14th Euroconference on Apoptosis

Chia, Sardinia, Italy

September 29-October 4, 2006

"Death or Survival? Fate in Sardinia."


3rd Training course on 'Concepts and Methods in Programmed Cell Death'

Supported by EC within the framework of the
Marie Curie Conferences and Training Courses




Saturday, September 30, 2006


3rd Training Course on Concepts and Methods

in Programmed Cell Death


For the third year, a Training Course on “Concepts and Methods in Programmed Cell Death” is organised on the first day of the meeting, before the onset of the conference.

The aim of this training course is to introduce young scientists into the current concepts, methodologies and tools used in the study of programmed cell death.


Speakers will present a 45-50 minute seminar, followed by a 15 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 in a smaller group.


Confirmed speakers


Jiri Bartek (Copenhagen, Denmark)

   DNA damage checkpoints and cell death

Jean-Claude Martinou (Geneve, Switserland)

   The role of mitochondria in cell death

Randal J. Kaufman (Ann Arbor, USA)

   The role of ER stress and translation in cell death

Kris Gevaert (Ghent, Belgium)

   Proteomics of dying cells

Sharad Kumar (Adelaide, Australia)

   Caspase biology and function

Eric Baehrecke (Maryland, USA)

   Surviving and dying by autophagy



Updated program training course