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44th Symposium on Hormones and Cell Regulation


Phosphoinositides in health and diseases



Mont Ste Odile (France)
 October  16-19th   2019





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Please note that this is a limited number of ESE Meeting Grants are available and will be provided on a first-come first-served basis.

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Where? The Mont Sainte-Odile (30 km from Strasbourg), an old abbey founded more than 13 centuries ago in Alsace, France


Program ?  PROGRAMME

When? Wednesday OCTOBER 16th  to Saturday OCTOBER 19th  2019


Registration?  Here


Grants?   Here



Some pictures of ottrott and mont Saint-Odile :   Colour gallery   and   B/W gallery



Practical information :


The symposium starts on Wednesday  16 October  at 4 pm


The monastery of Mont Sainte Odile is located in Ottrott (Alsace,
France), 4,5 km from Obernai and 30 km from Strasbourg Airport  (see here)


There is a bus coming to Strasbourg main station on Wednesday, 10 October picking up passengers at 1:00 PM, then going to the airport picking up passengers at 1:45 PM.

A snack will be served at Mont Ste Odile at 3:00 pm before the beginning of the conferences.

Departure is scheduled on Saturday 13 October . One bus will leave Mont Ste Odile at 1:30 PM after lunch for the airport, and a second bus will leave at the same time for Strasbourg main station.


If you cannot make the bus, a taxi from Strasbourg costs around 90 euros. Alternatively, there are trains from Strasbourg to Obernai (TER line Strasbourg-Molsheim-Obernai-Barr-Sélestat) every 30 min starting at 15h40.

Not all trains stop at the airport, but you can manage to go to Molsheim and

board the next train to Obernai.

A list of taxis in Obernai is here

Abstract and Poster information : 

An award of 250£ for the best poster will be provided by the Biochemical Journal.



Uploading abstracts: Abstracts can be uploaded using the template available during the online registration process. 

You will also be able to upload your abstract following your registration by logging back in using the username and password which you will have received on registration;

the abstract template will be available for you to download.


The panel size for posters is 2m high and 80 cm wide.





Banner and Poster :






        Nunez a major contributor to our knowledge of the thyroid gland and the role of thyroid hormone on brain development and one of the founding members of the European Thyroid Association and of the Hormones and Cell Regulation Symposium, died in Washington in February 2018.

French, he was born in Tunis (Tunisia) in 1927 in a Jewish family of Italian origin. He began his career as a fundamental organic chemist at the Pasteur Institute, then ,as biochemist, at the College of France, Inserm and finally at the NIH.

The first part of his career was devoted to the biosynthesis of thyroid hormone and the control of thyroid cell metabolism. In particular he discovered reverse T3, characterized the enzymatic systems (thyroperoxidase  ,H2O2 generating system etc.,) involved in the synthesis of thyroid hormones. He also developed the field of the biochemical actions of thyroid hormones. He then began a major research activity on the role of microtubules and microtubule-associated proteins on brain development and on their regulation by thyroid hormones. He described the changes in activity and composition of the microtubule-associated proteins tau and MAP2 during brain development. During his stay in Bruxelles in 1982-1984, working with J.P. Brion, they discovered that tau proteins were the molecular component of neurofibrillary tangles, a key brain lesion in Alzheimer’s disease. This major discovery led him later to further findings in brain development and in Alzheimer’s disease.

A major, authoritative figure in thyroid and in neurosciences, a forceful debater and organiser.

  1. Nunez will be much regretted.





Francon J, Fellous A, Lennon AM, Nunez J: Is thyroxine a regulatory signal for neurotubule assembly during brain development? Nature 1977, 266:188-90. PMID 859595


Mareck A, Fellous A, Francon J, Nunez J: Changes in composition and activity of microtubule-associated proteins during brain development. Nature 1980, 284:353-5. PMID 7360270


Brion JP, Passareiro H, Nunez J, Flament-Durand J: Mise en évidence immunologique de la protéine tau au niveau des lésions de dégénérescence neurofibrillaire de la maladie d'Alzheimer. ArchBiol(Brux) 1985, 95:229-35.



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