Sonderforschungsbreich 35

Transmembrane Transporters
in Health and Disease

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external linkSecond SFB - Symposium 2009
    4th to 5th of September, Vienna
    Program can be found here.

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Symposium 2009

First announcement 2nd Symposium of SFB35, September 04/05 2009, Vienna, Austria

Dear Friends, Dear Colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to our Annual Symposium of SFB35 "Transmembrane Transporters in Health and Disease" in 2009 to be held in Vienna, Austria, 04/05 of September. This symposium brings together transporter experts from all over the world to share ideas and exchange thoughts: or, let me put it straight: transport informatsssion.

The first Symposium in September 2008 was a great success and we would like to similarly hook on that success with our Symposium in ’09 (if you want to get an impression, please take a look at the Symposium 2008 page).

Confirmed speakers:

Christoph Baumgartner, Vienna, Austria

Frank Bernhard, Frankfurt, Germany

Randy Blakely, Nashville, TN, USA

Peter Chiba, Vienna, Austria

Volker Doetsch, Frankfurt, Germany

Robert Edwards, San Francisco, California, USA

Alexander Gottschalk, Frankfurt, Germany

Jonathan Javitch, New York, USA

Karl Kuchler, Vienna, Austria

Werner Kühlbrandt, Frankfurt, Germany

Wolfgang Löscher, Hannover, Germany

Lukas Pezawas, Vienna, Austria

Bert Poolmann, Nijenborh, The Netherlands

Shimon Schuldiner, Jerusalem, Israel

Harald Sitte, Vienna, Austria

Alexander Sorkin, Aurora, Colorado, USA

Peggy Stolt-Bergner, Vienna, Austria

Graham Warren, Vienna, Austria

Christine Ziegler, Frankfurt, Germany

Session chairs:

Johannes Berger, Vienna, Austria

Heinz Bönisch, Bonn, Germany

Michael Freissmuth, Vienna, Austria

Aurelio Galli, Nashville, TN, USA

Keith Henry, North Dakota, USA

Baruch Kanner, Jerusalem, Israel

Donald Miller, Winnipeg, MB, Canadas

Christian Pifl, Vienna, Austria

Lutz Schmitt, Düsseldorf, Germany


It will be the second symposium under the auspices of the recently established Special Research Program SFB35 of the Austrian Science Fund/FWF, and we are convinced that these annual SFB-meetings will offer you a great program with the latest results in the field of transmembrane transport. We are inviting no more than 100 european and international participants for this meeting anticipating an intimate environment for vivid interactions

+++ No admission/registration fees for this symposium, admittance is essentially free. +++

SFB35 "Transmembrane Transporters in Health and Disease" is a network of excellence that brings together research groups located in Austria (in Vienna and Linz) to jointly follow a distinct research program; SFB35 has been initiated to understand the molecular mechanisms of transport activity of both neurotransmitter transporters as well as ABC-transporters/efflux pumps: from structural biology and cell biology to clinics and the drug action – and all the way back from clinical paradigm to basic research.

The regular scientific program will be a variety of opportunities to share scientific knowledge through state-of-the-art plenary lectures, lecture sessions and a poster session. To foster our young scientific colleagues, we will award a number of travel grants and poster prizes.

Vienna, currently one of the most exciting cities in the world of highest standards of living, provides the perfect background for this SFB meeting in 2009.

As we are aware of the fact that we cannot reach every colleague please forward this message and attachment to all your colleagues that might be interested to visit.

Come and join us at our SFB symposium 2009. Don’t miss the chance to meet and get in contact with transporter professionals from all over the world.

Sincere Regards,

Harald Sitte
Speaker SFB35

Michael Freissmuth
Deputy Speaker SFB35

Important Information:

Conference Venue:
Medical University Vienna
Great Lecture Hall,
Institute of Pharmacology
Waehringer Strasse 13a
1090 Vienna

Conference Dates:
The symposium will start at the 04th of September at around 8:30 a.m. and end at the 05th of September late afternoon. So, we recommend arrival in Vienna in the evening of the 03rd of September.

Conference Office:
Michaela Gnasmüller
Institute of Pharmacology
Waehringer Strasse 13a
1090 Vienna
Tel.: +43-1-4277-64106
Fax: +43-1-4277-9641

Online registration and abstract submission:
Please send your application (and/or abstract for a poster presentation as a word document or pdf-file)

# The body of your abstract should be no more than 3,000 characters, including punctuation (not spaces). We recommend aiming for this range as a frame of reference, then counting characters and revising accordingly: please use the abstract booklet ’09 as a template (you may find it on

# Use standard abbreviations. When using abbreviations for chemical compounds, spell out full for the first mention, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. Do not abbreviate compounds in the abstract title.

# You may include figures and/or references.

# Every abstract will be printed in the SFB35 Conference Proceedings.

Organization of Posters:
The dimensions for posters are: 90 cm width and 135 cm height.

Official Symposium Dinner:
An official Symposium dinner will take place Friday, the 04th of September. Please indicate if (i) you will NOT be part of it and (ii) you have special dietary requirements.

Travel grants:
Students may apply for a limited amount of travel grants: please mail (scan) or fax a signed statement from your supervisor regarding your student's status. We will reimburse travel costs and/or hotel costs on an individual basis depending on the length of the journey. Also, if the costs shoot over a certain limit, we will rather reimburse hotel costs because our financial budget is limited.
Please strictly adhere to the following rules:

1) We need ORIGINALS ONLY. We cannot reimburse on the basis of copies etc. This also means that we need your boarding passes (i.e. the little receipts that you retain within the aircraft to find your place).
2) If you have been granted a travel grant, you need to hand in all paperwork until 6 weeks after the symposium has ended.
3) Our conference secretary will send you a form that you kindly fill in completely. If any of the requested items is missing, we cannot transfer the money.

Conference language: English

First announcement and Call for Abstracts:
Call for Abstracts opens at the 1st of June, 2009
Deadline: 1st of July, 2009

Hotel reservation:

Hotels close to the Institute of Pharmacology are:
Hotel Bleckmann
Hotel Schottenpoint
Hotel Regina
Hotel Atlanta
Arcotel Boltzmann
Hotel Harmonie
Pension Astra
Pension Ani-Falstaff

Students housing: Studentenheim Haus Döbling ( )

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