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Cell Stress, Survival and Apoptosis (CSSA)
9 - 10 September 2016
Registration deadline
7 July 2016
Abstract submission deadline
7 July 2016

We would like to inform you that the deadline for registration and abstract submission to the ABCD Meeting "Cell Stress: Survival and Apoptosis" (CSSA), which will be held in Bari next 9-10 September 2016, has been postponed to Monday, 27 June.

The meeting will bring together scientists to present and discuss their studies on cell stress response including aging, regulated cell death and development, in physiological and pathological conditions, and in different model organisms/cells. Frontier research topics such as genome instability, cell population dynamics, cell microenvironment effect on cell fate and metabolic re-programming will also be dealt with.

As keynote speaker, we will host an eminent scholar, Dr Valter Longo, the Edna M. Jones Professor of Gerontology and Biological Sciences, and Director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California - Davis, School of Gerontology, Los Angeles. Dr. Longo’s studies focus on the fundamental mechanisms of aging in simple organisms, mice and humans. His laboratory has identified several genetic pathways that regulate aging in simple organisms and reduce the incidence of multiple diseases in mice and humans. His laboratory also described both dietary and genetic interventions that protect cells and improve the treatment and prevention of cancer and other diseases in mammals. His most recent studies are on dietary interventions that can affect stem cell-based regeneration to promote longevity in mice and humans.

As usual, the setting of the conference will provide a friendly environment, aiming to stimulate discussion and promote active participation of Ph.D. students and post-docs. For the second year, in memory of Ferruccio Ritossa, who started our field with his discovery of the heat-shock response, a prize will be awarded to the best poster presentation.

We hope that the meeting will provide a great opportunity to share new ideas, start collaborations and also enjoy Bari, the capital city of Apulia with its old town, which has retained its ancient Medieval plan, and its beautiful nineteenth century Murat quarter, the major shopping district enhanced by Art Nouveau architectures.

As usual in ABCD meetings, a number of travel fellowships will be awarded to eligible ABCD members. Check the website for more details.

You are kindly invited to visit the meeting website and submit your contribution.

We look forward to welcoming you to Bari in September!

The Organising Committee

Sergio Giannattasio
Alessandra Montecucco