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23–26 September 2018 ComBio2018

Darling Harbour Sydney

We are glad to inform you that Cells will be attending ComBio2018. If you will also attend this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (Booth # 12).
Provisional Conference Themes includes:
Plant Biology
Developmental, Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
Immunology, Infection, Host
Proteins and Structural Biology
Omics, Epigenetics and Bioinformatics
Cell Biology and Signalling
Biochemistry and Metabolism
Emerging Technologies
We look forward to welcoming you to Sydney.


23–26 October 2018 2018 Champalimaud Research Symposium

Lisbon, Portuga

The goal of the Symposium is to define and address the challenges present in developing theory-oriented quantitative approaches to understanding the behaviour of organisms, the function and structure of their nervous systems, and the emergence of organization in complex adaptive systems. Seminars will span a range of levels from pure theory to data analysis and experimental work. As well as highlighting detailed investigations of specific problems, talks will emphasize the identification of general principles and key theoretical frameworks that should lay the foundation of the neuroscience and biology of the future.


23–28 June 2019 Genetic, Molecular and Physical Views of Genomes and Their Organizational Principles

Jordan Hotel at Sunday River, 27 Grand Circle, Newry, ME, US

The information in chromosomes - nucleic acid sequences of long chromosomal DNAs - controls the lives of all organisms. Far from being inert genetic data storage elements, chromosomes are increasingly being seen as highly dynamic organelles involved in a wide range of cellular functions. Chromosome biology is an interdisciplinary field studied by a large and diverse set of scientists using a broad set of experimental methods, with just the past few years having seen remarkable steps forward in our molecular understanding of how chromosomes are organized by the cell. This GRC aims to bring together the leaders of this field to share their cutting-edge results and to work together to further develop interdisciplinary approaches that and seed further advances in the understanding of chromosome structure and dynamics.


26–27 June 2017 10th International Conference on Cancer Stem Cells and, Regenerative Medicine

London, UK

Allied Academics welcomes all the attendees, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and other research expertise from all over the world to the "10th International Conference on Cancer Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine” (Cancer Stem Cells-2017) which is going to be held during June 26-27, 2017 in London,UK. We are very much honoured to invite you all to exchange and share your views and experience on Caner Stem Cells: Targeting the roots of Cancer-Cancer Stem Cells-2017. We invite you to join us at the Cancer Stem Cells-2017, where you will be sure to have a meaningful experience with scholars from around the world. All members of the Cancer Stem Cells-2017 organizing committee look forward to meeting you in London, UK. Cancer Stem Cells 2017 is a platform to fulfil the prevailing gaps in the transformation of this science of hope, to serve promptly with solutions to all in the need. Cancer Stem Cells 2017 will have an anticipated participation of 120+ delegates across the world to discuss the conference goal.


9–11 October 2017 2017 Champalimaud Research Symposium: Physiology from Development to Disease

Lisbon, Portugal

The Symposium will be a single-track scientific meeting with 14 invited speakers. It will focus on modern physiology in development, aging, immunity and cancer, bridging cutting edge biology research with disease oriented research, and will feature a keynote lecture from Professor Bob Horvitz, winner of the 2002 Prize in Physiology or Medicine, shared with Sydney Brenner and John Sulston, “for their discoveries concerning genetic regulation of organ development and programmed cell death”.


12–13 February 2018 LS² Annual Meeting 2018

Amphipôle/Amphimax, University of Lausanne (UNIL)

It is our pleasure to invite you to the LS2 Annual Meeting 2018 with the topic "Metabolism & Signaling in the Life Sciences", held on the 12th and 13th of February, 2018 at the Amphimax/Amphipôle Campus of the University of Lausanne. The LS2 Annual Meeting brings together scientists from all nations and backgrounds to explore the large spectrum united under the umbrella of Life Sciences.

Cells sponsored the Autophagy poster prize. This prize also includes a free publication of a manuscript in "Cells" in 2018 (that is equal to 550 CHF).


19–21 March 2018 2018 Dynamic Cell

Manchester Conference Centre, UK

This conference is the flagship event for 2018 and provides a unique forum to network and socialise with the cell biology community.

The meeting features a plenary talk by Tony Hyman and five symposia with an outstanding line up of speakers from around the world and many opportunities for oral communications selected from abstracts. The symposia topics are: (1) cytoskeletal dynamics, (2) cell-cell communication, (3) cell migration and the extracellular matrix, (4) cytoskeletal regulation of cell division, and (5) imaging and probing cell functions.

