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6th Annual Nordic Autophagy Society Conference

31 May–2 Jun 2023, Kuopio, Finland

Autophagy, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology
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Welcome from the Chairs

Welcome to the registration page for the 6th Nordic Autophagy Society Conference (Kuopio, Finland, May 31st – June 2nd, 2023)

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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 (Submit Abstract) is separated from Registration (Event Registration). We encourage all participants to submit their abstracts using the provided link above.
***Deadline for registration and abstract submission: April 27th 2023***
Your place at the conference will not be secured until payment is received (2 days after registration, max). We accept online payments only and registration fees are payable in Euros (€).

Event Organizers

Anu Kauppinen

University of Eastern Finland, School of Pharmacy




Eeva-Liisa Eskelinen

Institute of Biomedicine, University of Turku, Finland




NAS board

Department of Tumor Biology Institute for Cancer Research Oslo University Hospital Postbox 4950, Nydalen, 0424 Oslo, Norway


NAS board, represented by Nikolai Engedal


Event Chairs

Institute of Biomedicine, University of Turku, Finland Website


University of Eastern Finland, School of Pharmacy Website


Keynote Speakers

University of Tuebingen, Germany

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München, Germany

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden

University of Copenhagen, Denmark


The following steps describe the registration procedure:

Step 1. Create an account in using this link.

Step 2. Find the 6th Annual Nordic Autophagy Society Conference in the list of events. Register at the conference using the "Event registration" button below. Select the registration type and click “Submit”. Thereafter, click “Register” on the Order Summary page.

If you do not know the invoice address and VAT information you can just write your affiliation in the final 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: YOUR REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL YOU HAVE PAID! Payments must be received not later than 2 days after registration. If it does not happen, registration will be automatically cancelled

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

Step 6. For those participants interested in submitting abstracts (invited speakers/poster/short talks/exhibitors), use the "Submit abstract" button when logged in to Sciforum at

Note: Do not forget to submit your abstract before April 27th

NAS members (MSc/PhD/Postdoc) 195.00 EUR
NAS members 295.00 EUR
Non-members 395.00 EUR
Invited speaker or Exhibitor Free

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation and refund requests must be received within 14 days.
  • Registration fees will be refunded for the amount paid, less a EURO 40 administrative fee.
  • No refunds will be given for cancellations received after May 11th.
  • All cancellations must be sent in writing via e-mail to Anu Kauppinen ( and NAS info e-mail (

Instructions for Authors


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.


Minimum 100 words. Maximum 500 words

Registration and abstract submission deadline: April 27th

Acceptance notification date: May 3rd

Venue, Travel and Accommodation


Scandic Kuopio (, Satamakatu 1, 70100 Kuopio, Finland. The hotel is located at 1.5 km distance from the railway station and about 20 minutes from Kuopio airport by taxi (ca. 50 €). Taxi is recommended to be ordered beforehand to wait for the flight (cars not necessarily available on-site without calling).


Taxi companies:
Taksi Ykköset, 0200 111 01,
Menevä, 0800 021 20,
VieVie, 0 2000 3000, pre-order form
02 Taksi (all companies),
Apps available to all of above-mentioned companies on AppStore and Google Play

Arrival options to Kuopio:
Flight (through Helsinki)
Train (, possible to depart also from the Helsinki Airport
Bus, e.g. Onnibus (


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

You may book a hotel room at the venue. Remember to book your accommodations by May 17, 2023. If you want to book the conference hotel (Hotel Scandic Kuopio), feel free to use the code "BNAS310523" for a discount.*1oenjdw*_ga*MjA1NTYzNjEwMS4xNjgwNTA5MDY4*_ga_SYJ3HGVZKX*MTY4MDUwOTA2OC4xLjEuMTY4MDUwOTA4Ny4wLjAuMA.

Discount prices for two nights (May 31 – June 2) in standard rooms with breakfast and Wi-Fi:

Single room 110 €/night

Double room 130 €/night

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: or

Sponsors and Partners



Preliminary program

Wednesday 31st May, 2023

12:00 - 14:00 Registration and lunch
14:00 - 14:10 Welcome and opening words
14:10 - 15:15 Session 1
14:10 - 14:55 Keynote lecture 1 - Tassula Proikas-Cezanne (University of Tübingen, Germany): Function of WIPI proteins in autophagy and neurodegeneration
14:55 - 15:15 Short talk 1
15:15 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 17:20 Session 2
16:00 - 16:20 Short talk 2
16:20 - 16:40 Short talk 3
16:40 - 17:00 Short talk 4
17:00 - 17:20 Short talk 5
17:20 – 17:30 Group photo
17:30 - 19:15 Poster session 1 (even numbers) with drinks
19:30 - 21:30 Dinner

Thursday 1st June, 2023

09:00 - 10:25 Session 3
09:00 - 09:45 Keynote lecture 2 - Christian Behrends (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München, Germany): Exploring the crosstalk of autophagy and secretion in TECPR2-associated neuropathy
09:45 - 10:05 Short talk 6
10:05 - 10:25 Short talk 7
10:25 - 10:50 Coffee break
10:50 - 11:50 Session 4
10:50 - 11:10 Short talk 8
11:10 - 11:30 Short talk 9
11.30 – 11:50 Short talk 10
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 16:00 Social program
16:00 - 17:05 Session 5
16:00 - 16:45 Keynote lecture 3 - Daniel Hofius (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden: Autophagy in life and death during plant-pathogen interactions
16:45 - 17:05 Short talk 11
17:05 - 18:50 Poster session 2 (Odd numbers) with drinks
18:50 - 19:30 NAS General Assembly (open for all NAS members)
19:45 - 21:45 Conference dinner

Friday 2nd June, 2023

09:00 - 10:05 Session 6
09:00 - 09:45 Keynote lecture 4 - Lisa Frankel (Danish Cancer Society Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark): Uncovering ribosome dynamics during oncogene-induced senescence
09:45 - 10:05 Short talk 12
10:05 - 10.35 Coffee break
10:35 - 11:15 Session 7
10:35 - 10.55 Short talk 13
10:55 - 11:15 Short talk 14
11:15 - 11:30 Awards and closing words
11:30 – 13.00 Lunch and departure
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