I’ve just arrived at the Keystone resort, high in the Rocky mountains, to attend the Keystone symposium on neurological disorders of intracellular trafficking. Should be a fascinating conference, with lots of great speakers. I am presenting some of our data on LRRK2 and autophagy on Thursday morning.
Along with a large number of other authors, Dr Claudia Manzoni and myself are included in the most recent edition of the guidelines for the use and interpretation of assays for monitoring autophagy – a consensus document from the autophagy research community. This is a mammoth paper, over 200 pages long (8 pages of which list the authors!), but is a very useful guide to the use and misuse of assays for autophagy. If you want to learn more, click on the link below: