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Telomeres, telomerase and disease

26 April – 01 May 2016 | Liege, Belgium

Registration deadline

29 February 2016

Abstract submission deadline

29 February 2016

Selected participants will be notified by

01 March 2016

Payment deadline

07 March 2016

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About the conference

During the last few years, the telomere and telomerase field has moved from describing parts and local functions of telomeres to integrating them into nuclear biology and organismal well-being in general. For humans, the links with cancer, aging and stem cell therapies have strengthened and a deeper understanding of biological mechanisms may eventually translate into novel health strategies. Moreover, mutations in genes coding for telomeric factors have been associated of with a variety of syndromes for which only poor treatment options exist. This EMBO Conference therefore will focus on bringing together basic scientists invested in scrutinizing molecular mechanisms of telomere functions and physicians engaged in deciphering the connections between telomere maintenance and disease.

The EMBO Conference on Telomeres, Telomerase and Disease will cover topics such as:

  • Telomere replication and length regulation
  • Stem cells and cancer
  • Telomerase biogenesis and function
  • Consequences of telomere dysfunction
  • Telomere proteins and protein modifications
  • Telomere length and disease
  • Mechanisms of telomere maintenance
  • Telomeric RNA and chromatin

 

Speakers

 

Programme

 

Registration

Registration deadline

29 February 2016

Abstract submission deadline

29 February 2016

Selected participants will be notified by

01 March 2016

Payment deadline

07 March 2016

 

UNDERGRADUATE/PHD STUDENT

EUR950

Academic

EUR1250

EDITORS

EUR1500

COMPANY DELEGATES

EUR2200

 

 

 

Registration includes:

  • Accommodation in single/twin bedrooms (5 nights)
  • All meals except dinner on the free evening 
  • Coffee breaks
  • Conference bag, Abstract book (pdf)
  • WI-FI access throughout

Does not include travel to and from the venue or extra nights of accommodation before or after the EMBO Conference.

Payment

Applicants will pay by bank transfer to an account managed by the De Duve Institute and for which A. Decottignies has signing authority. Applicants will be sent the bank account details by email once selection has been completed.

 

Selection criteria

If we need to select, applicants will be chosen based on the quality of the science in the abstract and allowing for access to a maximum of labs (i.e. if need be, we will try to diminish applicants from same labs). An additional series of talks will also be selected from abstracts and applicants will be notified three weeks before the Conference.

 

Abstract Guidelines

Abstracts must be 300 words in length, or shorter.

 

Abstracts that do not respect these limits may be returned and may not appear in the abstract book.

Poster Specifications

Please bring one printed copy of your poster: A0 size, portrait format. Maximal dimensions: 1m x 1.20 m.

 

 

Contact

Anabelle Decottignies

Phone: 0032 764 7574

Email: anabelle.decottignies@uclouvain.be

 

 

 
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Venue

Crowne Plaza Liège
Mont Saint Martin 9-11
4000 Liège
Belgium

http://www.crowneplazaliege.be/

Accommodation

Participants will be accommodated in either the Crowne Plaza Liège (where all conference activities will take place) or in the Pentahotel located within a 6 min walk from Crowne Plaza. Both hotels are located in the city center of Liège. PhD students will be accommodated in twin rooms and are welcome to provide names for roommates. Post-docs will be accommodated in either single or twin rooms depending on room availability. Here too, we welcome names of roommates. Senior scientists will be accommodated in single rooms. All rooms will have their own bathroom. There are several facilities in the hotels, including swimming pool and fitness center. Free WI-FI access throughout.

Pentahotel web site

Map to Crowne Plaza Hotel

 

Travel Information

By Plane

Brussels international airport is located 90 kms away. This main airport offers a large variety of direct flights to and from all over the world. Once in Brussels international airport, you can easily reach Brussels North railway station by train (15 min) and change there for a direct train to Liège Guillemins (55 min). Shuttles will be organized from and to Liège Guillemins railway station (10 min). http://www.brusselsairport.be/en/


Shuttles between Brussels airport and Liège can be booked and cost approximately 80-100 euros (for up to 6 people). Please send requests to anabelle.decottignies@uclouvain.be if you would like to book for this service.

 

Liège airport is located 9 kms away. There are both direct and indirect (stopover in Munich) flights to and from Liège airport: http://www.liegeairport.com/en/to

 

By Train

Liège Guillemins railway station. Direct trains to and from France, Germany, Netherlands and Luxembourg. Shuttles will be organized from and to Liège Guillemins railway station (10 min).

https://www.b-europe.com/Travel/Practical/Station%20information/Li%C3%A8ge-Guillemins

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