Spatial 2009 - Overcoming distance in signaling networks will be held over March 15th – 19’th, 2009 at Maale HaChamisha, Jerusalem Hills, Israel.
This conference focuses on mechanisms of propagation of intracellular signals and information over distances within cells, and it follows an EMBO/FEBS/ISF Workshop on this topic held in March 2007. We are happy to inform that EMBO has decided to establish these meetings as a Conference Series. The 2009 meeting will also be co-sponsored by FEBS, ISF and the Misrahi Foundation.

An initial list of confirmed speakers and tentative topics for the 2009 meeting is posted below. As in the previous meeting, we aim to have a balance between different disciplines and topics, with particular emphasis on complementation of theory and mathematical models with experimental approaches. We hope that you will join this multidisciplinary conference to meet and discuss the issues outlined above together with leading scientists from many different fields. As before, approximately 50% of the talks will be selected from abstract submissions. Deadline for submission of late-breaking abstracts has been extended until January 19’th 2009.

FEBS will provide up to 15 YTF grants to support participation of PhD students and young postdoctoral fellows in the meeting. For details and conditions of these grants please click here. Eligible applicants should contact the conference secretariat by e-mail to, providing all required information together with their abstract submission to the meeting.

Further updates will be posted on the EMBO website for this meeting, and via e-mail. To join our mailing list, please send an e-mail to

With thanks for your interest in Spatial 2009,

Mike Fainzilber (Rehovot)
Giampietro Schiavo (London)
Boris Kholodenko (Philadelphia)

Co-organizers, Spatial 2009

For further information on the meeting please click here