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21st Joint Meeting

“Signal Transduction – Receptors, Mediators and Genes”

November 8-10, 2017 — Leonardo Hotel Weimar

Jointly organized by:


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The special focus of the 21st STS Meeting is “Metabolism in Health and Disease”. This year’s Meeting will currently be organized as a Joint Meeting of the Signal Transduction Society with signaling study groups of the German Societies for Immunology (DGfI) and Cell Biology (DGZ), the Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM), the German Society for Pharmacology (DGP), the German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology (DGHM), the study group “Biology of B lymphocytes”, the SFB 854 “Molecular Organization of Cellular Communication in the Immune System” and for the first time by the TRR 130 “B cells: Immunity and Autoimmunity” and the GRK 2155 “ProMoAge – Protein modifications as key mechanisms of ageing”. If other organizations are interested in joining the STS-Meeting, please contact the current President Prof. Dr. Klaudia Giehl.

As in previous years each workshop will start with an introductory keynote talk given by a renowned expert in the respective field of research. All other oral contributions will be selected from submitted scientific contributions. Of note, all poster authors will have the opportunity to present their work to the plenum in the frame of the traditional "one minute - one transparency” sessions. Details on this years, workhops and keynote speakers will be updated consecutively.

Date and Time

Wednesday, November 8th to Friday, November 10th, 2017.

The on-site meeting registration opens on November 8th at 8 am. The scientific program starts on Wednesday, November 8th at 8.45 am and ends on Friday, November 10th after lunch (~ 3 pm).

Workshop and Poster Topics

Workshops will be on:

  1. Receptor Signaling
  2. Metabolism and Tumor Immunology
  3. Infection and Inflammation (incl. Pathogens and Disease)
  4. Cellular Motility
  5. Growth Factors and Cytokines
  6. Metabolism and Immune Cell Signaling
  7. Translational Cancer Research (incl. Tumor Biology)
  8. Metabolism and Posttranslational Modifications

“Poster only” Workshops will be on:

  1. Differentiation, Stress and Death
  2. Signaling in Non-mammalian Organisms
  3. Systems Biology
  4. New Methods
  5. Miscellaneous

Keynote Talks

STS Honorary Medal Award Lecture

 

Michael Reth
Freiburg, Germany

The 2017 “STS Honorary Medal Award Lecture“ will be given by

Michael Reth
Freiburg, Germany

He will be honored for his lifetime contributions and critical discoveries on the organisation and regulation of receptors and intracellular signalling pathways in normal and diseased lymphocytes.

The award ceremony is scheduled for
Thursday, November 9th, 6 pm.

The laudation will be given by

Jürgen Wienands
Göttingen, Germany

Keynote Lectures

Each Workshop/Session will start with introductory keynote presentations of 30 minutes (including discussion) given by invited speakers who significantly contributed to the development of specific areas of signal transduction research. Keynote speakers were nominated by STS members and contributing consortia. For the 2017 Focus “Metabolism in Health and Disease” Workshops B, F and H cover individual aspects in three separate sessions including “Metabolism and Tumor Immunology”, “Metabolism and Immune Cell Signaling”, and “Metabolism and Posttranslational Modifications”.

Receptor Signaling
WS A – Wednesday, 8.11., 9.00 am

Workshop A is organized by the German Society for Pharmacology (DGP) and the keynote lecture will be given by:

Metabolism and
Tumor Immunology

WS B – Wednesday, 8.11., 11.00 am

Workshop B is organized by the Study Group “Signal Transduction” of the German Society for Immunology (DGfI) and the SFB 854 “Molecular Organisation of Cellular Communication in the Immune System”. The keynote lectures will be given by:

Infection and Inflammation
WS C – Wednesday, 8.11., 6.00 pm

Workshop C is co-organized by the German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology (DGHM) and the Signal Transduction Society (STS). The keynote lecture will be given by:

Cellular Motility
WS D – Thursday, 9.11., 9.00 am

Workshop D is organized by the Study Group “Pharmacology” of the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM). The keynote lecture will be given by:

