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Biol Cell. 2017 Sep;109(9):339-353. doi: 10.1111/boc.201700026. Epub 2017 Aug 22.

Meeting after meeting: 20 years of discoveries by the members of the Exocytosis-Endocytosis Club.

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Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM), U1016, Institut Cochin, Paris, France.
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), UMR 8104, Paris, France.
Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Paris, France.
Institut des Neurosciences Cellulaires et Intégratives, CNRS UPR3212, Université de Strasbourg, France.
INSERM, Chris - Straße raus?!, 75654, Paris, Cedex 13, France.
CNRS, UMR 8250, Paris, France.
Institut Curie - Centre de Recherche, PSL Research University, Membrane Dynamics and Mechanics of Intracellular Signaling Laboratory, Paris, France.
CNRS, UMR 3666, Paris, France.
INSERM, U1143, Paris, France.


Twenty years ago, a group of French cell biologists merged two scientific clubs with the aim of bringing together researchers in the fields of Endocytosis and Exocytosis. Founded in 1997, the first annual meeting of the Exocytosis Club was held in 1998. The Endocytosis Club held quarterly meetings from its founding in 1999. The first joint annual meeting of the Exocytosis-Endocytosis Club took place in Paris in April, 2001. What started as a modest gathering of enthusiastic scientists working in the field of cell trafficking has gone from strength to strength, rapidly becoming an unmissable yearly meeting, vividly demonstrating the high quality of science performed in our community and beyond. On the occasion of the 20th meeting of our club, we want to provide historic insight into the fields of exocytosis and endocytosis, and by extension, to subcellular trafficking, highlighting how French scientists have contributed to major advances in these fields. Today, the Exocytosis-Endocytosis Club represents a vibrant and friendly community that will hold its 20th meeting at the Presqu'Ile de Giens, near Toulon in the South of France, on May 11-13, 2017.


Cell polarity; Endocytosis/exocytosis; Endosomes; Intracellular compartmentalisation; Lysosomes

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