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Actualizations in membrane trafficking in health and disease

4 – 9 September 2016 | La Serena, Chile

Registration deadline

15 June 2016

Abstract submission deadline

15 June 2016

Selected participants will be notified by

30 June 2016

Payment deadline

15 July 2016

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About the workshop

Understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying membrane trafficking pathways has provided crucial insights into several fundamental events including cell differentiation, motility and polarization, as well as numerous health related issues, such as cancer and neurodegeneration. The field of membrane trafficking combines classical cell biology with other disciplines (i.e. genetics and biophysics) and innovative and advanced techniques, to generate many breaking discoveries. It is therefore essential to keep pace with this fast moving and exciting research area. Major advances in these areas and other late-breaking discoveries will be covered at the EMBO Workshop.

The 2016 EMBO Workshop “Actualizations in membrane trafficking in health and disease” will cover recent advances in organelle biology and membrane transport, including endoplasmic reticulum to Golgi traffic, sorting and exit from the Golgi, membrane trafficking in polarized cells, neuronal membrane trafficking and its involvement in axon/dendrite formation and neurodegeneration and the endolysosomal system.

The main goal of this EMBO Workshop is to consolidate this type of events in the region while providing  the members of the Latin-American scientific community, especially young individuals working on membrane trafficking, with a regional, focused and timely scientific event where they will be able to show their work and actively interact with international leading scientists working in the field.

 

 

Speakers

 

Programme

 

Registration

Registration deadline

15 June 2016

Abstract submission deadline

15 June 2016

Selected participants will be notified by

30 June 2016

Payment deadline

15 July 2016

 

Student

EUR100

postdocs

EUR200

Academic

EUR450

Industry

EUR550

 

 

Registration includes:

  • 5 nights’ accommodation in a single or double room or apartments with all meals included
  • Coffee/refreshments during session breaks
  • Refreshments during Poster Sessions
  • Welcome and Farewell special Dinners
  • Local transport to/from airport in scheduled buses
  • Excursion to an Touristic Astronomic Observatory

 

Selection criteria

  • Scientific content of abstract
  • Scientific relevance of conference to participants own work
  • Number of participants from the same lab
  • Date of application
  • In the case of students (undergraduate and graduate students) a motivation letter and a recommendation letter from the Student supervisor will be required.

 

Abstract guidelines

Participants are welcome to submit abstracts on these topics, (but not limited to):

  • ER transport and function
  • Trafficking through the Golgi
  • Adaptor proteins and Sorting
  • Epithelial and neuronal polarity
  • Membrane addition and fusion
  • Neuronal membrane trafficking
  • Microtubule-based motors and neurodegenerative diseases
  • Mechanisms of endocytosis
  • Trafficking through the endolysosomal system
  • Regulation of membrane trafficking and Signaling mechanisms
  • Lipids as modulators of membrane trafficking
  • Autophagy
  • Primary Cilium

Abstracts must be submitted using the on-line abstract submission link. Do not fax, mail or email your abstracts as they will not be considered. All abstracts must be submitted in English and have no more than 300 words excluding Title, authors and affiliations. Avoid the use of abbreviations as long as possible.  Please list all authors and affiliations the way you would like them to appear in the final program. Please do not include figures or any graphical representations into the abstract.

All the Abstracts are eligible for short talk presentation. This will be announced along with acceptance announcement, no more than a month after registration and abstract submission. 

 

Poster

Poster specifications:
They have to be in English
Length: 110 cm
Width: 90 cm

 

Travel grants

A limited number of travel grants are available for eligible participants who are selected to attend this EMBO Conference.
Applicants must apply for these travel grants by directly contacting the course organizer. Selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizer who will notify all eligible participants.
If you have any questions regarding travel grants for a specific event please contact the relevant course organizer directly.
The aim of these grants is to facilitate the participation of those coming from labs located in countries in need of scientific strengthening (whether located within Europe or internationally). Priority is given to selected participants working in the following countries: Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan and Turkey.
These grants are designed to cover economy travel to attend the meeting. Visa costs, accommodation and subsistence will not be covered by these funds.

Student Members of the Biochemical Society attending will be eligible to apply for a student travel bursary. Any interested student, please direct to http://www.biochemistry.org/Grants/StudentBursaries.aspx

 

 

Contact

 

Metz, Claudia

+56-9-95401614

membrane.trafficking.2016@gmail.com

 

 

 
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Venue

Centro Turístico La Serena
Street:  Los Nísperos 661, Comuna de La Serena
Región de Coquimbo
CHILE
La Serena
Postcode 1700000

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The hotel is located at 20 min from the La Serena airport and close to the beach area of the city. It has several facilities, including free wifi in the hotel common areas and in all the rooms. It also has two pools (one indoor), tennis courts, barbecue area and beautiful gardens.
Relevant for the workshop to take place, the Hotel has a conference room for 200 people with all the appropriate audiovisual requirements.
The hotel has a big dining room that will allow all participants to have their meals together, a relevant aspect in order to create an open environment for the speakers to interact with their colleagues and the students.

For the workshop  we have reservations of  20 single-rooms, 30 double-rooms and 8 two-rooms apartments

 

The venue was selected because it combines the beauty of a region in the north of Chile, close to many interesting places, including the astronomical observatories region, with a comfortable environment (Centro Turístico La Serena Hotel).

La Serena is a city in northern Chile, capital of the Coquimbo Region. Founded in September 4, 1544, it is the country's second oldest city after the national capital, Santiago, located 471 km to the south. La Serena has a population of 200.000 inhabitants. It is a tourist city, therefore it has a lot to offer to the visitor, it has cultural and natural resources. The city has a distinctive architecture, preserving colonial building that are National Monuments, and being close to the coast has beautiful beaches.

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Transport

By Plane:

From Santiago International Airport, there are daily flights to the La Florida Aerodrome in La Serena (1h).

By Car:

5 hours from Santiago, Route 5 North (470 km)

By Bus (several bus companies):

From Santiago, buses depart from:

  • Terminal Los Héroes: Located on Tucapel Jiménez and Alameda near the Los Héroes Metro Station. A number of bus lines offer trips to the northern part of the country. Telephone: (562) 2420-0099
  • Terminal San Borja (formerly Terminal Norte): Situated at the intersection of San Borja and Alameda near the Estación Central train station. Several companies provide service to northern Chile and within the Metropolitan Region. Telephone: (562) 2776-0645

You’ll find buses traveling inland to Ovalle, Monte Patria, Pisco Elqui and Vicuña from La Serena and Coquimbo.

 

Travel Grants

A limited number of travel grants are available for eligible participants who are selected to attend this event.

Applicants must apply for these travel grants by directly contacting the course organizer. Selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizer who will notify all eligible participants. If you have any questions regarding travel grants for a specific event please contact the relevant course organizer directly.

The aim of these grants is to facilitate the participation of those coming from labs located in countries in need of scientific strengthening (whether located within Europe or internationally). Priority is given to selected participants working in the following countries: India, Taiwan, South Africa, Singapore.

These grants are designed to cover economy travel to attend the meeting. Visa costs, accommodation and subsistence will not be covered by these funds.

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