Growth factors and Cytokines
WS E – Thursday, 9.11., 11.00 am

Workshop E is organized by the Study Group “Receptors” of the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM). The keynote lecture will be given by:

Metabolism and
Immune Cell Signaling

WS F – Thursday, 9.11., 4.15 pm

Workshop F is organized by the Study Group “Biology of B lymphocytes” of the German Society for Immunology (DGfI), and the TRR 130 “B cells: Immunity and Autoimmunity”. The keynote lecture will be given by

Translational Cancer Research
WS G – Friday, 10.11., 9.00 am

Workshop G is organized by the German Society for Cell Biology (DGZ). The keynote lecture will be given by:

Metabolism and
Posttranslational Modifications

WS H – Friday, 10.11., 11.15 am

Workshop H is organized by the Research Training Group (GRK) 2155 “ProMoAge – Protein modifications as key mechanisms of ageing” (Halle/Jena). The keynote lecture will be given by:

Workshop Sessions

All presentations will be given as plenary lectures in the main conference hall. Oral presentations will be selected from the submitted contributions. Unfortunately only a limited number of abstracts can be selected for oral presentation of 10 minutes plus 5 minutes of discussion. The oral presentations should be thematically related to the Workshop topics. They will be selected according to the authors’ indicated preferences by the organizing committee and the Workshop chairpeople on the basis of scientific quality and consistency with the scientific program.

At the STS meeting 2017, a maximum of six Sponsoring Companies will have the opportunity for a plenary lecture. Thus, some Workshop sessions will include presentations of 15 minutes by sponsoring companies on innovative products for signal transduction research. These presentations will conclude these sessions to allow further discussions with the company’s representatives during the following breaks.

Poster Sessions

All accepted poster contributions should be mounted upon arrival and will stay on display throughout the Meeting in an assigned poster area together with the sponsors’ exhibition which is directly connected to the conference hall. This comfortable area will also be the major get-together site during the coffee breaks. Ample time is reserved for poster viewing and discussion before dinner.

“One-minute presentations”

In addition, all accepted posters may/should be presented to the plenum in one of the Poster Workshop as a “one-minute presentation” (one minute - one A4 transparency - no slide). Please prepare your informative A4 transparency and remember that you have 60 seconds to attract all participants to your poster.

Poster Size: The format for posters is DIN A0 (841×1189mm) or Arch E (36×48 inch) in portrait orientation (short side up).

Awards, Prizes, Stipends

STS Honorary Medal 2017

The STS honorary medal was introduced in 2010 as a joint initiative of the GST/STS and the open access journal “Cell Communication and Signaling” (CCS) and represents the most prestigious award of the STS. The medal is presented every year to an outstanding scientist who inspired scientists all over the world to work on receptors, mediators or genes involved in signal transduction processes. The Medal Ceremonies with informative Laudations and the Medal Award Lectures are meanwhile established highlights of the conference. For 2017, several excellent candidates have been nominated by STS members and the award committee has unanimously selected this years’ laureate

A list of Past Recipients of the STS Honorary Medal is available.

STS-Science-Award 2017

In 2017, the STS announces the 13th STS-Science-Award.

This prize is meant to honor outstanding research by a post doc or a junior principal investigator of the Signal Transduction Society and we explicitly encourage also early career scientists to apply for the STS Science Award. The prize was introduced at the annual STS Meeting in 2005 and was first sponsored by Acris Antibodies GmbH (2005-2007 and 2009) and thereafter, starting on the occasion of the 40th company anniversary by Biomol GmbH to acknowledge the long-term fruitful liaison with the Signal Transduction Society. In 2017 the STS Science Award is donated with a sum of 1500,- Euro by both the Signal Transduction Society and Biomol GmbH.

At the meeting, the applicants will have to present their work both as an oral presentation (which requires the contribution to be selected as a talk by the respective chair people) and as a poster. The jury board consisting of the STS council and STS advisory board members will evaluate the applicants’ scientific achievements and background in general and discuss the meeting contributions in detail in order to finally take their decision on the awardee.

