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The Hippo pathway across species and disciplines

25 – 29 October 2017 | Rome, Italy

  • Registration Deadline
  • 31 May 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 31 May 2017
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 15 June 2017
  • Payment Deadline
  • 15 July 2017

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About the Workshop

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The study of developmental signals, such as the Hedgehog and Wnt pathways has led to major leaps in our understanding of stem cell function, normal physiology and disease. The relatively recent discovery of the Hippo pathway and its transcriptional targets YAP/TAZ/Yki as regulators of tissue size has generated a vast amount of interest. It has become increasingly clear that Hippo/YAP signaling is crucial to stem cell behavior, tissue regeneration, as well as numerous cell fate decisions during development.

Rather than a pathway defined by a single ligand family, Hippo/YAP signaling appears to sit at the interface between diverse inputs such as cell-cell contacts, polarity, mechanical forces and metabolism. Furthermore, YAP is a key determinant of tumor cell growth and drug resistance, suggesting that a better understanding of Hippo signaling is of paramount importance to future cancer therapy. This EMBO Workshop will cover the multi-faceted aspects of YAP/TAZ regulation and biological outputs, as well as explore potential therapeutic strategies for cancer and regenerative medicine.

In addition to an outstanding roster of plenary talks and two poster sessions, 10 applicants will be selected from abstracts to present their work as short oral presentations (15 min) and 30 applicants (students and postdocs) will be selected for “micro-talks” (3 min, 2 slides).

 

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Programme

 

Registration

  • Registration Deadline
  • 31 May 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 31 May 2017
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 15 June 2017
  • Payment Deadline
  • 15 July 2017

 

  • STUDENT EUR 225
  • POSTDOCS/ACADEMIC EUR 250
  • INDUSTRY EUR 450

Registration includes:

  • All meals and coffee breaks
  • Local transport
  • Conference dinner

Not included:

  • Accommodation (special room rates will be available for participants in conference hotel: American Palace)

After acceptance of your application to attend, you will receive hotel booking details in order to qualify for the discounted rate. Please do not contact the hotel without this information as you would get charged a higher rate.

Payment

Payment will be via Paypal or bank transfer to the Associazione Aurora Tomaselli Ricerca e Prevenzione. Payment details will be sent to successful applicants.

Selection criteria

Abstracts will be selected for scientific fit, excellence and novelty. 10 applicants will be selected to present their work as short oral presentations (15 min), 30 applicants (students and postdocs) will be selected for “micro-talks” (3 min, 2 slides) and will also have the opportunity to present more details of their research in a poster. The rest of the selected applicants will present their work at the poster sessions.

When selecting participants, we will consider the commitment of EMBO to a reasonable gender balance. The organizers and session chairs will select the applicants.

Please note that, as per EMBO rules, two thirds of registrants will be from EMBO member states, associate countries and cooperation partners.

Abstract guidelines

The abstract must contain sufficient details of the work for the selection committee to judge the novelty of the research and scientific fit to conference themes.

Title: 20 words maximum

Authors: full names and affiliations (in brackets)

Text: 250 words maximum

Poster specifications

Width: 60 cm

Height: 100 cm

Travel grants

Four grants are available for participants, especially PhD students and early career postdocs, working in India, Singapore and Taiwan. These grants will cover registration and accommodation (up to €500), but not travel, subsistence or visa fees.

In addition, six grants (covering free registration only) are available for participants working in laboratories from: Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Malta, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey.

Both of these grants will be allocated based on scientific quality and fit to the themes of the meeting. If you wish to apply for a travel grant, please contact the organizer directly by e-mailing: nic.tapon@crick.ac.uk

 

Contact

For venue and hotel questions
Roberto Bernardi
roberto.bernardi@activep53.eu
Phone: +390652662972

For web site and registration questions
Luke Williams
luke.williams@crick.ac.uk
Phone: +4420337963124

 

 
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Venue

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Regina Elena Cancer Institute (Istituto Regina Elena)

Via Elio Chianesi 53

00144 Rome, Italy

Accommodation

UPDATE: The American Palace Hotel is now FULL!

