18th Euroconference on Apoptosis
7th Training course on 'Concepts and Methods in Programmed Cell Death'
September 1-4, 2010
Ghent, Belgium
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Practical information

General information

Training course
The Training course will take place on Wednesday September 1, from 14:00 till 18:30

The aim of the training course is to introduce young scientists into the current concepts, methodologies and tools used in the study of programmed cell death.
Lecturers in this training course will present a 35 minute seminar, followed by a 10 minute discussion. The sessions are intended to provide a general review of the literature, recent techniques and methodologies in cell death research, in combination with the opportunity to discuss afterwards.


Imaging subcellular events during cell death
Markus Rehm (Dublin, Ireland)

In vivo imaging of cell death
Francis Blankenberg (Stanford, USA)

Systems biology of cell death
Laurence Calzone (Paris, France)

Methods for the detection of cell death
Lorenzo Galluzzi (Villejuif, France)

Therapeutic targeting of apoptosis, an overview of different strategies and clinical trials
Klaus-Michael Debatin (Ulm, Germany)

18th Euroconference on Apoptosis
The conference will officially be opened on Wednesday September 1 in the evening. During the opening session, the ECDO Keynote Lecture will be presented by Dr. Guy Salvesen (La Jolla, San Diego, CA, USA)
The ECDO Honorary Lecture will be presented by Dr. Guido Kroemer (Villejuif, France) in the late afternoon of Friday September 3.
The conference ends on Saturday September 4 around 13:00.

Conference themes

Pascal Meier (London, UK)
John Silke (Victoria, Australia)
Phil Barker (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Non-apoptotic roles of caspases
David Wallach (Rehovot, Israel)
Manolis Pasparakis (Cologne, Germany)
Thirumala Kanneganti (Memphis, TN, USA)
Autophagy, ramifications in physiology and pathology
Frank Madeo (Graz, Austria)
Ana Maria Cuervo (New York, USA)
Molecular mechanisms of cell death
Andreas Villunger (Innsbruck, Austria)
Rosario Rizzuto (Ferrara, Italy)
Caspase-independent cell death
Martin Krönke (Cologne, Germany)
Francis Chan (Worcester, USA)
Cell death and metabolism
Cosima Baldari (Siena, Italy)
In vivo cell death during health and disease
Shigekazu Nagata (Kyoto, Japan)
Caetano Reis e Sousa (London, UK)
Edward Mocarski (Atlanta, GA, USA)
Targeting cell death processes in cancer
Peter Krammer (Heidelberg, Germany)
Judy Lieberman (Boston, USA)
Marion McFarlane (Leicester, UK)