The Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) is the first compartment of the protein secretory pathway. Beyond its key roles in secretory and transmembrane protein biogenesis, the ER also controls calcium and lipid homeostasis. In the past 15 years, the involvement of ER homeostasis in pathophysiological mechanisms has brought many interests to the field. In particular, ER dysfunctions have been associated with chronic diseases such as diabetes or cancers, with degenerative disorders or with infectious pathologies. As such, pharmacological or genetic alterations of ER functions might represent interesting avenues to develop novel therapeutic strategies against those diseases. In the 2021 ER meeting in Paris, we propose a blend of presentations describing fundamental and translational studies that illustrate how a better understanding of ER basic biology will certainly have major impact on human health.
This conference follows the very successful ones organized in Paris:
- in October 2017 - "Endoplasmic Reticulum Functions in Physiology and Pathology” , that focused on broad and overlapping topics related to the functions of the endoplasmic reticulum with particular emphasis on protein folding and quality control mechanisms, functionality of the secretory pathway, interorganelle communication, stress signaling in physiological and pathological contexts.
- In October 2019 - "From basic cell biology to translational approaches- A Path to the Clinic".
The meeting will take place on October 6 - 8, 2021. Given the improvement in the sanitary situation, it is now very likely that it will indeed take place at the Buffon Auditorium, University of Paris, located in the center of Paris, hosting around 200 participants, and providing opportunities for extensive interactions in a friendly and comfortable environment. The meeting will also be available on the web.
Short talks and posters will be selected from submitted abstracts.
Local organization committee:
Imane Lahmami, Christine Lemaitre, Thierry Galli, Jean Rosenbaum
Keynote speakers: Susan Ferro-Novick (UCSD, USA) and Maya Schuldiner (Weizmann Institute, Israel)
|Zachary Freyberg, Pittsburgh, USA||Etienne Morel, Paris, France|
|Hesso Fahran, Innsbruck, Austria||Catherine-Laure Tomasetto, Strasbourg, France|
|Federica Brandizzi, Michigan State Univ, USA||John Christianson, Oxford, UK|
|Sébastien Léon, Paris, France||Olivier Schwartz, Paris, France|
|Ralf Bartenschlager, DKFZ, Germany||Montserrat Barcena, Leiden, The Netherlands|
|Maria João Amorim, Oeiras, Portugal||Wolfram Brune, Hamburg, Germany|
|Carine Joffre, Toulouse, France|
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