25th Jubilee Meeting on Signal Transduction

November 2 - 4, 2022 - Leonardo Hotel Weimar

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Jointly organized by:


As in previous years, the 25th STS Meeting will be organized as a Joint Meeting of the Signal Transduction Society with signaling study groups of the German Societies for Immunology (DGfI) and Cell Biology (DGZ), the Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM), the German Society for Pharmacology (DGP), and the Collaborative Research Center "Structural Dynamics of GPCR Activation and Signaling" (SFB1423). If other organizations are interested in joining future STS Meetings, please contact the STS President Prof. Dr. Klaudia Giehl.

Workshops 2022

Planned Workshops:

  1. Hot Topics in Signal Transduction

  2. Differentiation, Stress, and Death

  3. GPCR-Mediated Signaling

  4. Immune Cell Signaling

  5. Infection and Inflammation

  6. Tumor Cell Biology

As in previous years, sponsoring companies will have the opportunity to present their innovative products for signal transduction research as a 15 min plenary lecture in a Workshop session. These presentations will conclude the Workshop sessions to allow for further discussions with the companies’ representatives at their booths during the following breaks.

Program

Each Workshop/Session will start with introductory keynote presentations of 30 minutes (including discussion) given by invited speakers who have contributed significantly to the development of specific areas of signal transduction research. Keynote speakers are nominated by STS members and contributing consortia.

All presentations will be given as plenary lectures in the main conference hall. There will be no parallel workshop sessions. Oral presentations will be selected from the submitted abstracts. A limited number of abstracts will be selected for oral presentation of 10 minutes plus 5 minutes of discussion. The oral presentations are thematically related to the Workshop topics. They will be selected by the organizing committee on the basis of scientific quality and consistency with the scientific program.

Nov 2

10:30 - 12:30

Registration

12:30

Welcome Note

12:45 - 14:45

Workshop: Immune Cell Signaling

Guoliang Cui

German Cancer Research Center Heidelberg (DE)

14:45 - 15:15

Coffee Break

15:15 - 16:30

General Assembly

16:30 - 19:00

Short Talk Presentation / Poster Exhibition

19:00 - 20:00

Dinner

20:00 - 21:45

Special Workshop: GPCR-Mediated Signaling

Nov 3

08:30 - 10:30

Workshop: Hot Topics in Signal Transduction

10:30 - 12:00

Short Talk Presentations / Poster Exhibition

12:30 - 16:15

Special Event (25th Anniversary)

12:00 - 12:30

Lunch Imbiss

16:15 - 18:15

Workshop: Differentiation, Stress, and Death

Mathieu Bertrand

VIB - Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie / Ghent University (BE)

18:30 - 20:30

STS Honorary Medal Award Ceremony

20:30 - 22:00

Dinner / Cross-Talk Raffle

18:15 - 18:30

Short Break

Nov 4

09:00 - 11:00

Workshop: Infection and Inflammation

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 - 13:15

Workshop: Tumor Cell Biology

13:15 - 13:30

Poster/Science/GBM Awards

13:30 - 14:00

Lunch Imbiss

14:00

End of Meeting

Poster Sessions

All accepted poster contributions will be on display throughout the Meeting in an assigned poster area together with the sponsors’ exhibition. This comfortable area can be used for vivid discussions at the posters during the coffee breaks. Ample time will be reserved for poster viewing and discussion.

“My Poster in a nutshell" presentations

In addition, all accepted posters can be presented to the plenum in one of the Short Talk Sessions as a concise One-Minute-Short talk. Please prepare one PowerPoint Slide containing key aspects of your scientific contribution to attract participants to your poster. After the short talk presentation it will be possible to meet at the posters for further scientific disussions.

Prizes and Travel Grants

Application Deadline

The deadline for all applications (travel grants, GBM-Innovation-Award, STS Science Award) is 16 September 2022!

STS Science Award 2022

This prize is meant to honor outstanding research by a post doc or a junior principal investigator being member of the Signal Transduction Society. In 2022, the STS Science Award will be donated with a sum of 1500,- Euro.

The jury board consisting of the STS council and STS advisory board members will evaluate the applicants’ scientific achievements and background in general and discuss the meeting contributions in detail in order to finally take their decision on the awardee.


