We are PhD and MD students of the Graduate Research Training Group 1459 "Sorting and Interactions between Proteins of Subcellular Compartments" (www.grk1459.de), which is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The topic of our research is focused on intracellular protein trafficking, biogenesis and dynamics of intracellular organelles and diseases that result from dysfunction of these processes. Our international group includes 26 students from Germany, Italy, Iran, India, Portugal, Venezuela, Colombia and Argentina.
For the fourth time we are organizing now our International Symposium on “Protein Trafficking in Health and Disease", which will take place from June 7th to 9th 2017 in Hamburg, Germany (www.trafficking-symposium2017.de)
Again, leading speakers in the field of protein trafficking have confirmed their participation, such as Nobel laureate James Rothman, Scott Emr, Hugo Bellen and Karin Reinisch. We are expecting up to 200 PhD students, Postdocs and senior scientists to participate in our exciting program.
Our main purpose is to give PhD and MD students as well as postdocs the opportunity to meet leading experts in the field of protein trafficking, establish contacts and discuss their own results. We want to provide a platform that brings together knowledge and experience as well as interest and creativity that will be advantageous for this fascinating research area and its scientists.
On behalf of the organizing committee
Institute for Medical Microbiology, Virology and Hygiene