17 - 20 November 2014

Frontiers in Metabolism: From Molecular Physiology to Systems Medicine

The purpose of this symposium is to offer an integrated view of metabolism and highlight the emerging concept that metabolism exerts an important homeostatic role on multiple pathways involved in human disease, including tumor cell growth, inflammation, neuronal functions and epigenetic reprogramming.

5 - 8 October 2014

The Complex Life of mRNA

This symposium will bring leaders in the mRNA field together with post-docs and students, with the aim of disseminating and discussing the most recent results. The programme includes sessions on transcription, mRNA processing,export and localization, mRNA surveillance and decay and translation and the control of mRNA expression by microRNAs.

27 - 30 August 2014

Epithelia: The Building Blocks of Multicellularity

Epithelial biology is studied from different perspectives and by different cell-biological sub-disciplines. Yet, it is obvious that a comprehensive understanding of epithelial function can only result from the integration of insights that emanate from these different fields: stem cell biology, polarity and morphogenesis, EMT, adhesion, barrier function, motility, uptake and secretion. The aim of this meeting is to bring together experts from each of these different fields to pursue an integral view of epithelial physiology.

18 - 21 May 2014

Molecular Machines: Lessons from Integrating Structure, Biophysics and Chemistry

The aim of the conference is to show the interdisciplinary nature of the diverse experimental approaches and promote a modern way of thinking, where barriers between specific expertises are crossed. The conference programme is designed for biochemists and molecular biologists, who are interested in molecular machines. It should provide an overview of how structural biology, and more generally biophysical techniques can be applied to different biological problems.

7 - 10 May 2014

Tumour Microenvironment and Signalling

This symposium brings together researchers from complementary fields to enhance our understanding of the communication between cancer cells and their microenvironment. Important open questions are: Which signals do cancer cells transmit to and receive from the stroma and how do these signals promote malignant growth? What roles does the extracellular matrix play during neoplastic transformation? What is the contribution of immune cells to tumor progression? How is the inflammatory response of the tumour microenvironment regulated by the microbiota?

30 April - 3 May 2014

Translating Diabetes

This symposium aims to bring together established experts, physician scientists and basic researchers to discuss the multi-layered and complex processes leading up to novel therapeutic strategies for diabetes, obesity and related health issues, such as cancer and cardiovascular disease.