EMBO Conference on "Europhosphatase 2013: Protein Phosphatases in Health and Disease" focuses on the structure, function, regulation, and physiological roles of protein phosphatases. Protein phosphatases perform specific roles in discrete signaling pathways and play major roles in regulating the functions of proteins, cells, and organisms. Improper phosphatase activity has been linked to many diseases, including cancer, neurologic disease, diabetes, and obesity. Phosphatases are thus appealing potential targets for pharmaceutical intervention.

Europhosphatase 2013 is the fourth meeting in the EMBO Conference Series on Protein Phosphatases and will be attended by the leaders of the field.

Keynote speakers:
Prof. Gerard Karsenty, Columbia University
Prof. Yosef Shiloh, Tel Aviv University

The meeting will include sessions on:

  • Phosphatase structure and regulation.
  • Subcellular functions of protein phosphatases.
  • Phosphatases in development.
  • Phosphatases in the nervous system.
  • Phosphatases in cancer.
  • Phosphatases in diabetes and the metabolic syndrome.
  • A special “hot topic” session: Phosphatases and Drug Development.
  • Proteomics-based studies of phosphatases.

A number of abstracts submitted to the meeting will be selected for oral presentation.

Attendance is limited to 150 people.


This conference is co-funded by Israel Science Foundation as part of the research workshop scheme.





The meeting will take place in the David Lopatie Conference Centre, on the grounds of the Weizmann Institute of Science.

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