Kick -Off Conference

from 01-12-2013 till 04-12-2013

Conference on peroxisome biology

Kick -Off Conference

Groningen, The Netherlands
December 1-4, 2013
Abstract Deadline: November 4, 2013

Prof. Dr. Ida J. van der Klei, University of Groningen
Ms Jannet Kampen
Ms Tamara Hummel

You are cordially invited to participate in the conference on peroxisome biology, which will be held in Groningen, the Netherlands. The meeting will begin at 18.00 h on Sunday, December 1 with an informal get together with drinks and a buffet and will conclude with lunch on Wednesday, December 4, 2013. The format of the meeting will include morning and afternoon sessions consisting of talks by invited speakers (45 min, including discussions) and short talks presented by other participants (15 min). In addition, there will be poster sessions. All contributions are principally on unpublished work. The meeting will cover all aspects of peroxisome biology, including, but not limited to, the following topics:

 December 1 (Sunday)

Get together, drink buffet
Session 1 Chair Ida van der Klei
Rick Rachubinski
Sharing the Wealth: Peroxisome Inheritance in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

December 2 (Monday)

Session 2 Chair Matthias Wilmanns  
9.00 - 9.45    
Ewald Hettema, UK
How peroxisomes multiply
9.45 - 10.30  
Ralf Erdmann, Germany
Protein Import into Peroxisomes
10.30 -11.00  


11.00 -11.45 
Marc Fransen, Belgium
Peroxisomal (dys)function and oxidative stress: facts, observations, and hypotheses
11.45 -12.15  
12 Poster Pitches PERFUME ESRs


12.15  - 13.15   


13.15 -14.30 
poster session, posters – PERFUME ESRs
Session 3 Chair Hans Waterham  
14.30 -14.45  
Chris Williams,  the Netherlands
Insights into the role of Pex11p in peroxisome fission
14.45 -15.30 
Michael Schrader, UK
Peroxisome Dynamics in Health and Disease
15.30 -16.15
Nancy Braverman, USA
Human disorders of peroxisome biogenesis: clinical aspects, diagnosis and treatment challenges
16.15 -16.45   


16.45 -17.30   
Myriam Baes, Belgium,
Lessons from peroxisomal knockout mice
17.30 -17.45
Kevin Berendse, the Netherlands
Zellweger spectrum manifestations in adulthood
19.00 - 21.00 


21.00 - 22.00 
Individual meetings of the PERFUME ESRs with their supervisors and co-supervisors

December 3 (tuesday)

Session 4 Chair Ralf Erdmann  
9.00 -9.45
Alison Baker
Early Interactions in the Peroxisome Protein Import Pathway’ and the abstract is coming
9.45 -10.30
Sigrun Reumann, Norway
An unexpected snapshot of plant peroxisomal protein evolution
10.30 -11.00
11.00 -11.45
Mikio Nishimura, Japan
Dynamics of peroxisomes in Arabidopsis thaliana
11.45 -12.30
Poster Pitches, posters internal/external participants
12.30 -13.30
13.30 -14.45
poster session
 posters internal/external participants
Session 5 Michael Schrader  
14.45- 15.00
L.M. Sandalio, Spain
Role of NADPH oxidase in the regulation of peroxisome dynamics
15.00 -15.45
Damien Devos, Spanje
Structural survey of the Peroxisome
15.45 -16.30
Nicolas Schauer, Germany
Metabolite Profiling for the Functional Understanding of Cell Physiology
16.30 -17.00
17.00 -17.45
Barbara Bakker, The Netherlands
Systems biology of fatty-acid oxidation in mammalian mitochondria and peroxisomes
Kevin Knoops, The Netherlands
Pex3 is not required for the formation of peroxisomal membrane vesicles
18.00- 18.15
Peter K. Kim, Canada
PEX16 is involved in the maintenance of peroxisome from the ER
Departure to the Waterburcht Eelde
20.00 -20.30
Supervisory board Meeting Perfume (only for Board Members)
Social Event/Dinner/Party

December 4 (wednesday)


session 6 Chair Sigrun Reumann
9.00 -9.45
John Aitchison
Systems Biology approaches to peroxisome biogenesis in S. cerevisiae
9.45 -10.00
Markus Kunze, Austria
Sequential formation of a trimeric complex of PTS2-carrying cargo protein, the receptor PEX7 and the coreceptor PEX5L is required for stabilization of cargo binding and importv
10.00 -10.15
Thomas Lingner, Germany
Automated functional and metabolic characterization of plant peroxisomal proteomes
10.15 -10.45
10.45 -11.00
Dmitry Kechasov, Norway
Definition of the Proteome of Peroxisomes in Nannochloropsis for Targeted Optimization of Fatty Acid Metabolism
11.00 -11.15
Kathrin Bolte, Germany
Insights into peroxisomes of diatoms
Johannes Freitag, Germany
Contribution of peroxisomes to glycolipid biosynthesis
Carlo W.T. van Roermund, the Netherlands
A role for the human peroxisomal half-transporterABCD3 in the oxidation of dicarboxylic acids
11.45 -12.00
Nicole Linka, Germany
Connecting the Peroxisomes – metabolite transport across the peroxisomal membrane
12.00 -12.15
Ida van der Klei
Marloes Siccama, Barbara Bakker, Sigrun Reumann
Gender Action meeting (only for female participants)

Poster abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers.
We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting.We look forward to seeing you in Groningen in December.
This conference is supported by funds provided by the EU seventh framework programme, Marie Curie Initial Training Networks (ITN) action, Grant Agreement Number 316723, PerFuMe.

Price €400,-

Regular packages cover registration and food, but not the housing.Full payment is due 4 weeks prior to the meeting. All questions pertaining to registration, fees, housing, meals, transportation, visas, abstract submission or any other matters may be directed to Jannet Kampen (

You must submit a poster abstract (as presenting author or co-author ) when registering on-line.
You will receive a confirming e-mail upon registration.

All poster abstracts will be formatted to the house style.Total word and html character count is limited to 2900 characters. Please note that this includes all author, affiliation, and special character information. Please take this into consideration when submitting your poster abstract. No exceptions will be made to the character limits. All fields must be fully completed, otherwise our system will not accept your submission.

Meeting Registration: Regular packages cover registration, food, but no housing. Participants are requested to make their own hotel reservations. Poster abstract Submission & Deadlines: Registration is required for abstract submission. Everyone is encouraged to submit all registration materials before the poster abstract deadline(November 4).


You will received an e-mail with information about the payment after acceptance of poster abstracts and attendance at the meeting  
The following cancellation fees will apply:
€200: 2 Weeks – 1 Week before the start of the meeting
No Refund – 1 Week to the start of meeting

Perfume Kick-off conference

Perfume Kick-off meeting December 1-4

Event schedule

Hampshire Plaza Laan Corpus den Hoorn 3009728 JT GroningenThe Netherlands Start: 01-12-2013 (18:00:00)
End: 04-12-2013 (15:00:00)
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