The fascinating world of lysosomes

  • When Apr 04, 2024 (Europe/Brussels / UTC200)
  • Where UNamur, S01 auditorium
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Scientific meeting to celebrate the 40-year research career of Emeritus Professor Michel Jadot

The endosomal and lysosomal system is a complex and highly dynamic network of compartments involved in many processes, including subcellular trafficking, macromolecule degradation as well as signaling. As a biologist and expert in subcellular fractionation methods, Michel Jadot has made remarkable contributions to the understanding of lysosomal function/dysfunction and how lysosomal proteins are targeted to lysosomes.

Join us as we celebrate Michel's 40-year research career and delve into the fascinating world of lysosomes with our five guest speakers. This one-day meeting will serve as a platform to showcase the latest advancements in the field and foster scientific exchanges among researchers. It will reflect the diverse facets of lysosomal research, from basic research to therapeutic applications. The program will also be enriched by short talks and poster presentations by young scientists.

The original deadline to submit abstracts was February 25, 2024. Short talks have now been selected.
However, submissions for poster presentation are still welcome until March 10, 2024!

Invited speakers


Rutgers University, Piscataway, USA | Read more

"Exploring the cell with Michel:  mannose 6-phosphate, lysosomes, and beyond"


University of Turku, Finland | Read more

"Deciphering the mysteries of the small GTPase Rab24"


Utrecht University, The Netherlands | Read more

"Functional characterization of endo-lysosomal compartments by correlative microscopy"


Saints-Pères Paris Institute for the Neurosciences, Université de Paris, France | Read more

"A critical role of lysosomes during mammalian embryo development"


Laboratory for Membrane Trafficking, VIB Center for Brain & Disease Research, KU Leuven, Belgium | Read more

"Cell biology of presenilin/gamma-secretase: connecting APP metabolism to lysosomal homeostasis.”

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Organizing committee

Marielle Boonen | Alison Forrester | Thierry Arnould | Pierre Morsomme


Université de Namur
Faculté des Sciences
Rue Joseph Grafé 2, 5000 Namur, Belgium

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Accomodation in Namur

(in alphabetical order)

  • B&B Hotel Namur (Gare) | Located at 500m or 6 min on foot | Website
  • Hotel Beauregard (Casino) | Located 1.5 km or 18 min on foot - 5 min by car | Website
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