Application deadline: 15th September 2017. Please refer to the detailed application information regarding the “STS Science Award”

GBM-Innovation-Award for Young Scientists (500.– EUR)

The Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology/Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie e.V. (GBM) announces the 9th GBM Innovation Award for Young Scientists.

With this scientific award (500.– EUR) the GBM would like to acknowledge young scientists especially working on new and interesting methods in the field of biochemistry, molecular and cell biology as well as signal transduction. The prize will be granted to a young scientist (diploma, master, MD or PhD student, or post doc within the first years) who is developing or has developed a novel and innovative method, which might be attractive for all of us. The work has to be submitted as an abstract to the STS-Meeting and must be presented also as a poster, even if the abstract is selected for oral presentation. The awardee will be announced at the Award ceremony of the STS Joint Meeting Signal Transduction - Receptors, Mediators and Genes 2017. Awards can only be received personally.

If you feel your method is exciting and innovative, we would greatly encourage you to submit your application (cover letter, CV, abstract, brief project description, brief comment from supervisor).

Application deadline: 15th September 2017. Please refer to the detailed application information regarding the “GBM-Innovation-Award”.

STS travel stipends

The STS General Assembly decided to continue to distribute a total amount of 2,500.- EUR as STS travel stipends. With this money, the Society keeps on supporting up to ten young STS members (diploma or doctoral students) by a travel grant of 250.– EUR each.

According to the stipend guidelines, it should be noted that the acceptance of this STS stipend requires a STS membership, which should be maintained for at least three more years and applicants must currently be diploma/master or doctoral students!

Application deadline: 15th of September 2017. Please refer to the detailed application information regarding the “STS Travel Grant”

Successful applicants will be notified 4-6 weeks before the STS Meeting and personally awarded during the STS Meeting in Weimar. The award ceremony will be part of the General Assembly of the Society. Awards will be made payable by cheque and must be cashed by December 31st of the same year at the latest (expiration date of the cheque).

Poster Prizes

Poster presentations will again be particularly attractive: First of all, there will be ample space for all posters to remain mounted throughout the conference in conjunction with the sponsor's exhibition. Second, all posters may be introduced to the plenum in the famous “one minute - one transparency (no slides)” sessions.

Moreover, we have reserved ample time for poster presentations and discussion.

Last not least, five poster prizes will be awarded (first prize: 250.— EUR, second prize: 200.— EUR, third prize: 150.— EUR, fourth prize: 100.— EUR and fifth prize: 50.— EUR). The candidates will be selected by the chair people of the different sessions.

Since it is the policy of the STS to particularly encourage and support young scientists, chair people and heads of departments or institutes are not eligible for a poster award. Be prepared to present your poster at least on the day of your one-minute presentation.

The awardees will be announced at the Award ceremony. Awards can only be received personally and will be made payable by cheque and must be cashed latest by December 31st of the same year (expiration date of the cheque).

Congress Venue

The 21st STS Meeting will take place in the Leonardo Hotel Weimar, located in the middle of the world heritage city of Weimar, Germany.

The lecture hall in the Leonardo Hotel in Weimar is suitable for 250-300 participants. Registration will be handled as first come, first serve. Registration and abstract submission is possible online only. We strongly encourage all STS members and potential participants to register early.

With regard to lodging throughout the Meeting, we arranged for moderate accommodation rates at the Leonardo Hotel Weimar.

Important note: Except for invited speakers and guests, the STS will not make any hotel arrangements. Please place your hotel reservation directly via the Leonardo office or appropiate booking platforms and indicate that you attend the STS meeting.

Travel Information: For detailed information in German about traveling by plane or by car and the location of the Conference Venue please refer to the website of the Leonardo Hotel Weimar.

Registration and Fees

Along with relatively low accommodation rates, the STS aims at making the Meeting attractive and affordable especially for young scientists.

As in recent years, the regular meeting fees cover lunches, dinners (without beverages) and catering during coffee breaks and poster sessions throughout the meeting.