The meeting also includes four medal lectures from the BSCB Hooke Medal and the BSCB Women in Cell Biology winners as well as 2 prizes from the Biochemical Society. They have a dedicated early career symposium, which is organised by the BSCB postdoc and student representative. The meeting includes several well-attended, lively and stimulating poster sessions and social events (including the conference dinner and party).


29 May–3 June 2018 RNA Society 23rd Annual Meeting

Berkeley, CA, USA

The RNA Society is pleased to invite you to its 23rd annual meeting, to be held in Berkeley, California from May 29 to June 3, 2018. As before, the meeting aims to bring together the community of RNA scientists and showcase the cutting edge of RNA science. The meeting will take place on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley is an academic capital on the West Coast of the United States and will be a vibrant background for our meeting.


2–6 October 2009 EMBO Conference on Morphogenesis and Dynamics of Multicellular Systems

Heidelberg, Germany

The conference will deal with seven topics over a period of 4 days:

1. Cell Surface Mechanics
2. Collective Migration
3. Organ Morphogenesis
4. Cancer as a Morphogenetic Process
5. Increasing and Decreasing Order within Tissues
6. New Methodologies for Addressing Tissue Dynamics (+Panel Discussion).
7. Coupling Morphogenetic Domains across the Developing Embryo (+Panel Discussion).

The last two topics will include a panel discussion to allow sufficient opportunity to explore future ideas.


18–21 October 2009 Autophagy - Cell Biology, Physiology & Pathology

Monte Verita, Ascona, Switzerland

Autophagy is a tightly regulated catabolic process required for recycling of cytoplasmic components and organelles, and the clearance of intracellular pathogens. It plays an important role in cell differentiation, development and adaptation to environmental stresses such as starvation.

- The autophagic machinery
- Molecular mechanistics in autophagy
- Selective Autophagy and Organelle Degradation
- Ubiquitination and Autophagy
- Signalling and Membrane Dynamics in Autophagy
- Regulation and Physiology of Autophagy
- Autophagy in Health and Disease


5 March 2010 Regulatory T cells in inflammatory and infectious diseases: new horizons for old friends

Leolin Price Lecture Theatre, UCL, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford St, London, WC1N 1EH, UK

This meeting will provide an update on phenotypic and functional aspects of regulatory T cells, aiming to inform, educate and entertain. Presentations will be delivered by world-class leaders in their respective fields and a lively discussion will follow each series of talks. Coupled with the pleasant ambience and modern facilities of the venue, this event promises to be one not to be missed.


17–18 March 2010 RNAi 2010 - 5th International Oxford RNAi Conference

St. Hilda\'s College, Oxford, UK

The 5th Annual Oxford RNAi Conference, RNAi2010, will address most aspects of biology and application of RNA interference, and welcomes proposals on endogenous and exogenous roles of small RNAs in gene regulation, health and disease. We also invite proposals addressing technical advances in siRNA selection, chemical manipulations, delivery and bioinformatics tools.


15 April 2010 Advances in Cell Culture Technology

BioPark Hertfordshire, Broadwater Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 3AX, UK

"After our very successful Developments in cell culture technology to enhance cell growth in vitro meeting that took place May 2008 we are pleased to announce this follow up which will again be chaired by Dr Stefan Przyborski, School of Biological and Biomedical Science, Durham University, UK."


12–15 May 2010 Stem Cells, Tissue Homeostasis and Cancer

EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

The conference series aims to incorporate basic, translational and clinical aspects of stem cell research into a single framework. The mechanisms that generate and maintain mammalian embryonic and tissue-specific stem cell populations will be discussed, as will the application of this knowledge to regenerative medicine and cancer biology. In particular, the role of induced pluripotentcy and cancer stem cells will be highlighted. Non-mammalian model systems will be included as they provide strong forward genetics, and also opportunities for in vivo pharmacological screening. The goal is to give participants an overview of the model systems and scientific and logistic framework involved in gaining and exploiting basic knowledge of stem cell biology.


