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!

24th ESGLD Workshop and Graduate Course

The European Study Group on Lysosomal Diseases promotes collaboration and exchange between European research groups in laboratory and clinical disciplines which are interested in lysosomal storage diseases.

The Study Group was founded in 1978 as a small informal group of scientists and has grown to become an organisation of over 90 groups from 22 European countries including laboratories as well as diagnostic and clinical groups.

Join us for the 24th ESGLD Workshop to learn of achievements thus far, and glimpse into the future of lysosomal disease research and therapies. Workshop topics include:

     Lysosome Function
     Lysosomal Pathology
     Therapies

The graduate course, held immediately before the workshop 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.

Key Dates:

     7th and 8th September 2022: Graduate course
     8th to 11th September 2022: 24th ESGLD Workshop

Delegates are able to register for: Graduate Course ALONE, Graduate Course AND Workshop, or Workshop ONLY.

Abstract submission period: 20th June 2022 – 11th July 2022

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

ESGLD 2022

For further information regarding 24th ESGLD Workshop and Graduate Course, 2022 Lancaster please contact:

Dr Tereza Andreou
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
3.721 Stopford Building
The University of Manchester
tereza.andreou@manchester.ac.uk

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