EU-LIFE Scientific Meeting " Principles of Homeostasis"
The annual scientific meeting aims at fostering interaction and scientific exchange across the EU-LIFE research community under the umbrella of a common topic. The upcoming meeting in 2017 will be hosted at the Max Delbrück Centrum for Molecular Medicine in Berlin and will focus on the principles of homeostasis. Biological systems are faced with the challenge to thrive despite continuous internal and external perturbations. They have therefore evolved a multitude of regulatory mechanisms to ensure homeostasis. Importantly, impaired homeostasis is also a hallmark of many diseases. The goal of this meeting is to feature the wealth of exciting research projects and available technologies within EU-LIFE to study the principles of homeostasis. Sessions will cover transcriptional and posttranscriptional gene expression control, proteostasis, metabolic regulation as well as disease mechanisms (e.g. in cancer).