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4th Nordic Autophagy Society Conference

10–12 Nov 2021, Tromsö, Norway

Autophagy, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology
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Welcome from the Chairs

Welcome to the registration page for the 4th Nordic Autophagy Society Conference, Tromsø November 10th-12th 2021

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NAS members receive discounted registration fees. (To apply for a NAS membership use the following link: )

Please note that Abstract submission is separate from registration. We encourage all participants to submit their abstracts using the provided link above.

Your place at the conference will not be secured until payment is received. We accept online payments only and registration fees are payable in Euros (€).

Conference Chairs

Nikolai Engedal, PhD Senior Researcher Department of Tumor Biology Institute for Cancer Research Oslo University Hospital Postbox 4950, Nydalen, 0424 Oslo, Norway Website: Website

- PhD in cell biology at the University of Oslo in 2005 - Primary research focus on autophagy since 2011 - Coordinator of the Nordic Autophagy Network 2015-2017 - Chair of the Nordic Autophagy Society ( since 2017 - Led the “Autophagy Team” at the Nordic EMBL node Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway 2014-2019 - Currently leads the “Autophagy in cancer” group at the Institute for Cancer Research, Oslo University Hospital, Norway. Web page:

Professor at the Arctic University of Norway, and leads a research group (Molecular Cancer Research Group) Keywords: Selective autophagy receptors, ATG8 family proteins, LIR Website

Professor at the Arctic University of Norway, and leads a research group (Molecular Cancer Research Group)

Conference Committee

UiT The Arctic University of Norway (Tromsø)


UiT The Arctic University of Norway (Tromsø)


UiT The Arctic University of Norway (Tromsø)


Keynote Speakers

University of Dundee, UK


Danish Cancer Society Research Center, Denmark


Babraham Institute, Cambridge, UK


CIB Margarita Salas, Madrid, Spain


Instructions for Authors

Poster guidelines

Posters must be on A0 size paper (approx. 84,1 x 118,9 cm) and designed vertically (portrait). Please write the title, authors, institution and institution location at the top of the poster frame. At least one author must be present during the poster session to explain the work and answer questions.

Abstract submission guidelines

Minimum 100 words. Maximum 500 words

Registration and abstract submission deadline: October 6th 2021.

Acceptance notification date: October 20th 2021.


The following steps describe the registration procedure.

Step 1. Create an account in using this link.

Step 2. Register at the conference using the event registration bottom on top of the page or below.

Note: If you do not know the invoice address and VAT information you can just write your affiliation in the order summary form.

Step 3. Within a few minutes after submitting your online registration you will receive a confirmation email with an invoice and instructions for payment.

Step 4. Pay the invoice following the instruction that is provided in the invoice.

Note: Payments must be received by October 8th

Step 5. The conference organizers will contact you after the payment is received to confirm your registration.

Note: Do not forget to submit your abstract before October 6th.

MSc/PhD students and Postdocs (NAS members) 75.00 EUR
NAS members 225.00 EUR
For non-members 350.00 EUR
Invited speaker or Exhibitor Free

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation and refund requests must be received within Wednesday October 27th 2021.
  • Registration fees will be refunded for the amount paid, less a 30 EURO administrative fee.
  • No refunds will be given for cancellations received after Wednesday October 27th 2021.
  • All cancellations must be sent in writing by emailing Anu Kauppinen <>

Venue, Travel and Accommodation

- How to get to the venue and how to get around:

From Tromsø Airport Langnes it is about 3 km to the city center (and Clarion Hotel The Edge). It is possible to take a taxi for about NOK 250 just outside the arrival area. Aero buses are located at the same place and take NOK 110 one way (Return ticket: NOK 180). A third and cheaper option (NOK 35 one way) is to take a public scheduled bus. You walk around 150-200 m to get to the bus stop. The possibilities from the airport are bus routes 24, 40 and 42 (Bus 42 only 16 min, the others a little bit more). For tickets, use the app “Troms Mobillett”. It costs NOK 35 instead of NOK 60 paid in cash on the bus. The app “Troms Reise” gives you the schedule (from “Flyplassen” to “Tromsø Sentrum” evt. ”Tromsø Prostneset”), but there is also real-time information at the bus stop about buses soon arriving. With the app, you may pay for several persons at a time (Be aware: It starts running at the time you buy it! and it lasts for 1,5 hours). (It is also possible to buy a 24 hours ticket (NOK 100) or a 7 days ticket (NOK 240) in the app.)