27 June–2 July 2010 The 9th Gordon Conference on Cell Biology of the Neuron

Waterville Valley Resort, NH 03215, USA

Cellular and molecular neurobiology has emerged as one of the most exciting and rapidly moving fields in contemporary biology. The field has gained tremendous progress in recent years as the results of rapid technological advances in microscopy and genomics, and of interdisciplinary collaborations using a diverse set of approaches. The meeting will present cutting-edge research on the molecular and cellular aspects of the structure and function of the neuron and the synapse. The tentative session topics include development, function and plasticity of the synapse, intracellular transport of signaling molecules and ion channels, and single-molecule imaging of synapse dynamics. In addition, relevance to medical applications will be covered throughout the conference as an integral part of the presentation. Invited speakers represent a variety of scientific disciplines, including molecular genetics, cell biology, physiology, structural biology, and imaging. The Conference will also provide ample opportunities for junior scientists and graduate students to present their work in poster format and exchange ideas with leaders in the field. Members of under-represented minority groups are especially encouraged to attend. To ensure that the latest and most exciting results are presented, some poster presenters will be selected for short talks. The collegial atmosphere of this Conference, with programmed discussion sessions as well as opportunities for informal gatherings in the afternoons and evenings, provides an avenue for scientists from different disciplines to brainstorm and promotes cross-disciplinary collaborations in the various research areas represented.


5–7 September 2010 Current Opinion in Cellular Host-Pathogen Interactions

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Current Opinion in Cellular Host-Pathogen Interactions is the first in a new and exciting series of conferences sponsored by the timely and popular Current Opinion journals. These conferences provide a new level of direct interaction between the leaders in the scientific field and the attending delegates. Emphasis will be placed on latest unpublished results, extended discussion periods and direct interactions with leaders in the field.

The first Current Opinion Conference is dedicated to host-pathogen interactions. The conference will cover all areas of molecular and clinical research within this topic including pathogen invasion, adaptation, host defense, pathogen life cycle and immune system response.


5–7 December 2010 Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell 2010

Shanghai, China

Regenerative medicine and stem cell constitute a huge industry of medical technology and services, which is led to the Multi-disciplinary Cross Action and cooperation, such as life sciences, biological materials, computer control, bioinformatics, clinical medicine, and become a new driving forces of international bio-high-tech areas. And it has a perspective to form a biotechnology industry chain with the development of regenerative medicine industry as the center, which will be one of the high-tech industries with the huge potential in 21 century. RMSC is designed to offer a platform for promoting international exchanges and strengthening cooperation in science and technology involved in regenerative medicine and stem cell, which offered excellent opportunities for participants to get the lasted research progress, seek cooperation and gain the new ideas through the communicate with international experts.


23–28 January 2011 The Evolution of Protein Phosphorylation

Keystone Resort, Keystone, Colorado, USA

Meeting Summary

Major progress has been made in defining the basis of signaling in eukaryotic cells both with respect to the function and structure of protein modules that are involved in signaling and how these proteins are organized into pathways and networks that are used to regulate cellular responses to extracellular and intracellular stimuli. Through intensive studies over the past 40 years protein phosphorylation has become one of the best understood signaling mechanisms. Most of what has been learned has been derived from studies of a few model organisms, which have taught us that several major signal transduction pathways are conserved in evolution. The recent flood of new eukaryotic genome sequences has engendered significant interest in understanding the evolution of the protein kinases and phosphatases and other signaling proteins involved in protein phosphorylation (e.g. where did tyrosine kinases come from?). In addition, the explosion of phosphoproteomic data from multiple organisms (including prokaryotes) indicates that the majority of proteins in the cell may be phosphorylated, leading to questions such as whether all the detected phosphorylation events are functional, and how this can be addressed, especially for highly phosphorylated proteins. Our increasingly systems-based understanding of the genes involved in phosphorylation signaling and the identification of the full spectrum of proteins that are reversibly phosphorylated now makes it possible to ask to what extent phosphorylation of specific sites or regions is conserved during evolution, which may provide important functional insights. In addition to these topics, the meeting would cover the evolution of protein kinases and phosphatases and key signaling modules, such as the SH2 and SH3 domains, and the evolution of protein phosphorylation in prokaryotes and plants and how their systems differ from those in animals. A number of other topics, such as the functional conservation of orthologous proteins involved in phosphorylation, whether phosphorylation network architecture has been conserved, and the evolutionary function of conserved pseudokinases, would be discussed. Clearly for this topic it is particularly important to have as broad a representation as possible from the different areas of protein phosphorylation, we have selected speakers working on a wide range of eukaryotic and prokaryotic organisms in order to emphasize the evolution and conservation of protein phosphorylation.


