Dear Golgi apparatus scientists, dear colleagues, friends and guests,
It is a particularly great pleasure for me to invite you to come to Bad Ischl and participate in the 115 years´ Golgi apparatus anniversary symposium.
Being involved in Golgi apparatus research since more than 30 years, I am still fascinated by the complex structure and functions of this organelle. On the other hand, I am aware of the difficulties and limitations to unravel all the details, which would be necessary to understand the Golgi apparatus organization as a whole with respect to its multiple functions and all the different tasks in the biosynthetic and endocytic systems, cellular transport and traffic, pathophysiology, diseases, cellular stress and cell death. We know hundreds of detailed results obtained with different technical approaches but many controversies exist and many questions are open, although next year 115 years are gone since the first description of the organelle by Camillo Golgi.
I am very happy to announce that Golgi apparatus experts coming from all over the world will meet in Bad Ischl in September 2013. I am very grateful and thank all colleagues, who already have accepted to participate and contribute with their knowledge and experience. We like to provide a platform for exciting presentations and stimulating discussions with the aim to bring together the different fields of Golgi apparatus research to facilitate improved insight into the multiple tasks and functions of this fascinating organelle.
I cordially invite you to take part in the Golgi apparatus symposium and contribute with your expertise. We are hopeful that a successful meeting with exciting results will come out leading to improved knowledge and resulting in further innovative research.
Looking very much forward to meeting you in Bad Ischl!
With kind regards,
On behalf of all members of the team