Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the FEBS Advanced Lecture Course and 33rd European Cytoskeletal Forum Meeting on "Biology and pathology of the cytoskeleton: the crossroads of three cytoskeletal systems", which is scheduled for Thursday, September 20th to Monday, September 24th, 2018.

The meeting will be held in Prague, Czech Republic, in the Institute of Molecular Genetics, Czech Academy of Sciences. The course will act as an interaction platform for researchers investigating different aspects of the cytoskeleton in health and disease. It is well known that the separate cytoskeletal elements function in complex processes as cell morphogenesis, intracellular transport and cell motility, but it has become increasingly evident that their activities are intertwined as is their regulation. The course will focus on both fundamental scientific aspects of the regulation of cytoskeletal systems as well as on its medically relevant deregulations associated with disease conditions, including cancer metastasis. The main aim of this lecture course is to provide the participants an integrative overview of the regulation of cytoskeleton in complex cellular processes.

We encourage especially junior investigators (Ph.D. students, postdocs and researchers at early stage of their carrier) to join us to present their work. This meeting will help them to appreciate the cytoskeleton as a regulated interconnected system interacting with different cellular compartments and set important directions for their future research. Young researchers will have plenty of opportunities to present their own work, both as short talks and in two interactive poster sessions.

Beyond great science, many adventures await you in Prague, a uniquely cosmopolitan yet casual city. Experience the vibrant energy of the city’s Downtown, Wenceslas Square, Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, Jewish Quarter, and many other places as well as great restaurants and a lively entertainment scene.

Join us in Prague! We are looking forward to seeing you!

Assoc. Prof. Pavel Dráber, PhD
on behalf of the Organizing Committee



  • Abstracts and Registrations Submission Deadline
    15 May 2018
  • Youth Travel Fund Grants Application Deadline
    15 May 2018
  • Notification of chosen participants
    10 June 2018
  • Closing times: 23:59 (UTC+01:00)

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