Invited speakers

Peter Czabotar

The WEHI of Medical Research, Melbourne, Australia

Creating a Killer: Conversion of Bax and Bak into Membrane Permeabilising Executioners

Richard Kitsis
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, New York, USA

Chemical, structural, and molecular approaches to inhibiting apoptotic and necrotic cell death

Brent Stockwell

Columbia University, NY, USA

Ferroptosis: Mechanisms and Therapeutic Applications

Danielle Sliter

National Institute of Health, Maryland, USA

STING-driven neurodegeneration

Carol Prives

Columbia University, NY, USA

Mdm2: master of life or master of death

Mads Daugaard

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Glycosaminoglycans as targets for cancer therapy

Sudan He

Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Suzhou, China

Modulation of the tumor microenvironment by necroptosis regulators

Carlo Croce

The Ohio State University, USA

MicroRNA dysregulation to identify targets for therapy in cancer

Mathieu Bertrand

VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, Ghent, Belgium

Inhibition of RIPK1 kinase-dependent cell death by phosphorylation

Tania Watts

University of Toronto, Canada

TNFR family members and signal 4: a checkpoint for T cell survival and tissue resident memory formation in the tissues

Jochen Prehn

Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland

When one cancer cells enters another: TRAIL-induced entosis, cell death and mechanisms of escape

Francis Chan

Duke University School of Medicine, UK

Necroptosis kinases in anti-viral immunity and tissue homeostasis

Alexei Degterev

Tufts University, Boston, USA

Small molecule inhibitors of RIPK kinases

Kevin Ryan

Beatson Institute, Glasgow, UK

Cell Death in Cancer

Junying Yuan

Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

The role of RIPK1 in mediating neurodegeneration

Judy Lieberman

Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA


Microptosis: Programmed Cell Death in Microbes Activated by Killer Lymphocytes

Edward Mocarski

Emory University, Atlanta, USA

Inflammatory Consequences of Cell Death Pathways Suppressed by Herpesviruses

Shigekazu Nagata

Osaka University, Japan

Exposure of phosphatidylserine and efferocytosis

Seamus Martin

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

The interplay between Cell Stress, Cell Death and Inflammation

Pedro Friedmann-Angeli

University of Würzburg, Germany

Characterization of a novel mechanism of ferroptosis suppression

Andreas Villunger

Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria

Caspase-2, a versatile protease of unknown significance

Tom Vanden Berghe

University of Antwerp and Ghent University, Belgium

Ferroptosis targeting in multi-organ injury

Inna Lavrik

University of Madgeburg, Germany

Targeting CD95 DISC by systems and computational biology approaches to delineate the life/death decision in cancer cells

Gerry Melino

MRC Toxicology Unit, Cambridge, UK

ZNF281 contributes to the DNA damage response as well as to neuronal differentiation and is a prognostic maker for neuroblastoma

Cristina Munoz Pinedo

IDIBELL Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain

Cell death independent effects of metabolic stress


Peter Vandenabeele

VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, Ghent, Belgium


Mads Gyrd-Hansen

Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Regulation of innate immune signalling by the deubiquitinase CYLD

Douglas Green

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, USA

A sheep in wolf's clothing:  Caspase-8

Patricia Boya

Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Madrid, Spain

New links between autophagy and cell death

Scott Lowe

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY, USA

Restoring tumor suppression to advanced cancers

Stephanie Kreis

University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

How to kill drug-resistant melanoma cells

William Kaiser

UT Health San Antonio, USA


Feng Shao

National Institute of Biological Science, Beijing, China

Mechanism and function of Gasdermin-mediated pyroptosis