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Adaptations to Hypoxia in Physiology and Disease (X4)

Organizer(s) M. Celeste Simon, Amato J. Giaccia and Randall S. Johnson
March 5—9, 2017
Whistler Conference Centre • Whistler, BC Canada
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Nov 8, 2016
Abstract Deadline: Dec 8, 2016
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 8, 2016
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 12, 2017

Sponsored by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

Summary of Meeting:
Cellular responses to changes in oxygen availability have important implications for both physiology and pathophysiology, in particular in the setting of solid tumor progression. A number of hypoxia-inducible pathways have been characterized, such as the large transcriptome regulated by hypoxia-inducible factors (HIFs). However, many other oxygen-sensing pathways exist within the cell. The aim of this meeting is to disseminate up-to-date information on basic mechanisms of cellular and tissue hypoxia responses, and discuss the impact of these responses on physiology and cancer, with an emphasis on HIF-independent, but nevertheless fundamental, oxygen-sensing pathways. Outcomes of this meeting will include the dissemination of new scientific knowledge, the discussion of new methodologies, the education of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in this discipline, and promotion of new collaborations between clinicians, basic researchers and industrial partners. This will be the eighth Keystone Symposia meeting on Hypoxia, which brings together academic, clinical and industrial researchers to enhance synergy between these groups and develop translational strategies for targeting hypoxic stress responses for therapeutic benefit.

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Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship Recipients

Iosifina Petrina Foskolou
University of Oxford, UK

Isha Jain
University of California, San Francisco, USA

Leyla Kermanshah
University of Toronto, Canada

Jong Park
University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA