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This meeting took place in 2017

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Autophagy Network Integration in Health and Disease (B2)

Organizer(s) Ivan Dikic, Katja Simon and J. Wade Harper
February 12—16, 2017
Copper Mountain Resort • Copper Mountain, Colorado USA
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Oct 11, 2016
Abstract Deadline: Nov 15, 2016
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 11, 2016
Discounted Registration Deadline: Dec 23, 2016

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.

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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Scholarship Recipients

Paula Coelho
McGill University, Canada

Lisa M. Lindqvist
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia

Thomas Riffelmacher
Kennedy Institute, University of Oxford, UK