20th Euroconference on Apoptosis “From Death to Eternity”
9th Training course on 'Concepts and Methods in Programmed Cell Death'
September 14-17, 2012
Rome, Italy
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General information

Training course:
The role of Metabolism, Redox Systems and Mitochondria in death and survival
The Training course will take place on Friday September 14 , 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.


Mitochondria in Cell Death: Implication of ROS
Boris Zhivotovsky (Stockholm, Sweden)

Keeping mitochondria in shape: a matter of life and death
Luca Scorrano (Geneve, Switzerland)

Intracellular calcium stores: location and communication to cell death
Soraya Smaili (São Paulo, Brazil)

Integration of mitochondrial fuel utilization pathways and cellular stress responses
Nika Danial (Boston, MA, USA)

Breaking, crippling and outing the magic circle: disorders of mitochondria and mitochondrial DNA
Massimo Zeviani (Milan, Italy)

20th Euroconference on Apoptosis
The conference will officially be opened on Friday September 14 in the evening. During the opening session, the ECDO Keynote Lecture will be presented by Dr. Arnold Levine (New Jersey, USA)
The ECDO Honorary Lecture "sponsored by EMBO" will be presented by Dr. Karen Vousden (Glasgow, UK) in the evening of September 16.
The conference ends on Monday September 17 around 13:00.

Conference themes

Regulation of autophagy
Noboru Mizushima (Tokyo, Japan)
Sharon Tooze (London, UK)
Ana Maria Cuervo (New York ,USA)
Cell death and autophagy in pathophysiology
Andrea Ballabio (Naples, Italy)
Sharad Kumar (Adelaide, Australia)
Cell death, cancer and metabolism
Tak W Mak (Toronto, Canada)
Vishva Dixit (San Francisco, USA)
Death receptor's signalling
Doug Green (Memphis, Tennessee, USA)
Peter Vandenabeele (Gent, Belgium)
Henning Walczak (London, UK)
Cell death and immunity
Kodi S. Ravichandran (Virginia, USA)
Laurence Zitvogel (Villejuif, France)
Cell death and microRNA
Anders H. Lund (Copenhagen, Denmark)
George A. Calin (Houston, USA)
Anne Willis (Leicester, UK)
Guido Kroemer (Paris, France)
Valter Longo (Los Angeles, USA)
Frank Madeo (Graz, Austria)
Ubiquitin regulation of death and survival
Ivan Dikic (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
Yufang Shi (Shanghai, China)