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Fourth Midkine Symposium 

Budapest, Hungary | 28-30 April, 2016


Following the outstanding success of the first three Midkine Symposia held in Sydney, Australia (2010), Istanbul, Turkey (2012), and Kyoto, Japan (2014), we are delighted to announce a Fourth Midkine Symposium to be held in Budapest, Hungary, April 28-30, 2016.

The Symposium will be once again be sponsored by Cellmid Ltd and will be held at the Hungarian Institute of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Budapest. The meeting will be co-hosted by Cellmid and Prof. Péter Ferdinandy, head of the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy, Semmelweis University, Budapest, and founder of Pharmahungary Group.

The objective of the symposium is to provide a unique and pre-eminent forum for midkine researchers to share their findings and engender collaborations. We are inviting researchers actively engaged in the study of midkine, and closely related protein pleiotrophin, from around the world to participate. Also attending will be Cellmid’s partners and collaborators from within the healthcare industry. The meeting will highlight recent developments in midkine biology, plus translational studies aimed at developing novel midkine-based therapies and diagnostics.

Similar to past midkine meetings, there will be two days of scientific presentations and posters, including the latest findings from leading midkine researchers, plus new developments in midkine therapeutics and diagnostics. The third day will consist of a social programme that will create opportunities for in depth discussions between delegates while discovering the amazing sights of historic Budapest. As with past meetings, we hope to foster collaborations and growth in the ‘midkine scientific community’.

We welcome any comments or suggestions that you might have for the conference program, including recommendations of colleagues and other researchers to invite. Comments can be addressed to: conference@cellmid.com.au