The Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition International Association (TEMTIA) is proud to announce the VI TEMTIA Meeting which will take place from November 13-16, 2013 in Alicante, Spain.

TEMTIA has biennial meetings organized by a local host committee and an international committee, on a rotating basis. Previous meetings were held in Australia, Canada, Poland, USA and Singapore.

The Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) is a basic cellular process by which epithelial cells change phenotype and become invasive cells within a three dimensional matrix.  This process is used by the embryo to generate different tissues, by cancer cells in the first step towards metastasis and it is also activated during the development of organ fibrosis and wound healing. This meeting will be an excellent opportunity to discover the latest experimental approaches and future directions in EMT in health and disease as well as to discuss new data and ideas. The program includes world leaders in different fields and a prominent place is also reserved for poster and oral sessions selected from the abstracts. Last, but not least, attendants will also enjoy Alicante, on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and with excellent communications. Alicante International Airport is only 10 minutes from the city centre and offers national, international scheduled and charter flights. The city has a mild climate all year round, with temperatures that encourage outdoor activities and ensure that the ambience is always extremely pleasant.

The program will highlight recent breakthroughs in some of the hot topics in Epithelial-Mesenchymal transition in health and disease.

1.- Cell/Molecular Biology of EMT
2.- Developmental EMT
3.- Non-transcriptional regulation of EMT
4.- Organ fibrosis and wound repair
5.- Cancer and EMT
6.- Cancer stem cells and reprogramming
7.- Systems and Mathematical modelling
8.- Therapies and drug discovery

We are confident that this meeting will be an excellent occasion to foster fruitful scientific interactions and discussions, and therefore, we look forward to meeting you all in Alicante at TEMTIA 2013

With our best wishes


Prof. Angela Nieto                          
TEMTIA President
On behalf of the organizing Committees