9-10th October 2014
A Biochemical Society Focused Meeting
The aim of this meeting is to cover advances and controversies relating to intracellular Ca2+ channel function and dysfunction. Sessions will be led by early career scientists in order to engage “The next generation” of Ca2+ signallers. The meeting will cover contemporary developments in Ca2+ signalling mediated by the three main classes of intracellular Ca2+ release channels sensitive to NAADP, IP3 and ryanodine.
14th-19th September 2014
Zinc has important functions in initiating and regulating signal transduction as well as injury cascades in many cell systems. Zinc dyshomeostasis has been linked to several diseases, including cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, stroke and diabetes. Nutritional zinc deficiency, found in both developed and in third world countries, is associated with abnormal brain development and impaired learning and memory, but also with diarrhea, growth retardation and immune deficiency. The 2014 meeting will provide a detailed update by young scientists and leaders in the field of zinc biology.