- IMPORTANT. The responsibility of booking the accommodation is on the participants.

- You may book a hotel room at the venue. For booking of rooms, use code: 31603 as this may provide you with a ~20% discount on the hotel room (standard price for single room = NOK 1431 for one person/night, and NOK 850,50 per person per night when two persons share a double room with 2 single beds). The hotel prefers booking by email to: (If booking by phone, call +47 77 66 84 00). State the following when booking: Name, Single or double room (if sharing a double room, indicate who you wish to share the room with), Arrival, and departure dates. IMPORTANT: Hotel booking must be done as soon as possible!

- Alternative places to stay: It is hard to find a cheap hotel in Tromsø. You might try Smarthotel Tromsø or Comfort Hotel Express Tromsø. They are just 2-300 m from the venue hotel are a bit cheaper if you book the room well in advance. If you are early, you may also find other hotels or apartments at a reasonable price.

Preliminary Program

Wednesday, November 10th

12:30 - 14:00 Registration – in the hotel lobby. Light food will be served in the registration area.

14:00 - 15:15 Session 1

14:00 - 14:05 Welcome and opening remarks

14:05 - 14:45 Keynote lecture 1: Ian Ganley (University of Dundee, UK)

“Strengthening the link between Parkinson’s and mitophagy”

14:45 - 15:05 Short talk 1 (to be selected from Abstracts)

15:05 - 15:15 Meet the Sponsors!

15:15 - 15:45 Coffee break

15:45 - 17:05 Session 2

15:45 - 16:05 Short talk 2 (to be selected from Abstracts)

16:05 - 16:25 Short talk 3 (to be selected from Abstracts)

16:25 - 16:45 Short talk 4 (to be selected from Abstracts)

16:45 - 17:05 Short talk 5 (to be selected from Abstracts)

17:05 – 17:15 Group picture – in the stairways

17:15 - 18:45 Poster & Exhibitions - part 1 (Even numbers) + Drinks

19:00 - 21:30 Dinner (at the hotel)

Thursday, November 11th

09:00 - 10:20 Session 3

09:00 - 09:40 Keynote lecture 2: Nick Ktistakis (Babraham Institute, Cambridge, UK)

“The plasticity of the autophagic pathway: making autophagosomes big and small”

09:40 - 10:00 Short talk 6 (to be selected from Abstracts)

10:00 - 10:20 Short talk 7 (to be selected from Abstracts)

10:20 - 10:50 Coffee break

10:50 - 11:30 Session 4

10:50 - 11:10 Short talk 8 (to be selected from Abstracts)

11:10 - 11:30 Short talk 9 (to be selected from Abstracts)

11:30 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 15:30 Social program

To be announced

15:30 - 16:50 Session 5

15:30 - 16:10 Keynote lecture 3: Marja Jäättelä (Danish Cancer Society Research Center, Denmark)

“Lysosomal membrane integrity - target for clinical intervention”

16:10 - 16:30 Short talk 10 (to be selected from Abstracts)

16:30 - 16:50 Short talk 11 (to be selected from Abstracts)

16:50 - 18:20 Poster & Exhibitions - part 2 (Odd numbers) + Drinks

18:20 - 19:20 NAS General Assembly (open for all NAS members)

19:20 - 21:00 Conference Dinner - at the hotel.

Friday, November 12th

09:00 - 10:00 Session 6

09:00 - 09:40 Keynote lecture 4: Patricia Boya (CIB Margarita Salas, Madrid, Spain)

Title TBA

09:40 - 10:00 Short talk 12 (to be selected from Abstracts)

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break

10:30 - 11:30 Session 6

10:30 - 10:50 Short talk 13 (to be selected from Abstracts)

10:50 - 11:10 Short talk 14 (to be selected from Abstracts)

11:10 - 11:25 Prize giving for the best posters and best talk

11:25 - 11:30 Concluding remarks

11:30 – 13:00 Lunch and departure (or stay for the weekend to discover Tromsø and surroundings!)

Sponsors and Partners

The 4th Nordic Autophagy Society Conference is generously sponsored by: UiT Arctic University of Norway, The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), Nordic BioSite (Silver Sponsor), Dojindo, the journal Traffic, and the NAS-affiliated open-access MDPI journal Cells.

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