Ubiquitin and Autophagy

Start date
June 26, 2013
End date
June 27, 2013
De Rode Hoed
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

• Ubiquitin modification - conjugation, recognition and hydrolysis
• Ubiquitin and Ubiquitin-like modifiers in selective autophagy
• Spatio-temporal regulation of ubiquitination and autophagy events

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Blog interview with David Komander
Check out our blog interview with meeting chair, David Komander

Congratulations to meeting chair, Ivan Dikic
We are delighted to send our congratulations to our meeting chair, Ivan Dikic (Goethe University, Germany) who is to receive the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2013 for his work in decrypting the Ubiquitin code.

Ivan has also been awarded the Ernst Jung Prize 2013 for his groundbreaking work in understanding the role of Ubiquitin in cellular signal regulation. This award will be presented at ceremony on May 3, 2013 in Hamburg, Germany.

Congratulations to Brenda Schulman
Many congratulations to meeting speaker, Brenda Schulman (St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, US) who was recognized as 2012 Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) for her lab's work on understanding a major form of cellular regulation, namely how ubiquitin-like proteins are conjugated to their target.


Ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like modifiers regulate myriads of cellular processes. In this meeting, we aim to bring together leading researchers from the fields of ubiquitin signaling as well as autophagy, a process that depends on the ubiquitin-like proteins Atg8 and Atg12. It is now clear that many mechanistic aspects and signaling concepts of ubiquitin attachment, recognition and hydrolysis are shared in the autophagy system. More importantly, significant cross-talk exists, as ubiquitination plays a central role in determining cargo for autophagosomal processing. The talks will highlight the most recent developments in the ubiquitin and autophagy arenas, and should stimulate many discussions about where and how the two fields can learn from each other.

Meeting chairs: David Komander (Medical Research Council, UK) and Ivan Dikic (Goethe University, Germany)