“19th International p53 Workshop”

Groundbreaking research and cutting-edge advancements in the field of the most studied human gene and most frequently mutated gene in cancer, will take center stage at the 19th International p53 Workshop. The event will gather leading scientists, clinicians, and researchers from around the world providing a unique opportunity to delve into the latest discoveries and innovations related to TP53 biology and explore the intricate role of TP53 in cancer and its potential for transformative impact in oncology.

Invited Speakers

Laura Attardi, Stanford University, California, USA

Matthias Dobbelstein, University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany

Benjamin Greenbaum, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA

Wei Gu, Columbia University Medical Center, Buffalo, NY, USA

Andrei Gudkov, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center,  Buffalo, USA

Pierre Hainaut, Grenoble University, France

Curtis Harris, Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis, NIH, Bethesda, USA

David Lane, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

Laurent Le Cam, INSERM Montpellier Cancer Centre, France

Arnold Levine, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA

Scott Lowe, Sloan Kettering Institute, New Yourk, USA

Guillermina Lozano, MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston, USA

Hua Lu, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA

Xin Lu, University of Oxford, UK

David Malkin, University of Toronto, Canada

Maureen Murphy, The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, USA

Moshe Oren, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Eugenia Piddini, University of Bristol, UK

Carol Prives, Columbia University, New York, USA

Kanaga Sabapathy, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Galina Selivanova, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Andreas Strasser, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Australia

Karen Vousden, Francis Crick Institute, London, UK

Klas Wiman, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden


  • p53 function and dysfunction and
    tissue microenvironment
  • p53 and metabolism
  • p53 and inflammation and immunity
  • p53 isoforms and family members
  • Targeting p53 in human disease

Sponsored by

Deadline for financial assistance application:
1 January 2024

Deadline for abstract submission:
Now extended to 9 March 2024
Talks will be selected from submitted abstracts

Deadline for registration:
Early – 31 January 2024
Regular – 22 April 2024


  • PhD and Post-docs
  • Basic research scientists
  • Clinicians




Early registration by 31 January 2024
Reduced fee*: Euro 450
Regular fee: Euro 600
Industry fee: Euro 750

Registration from 1 February to 22 April 2024
Reduced fee*: Euro 500
Regular fee: Euro 700
Industry fee: Euro 850

Registration fee includes attendance at the meeting, e-book of abstracts and meals as foreseen in the meeting programme.

* Participants eligible for “Reduced fee” are Students and Post-docs who have ended the doctorate by not more than 4 years in May 2024. Proof of qualifying Student or Post-doc status is required. The mandatory Proof of qualifying student status is a document provided by your University/Affiliated Institute on headed paper, dated, and stamped or signed. Please note that you must be enrolled at the date of the Conference to be eligible for the reduced fee.
Please be informed that if the document is missing, your payment and your participation to the course will NOT be confirmed.

Cancellations must be notified to the Organising Secretariat in writing no later than 22 April 2024 (midday Trieste time) and will be subject to a handling fee of Euro 50. After this date refunds cannot be guaranteed.

Deadline for EARLY registration: 31 January 2024 (midday, CEST time)
Deadline for registration: 22 April 2024 (midday, CEST time)

Financial Assistance

Nationals of ICGEB Member States are eligible to apply for an ICGEB grant covering registration fee, accommodation for the duration of the Meeting and meals as per programme; travel is not funded.

Deadline for applications: 1 January 2024 (midday, CEST time)


Selected participants will have the opportunity to present their current research. Abstracts will be considered for either oral or poster presentation.
You must REGISTER for the meeting and complete the PAYMENT of the registration fee BEFORE you submit your abstract.
Abstracts should focus on unpublished material.

Deadline for abstract submission: Now extended to 9 March 2024 (midday, CEST time)


You should reserve your room directly with the hotel or through a booking agency. Please find here list of some of the hotels in the City Centre: 

4* Savoia Excelsior Palace

4* Hilton Doubletree

4* The Modernist Hotel

4* NH Trieste

3* Hotel Roma 

3* Hotel Alla Posta

3* Hotel Milano

3* Hotel Italia

2* Nuovo Albergo Centro

Scientific Organisers

Giannino Del Sal (ICGEB Trieste, University of Trieste and IFOM, Milan, Italy), Lawrence Banks (ICGEB, Trieste, Italy), Giovanni Blandino (Regina Elena National Cancer Institute, Rome, Italy), Gerry Melino (University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy)

Meeting Secretariat

ICGEB Meetings and Courses Unit
Tel: +39-040-3757333 
Fax: +39-040-226555
Email: P53Secretariat@icgeb.org

Meeting Location

How to reach the Trieste Convention Centre:

  • by car: from the city centre/Trieste railway station, take Viale Miramare up to the roundabout that indicates the entrance of the Porto Vecchio. There is a large parking lot free of charge nearby the TCC
  • by bus: line number 6 from the city center/Trieste railway station up to the bus stop ‘Porto Vecchio’ and/or bus stop ‘Viale Miramare/cavalcavia ferroviario’ (railway overpass)
  • by foot: from the Trieste train station it is about 1,5 Kilometres (approx. 20 minute walk)
  • by bike: one of the stations of Bits – Bike Sharing Trieste – is opposite of Magazzino 28 in the Porto Vecchio ‘Polo Mauseale’ (click here for more information)

Trieste Convention Centre
Viale Miramare 24/2
34135 Trieste TS

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