Event by Novo Nordisk Foundation Science Cluster

    Conference: Protein Signaling – from mechanism to cellular function

    Cellular function and fitness are governed by the ability to respond to internal and external cues. Protein signaling is critically to control gene expression, genome integrity and cell fate decision. This is afforded by a wealth of posttranslational modifications, which expands the functional diversity of the proteome and the macromolecular machines of our cells. Most therapeutic drugs are directed against proteins, or are proteins themselves, and protein-related technologies promise to revolutionize our understanding of the complex wiring of biological systems. This meeting will bring together world-leading researchers across key areas in biology with a focus on protein-driven mechanisms that are relevant to cell function in development and disease. The meeting will have a strong emphasis on the emerging single cell and single-molecule technologies as well as on the advances in chromatin architecture, proteomics, network biology, systems biology and structural biology. Finally, an important focus will be bridging fundamental discoveries to clinical relevant applications.

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    14-18 November 2021


    Agata Smogorzewska The Rockefeller University
    Alessandro Costa The Francis Crick Institute
    Angus Lamond University of Dundee
    Anne-Claude Gingras Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute
    David Gilbert San Diego Biomedical Research Institute
    David Komander Walter+Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
    Dorothee Kern Brandeis University
    Emma Lundberg KTH Royal Institute of Technology
    Jan-Michael Peters Research Institute of Molecular Pathology
    Johannes Walter Harvard University
    Karolin Luger University of Colerado Boulder
    Lennart Martens Ghent University
    Lori Passmore MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
    Matthias Selbach The Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine
    Peijun Zhang Diamond
    Raul Rabadan Columbia University
    Taekjip Ha John Hopkins School of Medicine
    Wendy Bickmore The University of Edinburgh

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    Copenhagen Bioscience Conferences

    This is a Copenhagen Bioscience Conference and it will take place as a physical event taking place at our venue, Favrholm. But please note that due to the uncertain circumstances following the pandemic, the invited speakers will either be present physically or virtually depending on the individual travel restrictions when the conference takes place. For participants, the conference will be an all physical event taking place at our venue, Favrholm. This means that we unfortunately cannot accept participants who can only join us virtually if they are still not able to travel. 

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    How to apply?

    If you wish to attend our conference, you will need to apply and submit an abstract in our application system NORMA. If you have not used NORMA before, click REGISTER to create an account. You will then receive info on mail with which you can login to NORMA.When you have logged in, you can find the conference on the list of open callsunder the name: CBC20: Protein Signaling. 

    Please fill out applicant info and abstract.


    Deadline for abstract submission: September 10 2021 (14:00 CET)

    Evaluation of incoming applications: Mid-September 2021

    Notifications to applicants: End of September 2021

    SHORT TALKS: Some applicants will be invited to give a short talk during the conference based on their submitted abstract. Selected applicants will be notified in September 2021.

    Registration fee, accommodation and local costs for all approved applicants are covered by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. Only travel expenses to and from the conference venue will be at your own expense.

    Conference topics

    Conference topics

    Protein design, structure and function
    Protein signaling and genome maintenance
    Single cell and single molecule biology
    Nuclear architechture and chromatin organization
    Disease systems biology
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