Autophagy Conference 2011

  • Conference Call
  • Autophagy is an evolutionarily conserved lysosomal degradative pathway which functions as homeostatic mechanism in all eukaryotic cells. Following genetic breakthroughs in yeast, the field of autophagy research has been growing exponentially, with a wide-range of exciting discoveries regarding the molecular mechanisms and physiological roles of autophagy. The latter include adaptation to stress; clearance of unwanted intracellular components such as damaged or surplus organelles, protein aggregates, and microbes; life span extension; metabolic regulation; tumor suppression; immunity; and development. The deregulation of autophagy has been linked to numerous human diseases, including neurodegeneration, cancer, infectious diseases, metabolic diseases, and inflammatory diseases.


    The Zing Conference on Autophagy will bring together experts in autophagy to discuss cutting-edge research on topics that span from fundamental questions regarding the molecular, cellular, and biochemical mechanisms of autophagy to the diverse roles of autophagy in physiology and pathophysiology. Junior scientists, graduate students, and newcomers to the autophagy field will be able to present their work in poster format and extensively interact with senior leaders in the field in a beautiful resort venue. Thus, the Zing Conference will provide a unique opportunity for both experts and newcomers to the autophagy field to exchange ideas, develop new collaborations, and help advance our knowledge of autophagy.


    Plenary Speakers


    • Ai Yamamoto (Columbia University)
    • Geir Bjørkøy (University College of Sør-Trøndelag)
    • Malia Potts (UT Southwestern Medical Center)
    • Matthew Hsu (Merck Millipore)
    • Mike Eastwood (University of Toronto)
    • Paolo Grumati (Dept. of Histology, Microbiology and Medical Biotechnology; University of Padova)
    • Wolfram Brune (Heinrich Pette Institute)
    • Yeliz Boglev (Ludwig institute for Cancer Research)
    • Zhe Sha (Harvard Medical School)

    Invited Speakers

    • Adi Kimchi (Weizmann Institute)
    • Francesco Cecconi (Dept. of Biology, University of Rome Tor Vergata)
    • Fulvio Reggiori (University Medical Center Utrecht)
    • Herbert Virgin (Washington University)
    • Hong Zhang (National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing)
    • Ivan  Dikic (Goethe University School of Medicine)
    • Jayanta  Debnath (UCSF Department of Pathology)
    • Jenny Ting (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
    • Katja  Simon (University of Oxford) Kun-Liang Guan (UCSD)
    • Marisa Colombo (IHEM-CONICET-Facultad de Ciencias Médicas-Universidad Nacional de Cuyo)
    • Masaaki Komatsu (Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science)
    • Michael White (UT Southwestern Medical Center)
    • Nicholas Ktistakis (Babraham Institute)
    • Patrice Codogno (Inserm U984)
    • Qing Zhong (University of California, Berkeley)
    • Ramnik Xavier (Massachusetts General Hospital)
    • Robert  Abraham (Pfizer)
    • Tamotsu  Yoshimori (Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine)
    • Zvulun Elazar (Weizmann Institute of Science)
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