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Glutathione and Related Thiols in Living Cells - ESF-EMBO Symposium
04 September 2011 — 09 September 2010
European Science Foundation
This conference is in its second cycle after a very successful meeting in Nancy (France) in 2008. The aim of this conference is to discuss cutting-edge developments in our attempts to understand the emerging mechanisms associated with redox processes in living cells. Thiols will form the central theme. The keywords describing the conference are redox, thiols, iron-sulfur, cysteine, thiol/disulfide exchange reactions, oxidative stress, antioxidant capacity, redox regulation and signaling, reactive oxygen species, glutathione, mycothiol, trypanothione, detoxification, peroxiredoxins, sulfenic acid, and oxidative protein folding. By bringing together world-leading scientists from different research areas and with varied expertise, but with a shared interest in thiol biology, we expect to cross-fertilise different ideas and new concepts, and to catalyse scientific progress in the redox field. The conference format includes lectures by invited high-level speakers, short talks by young & early stage researchers, poster sessions, and a ‘Forward look’ discussion session. We encourage ‘off the record’ presentations of previously unpublished scientific results. Young scientists are encouraged to apply for a meeting and travel grant.
Preliminary programme and provisional list of invited speakers and session chairs:
Keynote lecture: Bob Buchanan - U.C. Berkeley, US
1. Redox signaling and regulation (Chair: Michel Toledano)
Stuart Lipton - Sanford-Burnham MRI, US
Sue Goo Rhee - Ewha Womans University, KR
Jon Stamler - Case Western Reserve University, US
2. Antioxidants defense by low molecular weight thiols (Chair: Katja Becker)
Luise Krauth-Siegel - University Heidelberg, DE
Alfonso Pompella - University Pisa, IT
3. Redox structural biology (Chair: Leslie Poole)
Todd Lowther - Wake Forest University, US
Jenny Martin - University of Queensland, AU
4. Oxidative protein folding (Chair: Johannes Herrmann)
Agnieszka Chacinska - IIMCB Warsaw, PL
Neil Bulleid - University of Glasgow, UK
5. Iron-sulfur and thiol conjugates (Chair: Roland Lill)
Christopher Lillig - University of Marburg, DE
Nicolas Rouhier - Nancy University, FR
6. Thiol-based catalysis and oxidative stress (Chair: Roberto Sitia)
Lars Hederstedt - University of Lund, SE
Ursula Jakob - University of Michigan, US
Leslie Poole - Wake Forest University, US
7. Redoxins (Chair: John Mieyal)
Junji Yodoi – Kyoto University, JP
Sabine Zachgo – University of Osnabrück, DE
8. Redox technologies (Chair: Lars Leichert)
Kate Carroll - Scripps Research Institute, US
Merridee Wouters - V. Chang Cardiac Research Institute, AU
A certain number of grants will be available for early stage researchers to cover the conference fee and possibly part of the travel costs. Grant requests should be made by ticking appropriate field(s) in the paragraph "Grant application" of the application form.
Full conference programme accessible online from www.esf.org/conferences/11356.
ESF contact for further information: Alessandra Piccolotto - firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications: 6 June 2011.
This conference is organised by the European Science Foundation (ESF), in partnership with EMBO.