecular Sensors in Biological Environments 15:25 - 15:35 Purification Of α-Amylase From Bacillus Amyloliquefaciens, A Strain Isolated From A Novel Source 15:25 - 15:35 Amino acid composition of gilthead sea bream fillets (Sparus aurata) coated with thymol-loaded chitosan nanofibers during cold storage
G. Z. Sahin L. Motiei S. Kahraman Z. Ceylan
15:35 - 15:45 Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha-308 Gene Polymorphism and Risk of Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria Infection among People Living in DenbiaWoreda, North West Ethiopia 15:35 - 15:45 Molecular Genetic Responses In Different Human Primary Cell Cultures Exposed To Aluminum-Zinc Oxide Based Nanoparticles In Vitro 15:35 - 15:45 Improving expression of a recombinant lipase and its application for production of silage amaranth 15:35 - 15:45 Identification and Molecular Characterisation of Lumpy Skin Disease Virus From Cattle in North Cyprus
T. N. Berhane E. Oztetik A. A. Tolkacheva A. Findik
15:45 - 15:55 Trans- and cis- Regulators of Meiotic Recombination Control in Humans 15:45 - 15:55 The influence of colloidal metal nanoparticles on in vitro plants of potato 15:45 - 15:55 Synthesis of Disulphide-Schiff Base Derivatives, Investigation of Their Antibacterial and Anti-Candidal Activities 15:45 - 15:55 Estimation of Genetic Parameters and Genetic Trend of Holstein Cattle Population in Turkey
M. C. Ergoren W. Przewodowski D. B. Kadioglu S. Genc
15:55 - 16:05 Role of Surgical Minimally Invasive Methods For Staging in Lung Cancer 15:55 - 16:05 Nanoemulsion-Based Delivery Systems To improve functionality Of Oregano Essential Oil: Molecular Characterization And In-Vitro Antifungal Activity 15:55 - 16:05

Cloning And Characterization Of β-Xylanase From Thermotoga Naphthophila

15:55 - 16:05 Investigation of genetic structure in van cats using microsatellite markers
A. I. Milea E. Ermis M. N. Aftab H. Koyun
16:05 - 16:15 Stigmast-5,22-dien-3β-ol Myristate Isolated From {Capparis ovata} Having Anti-Inflammatory And Immunomodulatory Actions Could Be Of Interest For Use In Multiple Sclerosis 16:05 - 16:15 Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using Allium cepa and Allium sativum extract: A comparative characterization study 16:05 - 16:15

Probiotic and Functional Characterization of Lactobacillus Spp. Isolated from Infant Faeces

A. Sen G. Tan

M. Z. Durak

16:15 - 16:25 DNA methylation and expression of DNA cytosine-5-methyl transferase 1 (DNMT1) and methyl CpG-binding domain 2 (MBD2) in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis 16:15 - 16:25 Antibody fragmentation technique for salmonella detection by spr based biosensor


A. Bhatti E. Eser    
16:25 - 16:35

Preparation of Diagnostic kits for Serodiagnosis and Study of Their Specificity

16:25 - 16:35 Biosynthesis and structural characterization of silver nanoparticles produced by bacteria: Lysinibacillus sp. NOSK        
N. Klivleyeva N. O. S. Keskin    
16:35 - 16:45

Syntheses, antimicrobial activities and DNA interactions of NN and NO spirocyclotriphosphazenes with monoferrocenyl pendant arm


L. Acik

16:45 - 16:55

Coumarin-indole conjugate donor-acceptor system: Synthesis and biological activity studies of two coumarin-indole based push-pull dyes


Y. Reis

  Award Ceremony
EBTNA Mariapia Viola Magni Best Oral Presentation
EBTNA Best Poster Presentation
Best Biotechnology Product Award