20–25 February 2011 Stem Cells & Cancer (Gordon Research Conference)

Ventura Beach Marriott, Ventura, CA, USA

The 2011 Gordon Conference on Stem cells and Cancer will present cutting-edge research on the cellular and molecular mechanisms controlling self-renewal and differentiation of both normal and cancer stem cells. Cumulative evidence indicates that cancer stem cells are responsible for the growth and spread of tumors. Expansion of normal stem cells is under tight genetic and epigenetic control. Cancer stem cells have escaped these limitations resulting in expansion of the self-renewing cell populations. The goals of this meeting are to present the most current research into the cellular and molecular biology of normal and cancer stem cells. Topics that will be explored in this meeting are cancer stem cell microenvironmental interactions, self-renewal regulation in normal and malignant stem cells, cellular reprogramming mechanisms, new markers for stem cells and cancer stem cells and cancer stem cells as therapeutic targets. The conference will bring together key investigators at the forefront of stem cell research and will provide opportunities for postdocs and graduate students to present their work in poster sessions and in a selected set of short talks. There will be ample opportunity for discussions and informal interactions to help promote cross-disciplinary interactions and foster collaborations between stem cell researchers world-wide.


5–9 March 2011 Biophysical Society 55th Annual Meeting

The Baltimore Convention Center, Maryland, USA

Join over 6,500 biophysicists in academia, government and industry from around the world. The Annual Meeting offers a variety of scientific symposia, platforms, and poster sessions as well as special functions like career workshops & panels, policy events, and student activities. Arthur Horwich from Yale University will present this year's National Lecture.


14–15 February 2012 1st Biotechnology World Congress

Dubai, UAE

This unique international conference provides a platform for researchers and decision makers in biotechnology to present their latest findings and learn about all the important developments in biotechnology. Four Nobel Laureates and many world renowned experts will participate at the conference.

The conference will cover the translational nature of biotechnological research, with emphasis on both the basic science as well as its applications in industry and academia. Presentations will include latest researches, business development, strategic alliances, partnering trends, product opportunities, growth business models and strategies, licensing and pharmaceutical biotechnology (e.g. vaccines, CNS, cancer, antibodies), medical biotechnology, industrial biotechnology, bioprocess engineering, protein engineering, plant and environmental technologies, transgenic plant and crops, bioremediation, and microbial diversity research.

Throughout the course of the two day conference, you will have the opportunity to both network and hear leaders from the international academic and corporate biotechnology communities.

The conference is organized by Eureka Science with the support of the Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE, and it focuses on the interdisciplinary fields of biotechnology.


14–15 June 2012 Apoptosis and Cancer

Cambridge, UK

A failure of cells to undergo apoptosis is a common feature of many cancers. During the last 20 years, work in many laboratories has led to the identification and understanding of many of the key players involved in apoptosis. This conference will highlight recent developments in our current understanding of the cellular role of some of these proteins as well as how our knowledge of the basic cellular apoptotic pathways is being used to develop targeted cancer chemotherapeutic agents. Particular attention will be paid to novel agents  that are currently in development or early clinical trials to exploit our understanding of the Bcl-2 family, the p53 family, death receptors and  inhibitor of apoptosis proteins (IAPs).  Discussion sessions will involve members from academia as well as industry.


17–22 June 2012 Molecular & Cellular Neurobiology

Hong Kong, China

The 2012 Gordon Research Conference on Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology will facilitate the interaction of global neuroscientists to demystify brain function and explicate the causes of brain disorders. The meeting will bring together neuroscientists working at the forefront of the molecular and cellular basis of neuronal polarity, circuitry assembly and function, mechanisms of plasticity, molecular basis of behavior, regenerative neuroscience, and brain disorders, allow for in-depth discussion of most recent advances and stimulate the interdisciplinary and international collaboration. The Conference will provide opportunities for junior scientists and graduate students to present their work in poster format and exchange ideas with leaders in the field. Some poster presenters will be selected for short talks. The 2012 Conference will offer the first Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology that is attended only by students and post-doctoral fellows and an invited keynote speaker. The collegial atmosphere of this Conference, with programmed discussion sessions as well as opportunities for informal gatherings in the afternoons and evenings, provides an avenue for scientists from different disciplines to brainstorm and promotes cross-disciplinary collaborations in the various research areas of neuroscience.


