About Us

The meetings of the European Calcium Society take place every other year and are a well-attended prestigious meeting in the field of calcium signalling. They attract a large international audience and put an emphasis on supporting early career researchers by supplying a large number of travel fellowships and sponsoring a one-day junior ECS (jECS) meeting on the day prior to the start of the main meeting. 

The 2024 jECS and main ECS meeting will take place in Cambridge from 31st August – 4th September 2024.  We are aiming at about 250 registrants from across the world. The invited speakers are eminent and emerging international researchers from top institutes and universities covering several aspects of calcium signalling. 

Intracellular calcium signals coordinate a plethora of key cellular functions. Intracellular calcium homeostasis and dynamics are controlled by a complex network of channels, pumps, exchangers, buffering proteins, thereby effecting cellular processes through calcium-dependent proteins and enzymes, collectively called the “calcium-signaling toolkit”. While the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) serves as the main intracellular calcium-storage organelle, several other organelles contribute to intracellular calcium storage such as lysosomes and/or are affected by ER-derived calcium fluxes such as mitochondria through membrane-contact sites. During the past years, novel insights in the molecular composition, cellular function and accessory proteins of the calcium-signaling toolkit have emerged with ground-breaking and novel findings & insights published in high-ranking journals. Moreover, it has become increasingly clear that dysregulation of intracellular calcium homeostasis and dynamics is an early hallmark and/or driver of a wide spectrum of pathophysiological & disease conditions. For instance, several oncogenes and tumor suppressors exploit calcium-transport systems to promote malignant cell survival and/or enhance cell death resistance. Moreover, several diseases for which the molecular basis was elusive have been found to have a genetic basis with driver mutations in genes encoding calcium-transport systems. Hence, this the focus of our workshop on the role of the calcium-signaling toolkit in cell function, health & disease is highly timely and is poised to spark a lot of enthusiasm across disciplines.

Given your commercial activities, we would hope that this meeting offers an excellent opportunity to reach out to the top labs & top scientists attending this meeting.

Therefore, we have set up a sponsoring program with different possibilities. However, if you would prefer another format or your sponsoring budgets may not immediately fit in the schedule, you should not hesitate to contact us for further information to work something out. We are very happy to discuss this further and explore opportunities to collaborate with you.

I hope you find this an exciting opportunity and really look forward to your positive response!

Best wishes,

Dr Ana Rossi

in name of the organizing team

Sponsoring levels

Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Logo size Small Medium Medium Large
Listed / logo display in abstract book x x x x
Full page in abstract book (A4) x x x
Display of logo on web site meeting x x x x
Display of logo at start conference and during meeting x x x x
Mentioning during opening ceremony x x x
Provided promotion material distributed in conference bag/tables x x x
Sponsorship of invited speaker lecture x
Sponsorship of scientific session x
Sponsoring total (euro)   750 1500 2250 3000
Optional: Company Talk (euro) OR booth incl. registration of 1 person   1550 1500 1350 1200
Sponsoring + Booth or talk   2300 3000 3600 4200

For all information, as well as for informing us about your decision and/or for further discussions on the modalities: please contact [email protected] 

Invited speakers (all confirmed)

  1. TBA (university): Talk title


Invited speakers cover a broad range of Ca2+ research from across the globe. The international speakers are from different career stages from emerging postdocs up to established, senior principle investigators. The selection of invited speakers has also been established with respect for equity, diversity and inclusion. Moreover, gender balance has been aimed for so that speakers from the same gender were within the 33-66% range.