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Future Events > 7th European Conference on Tetraspanins

7th European Conference on Tetraspanins

7—9 September 2016

University of Sheffield, UK

A Biochemical Society Focused Meeting


Tetraspanins are membranes proteins involved in every aspect of cell-cell interaction, including adhesion, fusion, differentiation and extracellular vesicle production. As the principal components of a type of membrane microdomain, they have therapeutic and diagnostic potential in a wide range of diseases and new imaging techniques are  beginning to reveal the fine detail of these microdomains and their biophysical properties. 

In this focused meeting, the roles of tetraspanins in cancer, development, infection and immunity will be highlighted. In addition, the role of tetraspanins in the formation and function of extracellular vesicles will be explored and an optional half-day workshop will be held, providing hands-on experience of vesicle purification and characterisation.


On the final day of this meeting there will be an optional session: Hands-on demonstrations related to exosome characterization, which is included in the full registration. However, if you would like to register for the demonstrations only please use the separate registration link here.


Abstract submission andregistration deadlines have now passed


Invited speakers include:

Annemiek van Spriel (Radboud University, Netherlands)
Fedor Berditchevski (University of Birmingham, UK)
Martin Hemler (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, U.S.A.)
Cindy Miranti (Van Andel Research Institute, U.S.A.)
Margot Zoller (University of Heidelberg, Germany)
Soshana Levy (Stanford University, U.S.A.)
Michael Tomlinson (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)
Jennifer Gilette (University of New Mexico, U.S.A.)
Mark Wright (Monash University, Australia)
Maria Passafarro (CNR Neuroscience Institute, Italy)
Mikkel Menager (New York University School of Medicine, U.S.A.)
Jay Vyas (Harvard Medical School, U.S.A.)
Christoph Riethmuller (University of Munster, Germany)
Susanne Gabrielsson (Karolinska Institutet, Sweden)
Maria Yanez Mo (University Hospital of La Princesa)


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.


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Topics covered in this meeting will be submitted for consideration to our journal Biochemical Society Transactionspublished by Portland Press, the wholly-owned trading subsidiary of the Biochemical Society.