24–29 June 2012 Cell Biology of the Neuron

Waterville Valley, NH, USA

Neuronal cell biology has emerged as one of the most exciting and rapidly moving fields in contemporary biology. The 10th Gordon Conference on Cell Biology of the Neuron will be held on June 24 - June 29, 2012 at Waterville Valley Resort, NH. Recent technological advances in microscopy and genomics have transformed cell biological studies of the nervous system, providing detailed insights into the structure and function of synapses, neurons and circuits. The goal of this conference is to facilitate interdisciplinary and integrative approaches to uncovering basic cell biological mechanisms underlying the formation, function, plasticity and dynamics of neurons and neural circuits. Topic sessions will focus on synapse formation, synaptic transmission, RNA-based mechanisms of neuronal function and plasticity, intracellular transport, and regeneration. Relevance to human neuropsychiatric disease will be addressed throughout the program sessions. Invited speakers represent a variety of scientific disciplines, including molecular genetics, cell biology, physiology, bioinformatics, and imaging. The Conference will also provide ample opportunities for junior scientists and graduate students to present their work in poster format and to exchange ideas with leaders in the field. Members of under-represented minority groups are especially encouraged to attend. To ensure that the latest and most exciting results are presented, some poster presenters will be selected for short talks. The collegial atmosphere of this Conference, with programmed discussion sessions as well as opportunities for informal gatherings in the afternoons and evenings, provides an avenue for scientists from different disciplines to brainstorm and promotes cross-disciplinary collaborations in the various research areas represented.


5 July 2012 Inducing and Breaking Tolerogenic Dendritic Cell Function

London, UK

Professional antigen-presenting cells (APC) such as dendritic cells (DC) and macrophages play a critical role in the initiation and maintenance of a T cell-mediated immune response. APC are essential for T cell priming, differentiation and activation in lymphoid tissue and at sites of inflammation. Understanding the molecular mechanisms via which APC function can be controlled may give novel insights into how T cell mediated immunity may be induced or blocked. This meeting will highlight current research aimed at inducing APC with tolerogenic function in order to treat inflammatory disease (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis) as well as work aimed at boosting the immunostimulatory function of APC in the context of cancer. The meeting will also highlight recent progress on the suppressive effects of CD4+ regulatory T cells on APC function, and how these can be overcome.


5–10 August 2012 Plant Cell Walls — Cell Wall Research in a Post-Genome World

Waterville, ME, USA

The cell walls of plants play critical roles in numerous aspects of their growth and development, responses to the environment and interactions with other organisms. Plant walls also provide sources of food, fiber and a spectrum of biomaterials. Most notably, the last few years have seen a major resurgence of interest in wall biology as a consequence of their enormous potential as a bioenergy resource. Accordingly, the 2012 Gordon Conference of Plant Cell Walls will cover a broad range of topics that are aimed at attracting researchers interested in both basic and applied aspects of the field. The sub-theme of this year’s meeting, ‘Cell Wall Research in a Post-Genome World’, will be a consideration of the dramatic technological changes that have occurred in the three years since the previous cell wall Gordon Conference in the area of DNA sequencing. New generation sequencing technologies are revolutionizing essentially every aspect of the life sciences and we are now in an era where access to huge amounts of genome and gene expression data are readily available and at low cost. What are the consequences of this paradigm shift to the study of plant cell walls? What are questions related to the structure, function and practical applications of cell walls that could not previously be addressed, but are now within our reach? Are we witnessing the end of ‘model organisms’? Will biodiversity be the next major frontier of wall research? How can we best translate sequence information into enhanced understanding of fundamental cell wall biology and biochemistry? In addition to sequencing, such questions will be asked in the context of a wealth of other innovative technologies that are being brought to bear on wall biology at unprecedented levels of resolution and at many temporal and spatial scales: molecular, cellular, organismal and evolutionary. This meeting will serve as a major forum for scientists from diverse backgrounds to present, debate and craft the future of cell wall research and it can be argued that there has never been a more important time to do so.


2–6 September 2012 EMBO Conference Series — The molecular and cellular basis of regeneration and tissue repair

Oxford, UK

This conference has become the key international meeting for scientists investigating basic biological questions in the fields of regeneration and repair using a whole-animal ‘systems’ approach.

The meeting aims to bring together leading scientists who use different model organisms and will focus on different aspects of the underlying mechanisms that control the regenerative response, ultimately addressing the question of how many species can regenerate while others cannot. This particular meeting will focus on:

  • the molecular and genetic analysis of regeneration and tissue repair
  • cell biology, morphogenesis and patterning during repair and regeneration
  • signalling, hormones and metabolic regulation of tissue regeneration and repair
  • immunity, inflammation, wound healing and regeneration


25–26 September 2012 Single Cell Analysis Summit

San Diego, CA, USA

Biosciences 3rd annual Single Cell Analysis Summit 2012 will build on the overwhelming success of the previous Single Cell events. 

