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.

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.

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

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.