The 18th Symposium on Purine and Pyrimidine Metabolism in Man will be held in Lyon, France from 12-14 June 2019

We are pleased to welcome you to this Symposium on nucleobases, nucleosides and nucleotides and their metabolism in a variety of diseases and biomedical research fields. We hope you will participate in scientific discussions and use the opportunity to discover or rediscover the beautiful city of Lyon. On this website, you will find information on registration, abstract submission, travel grants and accommodation. This will be updated with new information until the beginning of the symposium.

The local organizing committee
Lars P Jordheim, Charles Dumontet, Suzanne Peyrottes & Laurent Chaloin

Symposium Infomation:

The venue
The PP19 will be held at the International Agency of Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon situated at 150 Cours Albert Thomas, 69008 Lyon. Phone: +33 4 72 73 84 85. The site is easily accessible with public transport (Metro, Tram and Bus at Grange Blanche - click here for a transport map of Lyon).


You can download the detailed program and abstracts. Please notice that this program can still be modified.

 Tuesday June 11th 2019  
 18.00-22.00  Welcome cocktail for early arrivals
Le Sherrington, 204B avenue des Freres Lumiere
 Wednesday June 12th 2019  The Auditorium, IARC
 8.30-8.40  Opening
 8.40-10.40  Session 1
Enzymes in purine and pyrimidine metabolism 1
 10.40-11.00  Coffee break
 11.00-13.00  Session 2
Drug development and targeting in purine and pyrimidine metabolism
 13.00-14.30  Lunch and Poster session 1
 14.30-16.00  Session 3
Purines and pyrimidines in cancer 1
 16.00-16.00  Coffee break
 16.30-17.15  Session 4
Purine and pyrimidine pools
 17.15-18.15  Anne Simmonds Memorial Lecture
Monika Loeffler, Marburg
This lecture is sponsored by PUMPA
 19.30  Departure for dinner
 20.00-23.30  Symposium dinner
Dinner Cruise on the rivers Rhone and Saone
 Thursday June 13th 2019  The Auditorium, IARC
 9.00-11.00  Session 5
Enzymes in purine and pyrimidine metabolism 2
 11.00-11.35  Coffee break
 11.35-13.00  Session 6
Inborn errors of purine and pyrimidine metabolism 1
 13.00-14.30  Lunch and Poster session 2
 14.30-16.00  Session 7
Purines and pyrimidines in cancer 2
 17.00-18.30  Sightseeing in the old city of Lyon
 19.30-21.00  PPS Board Meeting
 Friday June 14th 2019  The Auditorium, IARC
 8.30-9.50  Session 8
Inborn errors of purine and pyrimidine metabolism 2
 9.50-11.00  PPS General assembly
 11.00-11.30  Coffee break
 11.30-13.00  Session 9
Advances in gout and dysuricemia
 13.00-14.30  Lunch and Poster session 3
 14.30-16.00  Session 10
Purines and pyrimidines in cancer 3
 16.00  Coffee break and break up

Invited Scientists:
- Mark Rider, Brussels
- Caius Radu, Los Angeles
- Mounira Amor-Gueret, Paris
- Sylvain Latour, Paris
- Tormod Bjaanes Karlsen, Bergen
- Santiago Ramon-Maiques, Madrid

Authors whose abstract has been selected for poster presentation have been informed. Posters should be prepared as vertical posters with dimensions of 80 cm x 120 cm (A0). Best poster presentations will receive prizes as indicated here.

The following hotels have been contacted and have rooms for PP19 attendees. They are all in walking distance from the venue. Please indicate that you are participating to PP19 when booking.

   Rate  Breakfast  Contact information
 Hotel Mercure
69 cours Albert Thomas - 69003 Lyon
 152 euros for single  Included  +33 4 78 53 76 76
 Lagrange Apart'hotel
81/85 cours Albert Thomas - 69003 Lyon
 Complete    +33 4 87 76 28 00
 B&B Lyon Monplaisir
9 rue Antoine Lumiere - 69008 Lyon
 70 euros for double or twin  6.15 euros  +33 4 78 77 34 18
 Hotel Le Lumiere
26 rue Villon - 69008 Lyon
 79 euros  Included  +33 4 78 00 61 81

Please go to this website to find other hotels if needed.

Travel grants for young investigators
Students and post-docs (up til 4 years after PhD) could apply for travel grants before April 20th 2019. Applicants will be informed shortly and the grants will be given during the symposium.

Upon registration, please fill out and return this file . Registration fees are as following and should be payed directly to the bank account hereunder or through the PayPal link hereunder. As the symposium is limited to 120 participants, we encourage early registration.

   Before April 15 2019  After April 15 2019
 Student members*  250 euros  350 euros
 PPS members**  350 euros  450 euros
 Non members  450 euros  550 euros

*Please join the copy of valid student card or a confirmation letter from the supervisor
**PPS members are defined as a person who has paid the membership fee to the Purine and Pyrimidine Society

To become a member of PPS, please fill out the membership form available on the Society's website and pay the membership fees by bank account or PayPal.

Account number: 1605 285 77
IBAN NL15RABO 0160528577
Purine and Pyrimidine Society, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Bank address: RABO Bank Den Haag, Bezuidenhoutseweg 5, 2594 AB 's Gravenhage, The Netherlands

Payment of registration fee (after 15th April 2019)

Registration fee (after 15th April 2019)

* Please send us the copy of valid student card or a confirmation letter from the supervisor.

The organizers are grateful for the financial support obtained from our sponsors