Single Cell Analysis is an up and coming area, which focuses on detecting minute differences in individual cells, which many say could improve medical tests and treatments. At this event will be a whole host of expert speakers in this field who will be able to offer and insight into the latest methods and techniques being used to image and analyse various cells. Topics that will be covered include microarrays and chips for single cell analysis, microfluidics in single cell analysis, signalling in single cell analysis and many others, designed to give delegates a comprehensive glimpse into this exciting area of science.


5–6 November 2012 Cell Culture & Bioprocessing Congress

London, UK

Experts predict that the cell culture sector will be worth over $6 billion by 2015. The growth of the biopharma industry as whole, combined with the increasingly wide reach of cell culture applications has secured a prominent role for cell culture and bioprocessing in the pharmaceutical industry of the future.

This event is designed to offer clear and informed insights into the trends and solutions most relevant to those working in the industry. The conference programme consists of world-class keynote addresses, industry and academic led presentations and panel debates, creating an interactive platform for high-level scientific and business discussion.


5–6 November 2012 Stem Cells and Metabolism

La Jolla, CA, USA

This Abcam sponsored meeting seeks to bring together researchers working in the fields of stem cells and metabolism for a 2 day intensive meeting to highlight the ways in which these two fields are rapidly converging. The meeting will be organized into sessions that will cover basic metabolic processes, fundamental aspects of stem cell biology, as well as aging and diseases of aging. The aim of the meeting is to engender discussions on how metabolic changes within stem cells can influence maintenance, proliferation, survival and the onset of differentiation, as well as how metabolic pathways can alter local and systemic environments, which ultimately impact stem cell behavior and tissue homeostasis.


3–5 December 2012 PTMs in Cell Signaling

Copenhagen, Denmark

An exclusive three day conference featuring keynotes by 15 of the world’s top scientists within protein research.
Topics include: autophagy, DNA damage signaling, signaling systems and networks, metabolism and aging, cell cycle as well as epigenetics and cancer signaling.


27 January–1 February 2013 Adipose Tissue Biology

Keystone, CO, USA

Adipocytes are central players in the development of obesity and associated metabolic syndromes. Key areas of ongoing research in this field focus on basic mechanisms that modulate the lifespan of adipocytes, explain how resident and recruited immune cell populations influence adipose tissue remodeling and metabolic function, contribute to the functional heterogeneity of white as well as brown adipose tissue depots, and link alterations in adipocyte function to disease risk. The next few years will bring the application of new technologies and nextgen sequencing, and will likely yield unanticipated insights into developmental and functional aspects of adipocyte biology. Thus, an important goal of the meeting is to engage researchers from diverse fields to take basic discoveries in adipocyte biology to the next level, including a deepening understanding the etiology of type 2 diabetes through our joint meeting, as well as correlated diseases such as cancer, dementia, asthma. Our goals are 1) to foster cross talk between basic researchers working on model systems with those studying mammalian models and clinical/translational aspects, 2) to integrate emerging knowledge of the myriad roles of adipose tissue in understanding mechanisms linking the degree of adiposity and adipose tissue distribution to disease, 3) to disseminate knowledge of new technologies that can deepen and broaden knowledge of adipocyte biology in vivo and in vitro. Attendees will take away a more diverse knowledge of the field and an awareness of potential new mechanistic connections and therapeutic opportunities.


10–15 February 2013 B Cell Development and Function

Keystone, CO, USA

This meeting will provide an overview of the most recent advances in the biology of B cells. In addition to covering the function of B cells under steady-state conditions and infection, the meeting will provide an update on the alterations of B cells in autoimmunity, leukemia and lymphoma. The mechanisms by which B cells crosstalk with different components of the innate and adaptive immune systems and the contribution of distinct B cell subsets to systemic and mucosal immunity remain unclear, particularly in humans. This meeting has the following specific aims: 1) to define the factors involved in B cell lineage specification and reprogramming; 2) to elucidate the evolution and mechanisms of the processes underpinning antibody gene diversification; 3) to better understand the B cell pathways required for systemic and mucosal antibody responses against T cell-dependent and T cell-independent antigens; 4) to clarify the mechanisms by which antibodies provide protection against HIV; 5) to broaden our understanding of the molecular alterations associated with autoimmune and neoplastic B cell disorders; and 6) to provide an interactive forum to involve early stage investigators and highlight their discoveries. By addressing these problems, this meeting will not only generate new knowledge on the biology of B cells in health and disease states, but it will also provide a framework for investigators and clinicians to generate new ideas, initiate new collaborations, and eventually introduce changes in clinical practice. In addition, this meeting will provide a unique opportunity to “take a closer look” at B cells by linking experts in B cell biology with experts in stem cell biology, comparative immunology, molecular biology, and in vivo imaging. Additional opportunities for interdisciplinary interactions will be significantly enhanced by the concurrent meeting on HIV Vaccines, which will share a keynote session and two plenary sessions with this meeting.


