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Future Events > 75th Harden Conference - Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Structure and Function in Mammalian Health and Dis

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75th Harden Conference - Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Structure and Function in Mammalian Health and Disease

1—5 September 2013

University of Sheffield, UK

Meeting Background

The conference will cover topics in receptor tyrosine kinase structure and function. It will showcase the latest work of world leaders in the fields of molecular, cellular, animal and disease biology, and it will highlight therapeutic strategies for a wide range of human ailments including cancer, diabetes and atherosclerosis.



  • The ErbB family and regulation of epithelial function
  • Insulin and insulin-like growth factor regulation of physiology and disease
  • VEGF, Angiopoietin and Ephrins as regulators of vascular physiology and disease
  • Regulation of neuronal function by Trk family members and other receptor tyrosine kinases
  • Emerging models of receptor tyrosine kinase function with implications for disease biology



Application deadline: 27 August 2013.

Application now closed


Abstract submission deadline EXTENDED: 15 July 2013

Abstract submission is now closed. If you would like to submit an abstract, please contact the Conference Office.


A Biochemical Society Poster Prize of £200 will be awarded at this conference. 


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.


Unique to the Biochemical Society, Harden Conferences are residential research conferences covering a specialist topic.


The conferences bring together scientists from various backgrounds with a common interest in - but varying approaches to - the topic of the conference.


To maintain a suitably high level of discussion and presentation at the conference, it is desirable that participants be experienced in the field covered; most of the participants will be expected to have postdoctoral or equivalent experience, although Ph.D. students will also be welcome.


The planned scientific sessions feature speakers invited by the Organizers and, in addition, time is left for extensive discussion and for short contributions, including posters, by other conference participants.


All participants must be resident for the duration of the conference.Scientists wishing to participate are asked to apply online.


Bursaries and free places


A limited number of bursaries to cover the cost of registration are available to assist younger members of the Biochemical Society to attend the conferences.


Preference will be given to senior graduate students (or those who gained their Ph.D. in the last 5 years) and restricted to members of the Biochemical Society.


Applications for these places should be sent to the Biochemical Society from the applicant's supervisor and should be accompanied by an independent reference.

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