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Scientific Programme

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Symposia

ABC2016 will cover the following major topics:

  • Symposium 1: Structure & Function of ABC Proteins - Sunday, March 6, 2016
    (Chair -Robert Tampé; Invited Speakers - Roland Lill, Jean-Michel Jault, Peng Zhang, Steve Aller)

  • Symposium 2: Regulation of ABC Activity/Expression - Monday, March 7, 2016
    (Chair - Karl Kuchler; Invited Speakers - Jörg Vogel, Ann Harris, Nathan Cherrington, Marco Falasca)

  • Symposium 3: Molecular Mechanisms of ABC Proteins - Tuesday, March 8, 2016
    (Chair - Richard Callaghan; Invited Speakesr - Rupert Abele, Guillermo Altenberg, Martina Gentzsch, Iqbal Hamza)

  • Symposium 4: Impact of ABCs on Human Diseases - Wednesday, March 9, 2016
    (Chair - Kazumitsu Ueda; Invited Speakers - David Sheppard, Natasha Frank, Motonari Uesugi, Rando Allikmets, Koen van de Wetering)

  • Symposium 5: ABC Proteins in Xenobiotic Disposition - Thursday, March 10, 2016
    (Chair - Susan PC Cole; Invited Speakers - Tommy Andersson, Oliver Langer, Hisamitsu Hayashi, Jian Feng Ma)

Keynote Lectures

  • Keynote Opening Lecture
    (Marc Simard) - evening Saturday, March 5, 2016

    ABC2016 Keynote Plenary Lecture
    (Piet Borst) - evening Tuesday, March 7, 2016

  • ABC2016 Summary & Perspective Lecture
    (Bert Poolman) - Thursday, March 10, 2016

Special Sessions

Poster Bullets (Sunday, March 6)

Poster bullets (3 min + 2 min discussion)

New Independent Investigators (Sunday, March 6)

Junior group leaders (short talks 10 min + 5 min discussion)

Speed-Dating (Sunday, March 6)

Each date will take 15 min; maximum of 2 topics can be selected. We will have experts at each table discussing 15 min with a maximum of 5 participants in each round.

List of Invited Lecturers & Chairs

Last Update: October 27, 2015

Rupert Abele Martina Gentzsch Susan Michaelis
Steve Aller Iqbal Hamza Motonari Uesugi
Rando Allikmets Ann Harris Bert Poolman
Guillermo A Altenberg Hisamitsu Hayashi David Sheppard
Tommy B Andersson Jean-Michel Jault Marc Simard
Piet Borst Karl Kuchler Robert Tampé
Richard Callaghan Oliver Langer Kazumitsu Ueda
Nathan Cherrington Roland Lill Koen van de Wetering
Susan PC Cole Victor Ling Jörg Vogel
Marco Falasca JianFeng Ma Peng Zhang
Natasha Y Frank  

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).

ABC2016 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 "ABC2016 Young Investigator Award" at the end of the conference.