GBM-Innovation-Award for Young Scientists 2022

Each year on the occasion of the STS Joint Meeting “Signal Transduction - Receptors, Mediators and Genes”, the Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology/Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie e.V. (GBM) announces the GBM-Innovation-Award for Young Scientists, donated with EUR 500,–.

The prize will be granted to a young scientist (diploma, master, MD or PhD student or post doc within their first years) who is developing or has developed a novel and innovative method, which might be attractive for all of us. The work has to be submitted as an abstract to the STS-Meeting and must be presented also as a poster, even if the abstract is selected for oral presentation. The awardee will be announced at the Award ceremony. Awards can only be received personally.

The award jury consisting of the speakers of the GBM-Study Groups “Biochemical Pharmacology and Toxicology” and “Receptors and Signal Transduction” will select appropriate candidates.


STS travel stipends

In 2022, the STS decided to award ten young scientists travel stipends (300 EUR each).

For more details, please also refer to the Prizes / Travel grants section of our website.


Poster Prizes


Five poster prizes will be awarded during the meeting. The candidates will be selected by the chair people of the different sessions.

Awards will be made payable by cheque and must be cashed latest by December 31st 2022 (expiration date of the cheque).

STS Honorary Medal 2022

The “STS Honorary Medal 2022“ is again supported by the “International Journal of Molecular Sciences” published by MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute).

The STS honorary medal represents the most prestigious award of the STS. In 2017 the International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IJMS) became the co-sponsor. The medal is presented every year to an outstanding scientist who inspired scientists all over the world to work on receptors, mediators or genes involved in signal transduction processes. The Medal Ceremonies with informative Laudations and the Medal Award Lectures are meanwhile established highlights of the conference.

A list of Past Recipients of the STS Honorary Medal is available.

Congress Venue

The 25th STS Meeting will again take place in the Leonardo Hotel Weimar, located in the world heritage city of Weimar, Germany.

Registration and Fees

Register here for the meeting!

Along with relatively low accommodation rates, the STS aims at making the Meeting attractive and affordable especially for young scientists.

As in recent years, the regular meeting fees cover lunches, dinners (without beverages) and catering during coffee breaks and poster sessions throughout the meeting. Moreover, the conference book and the traditional personalized STS coffee mug are also included in the registration fees.

We would like to stress that the fees for STS members do not even cover the effective costs for individual participants.

Early Bird Registration (before September 16)
STS Members
Student €200
Academic Participant €250
Non-Members
Student €275
Academic Participant €325
Non-Academic Participant €400
Sponsor (addtl. Participant) €250

Late Registration (after September 16)
STS Members
Student €250
Academic Participant €300
Non-Members
Student €325
Academic Participant €375
Non-Academic Participant €450
Sponsor (addtl. Participant) €300



Sponsors of the STS Meeting 2022

The industrial exhibition of sponsoring companies will take place in an approximately 400 square meter area together with the poster exhibition in order to concentrate and facilitate interactions between the conference participants and the industry.

We are very grateful to all companies who want to support the STS Meeting.

Sponsors of the meeting as of 18.05.2022 are:

Committees

The STS is a non-profit organization that currently represents around 350 scientists. Over the past years, we have developed a fairly efficient and cost-saving routine for the Meeting organization. The Meeting is organized as a Joint Meeting of the STS with signaling study groups of the German Societies for Immunology (DGfI) and Cell Biology (DGZ), the Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM) and the German Society for Pharmacology (DGP).

Committees

Organizing Committee

STS Council

  • Klaudia Giehl, Gießen

  • Katharina Hieke-Kubatzky, Heidelberg

  • Ingo Schmitz, Bochum

  • Detlef Neumann, Hannover

STS Advisory Board

  • Friederike Berberich-Siebelt, Würzburg

  • Dirk Brenner, Luxemburg

  • Arnd Kieser, München

  • Alexandra Koch, Hannover

  • Marcus Lettau, Kiel

  • Jonathan Lindquist, Magdeburg

  • Norbert Reiling, Borstel

  • Bastian Schirmer, Hannover

Program Committee
  • STS Council and STS Advisory Board

  • Chairpeople of contributing study groups and consortia

  • Chairpeople of individual workshops

Program Booklet
  • Bastian Schirmer, Hannover

  • Annette Stanke, Hannover

Webmaster
  • Philipp Busse, Hannover

  • Bastian Schirmer, Hannover