Other Autophagy Meetings


Date: November 9th – 11th, 2022
Place: Toledo (Spain)

Welcome to the next meeting of the Spanish Society of Autophagy that will take place in March in Toledo.
This will be the first SEFAGIA congress after an almost two-year interruption period due to the pandemic, and we have decided to organize a fully in-person meeting to try to recover the normality and maximal scientific interaction provided by face-to-face reunions. Although it is difficult to anticipate what the pandemic situation will be like around the meeting dates, the venue will be prepared to maintain social distancing during the sessions, and we will only go for an on-line modality as a last resort. Our intention is to make sure we maintain a regular pace of reunions to keep taking the pulse to autophagy research in our country, and to do so with the highest normality possible in the current difficult situation.
This year we have an excellent scientific program with the visit of three top-level international investigators: Sharon Tooze, Felix Randow and Francesco Cecconi, in addition to the usual oral communication and poster sessions.
We encourage you all to join the congress. ¡We hope you will enjoy it!
The organizing committee.

Abstract deadline: September 22nd, 2022

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3rd Frankfurt Conference on Quality Control in Life Processes 

Date: October 4th – 7th, 2022
Place: Frankfurt (Germany)

The international Frankfurt Conference on Quality Control brings scientists on all career stages together to discuss mechanisms of cellular homeostasis and their impact on pathogenesis of major human diseases.

Cellular quality control mechanisms are essential to maintain cell survival and homeostasis, and their malfunction leads to severe damage, ultimately contributing to and/or causing a variety of malignant and fatal diseases. Whilst many molecular mechanisms driving pathogenesis have been uncovered, we are only beginning to understand the interconnectivity and concerted regulation of these pathways and the influence of contextual factors. A deeper knowledge of the role of cellular quality control pathways, e.g. in cancer, neurodegeneration, inflammatory and infectious diseases holds enormous potential to better understand disease onset and/or progression and potentially develop novel treatments. 

Following the first meeting in 2016 which focused on ubiquitination and autophagy machineries that facilitate degradative quality control of proteins and organelles and a second meeting in 2018 centered around signaling networks and quality control in development, this year’s third Frankfurt Conference on Quality Control features interdisciplinary sessions that cover topics including Immunity and Quality Control, Regulatory Events and the Interplay between Autophagy, Ubiquitin and Proteostasis.

Registration deadline: May 30th, 2022

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10th International Symposium on Autophagy (ISA)

Date: October 23rd – 27th, 2022
Place: Sapporo (Japan)

As you may know, the 10th ISA, originally scheduled for May 2021, has been postponed due to COVID-19. While the world has been continuing to fight against the coronavirus, we are working to hold this symposium in October 2022. We are aiming for a face-to-face symposium while considering the possibility of a hybrid one in accordance with the situation at that time.

The first ISA, organized by Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi (the 2016 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine), was held in 1997 and since then, the ISA has been positioned as one of the most prestigious international meetings in the autophagy research field. The 10th ISA will cover a broad range of topics from basic biology to disease-related science, and we believe that your contribution to this symposium would be invaluable.

Please mark your calendar from October 23 to 27, 2022, and join us at the 10th ISA in Sapporo, Japan. We expect more than 300 participants to attend as we had in past ISAs.

The venue is Chateraise Gateaux Kingdom Sapporo Hotel and Spa Resort located in Sapporo.  Sapporo is the capital of Hokkaido, which is the northernmost island of Japan, surrounded by the Sea of Okhotsk, the Sea of Japan, and the Pacific Ocean. Hokkaido has attracted many travelers with its vast land, beautiful nature, and many delicious foods.

We believe that you will be able to enjoy high-quality science with fruitful discussion as well as discover your own Hokkaido.

We all look forward to seeing you in Sapporo!

