Life Sciences 2019: Post Translational Modulation (PTM) in biological processes

We are, together with the British Pharmacological Society and Biochemical Society, collaboratively hosting Life Sciences 2019 on 17-18 March 2019.

This major meeting from all three societies will be built around the topic of post translational modulation (PTM) in biological processes. 

We are seeking members to submit symposium proposals for this exciting meeting. Submitted proposals should attract and involve people from all three society areas with aspects of all three disciplines in each symposium. Each symposium should include two senior speakers and two ECRs. There should also be space for oral communications elevated from abstracts in each symposium.

Head over to the event minisite for further information and to submit a symposium.


PTM is the covalent or enzymatic modification of proteins during or after protein biosynthesis. We welcome suggestions for symposia that build on protein structural considerations through to cellular and tissue functional effects of PTM and their implications for health and disease and, in particular, focussing on new emerging areas.

Some initial suggested topic areas are:

  • Post-translational modification of ion channels in the vasculature
  • Post-translational modification and implications for cardiac function
  • Epigenetic biochemistry, pharmacology and pathophysiology
  • Chronic pain; aberrant signalling and novel approaches to therapy
  • Pathogen and viral induced changes in cell signalling
  • Redox biology and post-translational modifications
  • Micro and nanodomains in cell signalling
  • Ion channel posttranslational modifications: Structure, function and targeting
  • Post-translational modification of receptors and cell signalling
  • New analytical Approaches for PTM

The meeting will foster many collaborations because people will have a rare opportunity to talk to those working on the same problems but maybe with very different approaches.