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Future Events > Life Sciences 2019: Post-translational modification and cell signalling

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Life Sciences 2019: Post-translational modification and cell signalling

17—18 March 2019

EMCC, Nottingham, UK

A joint Biochemical Society, British Pharmacological Society and The Physiological Society Meeting


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Symposia deadline: 23 July 2018.


Earlybird registration deadline: to be announced.


Life Sciences 2019 will be a major meeting incorporating the British Pharmacological Society, the Physiological Society and the Biochemical Society, built around the topic of post translational modifications (PTMs) in biological processes.

PTM is the covalent or enzymatic modification of proteins during or after protein biosynthesis. We welcome suggestions for symposia that build on protein structural considerations through to cellular and tissue functional effects of PTM and their implications for health and disease and, in particular, focussing on new emerging areas.

Some initial suggested topic areas are:

  • Post-translational modification of ion channels in the vasculature
  • Post-translational modification and implications for cardiac function
  • Epigenetic biochemistry, pharmacology and pathophysiology
  • Chronic pain; aberrant signalling and novel approaches to therapy
  • Pathogen and viral induced changes in cell signalling
  • Redox biology and post-translational modifications
  • Micro and nanodomains in cell signalling
  • Ion channel posttranslational modifications: Structure, function and targeting
  • Post-translational modification of receptors and cell signalling
  • New analytical Approaches for PTM

We are now seeking suggestions that complement or extend these areas, or topics of general interest that fit the meeting remit.

Submitted symposia
Submitted proposals should attract and involve people from all three society areas with aspects of all three disciplines in each symposium. Each symposium should include two senior speakers and one ECR. There should also be space for oral communications elevated from abstracts in each symposium.

Hopefully the meeting will foster many collaborations because people will have a rare opportunity to talk to those working on the same problems but maybe with very different approaches.

The meeting will also discuss training opportunities in technologies linked closely to selected topic areas and suggestions for such sessions are also encouraged.

It is anticipated that a satellite training event will take place the afternoon before and morning of the first day of the 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. Abstract submission will open after symposia submission has closed; the deadline for abstracts is 21 January 2019.

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Student Bursaries are available for this meeting.

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