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The ZOMES meetings focus on the biology of the three “PCI” complexes, the proteasome, the COP9 signalosome, and eIF3, and also additional complexes, such as E3-ubiquitin ligases, which interact with and are regulated by the PCI complexes. The study of large protein complexes -"Zomes" - poses unique issues and difficulties, and the ZOMES meetings aim at providing a forum for discussing the connections between these complexes and central signaling pathways.

Conference site: http://pharm.xmu.edu.cn/zomes/index.html

The goal of ZOMES is to bring together researchers from diverse fields,who normally have no venue to meet, to initiate joint efforts for studying the functioning of these complexes. ZOMES meetings are unique in that scientists such as cancer researchers and plant scientists interact freely and exchange ideas, providing a forum for cross-fertilization which is absent in most specialized meetings.
Biology of the Zomes - Proteasome, COP9 Signalosome and associated processes
Systems biology and bioinformatics of Zomes
- beyond single enzymes & substrates
Advanced structural biology of Zomes
- deciphering complete complex architectures
Dynamics of Zomes
- beyond static measurements of protein interactions & modifications
Chemical biology of Zomes
- beyond proteasome inhibitors
Emerging physiology of Zomes
- beyond the control of cell proliferation

All ZOMES meetings are:
Interdisciplinary: Plants, mammals, yeast, flies etc are all represented
Dynamic: We aim to have new speakers and novel approaches shown in each meeting.
Interactive: Zomes are small (~150) and plenty of time is left for social interaction (where most of the real science happens!)
A history of ZOMES meetings can be found here.

Important Dates
Abstract submission deadline - 1 July 2014
Abstract acceptance - 1 August 2014
Early bird registration - 1 April 2014 - 1 June 2014
Final registration deadline - 15 July 2014

Local Organizing Committee
Xiao-kun Zhang, School of Pharmaceutical Science, Xiamen University, China
Hu Zhou, School of Pharmaceutical Science, Xiamen University, China

Scientific Organizing Board
Dieter Wolf, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
Qi Xie, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Xingwang Deng, Yale University
Yongbiao Xue, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Yun Hong

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