Dear Colleagues!

We are pleased to announce the International Conference entitled “The Regulation of Proteostasis in Cancer”, which will be held in Saint Petersburg, Russia on October 11-12, 2019. This conferencewill be organized together with the Institute of Cytology of Russian Academy of Sciences and is supported by the Mega-Grant Program launched by the Russian Government in 2010.

The fascinating progress in molecular oncology, cell death and autophagy research has expanded our vision and understanding of the pathogenesis of various diseases associated with disturbances in proteostasis. This fundamental biological process, which encompasses competing and integrated biological pathways within cells that control the biogenesis, folding, trafficking and degradation of proteins is dys-regulated in cancer. After many years of basic research in the field of protein interactions and stability, we are now encountering the exciting and dynamic development of various novel therapeutic strategies that target key components of this process, including various post-translational modifications. Another important aspect of the modern oncology is gene therapy and collated themes of cell targeting and target delivery, including oncolytic viruses and other approaches.

The aim of the Conference is to bring together around 20 top-level international speakers in these topical areas as well as young scientists, clinicians and students.

The conference will be hosted in the beautiful city of St. Petersburg. This city is famous for its museums, beautiful historical buildings, and rich cultural life. Many famous scientists have been working in St. Petersburg, among them Ivan Pavlov, Ilya Metchnikov and Dmitry Mendeleev. Alfred Nobel studied chemistry in St. Petersburg, invented dynamite and got his inspiration for the foundation of his world-famous awards – the Nobel Prizes.

We hope to welcome you in St. Petersburg at our International Conference “The Regulation of Proteostasis in Cancer”!

Organizers: Mauro Piacentini and Nick Barlev