24 February–1 March 2013 Stem Cell Regulation in Homeostasis and Disease

Banff, Canada

Stem cell regulation is critical for tissue development and maintenance. Defects in stem cell regulatory mechanisms are thought to contribute to many diseases, including congenital diseases, cancer and diseases of aging; therefore, these mechanisms are of interest to a diverse audience. Recent stem cell meetings have tended to focus on the interface of stem cells and cancer, or on reprogramming. This has left the majority of stem cell biologists with fewer forums that focus on the basic mechanisms that regulate stem cell function. And yet critical advances are occurring that give glimpses of new molecular mechanisms that regulate stem cell and tissue homeostasis. The goal of this Keystone Symposia meeting is to identify new and common mechanisms governing stem cell function and differentiation across tissues and across species. To address this, the meeting is organized into sessions according to distinct modes of stem cell regulation, without regard to species, in a way that might highlight novel paradigms of regulation. Speakers will be chosen, first and foremost, based on research quality, and then to cover broad areas of stem cell research. The program for this meeting is highly likely to attract a wide variety of investigators, many of whom might not otherwise interact. The focus on stem cell regulation in general provides an umbrella under which speakers from different areas of research (e.g., developmental biology, tissue growth and homeostasis, regeneration, cancer and aging) are being brought together in an environment that is highly conducive to cross-talk.


10–15 March 2013 Growing to Extremes: Cell Biology and Pathology of Axons

Tahoe City, CA, USA

Neuronal communication is essential for every movement, sensation and thought in motile animals, and the axonal extensions of neurons provide all long-range communication to, from, and within the brain and spinal cord. Axons extend distances ranging from hundreds of microns to more than a meter in humans, lengths that both require specialized mechanisms for formation and maintenance, and increase the risk of degeneration and dysfunction upon injury or disease. Thus, diverse communities of basic researchers and clinicians must address problems rooted in axonal cell biology, but to date there is no meeting that serves as a central venue for this field. Axon biology meetings in the past have focused on specific sub-topics such as axon guidance, trophic factors, or neurodegeneration. This meeting will bring together the multiple disciplines required for accelerating progress in the field of axonal biology and pathology, providing a unique venue to bring together basic research on molecular and cellular biology of axons with clinical needs and industry interest. The conference will cover a broad spectrum of the latest developments in molecular and cellular axonal research, from development and maintenance, through to survival and repair, in both the central and peripheral nervous systems. Additional topics and late-breaking developments will be incorporated via talks selected from abstracts, specifically encouraging participation of junior researchers and those new to the field. The multidisciplinary theme and shared focus will facilitate communication across the entire continuum from basic to clinical neuroscience.


23–27 April 2013 Cancer Biology & Therapeutics

New York, NY, USA

The meeting will alternate annually with the CSHL meeting on Mechanisms & Models of Cancer. The format of the meeting will include morning and evening sessions consisting of eight or nine 15-minute talks per session, selected from the abstracts, principally on unpublished work. In addition, there will be two poster sessions, held in the afternoons. The organizers will decide the suitability of each abstract for oral or poster presentation, but please specify if you prefer a poster.


3–6 June 2013 World Biotechnology Congress 2013

Boston, MA, USA

This unique international conference provides a platform for researchers and decision makers in biotechnology to present their latest findings and learn about all the important developments in biotechnology. Many Nobel Laureates and many world renowned experts will participate at the conference.

The conference will cover the translational nature of biotechnological research, with emphasis on both the basic science as well as its applications in industry and academia. Presentations will include major research advances in biotechnology, business development, strategic alliances, partnering trends, product opportunities, growth business models and strategies, licensing and pharmaceutical biotechnology (e.g. vaccines, CNS, cancer, antibodies), medical biotechnology, industrial biotechnology, bioprocess engineering, protein engineering, plant and environmental technologies, transgenic plant and crops, bioremediation, and microbial diversity research.


