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ABCD Congress 2017: Registrations are now officially closed.
21 - 23 September 2017
Registration deadline
Abstract submission deadline

We are pleased to announce the upcoming ABCD Congress, to be held in Bologna (Italy) from 21 to 23 September 2017.


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 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. Keynote speakers who confirmed their participation include David Sabatini, Peter Walter, Angela Nieto and Nikolaus Rajewsky.

In the wake of the success of the last edition, the congress will be preceded by a pre-congress meeting, on 20-21 September, reserved for post-docs and Ph.D. students who are under 35 years at the date of the congress. Keynote lectures will be held by  Tom Kirchhausen (Harvard Medical School, USA) and Carmine Settembre (Tigem, Naples, Italy), and informal interactions between the invited speakers and the young participants will take place during the sessions and at dinner. Attendance will be limited to 70 participants. All post-docs and Ph.D. students accepted to attend the pre-congress meeting will receive a travel fellowship of €150 to help defray their lodging and travel costs.

Preliminary programme and online registration are now available on the conference website

The deadlines for abstract submissions and early bird registration to the ABCD Congress have been extended to Friday, 14 July. You are strongly encouraged to submit your own work for the selected oral and poster presentations.

We look forward to welcoming you to Bologna,


The Organising committee

Antonella De Matteis (chair)

Irene Bozzoni

Giulio Cossu

Diego di Bernardo

Letizia Lanzetti

Michela Matteoli

Ruggero Pardi

Paolo Pinton