Keystone Symposia

This meeting took place in 2014

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Autophagy: Fundamentals to Disease (E2)

Organizer(s) Christina H. Eng, Daniel J. Klionsky, Guido Kroemer and Li Yu
May 23—28, 2014
Hyatt Regency Austin • Austin, TX USA
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Jan 23, 2014
Abstract Deadline: Feb 27, 2014
Scholarship Deadline: Jan 23, 2014
Discounted Registration Deadline: Mar 24, 2014

Sponsored by AbbVie Inc., Cell Research and Shire Human Genetic Therapies

Summary of Meeting:
Autophagy is a fundamental cellular process that orchestrates the degradation of proteins, lipids and organelles during both basal and cellular or environmental stress conditions. Once thought to occur only during times of nutrient limitation, autophagy clearly plays major roles in both developmental and pathological situations. As the importance of autophagy in a variety of diseases is emerging, an in-depth knowledge of primary and alternative autophagic pathways is required to fully understand and effectively modulate it. The forefront of autophagy research will be highlighted at this meeting, from basic mechanistic insights and signaling to the role autophagy plays in multiple disease areas and prospects for therapeutic targeting. Key areas of discussion will include the source of the autophagosomal membrane, new mechanistic insights into both macroautophagy and mitophagy, and the critical roles of autophagy in normal and disease situations such as cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, Crohn’s disease, lysosomal storage diseases, cardiomyopathy and aging. Examining the role of autophagy in disease will enable us to understand in contexts in which modulation of autophagy may be beneficial, and identifying the core processes that control autophagy will enable us to identify tools to modulate the pathway. This 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 contexts and their critical functions in physiological and pathological settings.

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Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship Recipients

Niccolo Pengo
University College London, UK

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Ancillary Training Program Scholarship Recipients

Janice M. Santiago-O’Farrill
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA

National Cancer Institute (NCI) Scholarship Recipients

Shilpy Joshi
Cancer Institute of New Jersey, USA

Jiahong Lu
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA

The Elkes Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Liang Ge
Tsinghua University, China

Jaime Laurel Schneider
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA