Sonderforschungsbreich 35

Transmembrane Transporters
in Health and Disease

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Fourth SFB - Symposium 2011
September 8 - 9, Vienna
Program can be found here.

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Symposium 2011

Dear Friends, Dear Colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to our 4th Annual SFB35 Symposium "Transmembrane Transporters in Health and Disease" in 2011 to be held in Vienna, Austria, on the 8th and 9th of September. This symposium brings together transporter experts from all over the world to share ideas and exchange thoughts or, simply speaking: transport information.

The third Symposium in September 2010 was a great success and we would like to try to continue with our Symposium in 2011 (if you want to get an impression of last years symposium, please take a look at the Symposium 2010 page).

Confirmed speakers:

Jacob Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Richard Callaghan, Oxford, United Kingdom

Peter Chiba, Vienna, Austria

Niels Christian Danbolt, Oslo, Norway

Aurelio Galli, Nashville, USA

Ulrik Gether, Copenhagen, Denmark

Baruch Kanner, Jerusalem, Israel

Haley Melikian, Worcester, USA

Manuel Palacin, Barcelona, Spain

Lukas Pezawas, Vienna, Austria

Hanne Poulsen, Aarhus, Denmark

Walter Sandtner, Vienna, Austria

Sander Smits, Düsseldorf, Germany

Bruno Stieger, Zürich, Switzerland

Tetsuya Terasaki, Sendai, Japan

Michael Trauner, Vienna, Austria

It will be the 4th symposium under the auspices of the Special Research Program SFB35 of the Austrian Science Fund/FWF and we are convinced that this annual SFB-meeting will again offer you a great program with the latest results in the field of transmembrane transport. We are inviting no more than 100 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 in 2008 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.

The Mayor of the City of Vienna invites all participants to a Heurigen Restaurant after the end of the first day of the Symposium and would be pleased to welcome you all.

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 2011.

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

Come and join us at our SFB symposium 2011. 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 8th of September at 7:45 a.m. and end at the 9th of September around 3:30 p.m. We recommend arrival in Vienna in the evening of the 7th.

Conference Office:
Michaela Gnasmüller
Institute of Pharmacology
Waehringer Strasse 13a
1090 Vienna
Tel.: +43-1-4277-64101 (Mo - Fr, 09:00 - 13:00)
Fax: +43-1-4277-9641

Online registration and abstract submission:

Please register online {Registration}: this measure facilitates the planning of the event. In case you plan to present a poster, please send your abstract as word document or pdf-file to email

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.

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.

Look at previous SFB35 Conference Proceedings for examples.

Organization of Posters:
Dimension of posters are: 80 cm width and 135 cm height.

Official Symposium Dinner:
An official Symposium dinner on behalf of the Mayor of the City of Vienna will take place Thursday, the 8th of September. Please indicate upon registration if you want to join.

Travel grants:
Students may apply for a limited number 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. For further details please see

Download Travel grant form:
Here you have the possibility to download a travel grant form for reimbursing your traveling costs.

Download travel grant form

Conference language:

Call for Abstracts and Deadlines:

Call for Abstracts opens at the 1st of June, 2011
Deadline: 15th of July, 2011
Deadline for travel grants: 1st of July, 2011

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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