13th International Meeting on Yeast Apoptosis in August 2018

The 13th International Meeting on Yeast Apoptosis (IMYA) will take place in Leuven (Belgium) between August 26th-30th 2018. It will bring together scientists from around the world to present results from studies on aging and regulated cell death in yeast, and discuss the consequences on yeast stress responses, metabolism, growth and longevity as well as the importance in the context of human disease or improvements of industrial and biotechnological processes. Traditionally, IMYA is characterized by an informal atmosphere that favors the exchange of ideas and discussion of unpublished data in order to stimulate new ideas and international collaboration. Moreover, the interaction between senior scientists and younger participants is strongly supported as to boost the involvement of students and prepare the next generation of researchers. All participants are encouraged to submit an abstract, and there are opportunities for oral and poster presentations. The sessions will cover a variety of topics, including, but not restricted to:
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– Cellular aging and molecular mechanisms
– Fungal cell death pathways
– Systems biology of ageing and cell death processes
– Metabolic regulation of ageing and cell death
– Mitochondrial function and physiology
– Autophagy/Mitophagy
– Protein aggregation and toxicity
– Lipid, calcium and pH homeostasis
– Yeast models for human degenerative diseases
– Antifungals and drug discovery
– Yeast-based drug design
– Industrial yeast strain improvement
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Please visit the official conference website for more information! Note that the number of participants is limited to 140. The conference’s key dates are as follows:
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Abstract submission deadline: May 15th
Early registration: May 15th
Late registration: July 1st
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