Calcium and Cell Function: From Mechanisms to Disease

Conference Summary

This FASEB SRC will present new discoveries in Ca2+ signaling at the basic and translational levels. Calcium is the most ubiquitous second messenger in biology and plays critical roles in a wide range of dynamic process from synaptic transmission to sensory perception, development, gene expression, cell migration, the immune response, and heart function. Defects in Ca2+ signaling lead to a correspondingly large number of serious diseases, including nervous disorders (stroke, mental illness, neurodegenerative diseases), immunodeficiencies, hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias, and developmental defects.

The objective of this FASEB Conference is to bring together leading investigators from a diversity of fields to discuss common mechanisms, approaches, and insights into Ca2+ signaling, share exciting new developments, establish new personal contacts, and promote future collaborations. An important goal of the conference is to nurture the next generation of investigators in Ca2+ signaling by providing young scientists with the opportunity to present their work and to engage in rigorous scientific discussions with peers in a relaxed, casual environment in beautiful Lake Tahoe. Several “Meet-the-Experts” sessions will be included to provide career counseling to young scientists.  The scientific areas covered will include: Imaging calcium signals in living tissues, Calcium in mitochondria & organelles, Store-operated calcium entry, Calcium channel structure & function, Cell physiology of calcium signals, and Calcium in disease.

Important Deadlines:

  • Early bird registration deadline April 16, 2018
  • Last day to register May 9, 2018


  • Cutting edge research presentations in a beautiful mountain lake setting in Tahoe, California

  • Workshops on career counseling, grant-writing (K awards and first R01), and art of publishing

  • Travel awards, poster prizes, and short talks for students and postdocs

Keynote Speakers

Ardem Patapoutian
Scripps Institute

Conference Organizers

Chair: Murali Prakriya, PhD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Co-chair: Nicolas Demaurex, PhD
University of Geneva

Co-chair: Barbara Niemeyer, PhD
Saarland University

FASEB Conference Staff

Silvy Song, Conference Manager

Contact us

Email: src@faseb.org
Phone: 1.301.634.7010

Date & Location


June 10-15, 2018


Granlibakken Resort
725 Granlibakken Road
Tahoe City, CA 96145

Transportation & Lodging

Airport Information

Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) is less than one hour from Granlibakken Tahoe. Sacramento Airport is 2 hours and 20 minutes from Granlibakken.

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Official Conference Lodging

Granlibakken Resort
725 Granlibakken Road
Tahoe City, CA 96145

If you request a single or a double occupancy room, the registration fee covers 5 nights of lodging (Sunday through Thursday night, checkout Friday morning). A credit card will be required upon check-in for incidental expenses (i.e. in-room movies, room service, etc.)

If you plan to arrive early or stay beyond the conference dates, you must make your own reservations for the extra nights you require. You are responsible for payment upon check-out.

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