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The 3rd International Online Conference on Cells: Charming Micro-Insights into Health and Diseases

Part of the International Online Conference on Cells series
25–27 Mar 2025
Event's Timezone: Central European Time
Abstract Submission Deadline
15th December 2024
Abstract Acceptance Notification
24th January 2025

Early Bird Registration Deadline
5th February 2025
Covering Author Registration Deadline
11th February 2025
Registration Deadline
20th March 2025

Cellular Signalling, Cancer Treatment, Senescence Aging, Neurodegeneration, Development, Cellular Immunology
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Welcome from the Chair

On behalf of Cells I welcome you to our 2025 Virtual Conference. As with our previous 2 conferences of this series, we want to provide a highly interactive platforum for researchers all over the world to discuss major achievements as well as challenges in cell biology. Our goal is to cover a wide range of topics and to get feedback from seasoned researchers and from young investigators. Cells is a very dynamic journal with its eyes and ears always open to discoveries and novel emerging directions in cell biology. The goal of our 2025 Virtual Conference is to facilitate interaction between participants and to further advance the highly collaborative spirit of cell biology science. By covering such topics as cellular pathology of cancers, neural cell biology, cellular antivirus immune responses, cell therapies, cellular signaling, cell research in animal models, cellular metabolism, protein quality control, proteasomal degradation and autophagy, Cells remains at the forefront of scientific discourse. Over time, Cells has gained a reputation as a solid scientific journal, due to its unbiased peer-review process and great attention to every submitted paper.
We are privileged to host the 3rd Online Conference and are looking forward to oral presentations which shed light on complex mechanisms underlying cellular physiology and suggest novel treatment strategies for a wide spectrum of life-threatening pathologies.
Let us exchange provocative ideas, meet collaborators and enjoy the world of science with its incredible surprises and discoveries.
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Conference Chair,
Prof. Dr. Alexander E. Kalyuzhny
University of Minnesota, USA

Event Chair

Neuroscience, UMN Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Prof. Dr. Alexander E. Kalyuzyhny received his B.S. and M.S. from the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the Saratov State University (Russia) in 1981. He investigated the mechanisms underlying the pre-implantation development of mouse embryos. Between 1983 and 1988, he investigated the effects of narcotic substances on early morphogenesis, receiving his Ph.D. in 1988. In 1992, Dr. Kalyuzhny moved to the USA to join the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Later, he joined the Department of Neuroscience at the university where he was then affiliated as a Research Assistant Professor. His academic research interests are focused on the mechanisms underlying the functions of opioid receptors. Since 1998, Dr. Kalyuzhny has been involved in both teaching and editorial work.

Session Chairs

Prof. Dr. George Smith

1. Shriners Hospitals Pediatric Research Center, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA 2. Department of Neural Sciences, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA

Prof. Dr. Santhi Gorantla

College of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA

Dr. Susanta K. Behura

Division of Animal Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA

Prof. Dr. Roger Schneiter

Department of Biology, University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Fulvio Mario Reggiori

Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

Event Committees

Valrose Biology Institute, Côte d'Azur University, Nice, France

The Society for the Investigation of Early Pregnancy (SIEP), New York, USA

Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Keynote Speaker

The Elton Laboratory for Molecular Neuroendocrinology, Department of Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, School of Medicine, The Adams Super Center for Brain Studies and Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Invited Speaker

Department of Biomedical, Dental Sciences and Morphofunctional Images, University of Messina, Messina, Italy


The registration fee includes attendance to all conference sessions.

When registering as an "Academic", please register with your academic email address, as this will accelerate the registration process. If you are registering several people under the same registration, please do not use the same email address for each person, but their individual university email addresses. Thank you for understanding.

Participation to the conference is considered final only once the registration fees have been paid. The number of participants is limited: once the number of paid registrations reaches the maximum number of participants, unpaid registrations will be cancelled.

Please note that, in order to finalize the scientific program in due time, at least one registration by any of the authors, denoted as the “Covering Author”, is required to cover the presentation and publication of any accepted abstract. The “Covering Author” registration deadline is 11 February 2025. Your abstract will be withdrawn if your registration is not completed by this date.

Finally, only registered authors will be able to apply for the Conference Awards.
Group Discounts: Group of 3, 5% off; Group of 5 or more, 10% off; Group of 10 or more, 15% off
Early Bird
Until 5th February 2025
Until 20th March 2025
Supported documents
Author, Reviewers, Topical Advisory Panel Members, Review Board Members, Guest Editors 30.00 CHF 50.00 CHF
Student 30.00 CHF 50.00 CHF Please upload the front and back of your valid Student lD card.
Academic 40.00 CHF 60.00 CHF
Non-Academic 100.00 CHF 150.00 CHF
Chairs, Invited Speakers, Committee Members of the Conference, MDPI Guests, Editorial Board Members Free Free
Cancellation policy

Cancellation of paid registration is possible under the terms listed below:
> 2 weeks before the conference Full refund
< 2 weeks before the conference No refund

We will endeavour to present the program advertised. However, MDPI and its partners reserve the right to alter or cancel, without prior notice, arrangements, timetables, plans, or other items relating directly or indirectly to The 3rd International Online Conference on Cells: Charming Micro-Insights into Health and Diseases. MDPI and its partners are not liable for any loss or inconvenience caused as a result of such cancellation.

