Postponed: Second Early Career Scientist Forum on GPCR Research (ECSF-2020-GPCR)

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Although it is still almost 2 months until the ECSF2.0 meeting in Berlin in May, we decided to postpone the conference due to the COVID-19 outbreak, to risk the chances of spread, quarantine and unnecessary hospital overloads. This is also in agreement with recommendations and official decisions from authorities of the university and government of Berlin and Germany. We are currently looking for alternative dates (likely between the end of 2020 and spring/early summer 2021) and will keep you all posted.

We are happy to announce the second version of ECSF in Berlin, again a unique list of speakers from all around the world, to allow a direct and familiar opportunity for the exchange of GPCR knowledge between early-career scientists and well-known & established scientists. The meeting takes place at the Charité in central Berlin, Germany with around 100 participants.

The SFB 1423 is Co-organisor of the meeting (with the Co-Chairs and SFB 1423 PI’s Peter Hildebrand and Patrick Scheerer).

The meeting takes place at the Charité in central Berlin, Germany with around 100 participants.

Speakers include:

  • Michel Bouvier (Université de Montréal)
  • Davide Calebiro (University of Birmingham)
  • David Gloriam (University of Copenhagen)
  • Daniel Hilger (Marburg Philipps University)
  • Brian Kobilka (Stanford University)
  • Evi Kostenis (University of Bonn)
  • Peter Kühnen (Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin)
  • Rob Leurs (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
  • Ines Liebscher (University of Leipzig)
  • Xiangyu Liu (Tsinghua University)
  • Martin Lohse (Max Delbrück Center Berlin)
  • Jesper Mosolff Mathiesen (Zealand Pharma, University of Copenhagen)
  • Christa Müller (University Bonn)
  • Masha Niv (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
  • Simone Prömel (Leipzig University)
  • Gunnar Schulte (Karolinska Institutet)
  • Brian Shoichet (University of California, San Francisco)
  • Roger Sunahara (University of California, San Diego)
  • Chris Tate (MRC Cambridge)
  • Christofer Tautermann (Boehringer Ingelheim)
  • Denise Wootten (Monash University)

Program & Registration

The meeting is composed of various events, including traditional lectures and poster presentations as well as novel elements aimed at fostering networking and engaging early-career scientists.

The detailed program will follow soon!

To plan your travel accoringly, the meeting will start after 1pm on the 3rd and end after 3pm on the 6th of May.

Scientific contribution

This meeting has a strong focus on interactivity and constant learning, despite any career level. We, therefore, presuppose that all participants actively contribute to the meeting, either by a talk or by a poster presentation. Early-stage project concepts and results are very welcome!


Pre-registration will open on Monday, February 10th at 3pm CET!
All prior submitted registrations will be ignored.

Registration: click HERE

All poster/talk abstract should be sended as soon as possible but the latest on March 31st to . Only the successful submission of the abstract guarantees the participation. The abstract can be changed until March 31st. Filler abstracts will not be accepted! We will do a first evaluation round of abstract including submission till 15.03. Participants submitting abstracts later might not be considered anymore due to capacity.

Donwload the abstract template HERE.

We strongly encourage early career scientists to register. At the current state, we can not offer travel grants. No registration fee is required. You will get a final confirmation about your sucessfully registration after submitting your poster/talk abstract. We can only accept up to 100 people and will look for gender, country and career status balance.