24th ESGLD Workshop and Graduate Course

7th to 11th September 2022

SAVE THE DATE!  As you may know it is the turn of the UK to hold the Bi-Annual ESGLD Workshop and Graduate Course. ESGLD Chair, Professor Brian Bigger and his University of Manchester Team are happy to announce that a date has been set for this event which will take place in Lancaster, North West of England. Please hold the 7th to 11th of September 2022 in your diaries!


The European Study Group on Lysosomal Diseases would like to thank all our sponsors for their support of the 24th ESGLD Workshop and Graduate Course.







ESGLD Graduate Course

Full Programme

Please note ALL times are UK time (BST)

Day 1 of Graduate Course  

Wednesday 7th September

12:30 14:00    Registration and Lunch Lancaster University Management School Atrium

ALL Graduate course lectures will take place in Management School Lecture Theatre 14

14:00 – 14:15     Introductory Remarks – Brian Bigger

14:15 – 15:00     Lysosome Biogenesis/Biosynthesis of enzymes – Thomas Braulke
15:00 – 15:45     Autophagy – David Rubinsztein
15:45 – 16:30     HOPS complex – Jan van der Beek

16:30 – 17:00     Coffee Break and Refreshments - Management School Atrium

17:00 – 17:45     Channels and Transporters – Bruno Gasnier
17:45 – 18:30     Lipid degradation and lipid storage diseases – Hans Aerts
18:30 – 19:15     Lysosomal Leukodystrophies – Volkmar Gieselmann

19:15 – 19:30    Designation of flash-talk discussion leaders - Management School Atrium

20:00               DINNER - Marketplace         
                         Students will need to prepare their flash talks over dinner

Day 2 of Graduate Course   Thursday 8th September

07:00 – 08:30    Breakfast - Marketplace

All Graduate course lectures will take place in Management School Lecture Theatre 14

08:30 – 09:15    Misfolding in lysosomal diseases – Mia Horowitz
09:15 – 10:00    Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis – Angela Schulz
10:00 – 10:45    Mucopolysaccharidoses – Nicole Muschol

10:45 – 11:15    Coffee Break and Refreshments - Management School Atrium

11:15 – 12:00     Lysosomal Membrane proteins – Markus Damme
12:00 – 12:45     Current therapies for LSDs – Simon Jones
12:45 – 13:30     Novel Therapies for LSDs– Brian Bigger

13:30 – 14:30     Lunch - Management School Atrium

                             Management School Lecture Theatre 14

                             Group Exercise
                             Graduate course students will be asked to prepare 1-3 slides (4-6 minute talk)
                             on a current scientific topic over dinner on 7/09/2022.
                             Flash talks will be delivered during this session

The Clock is Ticking  for Abstract Submissions… Have an Extra Week

The ESGLD Chairman, Local Organising Committee and Scientific Committee are happy to announce that the deadline for Abstract Submissions for the “24th ESGLD Workshop and Graduate Course” has been extended by a week to the 1st of August.

24th ESGLD Workshop and Graduate Course

Dear ESGLD members,

The ESGLD Chairman, Local Organising Committee and Scientific Committee are happy to announce that Registration and Abstract submission for the 24th ESGLD Workshop and Graduate Course to be held face to face in Lancaster, UK between 7th – 11th September 2022 is now open!!!

Key meeting dates:
     7th – 8th September 2022: Graduate course
     8th – 11th September 2022: 24th ESGLD workshop

Please go to www.esgld.org to check your lab membership (100 Euros) is up-to-date for the period 2022/2023 – this allows ALL members of your lab to register for the 24th ESGLD Workshop and Graduate Course.

For details of this event and to register and submit your abstracts please follow this link REGISTER NOW

Abstract submission deadline is 1st August 2022 – go direct using this ABSTRACT SUBMISSION LINK.

For any queries about the 24th ESGLD Workshop and Graduate Course please contact: tereza.andreou@manchester.ac.uk

We look forward to seeing you there!

Thank you for your continued collaboration and support,
Brian Bigger Chairman ESGLD chairman@ESGLD.org
Pim Pijnappel Treasurer ESGLD treasurer@ESGLD.org
Paul Saftig Secretary ESGLD secretary@ESGLD.org

Please email Chairman for website enquiries, Treasurer for payment enquiries and Secretary for new membership enquiries.

Registration Options:

Workshop only Single room £650

Workshop only Twin room £550

Partner rate (Twin or double room)
      no attendance to talks £450

Workshop only Student rate £300

Graduate Course £100


Travel Grants:

A limited number of travel grants, valid for up to 300 EUR per person, is available for members who do not receive sufficient support from their institutions. Please send a request for support directly to Pim Pijnappel by e-mail w.pijnappel@erasmusmc.nl

Confirmed  Keynote Speakers

• Prof. Simon Jones, Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK

• Prof. Sabrina Jabs, University of Kiel, Germany

• Dr. Oliver Florey, Babraham Institute, UK

• Dr. Annie Arguello, Denali Therapeutics Inc., US

Graduate  Course Programme

The Graduate Course (7th and 8th September 2022) is an opportunity for postdocs, PhD students and clinical fellows who are new to the lysosomal disease field to be taught about the fundamentals of lysosomal diseases by experts who are at the cutting edge of these areas and to have a chance to informally practice presenting their work in a non-challenging environment to their peers. Participants in the graduate course usually go on to attend the workshop afterwards.

This year we have an excellent line-up of teachers who will cover the following themes:

•   Lysosome Biogenesis (Thomas Braulke)
•   Autophagy (David Rubinsztein)
•   HOPS complex (Jan Van Der Beek)
•   Channels and Transporters (Bruno Gasnier)
•   Membranes (Markus Damme)
•   Misfolding in lysosomal diseases (Mia Horowitz)
•   Lipid degradation and lipid storage diseases (Hans Aerts)
•   Lysosomal Leukodystrophies (Volkmar Gieselmann)
•   Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (Angela Schulz)
•   Mucopolysaccharidoses (Nicole Muschol)
•   Current therapies for lysosomal diseases (TBC)
•   Novel Therapies for LSDs (Brian Bigger)

About the Venue

Lancaster…  Successful conferences start with a tailor-made conference facility.

Our dedicated venue provides the variety, flexibility and services to meet the demands of all sorts of conferences, meetings or training courses.

We have three large suites, each with room for 100 guests, together with a selection of meeting rooms, breakout areas and a light, open foyer area that’s perfect for registration or welcome sessions.

However, our Conference Centre is more than a selection of spaces. Here you’ll find the technology for engaging presentations, the catering service for tasty meals and refreshing breaks, and all the professional support and events expertise to plan, manage and host the best possible conferences.

Local Organising Committee:

Brian Bigger, Manchester | Chair
Tereza Andreou, Manchester
Laura Booth, Manchester
Stuart Ellison, Manchester
Susannah James, Manchester
Shaun Wood, Manchester

International Organising Committee:

Brian Bigger, UK
Andrea Ballabio, Italy
Francisca Coutinho, Portugal
Simon Jones, UK
Nicole Muschol, Germany
Paul Saftig, Germany

Contact ESGLD

For further information please contact:

Nicolina Cristina Sorrentino, PhD
Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine
Via Campi Flegrei 34
80078 Pozzuoli (NA), Italy
Phone: +39 081 1923 0649
Fax: +39 081 1923 0651


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