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Scientific Programme


NewDownload the detailed Scientific Programme here (last update 15.02.2010).

ABC2010 will cover the following major topics:

  • Symposium 1: Structure(s) & Mechanism(s) - Sunday, February 28, 2010
    (Chair - Roger Deeley)
  • Symposium 2: Modulation & Regulation - Monday, March 1, 2010
    (Chair - Lydia Aguilar-Bryan)
  • Symposium 3: Assembly, Trafficking & Membrane Targeting - Tuesday, March 2, 2010
    (Chair - Susan Michaelis)
  • Symposium 4: Diversity of Biological Functions - Wednesday, March 3, 2010
    (Chair - Karl Kuchler)
  • Symposium 5: Human Health & Environment - Thursday, March 4, 2010
    (Chair - Margarida Amaral)

Keynote Lectures

  • Keynote Opening Lecture (Enrico Martinoia) - evening Saturday, March 27, 2010
  • ABC2010 Keynote Plenary Lecture (Michael Gottesman) - Tuesday, March 2, 2010
  • Final Keynote Address (Hajime Tokuda) - Thursday, March 4, 2010
  • ABC2010 Summary & Perspectives Lecture (Dietrich Keppler) - Thursday, March 4, 2010

Special Workshop - Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Will Structures Reveal Mechanisms of ABC Proteins?

Chair: Lutz Schmitt
Satoshi Murakami and Dirk Jan Slotboom

Young Scientists Sessions

  • "Meet the Speakers"
  • "Women Career Dinner" (Tuesday, March 2, 6-7:30 pm) please sign up at the registration!

Arrival & Departure

Please note that the official ABC2010 programme will start with the Opening Ceremony on Saturday, February 27 at 6:30 pm. Registration is open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

The programme ends on Thursday, March 4 in the evening with the Final Keynote Address followed by the Farewell Dinner & Party. Departure day is Friday, March 5!

List of Invited Lecturers & Chairs

Last Update: 02.02.10

Lydia Aguilar-Bryan Michael M. Gottesman Jian Feng MA Alfred Schinkel
Steve Aller Helen Hobbs Enrico Martinoia Lutz Schmitt
Margarida Amaral Tsuneo Imanaka Susan Michaelis Joseph-Marc Simard
Susan Bates Toshi Ishikawa Satoshi Murakami Dirk Jan Slotboom
Piet Borst Dietrich Keppler Anjaparavanda Naren Robert Tampé
Richard Callaghan Curtis Klaassen Colin G. Nichols Hajime Tokuda
Susan PC Cole Michael Köttgen Marc Ouellette Kazumitsu Ueda
Amy Davidson Karl Kuchler Jack Riordan  
Roger Deeley Ruth Lehmann Tom Silhavy  
Rachel Gaudet Kaspar Locher Balász Sarkadi  

Oral Presentations

Oral presentations consist of “Workshop Talks” (17 min. + 3 min. discussion) and “Short Talks” of 12 min + 3 min. discussion). The SAB selects all oral presentations for afternoon and evening sessions based on submitted abstracts.

Please deliver your presentation on a USB-Stick the day before your talk is sheduled. A pre-view room will be available for test-runs. We will supply OS X and Windows Laptops for presentations. Available software includes Adobe Acrobat 9, Keynote (OS X), Microsoft Office (Win: 2003 & 2007, OS X: 2008), OpenOffice 3.1 as well as Quicktime and common audio/video codecs. For any special requirements please contact us under

Poster Sessions

The poster session is and has always been a vital part of the meeting. All abstracts not selected for oral presentations will be on display as posters during the entire meeting to give ample time for informal discussions among students, senior scientists from academia and industry. The maximum allowed size for a poster is 120cm height by 90cm width (=47 x 35 inches).

ABC2010 Young Investigator Awards

All abstracts submitted by graduate students or postdoctoral fellows as first authors are subject to scientific evaluation by selected SAB members. The best abstracts will be awarded a cash prize, the "ABC2010 Young Investigator Award" at the end of the conference.

Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)

Lydia Aguilar-Bryan (US) Roger Deeley (CA) Balász Sarkadi (HU)
Margarida Amaral (PT) Michael M. Gottesman (US) Alfred Schinkel (NL)
Piet Borst (NL) Christine Hrycyna (US) Lutz Schmitt (DE)
Joseph Bryan (US) Dietrich Keppler (DE) Bruno Stieger (CH)
Richard Callaghan (UK) Victor Ling (CA) Yuichi Sugiyama (JP)
Giovanna Chimini (FR) Enrico Martinoia (CH) Hiroshi Suzuki (JP)
Amy Davidson (US) Bert Poolman (NL) Robert Tampé (DE)
  John Riordan (US)