9th European Conference on Tetraspanins

9th European Conference on Tetraspanins

Tetraspanins are transmembrane proteins that have the ability to form extended subdomains by means of their strong tendency to associate laterally with one another and with adhesion and signalling molecules, proteases and immunoglobulins. Thereby they anchor specific proteins to one site of the cell membrane forming microclusters, which then organize further to larger assemblies, referred to as tetraspanin enriched microdomains (TEMs). These TEMs are involved in numerous physiological processes but also in pathophysiological processes including cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's and infectious diseases. Therefore, tetraspanins have emerged as important therapeutic targets in cancer, hematological malignancy autoimmune and virus infections. Tetraspanins play additional roles in intercellular communication regulating the content and function of extracellular vesicles, specifically of exosomes – a new rapidly developing field of research in both fundamental and translational branches.

The aim of the conference is to promote the growing field of tetraspanin research and to support both established and early career researchers working in this field.

For more information on the conference, registration and abstract submission, please click here, or see the flyer in the download area.


  • 4. September 2019 bis 6. September 2019


Schloss Waldthausen
Im Wald 1
55257 Budenheim