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Autophagy Network Integration in Health and Disease
Organizer(s): Ivan Dikic, Katja Simon and J. Wade Harper
Date: February 12 - 16, 2017
Location: Copper Mountain Resort, Copper Mountain, CO, USA
Sponsored by Cell Research, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research and Shire Human Genetic Therapies
Summary of Meeting:
Autophagy is a quality control mechanism that plays an important role in health and disease, including neurodegeneration, cancer, infection and inflammation. The core autophagy machinery has been identified and studied in detail. In addition, integration and cross-talk with other cellular pathways is becoming clearer, providing a rationale for why autophagy is linked to so many diverse physiological functions. Future challenges are focused on integrative structural, molecular and system approaches that are able to provide a much more refined understanding of autophagy regulatory networks. This meeting will highlight basic molecular and network insights in the autophagy system that are critical in life processes and multiple disease areas, and will examine the prospects for therapeutic targeting of the autophagy system. The meeting will bring together a variety of investigators exploring different facets of autophagy, and their interactions will expand our knowledge of fundamental autophagic mechanisms in different physiological and pathological settings.
Scholarship Deadline: October 11 2016
Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 11 2016
Abstract Deadline: November 15 2016
Discounted Registration Deadline: December 23 2016
Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsor(s) for generously supporting this meeting:
Cell ResearchNovartis Institutes for BioMedical ResearchShire Human Genetic Therapies
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:

Journal of Molecular Biology
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

Genentech, Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Grant No. 1R13CA210491-01
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