The Ubiquitin club emerged six years ago when a group of scientists at the Vienna BioCenter (VBC) fascinated by ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like modifiers decided to launch a joint interest group. Research at the VBC Ubiquitin Club encompasses the biology and mechanism of signaling proteins that are controlled by ubiquitin-like modifiers. As reflected by the “Ubiquitin & Friends” title, we are not only interested in ubiquitin marks, but also study other ubiquitin-like modifiers such as SUMO and its various roles in stress responses, Atg8 and autophagy, and other non-canonical ubiquitin-like protein modifications. To discuss the latest findings obtained in our groups as well as to talk about exciting findings from outside Vienna, we have joint group meetings on a bi-weekly basis. Currently, the Ubiquitin community comprises seven research groups, corresponding to about 35 scientists. Without a doubt, the “Ubiquitin & Friends Symposium” is the annual highlight of the VBC Ubiquitin Club.
This year, Ubiquitin symposium will be held in the fascinating neo-renaissance Billrothhaus building, the seat of Society of Physicians in Vienna. To celebrate the symposium for the 6th time, we put together an exciting program that covers various areas in the ubiquitin field, ranging from the structural insight of the molecular machines involved in proteostasis to various biological pathways such as autophagy, immune signaling and unfolded protein response.
The meeting is intended to maintain a personal, Family-like atmosphere, giving each participant a unique opportunity to discuss her/his research with colleagues, friends, and senior scientists; all fascinated by ubiquitin and friends.
We look forward to welcoming you to Vienna,
The organizing committee