Please use the alternative hotels:

NOVOTEL Roma Eur

viale dell'OCEANO PACIFICO 153 - Rome

Mercure Roma West

via Eroi di Cefalonia 301 - Rome

Hotel American Palace

Via Laurentina 554

00144 Rome, Italy

Tel: +39 06 591.35.52

Fax: +39 06 591.17.40

Once applicants have been selected, they will be able to book rooms at reduced rates. Please wait until you receive information from the organisers in order to benefit from the reduced room rate.

Single room: 96 Euros/night

Double room for single use: 106 Euros/night

Twin room for two people: 126 Euros/night

Further information will be sent to successful applicants. Room sharing will be possible through a notice-board once applicants have been selected.

How to reach the Hotel American Palace:

From Fiumicino Airport Leonardo Da Vinci

Take the train “Leonardo Express” to Termini Station, then take the blue subway (Line B) and get off at the final stop Laurentina, which is just 100 m from the hotel.

From Termini or Tiburtina or Ostiense Railway Stations

Take the blue subway (Line B) and get off at the final stop Laurentina, which is just 100 m from the hotel.

Transport

How to reach Regina Elena Cancer Institute:

By train

Follow the directions to the Metro Line B from Termini station or from Tiburtina station. Catch Metro Line B and, get off at EUR Fermi and from Piazzale E. Fermi catch the 700 bus. The train line runs from Mondays through to Saturdays from 7.00 to 22.00

It makes 3 stops, near S. Eugenio Hospital, Palasport and Euroma2 Shopping Center.

The last bus stop stops in front of the main entrance of the IFO Institute.

ATAC Bus lines

700 bus -from Piazzale Eur-to Via E. Fermi Chianesi (see above)

708 bus-runs from Piazzale Agriculture comes every 20 minutes - (Stop EUR Palasport) - Mondays to Saturdays from 5.30 to 23.45; On Sundays and public holidays, buses are available every hour from 6.00 to 23.00. The bus runs through Via Elio Chianesi and stops outside the main entrance of the IFO Institute.

078 bus-runs from Piazzale E. Tarantelli to Via Caduti per la Guerra di Liberazione (Spinaceto) connects with the district and the Torrino stop line Rome Lido di Tor di Valle. Every 30 minutes from Mondays to Saturdays from 7.00 to 18.00. Buses stop outside the main entrance of the IFO Institute.

130 Bus Express -Only Public Holidays - Departs from Piazzale Clodio and goes to the Sheraton Four Star Hotel (Spinaceto) - From 5.30 to 23.30 every 15 minutes. It stops 100 meters from the IFO Institute, at Piazza Quaranta.

By Car

From Rome:

Take the Via Cristoforo Colombo towards Ostia, take the side lane after the crossing the main intersection of Viale Pacific Ocean Avenue, turn left into Via di Decima then turn right into Via Ognibene and continue until you get to Via Elio Chianesi;

or

Take the Pontina in the direction of Pomezia, just after the GRA take the first to your right in the direction of Mostacciano (Via Tumiati) and continue along Via Gastaldi, Via Garosi until you get to Via Chianesi.

From the GRA:

Take Exit no. 26 (Via Pontina) from Spinacetohe in the direction of Pomezia, take the first to your right (Via Tumiati) and continue along Via Gastaldi, Via Garosi until you get to Via Chianesi.

Coming from Rome towards Pomezia:

On Via Pontina following the signs "Spinaceto -Tor de 'Cenci" at the traffic light follow the signs to Mostacciano through Via Turati, Via Garosi until you get to Via Chianesi;

or

Just after the GRA take the first exit to your right in the direction of Mostacciano (Via di Decima, Via Acqua Acetosa, Ostiense) at the intersection turn onto your left and go under the bridge, at the roundabout keep to your left, then go under the bridge again but in the opposite direction, turn the first to your right into Via di Decima and immediately onto your right in Via Ognibene until you get to Via Elio Chianesi;

From Ostia Lido towards Rome:

On Via Cristoforo Colombo take the side lane after the road junction of Via di Mezzo Cammino, go passed the GRA, then turn right on Via Arnaud and right again on Via Chianesi.

By Airplane

From "Leonardo Da Vinci" Airport catch the train and get off at Ostiense station, then follow the signs for the Metro Line B.

Image Credits
Banner: Kieran F. Harvey
Inset: Alice Genevet
Venue pictures: Roberto Bernardi

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