14th International Calreticulin Workshop
“ER homeostasis – from molecules to organisms”
May 9th – 12th, 2023 — Saint-Malo, France
History of the Workshop
The Calreticulin Workshop grew out of an informal scientific meeting held in 1994 in Banff (Alberta, Canada), attended by researchers working on diverse biological questions and model systems. The workshop has since been held in Canada, Chile, Denmark, Italy, Switzerland, UK, USA, Greece and now France in Brittany. Each conference attracts around 100 participants, both trainees and international scientific leaders. By now, the International Calreticulin Workshop (ICW) has evolved into a major international meeting for information exchange between world leading scientists working on the ER chaperones, protein folding diseases, cellular signaling and calcium homeostasis. In recent years, the ICW has witnessed remarkable progress towards the understanding of the biology of intracellular membranes, calcium signaling and cellular stress coping strategies.
Objectives of the Workshop
To discuss ideas and exchange current scientific knowledge freely; to bring together French scientists and internationally recognized experts in the area of protein folding, Ca2+ homeostasis and their implication to human diseases, who use the most diverse state-of-the-art approaches in their studies; to provide young scientists from related fields the opportunity to interact, intensively but in a relaxed environment, with the most experienced researchers in many related fields; to advance our understanding of the role of the quality control of the protein secretory pathway, ER chaperones, calreticulin and calnexin in health and disease including emphasis on cardiovascular health, cancer, wound healing, autoimmunity, the pathology of protein folding diseases, congenital diseases, and metabolic disorders