Abstract deadline: July 15th, 2022

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LS2 AUTOPHAGY WORKSHOP 2022: Autophagy in Health and Disease

Date: September 16th, 2022
Place: Lausanne (Switzerland)

Dear Colleagues, dear “Autophagists”,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the THIRD SWISS AUTOPHAGY WORKSHOP on Friday, September 16th, 2022, in Lausanne (Department of Fundamental Neurosciences) organized by the LS2 Section Autophagy

The LS2 Swiss Autophagy workshop 2022 is an interactive workshop allowing Swiss doctoral students, young post-docs and junior group leaders to meet, to learn and discuss research on autophagy. The main purpose of this workshop is 1) to introduce and explain the basics of good autophagy research to doctoral students/post-docs as well as researchers who wish to do new research on autophagy, 2) to allow doctoral students, young post-docs and junior group leaders to present and discuss their research results in front of experts in the field, and 3) to promote exchanges and discussions around new techniques recently developed to study the autophagy. 

This workshop will thus make it possible to facilitate the access of young scientists to the “autophagy scientific community", to broaden their understanding of current research priorities and problems, and finally to broaden their knowledge in general. Young researchers will thus be able to exchange ideas, skills and create new scientific connections in an informal setting. 

This ONE-DAY event will include two keynote lectures, talks, short talks, flash talks and a poster session, as well as lots of opportunities to discuss autophagy, exchange autophagy protocols and network. 

We chose “Autophagy in health and disease” as a main topic for this workshop, because we wanted to offer the possibility of discussing not only the roles of autophagy in health but also in pathological conditions. We expect 50-75 participants from Switzerland, including a high percentage of young scientists eager to catch up on the latest autophagy models and research.

Covid-19 restrictions: We are currently planning an onsite meeting. We reserved a seminar room big enough to host more than 100 people to meet in person under the current

We are convinced that this third Swiss Autophagy Workshop will allow for fruitful exchange of ideas, data and reagents among Swiss researchers interested in autophagy.

Moreover, we will gather for the LS2 section autophagy member meeting to discuss past and future actions of our section and to officially announce the new presidency.

Hope to see you in September in Lausanne!

The organizers

Vassiliki Nikoletopoulou & Julien Puyal (University of Lausanne)

Abstract deadline: June 8th, 2022

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EMBO Workshop: Integrating the molecular, mechanistic and physiological diversity of autophagy 

Date: June 27th – July 1st, 2022
Place: Eger (Hungary)

During autophagy, cytoplasmic components ranging from individual proteins to organelles and pathogens are delivered to the lysosome or vacuole for degradation and reuse. The discovery of a set of conserved ATG proteins involved in autophagy in yeast, recognized by a Nobel prize in 2016, established the core machinery. The complexity of autophagy processes is dramatically increased in higher eukaryotes. Autophagy is essential for the homeostatic balance of cells and organisms and its deregulation has been associated with a plethora of human diseases. There is an unmet need to deepen our understanding of its roles and molecular mechanisms, its regulation by various signaling pathways during normal and stress conditions, and its targetability for therapeutic intervention strategies. The goal of this meeting is to expand and integrate new and unpublished data on the genetics, proteomics, cell biology, biophysics and biochemistry of autophagy processes with previously under represented model systems, disease relevant topics and emerging technologies. The meeting will foster interactions between early-stage researchers, junior group leaders and established investigators and thus facilitate the enrollment and education of the next-generation scientists to tackle challenges implicated in the translation of basic research findings towards disease models diverse in scale and species.

Abstract deadline: April 30th, 2022

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Date: May 31st – June 2nd, 2022
Place: Besançon (France)

Registration for the 10th annual CFATG meeting on autophagy is now open! The meeting will be held in the Kursaal theater, Besançon, France, from May 31 to June 02, 2022.

The meeting includes four thematic sessions: Molecular mechanisms, Physiopathology, Cancer and Immunity&Infection.

You can download the pdf files of the flyer and the previsional program of the CFATG10 meeting.

Keynote speakers:

– Patricia Boya (CIB Margarita Salas, Madrid, Espagne)
– Francesco Cecconi (Danish Cancer Society Research Center, Copenhague, Danemark)
– Patrice Codogno (Institut Necker Enfants Malades, Paris, France)
– Mathias Faure (CIRI, Université de Lyon, France)
– Oliver Florey (The Babraham Institute, Cambridge, Royaume-Uni)
– Daniel J. Klionsky (Université du Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA)

Abstract deadline: March 18th, 2022

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