Moreover, the conference book and the traditional personalized STS coffee mug are also included in the registration fees.

Please note that registration at the rates indicated below is only possible until September 23th.

Meeting Rates 2017 – Full Meeting

STS Members

StudentEUR 200
Academic ParticipantEUR 250
Sponsor (addtl. Participant)EUR 250

Non-Members

StudentEUR 275
Academic ParticipantEUR 325
Non-Academic ParticipantEUR 400

We would like to stress that the fees for STS members do not even cover the effective costs for individual participants. If you register as a student, please provide a copy of your university's immatriculation certificate or a statement of your thesis supervisor (pdf) to the STS-Office (Hannover).

Meeting Rates 2017 – Day Passes

Individual day passes are only available on-site at the registration desk and are valid for ONE day only (i.e., Wednesday OR Thursday OR Friday). Day passes have to be paid in cash (no credit card) at the registration desk.

To reserve a day-pass in advance (in order to make sure that you get all meeting material), please contact Detlef Neumann. Otherwise we cannot warrant the availability of printed abstract books for all day-pass registrants.

Day Passes

STS-MemberEUR 150
Non-Member (academic)EUR 200
SponsorsEUR 200
Non-AcademicEUR 250

Cancellation

Important Note: A cancellation of a meeting registration is possible until four weeks prior to the Meeting. In that case only a processing fee of EUR 50 will be charged to cover the costs for administration, program organization etc. The remainder of the registration fee will be refunded. After that date, a refund will not be possible.

Abstract Submission

After your registration for the meeting is completed, you are eligible to submit your contribution(s) via our online abstract submission platform. Please follow the guidelines shown in the submission form as closely as possible.

Abstract submission will be possible from July 15th until September 15th.

The industrial exhibition of sponsoring companies will take place in an approximately 400 square meter area together with the poster exhibition in order to concentrate and facilitate interactions between the conference participants and the industry.

Application form for industrial sponsors: English or German (PDF)

We are very grateful to all companies supporting the STS Meeting. Sponsors of the STS Meeting 2017 are:

The Sponsors of the 2017 Meeting

Committees

The STS is a non-profit organization that currently represents around 400 scientists. Over the past years, we have developed a fairly efficient and cost-saving routine for the Meeting organization. The Meeting is organized as a Joint Meeting of the STS with signaling study groups of the German Societies for Immunology (DGfI) and Cell Biology (DGZ), the Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM) and the German Society for Pharmacology (DGP).

The STS is a non-profit organization that currently represents around 400 scientists. Over the past years, we have developed a fairly efficient and cost-saving routine for the Meeting organization. The Meeting is organized as a Joint Meeting of the STS with signaling study groups of the German Societies for Immunology (DGfI) and Cell Biology (DGZ), the Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM) and the German Society for Pharmacology (DGP). This year’s Meeting is additionally co-organized by the German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology (DGHM), the study group “Biology of B lymphocytes”, the SFB 854 “Molecular Organization of Cellular Communication in the Immune System” and for the first time by the TRR 130 “B cells: Immunity and Autoimmunity” and the the GRK 2155 “ProMoAge – Protein modifications as key mechanisms of ageing”.

Organizing Committee

STS-Council

  • Klaudia Giehl, Gießen
  • Ottmar Janssen, Kiel
  • Katharina Hieke-Kubatzky, Heidelberg
  • Detlef Neumann, Hannover

STS-Advisory Board

  • Friedrike Berberich-Siebelt, Würzburg
  • Frank Entschladen, Witten
  • Arnd Kieser, München
  • Lars-Oliver Klotz, Jena
  • Marcus Lettau, Kiel
  • Ingo Schmitz, Magdeburg
  • Bastian Schirmer, Hannover
Program Committee
  • STS-Council and STS-Advisory Board
  • Chairpeople of contributing study groups and consortia
  • Chairpeople of individual workshops
Program Booklet
  • Beate Lengl-Janßen, Kiel
  • Annette Stanke, Hannover
  • Cornelius Bartke, Berlin
Webmaster
  • Cornelius Bartke, Berlin