Beware of Unauthorized Registration
Note that Sciforum is the only official registration platform to register to CELLS 2025. Beware that entering into financial agreements with non-endorsed companies can have costly consequences.

The organizers do not accept liability for personal accident, loss, or damage to private property incurred as a result of participation in the event.

Payment methods

Wire transfer, Credit card

Currencies accepted by this event

Swiss francs (CHF) ,  Euros (EUR) ,  US dollars (USD) and Singapore dollars (SGD)

Instructions for Authors

Procedure for Submission

The 3rd International Online Conference on Cells: Charming Micro-Insights into Health and Diseases will accept abstracts only. The accepted abstracts will be available online on during and after the conference.

Important Deadlines

1. Deadline for abstract submission: 15 December 2024.
2. Announcement of oral and poster abstract results: 24 January 2025. You will be notified of the acceptance of an oral/poster presentation in a separate email.

Abstract Submission

Abstract submissions should be completed online by registering with and using the "New Submission" function once logged into the system. No physical template is necessary.

1. The structure abstract should include the introduction, methods, results, and conclusions sections of about 200–300 words in length.
2. All accepted abstracts will be published in the conference report of cells2025 in MDPI’s Biology and Life Sciences Forum journal (ISSN: 2673-9976) after quality check. If you wish to publish a research article in the journal, please refer to the “Publication Opportunities” Section.
3. All abstracts should be submitted and presented in clear, publication-ready English with accurate grammar and spelling.
4. You may submit multiple abstracts. However, only one abstract will be selected for oral presentation.
5. The abstracts submitted to this conference must be original and novel, without prior publication in any journals or it will not be accepted to this conference.

Detailed Requirements:
1. The submitting author must ensure that all co-authors are aware of the contents of the abstract.
2. Please select only one presenter for each submission. If you would like to change the presenter after submission, please email us accordingly.

We only accept live presentations.

Oral Presentation and Slides Submission
The slot for the oral presentation is 15 mins. We advise that your presentation lasts for a maximum of 12 mins, leaving at least 3 mins for the Q&A session.
Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint or similar software.
Poster Presentation

a. Your submission should include the title, authors, contact details, and main research findings, as well as tables, figures, and graphs where necessary.
b. File format: PDF (.pdf).
c. Size in cm: 60 width x 80 height–portrait orientation.
d. Font size: ≥20.
e. Maximum size: 250 M

You can use our free template to create your poster. The poster template can be downloaded here.

The Poster Sessions will take place in Zoom break-out rooms. The rooms will be called after your surname. You will automatically be assigned to your break-out room, however, you will be responsible for your own room, i.e. sharing your screen by yourself, handling the comments in the chat if there are any, etc. People will then be able to visit your room and discuss your poster with you. Please make sure you have the Zoom Desktop client or mobile app, version 5.3.0 or higher.
We will reach out to you closer to the dates of the conference with more information.

Potential Conflicts of Interest

It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state "The authors declare no conflicts of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Any financial support for the study must be fully disclosed in the "Acknowledgments" section.


MDPI, the publisher of the platform, is an open access publisher. We believe authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting an abstract to this conference, you retain the copyright to the work, but you grant MDPI the non-exclusive right to publish this abstract online on the platform. This means you can easily submit your full paper (with the abstract) to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher if required.

Publication Opportunities

1. Cells Journal Publication
Participants in this conference are cordially invited to contribute a full manuscript to the conference's Special Issue "Charming Micro-Insights into Health and Diseases", published in Cells ( ISSN: 2073-4409, Impact Factor 5.1), with a 10% discount on the publication fee. Details of the special issue will be announced here later. Please note that no other discounts are applicable. All submitted papers will undergo MDPI’s standard peer-review procedure. The abstracts should be cited and noted on the first page of the paper.

2. Proceeding Paper Publication
You are welcome to submit a proceeding paper (5-9 pages) to Biology and Life Sciences Forum journal (ISSN: 2673-9976) after the conference. Publication of the proceedings will be free of charge. Authors are asked to disclose that it is a proceeding paper of the CELLS2025 conference paper in their cover letter. Please submit your manuscript from 27 March to 11 May 2025. Carefully read the rules outlined in the 'Instructions for Authors' on the journal’s website and ensure that your submission adheres to these guidelines.

Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must be formatted as follows:
  • Title.
  • Full author names.
  • Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses.
  • Abstract.
  • Keywords.
  • Introduction.
  • Methods.
  • Results and Discussion.
  • Conclusions.
  • Acknowledgements.
  • References.

Event Awards

To acknowledge the support of the conference's esteemed authors and recognize their outstanding scientific accomplishments, we are pleased to announce that the conference will provide 3 awards including Best Oral Presentation Award and Best Poster Award.

The Awards
Best Oral Presentation Award and Best Poster Award

Number of Awards Available: 3

The Best Oral Presentation Award is given to the submission judged to make the most significant oral contribution to the conference.

The Best Poster Award is given to the submission judged to make the most significant and interesting poster for the conference.

There will be three winners selected for these awards. The winner will receive a certificate and 200 CHF each.

Sponsors and Partners

For information regarding sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please click here.


Media Partners

Conference Secretariat

Ms. Eleanor Wang
Ms. Dorothy Cai

Ms. Katrina Zhang

For inquiries regarding submissions and sponsorship opportunities, please feel free to contact us.