Bologna, Italy
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This meeting is made possible in part by a contribution from AIRC,
Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca sul Cancro


Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the upcoming ABCD Congress, to be held in Bologna (Italy) next 17-19 September 2015.


This event will bring together scientists from across the world and will offer an invaluable opportunity to discuss scientific issues in the fields of cell biology and differentiation. The 2015 edition of the ABCD Congress will include an eminent list of speakers.

Keynote Speakers

Stefano Bertuzzi
(Bethesda, MD, USA)

Elisabetta Dejana
(Milan, IT)

Elaine Fuchs
(New York, NY, USA)

Stephen Harrison
(Boston, MA, USA)

Michele Pagano
(New York, NY, USA)

Randy Schekman
(Berkeley, CA, USA)

Plenary Session Speakers

Andrea Ballabio
(Naples, IT)

Barbara Cannon
(Stockholm, SE)

Saverio Cinti
(Ancona, IT)

Marina De Bernard
(Padua, IT)

Valentina Fossati
(New York, NY, USA)

Marja Jäättelä
(Copenhagen, DK)

Angelo Lombardo
(Milan, IT)

Eran Meshorer
(Jerusalem, IL)

Mario Pende
(Paris, FR)

Maria Rescigno
(Milan, IT)

Luca Scorrano
(Padua, IT)

Giuseppe Testa
(Milan, IT)

Valerie Weaver
(San Francisco, CA, USA)

Roberto Weigert
(Bethesda, MD, USA)

Tom Wileman
(Norwich, UK)

Five plenary sessions

Lysosomes as a Signalling Platform in Health and Disease
Host-Pathogen Interactions
Emerging Technologies
Adipocytes and Energy Metabolism
Reprogramming and Cell Identity

In addition, four parallel sessions will cover the “traditional” areas of interest of the ABCD:

Cell Stress: Survival and Apoptosis
Mariella Vicinanza (Cambridge, UK)
Mechanisms of Signal Transduction
Elena Rainero (Glasgow, UK)
Membrane Trafficking and Organelle Biogenesis
Benoît Kornmann (Zurich, Switzerland)
Stem Cells, Development and Regenerative Medicine
Tilo Kunath (Edinburgh, UK)

Each parallel session will also feature 6-7 talks
selected from submitted abstracts.

The congress will be open to all researchers from Italy and abroad: join us and meet scientists whose outstanding studies are defining the state of the art in the field of cell biology.

More information will be soon available on this website.

We look forward to welcoming you to Bologna, a fascinating city with a 40-km network of medieval porticoed streets that make this place unique!

Ruggero Pardi

Ruggero Pardi
ABCD President


Pier Paolo Di Fiore

Pier Paolo Di Fiore
Congress Chair


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Registrations & Payments

27 April 2015


17 July 2015

Late registrations will be accepted until 22 July 2015 at a higher fee. See the Information page.


27 April 2015


14 July 2015
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Scientific Committee

Pier Paolo Di Fiore (Chair)
Andrea Ballabio
Francesco Cecconi
Francesco Di Virgilio
Valeria Matranga
Jacopo Meldolesi
Gabriella Minchiotti
Michele Pagano
Ruggero Pardi
Paolo Pinton
Valeria Poli
Rosario Rizzuto
Roberto Sitia


Organising secretariat

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