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Future Events > Membrane, Morphology and Function

Membrane, Morphology and Function

5—8 May 2014

Hotel del Camerlengo, Fara San Martino, Abruzzo, Italy

A joint FEBS / Biochemical Society Focused Meeting



Meeting background

The functions of cells that lead to the exquisite processes of organismal development rely on communication. Signals are necessary for cells to communicate and cooperate with each other, alter their programs of gene expression and fates, and reorganise themselves into a diversity of shapes and sizes. Most of these signalling pathways travel across cell membranes. Due to the advances in the analytical tools, which can be applied to membrane morphology, new opportunities exist now to understand these signalling mechanisms.  



  • Membrane trafficking
  • Mechanism of membrane fusion and fission
  • Role of membrane domains in fission and fusion
  • Phosphoinositide signalling
  • Lipid signalling
  • Lipid phosphatase signalling
  • Lipid mass spectrometry of lipids 
  • Autophagy
  • Phosphoinositide- dependent proteins 
  • Advanced electron microscopy 


Proceedings (invited speakers) will be published in Biochemical Society Transactions.


Abstract deadline extended: 11 March 2014.

Online abstract submission is now closed. If you wish to submit an abstract please contact the Late abstracts will not appear in the programme book.


FEBS Grant Application deadline: The application process has now closed, winners will be notified directly by FEBS. 


Biochemical Society Transactions will be offering a £200 prize for the best poster.


The Biochemical Society Transactions poster prize was awarded to Joachim Moser von Filseck (Institute of Pharmacology and Molecular Cell - CNRS, France)

Osh4p is a carrier designed to use PI(4)P metabolism for transferring sterol against its gradient in cells


Earlybird registration deadline: 7 April 2014.

Registration is now closed.


Oral communication slots are available at this meeting. All attendees, particularly researchers in the early stages of their career, are invited to submit a poster abstract for consideration as an oral communication.


Student Bursaries and FEBS Youth Travel Grants are available for this meeting.

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