JOIN THE SERIES OF WEBINARS

From January 2021, the executive committee of the IGJC2022 in collaboration with the European Support Committee, will host and organize frequent one hour webinars in order to keep the gap junction community engaged towards the International Gap Junction Conference in A Coruña, Spain, which has been postponed until 16 – 20th July 2022 due to the pandemic.

We are preparing a dedicated website for this purpose and a new YouTube account.

The webinars will last 1 hour and feature 2-3 talks featuring the latest work from group leaders, postdocs and PhD students from around the world with an interest in intercellular communication, connexins, pannexins or innexins.

Please register to receive information on future seminars and other information.

If you are interested in giving a webinar, please enter your details HERE.

JOIN THE SERIES OF WEBINARS

From January 2021, the executive committee of the IGJC2022 in collaboration with the European Support Committee, will host and organize frequent one hour webinars in order to keep the gap junction community engaged towards the International Gap Junction Conference in A Coruña, Spain, which has been postponed until 16 – 20th July 2022 due to the pandemic.
We are preparing a dedicated website for this purpose and a new YouTube account.
The webinars will last 1 hour and feature 2-3 talks featuring the latest work from group leaders, postdocs and PhD students from around the world with an interest in intercellular communication, connexins, pannexins or innexins.
Please register to receive information on future seminars and other information.
If you are interested in giving a webinar, please enter your details HERE.

INTERNATIONAL GAP JUNCTION CONFERENCE

16-20 JULY 2022

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Dear colleagues,
Dear friends,
Dearest gap junction community,

After a long period of physical gap, it is time to reestablish junctions. We are all tired of zooming and are yearning for connexions in person!

The organizing team is delighted and excited to welcome you to the IGJC 2022 in the beautiful city of A Coruña here in Spain. We have tried to put together a meeting that not only covers different aspects of connexin, innexin and pannexin biology, but also gives the floor to scientists from diverse countries and cultures in different stages of their careers—blending health and disease, signaling and trafficking, disciplines and resources, curiosity and experience. We do believe this 2022 IGJC provides the perfect environment to present and discuss your work, in a warm and stimulating atmosphere, fostering networking and collaborations. The vibrating and fruitful discussions with colleagues and friends during these days will pave the way for you to propel the impact of your research. Belonging to the unique gap junction community means support, generosity, kindness, and friendship. This is what you can expect from this meeting. We dare to say that we work in the most important and beautiful area of biology.

We now know that the role of connexins and pannexins goes beyond a passive role in facilitating the flow of small molecules. There is broad consensus for their essential role in diverse biological processes implicated in pathological conditions, thus making them relevant druggable targets. The 2022 IGJC is the ideal venue to highlight this pertinence of connexins, innexins and pannexins in their multiple dimensions and to stay up to date on the latest exciting advancements in the field.

Besides the scientific events, you will find plenty of time for social interaction, time to get to know your colleagues better, and opportunities to explore this wonderful city, its superb cuisine, and its beautiful surroundings.

If you think that you have witnessed everything, we will surprise you in A Coruña, where you will find a new world to explore, scientifically, socially, and culturally.

Enjoy the meeting!

Cordially

The IGJC 2022 Executive Committee.

THE INTERNATIONAL GAP JUNCTION CONFERENCE (IGJC)

The International Gap Junction Conference (IGJC) is held every two years since 1974, alternating primarily between Europe and North America. The meeting brings together a diverse international community of basic science researchers that focus on connexins and pannexins. The meeting topics include the cell biology/interactomes/signaling/trafficking, channel structure and function/biophysics of connexins and pannexins and their role in cancer, inflammation, tissue regeneration, cardiovascular function, development/reproduction, inherited diseases, the nervous system and sensory systems.

IGJC 2022 is being organized under the leadership of the Executive Committee with the support of the European Support Committee and the Scientific Program Committee.

About the City

A Coruña is a bright and colourful coastal city located in the northwest of Spain, served by an international airport, and two other airports near the city, with frequent flight connections to other European airports. The city is full of Art-Nouveau-style homes and buildings and is surrounded by one of the world’s longest seafront promenades, 13 km full of beautiful beaches, cliffs and sublime sunsets. The World Heritage Site “Torre de Hércules” was constructed by the Romans in the 2nd century CE and is the world´s oldest Roman lighthouse still in use. The main square gives the impression that you are walking into a Royal court. Its name “María Pira”, is taken from our heroine who saved the city in 1589 when the English, led by Francis Drake, scaled the walls. The three bronze-coated towers of the City Hall glisten in a magnificent colour in the sun. A Coruña is a magical and special city full of calm but with plenty of enjoyable activities and sites within easy reach. The Heritage Site Santiago de Compostela, the Pilgrims Way, Galicia’s Coast of Death, the Cíes Islands, the Ribeira Sacra region, the O Courel rute, the Ézaro waterfall, the Cathedral beach or the impressive and highest coastal cliffs in Galicia located between Cedeira and Cape Ortegal, are some of the places you can enjoy nearby the city.

We warmly welcome you to join us in A Coruña in 2022.

Postponed to July 16-20, 2022

Dear gap junction community,

Unfortunately, we have been forced to postpone the International Gap Junction Conference due to restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, which have deeply affected our lives and countries. On July 2020 the Executive Board of IGJC-2021, in consultation with the European Support Committee and the proposed North America Organizers for IGJC-2023, found it prudent to settle on a new date for the international congress. This was not an easy decision, but it was considered the most appropriate one. We praise our supporters and the entire IGJC community and hope you will join us in the upcoming IGJC to be held in A Coruña, Spain, from 16 to 20 July 2022.

Executive Committee.

María D. Mayán

María D. Mayán

INIBICSpain
Trond Aasen

Trond Aasen

VHIRSpain
Arantxa Tabernero

Arantxa Tabernero

INCYLSpain
Henrique Girao

Henrique Girao

UC
Portugal
Luis Barrio

Luis Barrio

IRYCISSpain