The research field of interorganelle contacts is one of the most rapidly growing areas of modern cell biology. It is becoming clear that many, if not all, organelles form membrane contact sites (MCS) with other components of the cell. The term ‘MCS’ broadly describes a physical interaction between two organelles, occurring at specialized subdomains of the given organelle and involved in multiple facets of the biology of the two organelles that are juxtaposed. MCS discovery forced cell biologists to reconsider the way organelles are studied, introducing the concept that heterotypic organelle interaction allows functions that individual organelles would otherwise be unable to perform and forcing them to think in terms of compartmentalized metabolism and signaling.
- Tools to study MCS: from imaging to omics
- MCS components and regulators
- Transfer of second messengers at MCS
- Compartmentalized biochemical reactions at MCS
- MCS in organelle biology
- MCS in cell signalling
- MCS in disease
Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Fully paying 'single' or 'shared' registrants can bring a student for only $960. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 08, 09, 10 Feb 2024 (on a shared basis for students) and an all-inclusive food and beverage package for the conference period. Once registered, please contact Rosie to obtain a special registration link for your student.
Confirmed Invited Speakers
Iannis Aifantis (NYU School of Medicine)
Fabien Alpy (Institut de Génétique et de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire Strasbourg)
Estela Area-Gomez (University of Madrid)
ALTERED MAM FUNCTION SHIFTS MITOCHONDRIAL METABOLISM IN ALS MODELS
Ilana Berlin (Leiden University Medical Center)
Ivan Bogeski (University of Göttingen)
Maria Bohnert (University of Münster)
Sabrina Büttner (Stockholm University)
Michelangelo Campanella (Queen Mary University of London)
FORM AND FUNCTION OF THE NUCLEUS ASSOCIATED MITOCHONDRIA (NAM)
Francesco Cecconi (Danish Cancer Institute)
Elizabeth Conibear (University of British Columbia)
TARGETING YEAST BRIDGE-LIKE LIPID TRANSFER PROTEINS TO MEMBRANE CONTACT SITES
Isabelle Derre (University of Virginia)
Sabrina Diano (Columbia University)
LIPIDS METABOLISM DRIVES AgRP NEURONS AND FEEDING
Ginny Farias (Utrecht University)
Gyorgy Hajnoczky (Thomas Jefferson University)
Angelika Harbauer (Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence)
LOCAL TRANSLATION AT ORGANELLAR CONTACT SITES IN NEURONS
Melina Heuzè (Institut Jacques Monod)
Andrew Kowalczyk (Penn State University)
INTERCELLULAR JUNCTIONS: ORGANIZERS OF ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM MORPHOLOGY AND DYNAMICS
Giovanna Mallucci (Altos Labs)
Christopher Obara (Howard Hughes Medical Institute)
MOTION OF VAPB MOLECULES REVEALS ER-MITOCHONDRIA CONTACT SITE SUBDOMAINS
Luca Pellegrini (University of Ottawa)
Lena Pernas (University of California, Los Angeles)
Will Prinz (UT Southwestern Medical Center)
Anne Spang (University of Basel)
Cell biologists from academia. Industry interested in MCS as a drug space. The conference aims at being useful from students to faculty to staff scientists. No prior knowledge is required.
The objective of this meeting is to bring together the scientific community interested in MCS.
The identification of how to study MCS, of their role in metabolism, biology of the involved organelles, signalling and disease will shed new light on the role of MCS in cell pathophysiology.
This meeting aims at bringing the audience up to date on:
- The tools and methods to study MCS;
- The composition of MCS
- The role of MCS in biology
- The potential of MCS as a novel space in drug identification for rare and common diseases
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