30th Ion Channel Meeting
September 8th through 11th 2019,
Sète, France




Sunday, September 8th 2019


16:00 – 19:00 Welcome of the meeting attendees


19:00 Welcome drink and Dinner


21:00 Plenary lecture 

Anne Feltz (Institute of Biology of Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris)

“30 years of ion channel history”



Monday, September 9th 2019


08:15 Opening session


08:30  Symposium 1: “Ionic channels and autism”

Organized by Jean-Louis Bossu (Institut des Neurosciences Cellulaires et Intégratives, Université de Strasbourg, France)

Diane Papazian (Los Angeles, USA): Altered gating in mutant Kv4.2 channel associated with autism and epilepsy

Igor Medina (Marseille, France) : Causal links between impaired developmental neuronal chloride homeostasis and formation of Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Enrico Cherubini (Roma, Italy) : Impairment of GABAergic signalling in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Selected speaker: to be communicated


10:15 Coffee break


10:30 Oral communication session 1: « Titre »

Organized by Sylvie Diochot (IPMC, University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France)


11:30 1-minute oral presentation for posters


12:15 Lunch


14:00 Poster session 1


15:30 Poster session 2


17:00 Symposium 2: “Ion channels and skin functions” 

Organized by Aubin Penna (Laboratoire STIM, University of Poitier, France)

Hongzhen HU (St. Louis, USA): "Cutaneous ion channel mechanisms of itch signaling".

V'yacheslav LEHEN’KYI (Lille, France): TRP channels and Skin homeostasis.

Elena OANCEA (Providence, USA): "Intracellular ion channels that regulate skin pigmentation".

Selected speaker: to be communicated


18:30 Annual meeting of the association « Canaux ioniques »

19:30 Apéritif Sétois


20:30 Dinner



Tuesday, September 10th 2019


08:30  Symposium 3: Glutamate ligand-gated channels

Organized by Laurent Fagni (IGF, University of Montpellier, France)

Pierre Paoletti (Paris, France): New types of NMDA receptors

Christophe Mulle (Bordeaux, France): Kainate receptors in temporal lobe epilepsy: a translational journey

Ludovic Tricoire (Paris, France): The delta family of glutamate receptors: role in excitatory synaptic transmission

Selected speaker: to be communicated


10:15 Coffee break


10:30 Symposium 4: Ion channels in cancer therapy resistance

Organized by Lise Rodat-Despoix (LPCM, University of Amiens, France)

Federica Wolf (Roma, Italy): Magnesium-Specific Ion Channels in Chemoresistance: Is There a Role for Magnesium?

Geert Bultynck (Leuven, Belgium): Ca2+-signaling modulation by anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 proteins: from molecular mechanisms towards translational avenues

Annarosa Arcangeli (Florence, Italy): Targeting potassium channels to overcome chemoresistance in gastrointestinal cancers

Selected speaker: to be communicated


12:15 Lunch


14:00 Special social events for 30th anniversary of association « Canaux ioniques » : Boat excursion with Sète Croisières : One hour guided tour of the fishing port, commercial port and marina, followed by a sea excursion along the rocky 'corniche' with underwater viewing. (http://www.sete-croisieres.com/).


19:00 Poster Prize session


19:30 Apéritif and special dinner


22:00 Evening Party



Wednesday, September 11th 2019


09:30 Oral communication session 2:

Organized by Dimitra Gkika (Laboratoire de Physiologie Cellulaire, University of Lille, France)


10:30 Coffee break


10:45  Symposium 5: “A-typical” Ion channels/currents

Organized by Pietro Mesirca (IGF, University of Montpellier, France)

Sah R (Washington University School of Medicine, USA.): SWELL1/LRRC8a mediated nutrient sensing.

Monteil A (Montpellier, France): The sodium leak channel: NALCN.

Moroni A (Milan, Italy): Engineering synthetic tools for the inhibition of cell excitability.

Selected speaker: to be communicated


12:30 Meeting closure


13:15 Lunch


14:00 Airport shuttle departure