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Please note that the symposium programme has been revised due to the cancellation of 2 of the french speakers due to transport strikes in France that impacted their travel plans.

Please see revised Symposium Programme below:


ER Stress in Cancer and Neurodegeneration

Wednesday 18th April 2018

Seminar Room, Biomedical Sciences, NUI Galway

09:00-10:00         Registration, Tea & Coffee

10:00-10:05         Welcome (Afshin Samali)

10:05-10.50         Susan Logue (NUI Galway)

Targeting the IRE1 signalling axis in Breast Cancer

10:50-11:30         Sanjeev Gupta (NUI Galway)

Role of UPR in endocrine therapy resistance in hormonal breast cancer

11.30-12.10         Michael McDermott (University of Leeds)

A new classification for systemic inflammatory disorders-from autoinflammation to autoimmunity

12.10-12.45         Shane Deegan (NUI Galway)

IRE1 as a potential target in Inflammation


12:45-14:00         Lunch (ILAS foyer)

14:00-14:50         Eric Chevet (INSERM, Rennes)

                              Anterior Gradient proteins: Endoplasmic Reticulum resident foldases with extracellular roles

14:50-15.15         Chetan Chintha (NUI Galway)

Structure-based discovery of new small molecule modulators of the UPR


15:15-14.15         Claudio Hetz (University of Chile, Santiago)

ER stress and cell fate in neurodegenerative diseases


16:15-16:30         Coffee



This event has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant 734749