Biomedical Transporter Conferences
Initiated as a collaboration between the Harvard medical School and the University of Zürich, the Biomedical Transporters Conferences (BMT) have been since 1999 a reference event in the field of membrane transporters. Since 2005, the bi-annual conferences have been organised by Matthias Hediger (NCCR TransCure initiator and former director). The NCCR TransCure has been supporting the conference so far, and has been officially co-organising the 2019 edition in Lucerne.
The Biomedical Transporters Conferences attract typically 150-200 participants from all over the world from both academia and industry. This mix of expertise allows for a fruitful scientific, interdisciplinary dialogue to advance the frontiers of membrane transporter research. A special focus is on the physiology/pathophysiology of transporters and on drug development based on the use of transporters as drug targets for several human diseases.
BMTs strive for gender equity among speakers and include dedicated sessions to equal opportunities. Finally, the conferences encompass social events in the best Swiss locations to further foster interactions among the participants.
Read more about the Biomedical Transporters Conferences and take a look at some impressions of Lucerne 2019.
The next BMT conference will be in 2021 (location will be announced soon).