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Endoplasmic Reticulum 2021

The Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) is the first compartment of the protein secretory pathway. Beyond its key roles in secretory and transmembrane protein biogenesis, the ER also controls calcium and lipid homeostasis. In the past 15 years, the involvement of ER homeostasis in pathophysiological mechanisms has brought many interests to the field. In particular, ER dysfunctions have been associated with chronic diseases such as diabetes or cancers, with degenerative disorders or with infectious pathologies. As such, pharmacological or genetic alterations of ER functions might represent interesting avenues to develop novel therapeutic strategies against those diseases. In the 2021 ER meeting in Paris, we propose a blend of presentations describing fundamental and translational studies that illustrate how a better understanding of ER basic biology will certainly have major impact on human health.   

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This conference follows the very successful ones organized in Paris:

- in October 2017 - "Endoplasmic Reticulum Functions in Physiology and Pathology” , that focused on broad and overlapping topics related to the functions of the endoplasmic reticulum with particular emphasis on protein folding and quality control mechanisms, functionality of the secretory pathway, interorganelle communication, stress signaling in physiological and pathological contexts.

- In October 2019 - "From basic cell biology to translational approaches- A Path to the Clinic".

The meeting will take place on October 6 - 8, 2021 at the Buffon Auditorium, University of Paris, located in the center of Paris, hosting around 200 participants, and providing opportunities for extensive interactions in a friendly and comfortable environment. The meeting will also be available on the web.

Scientific committee:

Eric Chevet, Rennes - Laurent Combettes, Saclay - Fabienne Foufelle, Paris - Thierry Galli, Paris

Local organization committee:

Imane Lahmami, Christine Lemaitre, Thierry Galli, Jean Rosenbaum

Invited faculty

Keynote speakers: Susan Ferro-Novick (UCSD, USA) and Maya Schuldiner (Weizmann Institute, Israel)

Zachary Freyberg, Pittsburgh, USACarine Joffre, Toulouse, France
Hesso Fahran, Innsbruck, AustriaEtienne Morel, Paris, France
Federica Brandizzi, Michigan State Univ, USACatherine-Laure Tomasetto, Strasbourg, France
Sébastien Léon, Paris, FranceJohn Christianson, Oxford, UK
Ralf Bartenschlager, Heidelberg, GermanyMontserrat Barcena, Leiden, The Netherlands
Maria João Amorim, Oeiras, PortugalWolfram Brune, Hamburg, Germany

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Best short talk and poster awards thanks to our sponsors.


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