Sonderforschungsbreich 35

Transmembrane Transporters
in Health and Disease

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9th SFB35 - Symposium 2016

August 31 - September 2, Vienna

Last update: Oct 18, 2016

The Scientific Program see here.

The Abstract book see here.

The following pictures were taken at the Symposium:

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For more pictures click here: Symposium 2016

Dear Friends, Dear Colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to our 9th Annual SFB35 Symposium "Transmembrane Transporters in Health and Disease" in 2016 to be held in Vienna, Austria, from August 31 - September 2. This symposium brings together transporter experts from all over the world to share ideas and exchange thoughts or, simply speaking: transport information.

Confirmed/invited speakers:

Randy Blakely, US

Piet Borst, NL

Olga Boudker, US

Ellen Closs, DE

Gerhard Ecker, AT

Michael Freissmuth, AT

Bruno Giros, CAN

Michael Gottesman, US

Peter Hasenhütl, AT

Baruch Kanner, IL

Karl Kuchler, AT

Claus Loland, DK

Hartmut Luecke, USA

Haley Melikian, US

Gary W. Miller, US

Amy Newman, US

Poul Nissen, DK

Gaia Novarino, AT

Manuel Palacin, E

Christian Pifl, AT

Harald Sitte, AT

Dirk Slotboom, NL

Thomas Stockner, AT

Kristian Strømgaard, DK

Kazumitsu Ueda, JP

Robert Vandenberg, AUS

Roxanne Vaughan, US

Francois Verrey, CH

Harel Weinstein, US

Mark H. Wightman, US

It will be the 9th symposium under the auspices of the Special Research Program SFB35 of the Austrian Science Fund/FWF. We are convinced that this annual SFBmeeting will again offer you a great program with the latest results in the field of transmembrane transport. We are accepting no more than 160 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.

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 2016.

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 2016. 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:
Great Lecture Hall - University Clinic of Dentistry
Sensengasse 2a
1090 Vienna

Conference Dates:
The symposium will start on August 31 and end on September 2 evening. Recommended arrival: evening of August 30 or morning of August 31. Recommended departure: Saturday, September 3 morning.

The number of participants is strictly limited to ensure an efficient interaction of scientists. We will accept a maximum of 160 participants, including students, postdocs, principal investigators or corporate researchers. You will be notified of your acceptance ASAP after receipt of your registration. Please note that we will strictly adhere to the principle 'first-come-first-serve' until the maximum number of 160 participants is reached. All applicants are strongly encouraged to submit an abstract.
Every abstract will be printed in the SFB35 Conference Proceedings.

The dimension for posters are: 80 cm width and 135 cm height.

Poster Bullets:
We will invite selected poster presenters to talk briefly about their results in a special session. Three colleagues will have 12 minutes time for their presentation with 3 minutes of subsequent discussion. The candidates will be selected on-sight by a committee (consisting of SFB35 PIs and SFB35 SAB members).

Wednesday, August 31: Cocktail Reception Townhall (evening)
Thursday, September 1: Official Symposium Dinner (Heurigen)

Travel grants:
Students may apply for a limited number of travel grants. The maximum amount of the travel grant will be communicated in August.

1. Registration and application in the online system starting at the end of May. Deadline June 30, 2016!
2. Deadline for abstract submission: July 31, 2016!
3. Deadline for submission (fax or email) of a signed statement from your supervisor regarding your student's status: July 31, 2016!

Symposium language:


Travel by Plane

• The international airport Vienna - Flughafen Wien Schwechat - is located approx. 20 km south-east from the City Center.
You can get there by:

• City Airport Train (CAT) -

• Schnellbahnlinie S7 (train) -

• Car rental, Taxi, Limousinen Service -

Taxis are available right infront of the arrival and departure hall.

• Airport Taxi Diana Ispas: Special airport driver for the Medical University Vienna
Phone: +43 (0) 699 19132927

• Airport Taxi: Airportdriver
Phone: +43 1 22 8 22

By train

Vienna is well connected to the international rail network. International trains arrive at "Wien Hauptbahnhof". From there you can take the underground, buses and/or trams.
For more information please contact +43 051717 or use one of the follwoing links:

ÖBB - Austria trains -

Moving around in Vienna

In Vienna you can use busses, trams and S-Bahn (train).

The venue SFU can be reached by metro U2 (Station Messe/Prater). You can purchase tickets at the airport, at any metro-station and at Trafik (Kiosk for newspaper and tabako)

• Metro and S-Bahn map of Wiener Linien -
• City-map Search - City map Vienna

General Information:

Hotels close to the venue are:
Hotel Bleckmann
Hotel Schottenpoint
Hotel Regina
Hotel Atlanta
Hotel Boltzmann
Hotel Harmonie
Pension Astra
Pension Ani-Falstaff

Symposium Office:
Michaela Pinkawa
Medical University of Vienna
Department of Pharmacology
Schwarzspanierstraße 17
1090 Vienna
T:+43 1 40160 31103 (Mo - Fri 09 - 13h)
F: +43 1 401600 931101

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