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Coming IN-PERSON in 2022!! 9th ISCaM Annual Meeting in Torino, Italy

Click here for more informations on the host city (Turin, Italy), the venue, accommodation options and key deadlines.


About Us

The mission of ISCaM (ex ISPDC, International Society for Proton Dynamics in Cancer) is to improve communication and to foster collaborative activities and research programs between European and non European scientists engaged in acidity, proton dynamics, metabolism and microenvironment in cancer research. ISCaM can consolidate, co-ordinate and facilitate International collaboration, facilitate translation of research to clinical development, and fundraise for Networking activities, scientific programs and projects, scientists mobility, young scientists grants and carrier programs.


Our Mission

Our mission is to advocate and effectively promote our approach to cancer therapy in the scientific community, social community, Funding Agencies, Governments, and stimulate translation into clinical applications.
To create a critical mass of scientists engaged in research activities on Metabolism in Cancer.
To gain visibility at National, European and International level.
To duly raise the necessary awareness of both the scientific community and society.
To attract resources to finance and conduct research in the field of metabolism in cancer.
To be recognized as an important counterpart for the European Commission, funding agencies and Industry.
To represent the main scientific stakeholder in the field.


Board Members

Gyorgy Szabadkai


Professor of Physiology at the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University College London; Associate Professor at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padua and Satellite Group Leader at Francis Crick Institute of London.
His research focuses on understanding how mitochondria provide adaptation during the development of heterogeneous and chemoresistant tumours by studying the transcriptional program underlying mitochondrial biogenesis and the associated metabolic phenotype of cancer subtypes. His research groups use advanced imaging approaches at the UCL campus and perform metabolomic profiling of in vivo tumour models at the Crick institute. He co-founded the Consortium for Mitochondrial Research at UCL

Stine Falsig Pedersen

Past president

Professor at the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Copenhagen.
Main research interests of Prof. Pedersen are regulation, physiology, and pathophysiology of pH regulatory ion transport proteins, in particular with respect to their roles in cell motility and cancer development, and in structure-function studies of the Na+/H+ exchanger NHE1 and the Na+,HCO3cotransporter NBCn.

Paolo Porporato


Research associate at the Department of Molecular Biotechnologies at the University of Torino. Following a postdoctoral experience at Université catholique de Louvain in defining the metabolic determinants of tumor metastasis, he is currently  working on defining the impact of metabolism on the progression of cancer cachexia. 

Fatima Baltazar


Associate Professor of Pharmacology at the School of Medicine, University of Minho, Principal Investigator at ICVS (Life and Health Sciences Research Institute) and Coordinator of the Surgical Sciences Research Domain. Fatima’s current research interest is on cancer glycolytic metabolism, especially on monocarboxylate transporters, focusing on the discovery of new cancer prognostic biomarkers and exploitation of therapeutic targets.

Alessandro Carrer

Board Member

Group Leader at the Veneto Institute of Molecular Medicine (VIMM) in Padua. Alessandro investigates metabolic dependencies and their impact on epigenomic reprogramming during pancreatic carcinogenesis. 

He trained at University of Pennsylvania and his lab employs mouse transgenics to dissect metabolic and epigenomic perturbations that lead to tumor onset.

Pawel Swietach

Board Member

Elena Rainero

Board Member

Elena Rainero is a lecturer at the University of Sheffield and a Cancer Research UK Fellow. Her research focuses on understanding how the extracellular matrix supports breast cancer cell growth and metabolism. 

Cyril Corbet

Board Member

Research associate from the F.R.S.-FNRS in the Pole of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at UCLouvain in Brussels. Cyril’s research focus is the understanding of the metabolic preferences in relapse-supporting cancer cells and the interplay with the tumor microenvironment along tumor evolution, through the use of patient-derived tumor xenograts and organoid models.

Margherita Cortini


Tenure-track scientist at the Department for Research, Innovation and Technology of the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital (Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli) in Bologna, Italy. Margherita’s research focus is the understanding of the interaction between tumor and stromal cells and their reciprocal metabolic reprogramming during primary and metastatic tumor growth.


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and enjoy our benefits

Reduced registration fee for ISCaM congresses

Eligibility to apply for all ISCaM grants and awards

Publish your press and newsletters or the abstracts of your papers on ISCaM web site


Price Table


Student - PhD - Post Doc*

€30 /year

€70 /three years

* not more than 5 years after PhD, as proved by a certification letter signed by the tutor.



€100 /year

€250 /three years

Payment with bank transfer 

Complete the registration form and send it by e-mail to together with the document relative to the bank transfer*.
For reduced fee you should also enclose a certification letter signed by the tutor.

Pay on the bank account:
Address: AGENZIA N.6 BOLOGNA, via G. Massarenti 228
IBAN: IT13E0538702598000002394000

Object/justification: ISCaM2022 membership “name” + “last name”**.

As a confirmation of your payment you will receive a regular receipt from ISCaM secretariat.

* pay attention! This step is very important.
** pay attention! Specify your last name or we cannot associate the payment to you.

Payment with credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express

Send an e-mail to with the Object/justification: ISCaM2016 membership “name” + “last name”. You can enclose the form or simply write in the text your country of origin, your Insitution, and the type of registration (Regular or Reduced). For reduced fee you should also enclose a certification letter signed by the tutor. As a reply, you will receive an email with a pro-forma invoice with the link for the payment with credit card.

Click on the link and follow the instruction*.

As a confirmation of your payment you will receive a regular receipt from ISCaM secretariat within 10 working days.

* pay attention! If you do not want to register to Paypal, you can choose “Pay with a debit or credit card” and NOT “Pay with my PayPal account”.


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