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August 28-31, 2018


Paris, France

Scientific Organizing Committee



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Program Overview

The AHR 2018 Symposium, which is being held for the first time in Paris, will bring together world-renowned scientists in an integrated program to share / discuss the latest knowledge on the role of the aromatic hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) in a wide range of fields. AHR, recognized as a transcription factor activated by many pollutants, responsible for the induction of xenobiotic metabolism enzymes, detects many anthropogenic ligands for some carcinogens or endocrine disrupters. More recently, other functions of this fascinating protein have been described (immune responses, hormonal signaling, cell cycle progression, oxidative stress, inflammation, differentiation, development, apoptosis) as well as new ligands (including endogenous ones) That some of the toxic effects described for environmental molecules could result from endogenous perturbation.

In short, it has become clear that AHR, the key « environmental » receptor, and its numerous ligands for which many interrelations remain to be elucidated, represent a relevant field of study in terms of public and environmental health, toxicology, pharmacology and Biology of development. The themes of the symposium will therefore address many systems / models of pathologies related to environmental toxicology.
The venue of the conference (the new IMAGINE site of the Necker Hospital) will offer many opportunities for interaction to all those who wish to initiate / develop collaborative projects.


Other conferences of interest:

eurotox-congress 2018

SOT  Annual Meeting 2018