Experimentica Science Day | May 26, 2023, Vilnius, LT

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By Experimentica on May 5, 2023

Summary: Experimentica Science Day: connect with top preclinical Ophthalmology Professors and Industry Experts for insights and discoveries


Join us in Vilnius, Lithuania for a day of scientific exploration at the upcoming Experimentica Science Day – Pharmaceutical Drug Discovery: Lessons from Ophthalmology!

This event brings together leading university professors and industry experts in preclinical Ophthalmology to share insights and discoveries about ocular pathophysiology and animal models. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect and learn from the best in the field.


Experimentica Science Day – Pharmaceutical Drug Discovery: Lessons from Ophthalmology will take place on May 26, 2023 in Vilnius, Lithuania.

10:30 – 11:00Participants Registration
11:00 – 11:05Experimentica Science Day opening
Adj. Prof. Giedrius Kalesnykas, Experimentica Ltd
11:05 – 11:50Making Models Matter: Building the Bridge for Translational Research
Prof. Leonard Levin, McGill University, Canada

Session I
Moderators: Juliette Arnold, Kernius Mickevicius, Ville Jokinen
11:50 – 12:20The role of vision for quality of life and society
Prof. Hannu Uusitalo, Tampere University, Finland
12:20 – 13:00Ion channels in RPE physiology and therapy development
Adj. Prof. Soile Nymark, Tampere University, Finland
13:00 – 13:30Coffee break and poster session

Session II
Moderators: Justina Urbanaviciute, Austin Brown, Birgitta Lappeteläinen
13:30 – 14:10Mutation-agnostic treatment options for inherited retinal degenerations by drug

Adj. Prof. Henri Leinonen, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
14:10 – 14:40Drug discovery from bench to clinic
Jeffrey Jamison, PhD, Experimentica Ltd, USA
14:40 – 15:10Coffee break and poster session

Session III
Moderators: Anni Tenhunen, Inesa Lelyte, Nate Pappenhagen
15:10 – 15:20Refining animal welfare in streptozotocin-induced diabetic retinopathy rat model
Student Anni Tenhunen
15:20 – 15:30AAV-mediated expression of human VEGF-A as a novel rat model of diabetic retinopathy
Student Inesa Lelyte
15:30 – 15:40Variations on the Blue Light Damage model of Dry AMD
Student Nate Pappenhagen
15:40 – 15:50Unraveling the Relationship between Functional and Morphological Read-outs in Preclinical Glaucoma Models
Student Kernius Mickevicius
15:50 – 16:00Involvement of thioredoxin system in laser-induced CNV mouse model
Student Robertas Cesna
16:00 – 16:05Experimentica Science Day closing
Adj. Prof. Giedrius Kalesnykas, Experimentica Ltd

Register to Experimentica Science Day

Please contact Justina Dragunaite by email at justina@experimentica.com to register to the conference.
Registration deadline: May 15, 2023.
Registration is free of charge. Seat availability is limited.


Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania
Gediminas av. 51, Vilnius, Lithuania
3rd floor, 305 audience

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