Dear Colleagues


The organizing committee warmly invites you to the “20th International Symposium on Signal Transduction at the Blood-Brain Barriers,” which will be held September 13–15, 2017 in Kraków, Poland.

Kraków (English: Krakoof) is one of the oldest cities in Poland, dating back to the 7th century. Situated on the Vistula (Polish: Wisła) River, it was the capital of the Kingdom of Poland from 1038 to 1795. Kraków is one of the leading centers of Polish academic, cultural, and artistic life, and is the home of the second oldest university in Central Europe (namely, the Jagiellonian University), alma mater of Nicolaus Copernicus and the Nobel laureate Maria Skłodowska-Curie.

Kraków’s historic center includes: the Old Town, with the largest medieval market square in Europe; Kazimierz, an old Jewish district; and the Wawel Castle. Kraków was named European Capital of Culture in 2000.

The symposium program covers all areas of blood-brain barriers research and reflects the latest developments in neurodegenerative diseases, membrane receptors and transporters, transcytosis regulators, epigenetic and transcriptional regulators, metabolic and nutrition regulation, in vivo and in vitro brain barriers models as well as the role of tight junctions and glycocalyx in blood brain barrier permeability. In addition, signaling pathways implicated in the development of neurological diseases and brain tumors are addressed.

The symposium is intended to encourage interactions between basic science researchers and clinicians working in academia, universities, and industry. There will be presentations from eminent scientists and a significant part of oral presentations will be chosen from submitted abstracts. Younger scientists are strongly encouraged to participate and present their projects.

We hope to meet you all in Kraków for this anniversary Blood-Brain Barriers event!


Michał Toborek