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Future Events > New Horizons in ESCRT Biology

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New Horizons in ESCRT Biology

17—20 April 2018

Royal Holloway, University of London

A Biochemical Society Scientific Meeting

Abstract deadline: 16 February 2018.



Earlybird registration deadline: 16 February 2018.


The Endosomal Sorting Complex Required for Transport (ESCRT) machinery is an essential

membrane-remodelling complex that is conserved throughout evolution as far back as archaea. Since their discovery in 2001 as regulators of cargo sorting to the yeast vacuole, work on the ESCRT machinery has exploded as our understanding of this machinery’s role in remodelling different membranes has grown.


In addition to their classical role in endosomal sorting, this machinery is co-opted to perform similar membrane-remodelling events allowing HIV-1 release, release of exosomes and microvesicles, membrane abscission during cytokinesis, neuronal pruning, repair of damaged regions of plasma membrane and regeneration and repair of the nuclear envelope.


Given the explosion of ESCRT-biology, many researchers are new to the field and will benefit from this meeting’s speakers, who comprise some of the leading active researchers who have been part of the wealth of exciting new discoveries in ESCRT research in recent years.


Topics covered include:

  • ESCRTs in cell division – cytokinesis and nuclear envelope remodelling.
  • Viral exploitation of the ESCRT-machinery
  • Biochemical assembly of ESCRTs
  • Cargo sorting to the MVB
  • Membrane Trafficking
  • Emerging ESCRT functions

Topics covered in this meeting may be invited to submit to our journal, Biochemical Society Transactions, or other publication published by Portland Press, the wholly-owned trading subsidiary of the Biochemical Society.


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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