The VIII International Congress on Stress Proteins in Biology and Medicine: täynnä henkeä
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About 150 international scientists gathered in Turku, Finland, in August of 2017 for the eighth in a series of international congresses about the roles of stress proteins in biology and medicine. The scientific theme and title of the 2017 Congress was “Stress Management Mechanisms and Pathways.” The meeting covered a broad range of topics, reflecting the wide scope of the Cell Stress Society International (CSSI) and highlighting the numerous recent breakthroughs in stress response biology and medicine. The keynote lecturers included Marja Jäättelä, Richard Morimoto, Anne Bertolotti, and Peter Walter. The Executive Council of the CSSI elected new Fellows and Senior Fellows. The Spirit of Budapest Award was presented to Peter Csermely, Wolfgang Schumann, and Subhash Lakhotia in recognition of pioneering service contributions to the CSSI. The CSSI Medallion for Career Achievement was awarded to Larry Hightower and CSSI president Gabriella Santoro proclaimed Tuesday, August 15, 2017, Robert M. Tanguay Day at the congress in recognition of Robert’s many years of scientific accomplishment and work on behalf of the CSSI. Additional special events were the awarding of the Ferruccio Ritossa Early Career Award to Serena Carra and the Alfred Tissières Young Investigator Award to Ayesha Murshid. As is the tradition at CSSI congresses, there were social events that included an exciting piano performance by a trio of young Finnish pianists, at the Sibelius Museum.
KeywordsStress Management Mechanisms and Pathways The 2017 Congress Cell Stress Society International
It is a pleasure for us to recognize principal financial support for the Congress from the Cell Stress Society International and from Äbo Akademi University. We wish to acknowledge the following additional sponsors: SpringerNature, StressMarq Biosciences, MGM Resorts International, Turku Bioimaging, Biocity Turku, Buro-Bioimaging, and Turku Science Park. A special thank you goes to the student helpers (Supplementary Fig. 11), Henok Karvonen from the University of Turku for producing the video package of the Congress and John Eriksson from Äbo Akademi University and the University of Turku for assembling the photographic package. Last and definitely not least, we thank CSSI General Secretary Helen Neumann, who did the “nuts and bolts” work in support of the efforts of the local organizers.