11th European Meeting on Intermediate Filaments and COST ACTION EUROCELLNET MEETING


Welcome to Turku | 9 - 11 June 2019 | EUROIF2019

Cytoskeletal and Mechanical Properties of Intermediate Filaments for Health

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are very happy to invite you to attend the 11th European meeting on Intermediate Filaments that will be held in Turku, Finland 9-11 June 2019. This meeting of the intermediate filament community is held every two years in Europe, and attended by established and young researchers and physicians from all over the world.

Turku is located on the south-west coast of mainland Finland at the gateway to one of the largest archipelagos in the world. Turku can be reached by air to Turku airport, or to Helsinki airport with convenient and frequent trains or bus connections. Ferry boats from Stockholm also arrive directly to Turku.

The meeting will be held in Turku at the Radisson Blu Marina Palace hotel located by the Aura river – a few minutes’ walk from the city center, summer boat terraces, parks and restaurants. During the full 3-day meeting, you will have a unique opportunity to learn about the latest developments in intermediate filament research and meet the experts of the field. The conference will be organized back-to-back with a COST action ”EuroCellNet” meeting on intermediate filaments, and a management committee meeting for the action will take place on June 11 in the late afternoon.

The title of this year’s meeting is “Cellular and Mechanical Properties of Intermediate filaments for Health”. Please keep an eye on this website for updates in the forthcoming weeks.

We are very much looking forward to seeing you in Turku in June 2019! 

Diana Toivola

Program >>

The EUROIF 2019 image and video competition is now open.

Image and video competition >>

Commercial exhibition

A small commercial exhibition will be arranged in connection with the Congress. If you are interested in an exhibition stand or other sponsorship option, please contact the organizers for more information.


Abstract submission opens | March 20, 2019
Registration opens | March, 2019
Abstract submission for oral presentation ends | April 26, 2019
Early registration ends | April 26, 2019
The EUROIF image and video competition deadline | May 6, 2019
Abstract submission for poster presentation ends | May 9, 2019
Late registration ends | May 9, 2019
Early arrival get-together | June 8, 2019 (evening)
EUROIF 2019 and COST EuroCellNet MEETINGS| June 9 - 11, 2019

(invitation process ongoing)

Giulio Agnetti, USA
Pascale Bomont, France
Gisele Bonne, France
Yassemi Capetanaki, Greece
Pierre Coulombe, USA
Sandrine Etienne-Manneville, France
Florian Geisler, Germany
Robert Goldman, USA
Tiina Heliö, Finland
Elly Hol, Netherlands
Sarah Koester, Germany
Jan Lammerding, USA
Birgit Lane, Singapore
Franziska Lautenschlager, Germany
Ohad Medalia, Switzerland
Milos Pekny, Sweden
Dolores Pérez-Sala, Spain
Roy Quinlan, UK
Pavel Strnad, Germany
Joe Swift, UK
Gregory Weber, USA
Jukka Westermarck, Finland

We wish to thank the following partners and sponsors for the support:

COST is supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020