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11th Signalling Symposium

21-22 October 2024

The Garvan International Signalling Symposium is a premier meeting focused on the mechanisms of signal transduction.

It began as a small meeting organised by Professor Roger Daly around the visit of Professor Axel Ullrich to Garvan Institute in 2001. Since then, Signalling Meetings have been held every two-to-three years and the meeting has grown into one of Garvan Institute's premiere scientific events.

This boutique symposium highlights cutting-edge developments from the Asia-Pacific region and the rest of the world. 

We welcome scientists at all levels, including students, postdocs, research staff and senior lab heads. The intimate nature of the meeting and enjoyable social functions promotes a collegial atmosphere and excellent networking opportunities.

The meeting is held at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in the glamorous Darlinghurst region of Sydney, close to the city, Oxford Street, King’s Cross and the harbour.

Abstract submission will open mid-2024.

Contact Thomas Cox regarding sponsorship opportunities.

Registration will open early 2024. Please check back.

Invited speakers

  • Professor Alana Welm

    Huntsman Comprehensive Cancer Center, USA
  • Professor Erik Sahai

    Francis Crick Institute, UK
  • Professor Ivan Dikić

    Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
  • Professor Jennifer Morton

    Cancer Research UK Scotland Institute, UK
  • Professor Johanna Ivaska

    University of Turku, Finland
  • Professor Owen Sansom

    Cancer Research UK Scotland Institute, UK
  • Associate Professor Ryan Petrie

    Drexel University, USA
  • Professor Edna Cukierman

    Fox Chase Cancer Center, USA

National speakers

Orazio Vittorio


Renea Taylor


Marco Herald


David Lynn


Andy Cox


Lisa Butler


James Hudson


Liz Caldon


Raelene Endersby


Yeesim Khew-Goodall


Roger Daly


Zaklina Kovacevic


Paul Ekert


Nick Clemmons


Natasha Harvey


Stuart Pitson


Marian Burr


Sharissa Latham


Details on abstract submission will be made available soon.

For Invited Speakers, your accommodation will be arranged by the Convening Committee who will forward check-in details nearer the time.

The organisers are committed to making this meeting productive and enjoyable for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, nationality or religion.

We will not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

By attending this meeting, all delegates agree to follow these guidelines:

  • Behave professionally. Harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary comments or jokes are not appropriate. Harassment includes sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, sexual attention or innuendo, deliberate intimidation, stalking, and photography or recording of an individual without consent. It also includes offensive comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race or religion.
  • All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate.
  • Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees.

Participants asked to stop any inappropriate behaviour are expected to comply immediately. Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the event at the sole discretion of the organisers without a refund of any charge.

This code of conduct is based on the 'London Code of Conduct', as originally designed for the conference Accurate Astrophysics. Correct Cosmology, held in London in July 2015.