Target of Rapamycin
science club in France

- 1st edition -

22-23 May 2018
Saint Paul Hotel, Nice, France

About the Workshop

Target Of Rapamycin (TOR) signal transduction has an evolutionary conserved role in the control of growth, metabolism and ageing depending on nutrient availability. We aim at promoting a Science Club on TOR signal transduction in France, "le TOR de France". The goal is to gather students, postdocs, group leaders working in the field of TOR, nutrition, growth, development with approaches of cellular and molecular biology, genetics, evolution and the applications in medicine, pharmacology, human health.

The first edition of the TOR de France meeting will cover multiple areas of investigation including:

  • Molecular mechanisms of cell growth control across species
  • Genetic alterations of TOR signal transduction in human diseases
  • Link between caloric restriction and ageing
  • Therapeutic strategies to inhibit TOR signal transduction in cancer and metabolic syndromes

The scientific committee comprises 17 recognized scientists working in French Academic Institutions and Hospitals. International leaders, such as Brendan Manning (Harvard Medical School, US) and the 2017 Lasker award Mike Hall (Basel Biozentrum, Switzerland), will present keynote lectures at the meeting.

The registration is free but required!

Registration Deadline
30 March 2018
Abstract Submission Deadline
30 March 2018

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Guillaume Canaud
Necker Institute, Paris
Mike Hall
Biozentrum Basel, Switzerland
Pierre Leopold
Curie Institute, Paris
Brendan Manning
Harvard University, USA


22 May 2018

12:00am - 2:00pm
Arrival and check-in
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Keynote lecture: Mike Hall (Biozentrum, Basel)
2:45pm - 4:00pm
5 short talks to be selected from abstracts
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Coffee break
4:30pm - 5:15pm
Keynote lecture: Guillaume Canaud (Paris Descartes Uni)
5:15pm - 6:30pm
5 short talks to be selected from abstracts
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Poster session
8:00pm - night
Dinner in old town + Networking activities

23 May 2018

8:00am - 9:30am
Breakfast and check-out
9:30am - 10:15am
Keynote lecture: Pierre Leopold (Curie, Paris)
10:15am - 11:00am
3 short talks to be selected from abstracts
11:00am - 11:30am
Coffee break
11:30am - 12:15am
Keynote lecture: Brendan Manning (Harvard Univ., US)
12:15am - 1:00pm
3 short talks to be selected from abstracts
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Concluding remarks and awards to students and postdocs for best presentations
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Lunch + Networking activities

Abstract and presentation guidelines

Abstracts will be selected for short oral or poster presentations.
Short talk and poster prizes for postdocs and students will be awarded.

Abstract specifications

  • Title: 20 words maximum in english
  • Authors: full names and affiliations (in brackets)
  • Text: 250 words maximum in english

Short talk specifications

  • 10min oral presentation in english

Poster specifications

  • Poster format: A0
  • Width: 90 cm
  • Height: 120 cm

Scientific Committee

Stéphanie Baulac
ICM, Paris
Daniela Cota
Magendie Inst., Bordeaux
Svetlana Dokudovskaya
IGR, Villejuif
Raul Duran
IECB, Bordeaux
Pierre Fafournoux
INRA, Clermont Ferrand
Yann Gaël Gangloff
INMG, Lyon
Antoine Italiano
Bergonié Inst., Bordeaux
Christian Meyer
Bourgin Inst., Paris
Jacques Montagne
I2BC, Gif-sur-Yvette
Mario Pende
Necker Inst., Paris
Stéphane Pyronnet
CRCT, Toulouse
Jean Ehrland Ricci
C3M, Nice
Lyuba Ryabova
Strasbourg Univ.
Iban Seiliez
INRA, Saint Pée sur Nivelle
Jérôme Tamburini
Cochin Inst., Paris


Le Saint Paul Hotel

29 boulevard Franck Pilatte 06300 Nice

France - Europe

+33 (0)4 93 89 39 57

Meals and Accomodation

The meals that are mentioned in the program are free of charge for the participants. The participants should find suitable accommodations and book them at their own expenses. Convenient locations for the close proximity may be the following:

Le Saint Paul Hotel Indicate the name of the meeting "TOR de France" when you book the hotel
Hôtel Ibis Styles Nice Vieux Port Indicate the name "TOR" to get an offer for the rooms

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