The deadline for all applications (travel grants, GBM-Innovation-Award, STS Science Award) is 17 September 2023!
As in previous years, the 26th 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.
Immune Cell Signaling
Protein Interaction and Signaling
Differentiation, Stress, and Death
Tumor Cell Biology
Infection and Inflammation
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.
All accepted poster contributions will be on display (poster format: DIN A0, upright, 84,1 cm x 118,9 cm) 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.
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.
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 2023, 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.
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.
In 2023, 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.
Five poster prizes will be awarded during the meeting. The candidates will be selected by the chair people of the different sessions.
The prize money will be paid by bank transer, provided that the prize winners attend the award ceremony in person.
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.
The 26th STS Meeting will again take place in the Leonardo Hotel Weimar, located in the world heritage city of Weimar, Germany.
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 06.02.2023 are:
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).
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
STS Council and STS Advisory Board
Chairpeople of contributing study groups and consortia
Chairpeople of individual workshops
Bastian Schirmer, Hannover
Annette Stanke, Hannover
Philipp Busse, Hannover
Bastian Schirmer, Hannover