Sonderforschungsbreich 35

Transmembrane Transporters
in Health and Disease

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external linkFirst SFB - Symposium 2008
    26th to 27th of September, Vienna
    Program can be found here.

The following pictures were taken at the Symposium. If you like a high-resolution version please contact the SFB-office.

Freismuth_Sitte Baruch Rudnick

Session Wappensaal

Symposium 26. - 27. September 2008

First announcement SFB35 Symposium, September 26/27 2008, Vienna, Austria

Dear Friends, Dear Colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to our First Annual Symposium of SFB35 "Transmembrane Transporters in Health and Disease" in 2008 to be held in Vienna, Austria, 26/27 of September. This symposium brings together transmembrane transporter experts from all over the world to share ideas and exchange thoughts: or, let me put it straight: transport information.

It will be the first 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 2008.

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 2008. 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

Confirmed Speakers:

Jürgen Bereiter-Hahn, Frankfurt, Germany

Gerhard Ecker, Vienna, Austria

Volker Eulenburg, Frankfurt, Germany

Michael Freissmuth, Vienna, Austria

Aurelio Galli, Nashville, TN, USA

Clemens Gaubitz, Frankfurt, Germany

Ulrik Gether, Copenhagen, Denmark

Peter Hinterdorfer, Linz, Austria

Kaspar Hollenstein, Zürich, Switzerland

Baruch Kanner, Jerusalem, Israel

Karl Kuchler, Vienna, Austria

Adriaan A. Lammertsma, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Oliver Langer, Vienna, Austria

Donald W. Miller, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Lutz Schmitt, Frankfurt, Germany

Arne Schousboe, Copenhagen, Denmark

Mike Strauss, Frankfurt, Germany

Robert Tampé, Frankfurt, Germany

Christopher Tate, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Matthäus Willeit, Vienna, Austria

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 26th of September around 8:30 and end at the 27th of September around 5:30 p.m.

Conference Office:
Wolfgang Krippl
Institute of Pharmacology
Waehringer Strasse 13a
1090 Vienna
Tel.: +43-1-4277-64106 (Mo - Fr 09:00 - 13:00)
Fax: +43-1-4277-9641

Online registration and abstract submission:
Please send your abstract as a word document or pdf-file to

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.

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 26th 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 travel grants: please mail (scan) or fax a signed statement from your supervisor regarding your student's status.

Conference language:

First announcement and Call for Abstracts:
Call for Abstracts opens at the 10th of June, 2008
Deadline: 10th of July, 2008

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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