15–20 July 2013 Cell Death

Lucca (Barga), Italy

Cell death is a fundamental biological process, universally required for normal development and firmly established in the etiology, pathogenesis and treatment of many diseases. This Gordon Conference will explore the frontiers of Cell Death research, with themes that focus on newly discovered molecules, pathways and mechanisms that specify active forms of cell death in health and disease. The Conference will feature talks and poster presentations on a wide range of topics that span apoptotic signaling networks (e.g. caspase control, Bcl-2 family proteins, mitochondrial dynamics) and non-canonical cell death pathways, including necrosis and autophagy. Invited speakers are recruited from a variety of scientific disciplines, including biochemistry, genetics, structural biology, cell biology, developmental biology, neuroscience and immunology. The Conference will gather established experts who are leaders in the field together with junior scientists, postdocs and graduate students to share discoveries and exchange ideas. Some poster presenters will be selected for short talks. The intimate format and collegial atmosphere of this Conference is designed to enable brainstorming and promote collaborations.


8–12 September 2013 EMBO Conference Series-Protein Synthesis and Translational Control

Heidelberg, Germany

"Translational Control" has become a major focus of attention in the field of gene regulation. Interest in translation extends to many fields, including development, neurobiology, cell physiology and disease, etc. The discovery of miRNAs opened a new frontier that is now being extended with the finding of new noncoding RNA molecules and the establishment of novel powerful high-throughput techniques, which will be central within the conference. With the increasing appreciation for the integration between different steps in the gene expression pathway, the conference will also explore the latest work on the interfaces between translational control and mRNA turnover, RNA localization and splicing/nonsense-mediated decay. The conference will continue to promote communication between experts in the field of translation with those from a scientifically related field that have traditionally held separate meetings: the structure and function of the ribosome. Finally, our understanding of the biochemistry of the translation process is progressing rapidly, and is uncovering hidden layers of regulation: isoforms of translation initiation factors with distinct activities, initiation at non-AUG codons, etc. The latest findings regarding these processes will feature prominently within the conference. We thus believe that the conference promises to be timely, scientifically cutting-edge and of broad interest.


30 March–4 April 2014 G Protein-Coupled Receptors: Structural Dynamics and Functional Implications

Snowbird Resort, Snowbird, Utah, USA

Please refer to the website for further information.


1–6 June 2014 Cell Polarity Signaling

Waltham, MA , USA

The 2014 Gordon Research Conference on Cell Polarity Signaling is a forum for discussion at the frontiers of cell polarity research.


5–6 July 2014 Endothelial Cell Phenotypes in Health & Disease — Gordon Research Seminar/Basic and Translational Aspects of Endothelial Cell Biology

Girona - Costa Brava, Spain

The Endothelial Cell Phenotypes in Health & Disease Gordon Research Seminar will be held in conjunction with the Endothelial Cell Phenotypes in Health & Disease Gordon Research Conference. Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRC in addition to an application for the GRS. Please refer to the Endothelial Cell Phenotypes in Health & Disease GRC web page for more information.


3–8 August 2014 Rare Cells in Circulation

South Hadley, MA

This conference will focus on rare cells in circulation with a focus on human disease.


6–10 September 2014 EMBO Conference Series — The molecular and cellular basis of regeneration and tissue repair

Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain

This EMBO Conference has become the key international meeting for scientists investigating basic biological questions in the fields of regeneration and repair using a whole-animal ‘systems’ approach. The conference aims to bring together leading scientists who use different model organisms and will focus on different aspects of the underlying mechanisms that control the regenerative response, ultimately addressing the question of how many species can regenerate while others cannot.


11–16 January 2015 The Biological Code of Cell Signaling: A Tribute to Tony Pawson (F1)

Sheraton Steamboat Resort, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA

The scientific focus of the symposium is on the role of post-translational modifications (PTMs), modular protein domains and signaling networks as driving forces of human evolution and disease.


5–8 March 2015 World Cord Blood Congress V and Innovative Cell Therapies

Monaco, Principauté de Monaco

The upcoming World Cord Blood Congress V will cover a wide ranger of topics from basic science to clinical aspects including stem cell biology, methods of graft facilitation and use of cord blood in regenerative medicine, autoimmune and inflammatory disorders.


27–29 April 2015 Stem Cell Summit 2015

Boston, MA, USA

Recent developments in pre-clinical and clinical trials of stem cell therapy, regenerative medicine and tissue engineering, cancer stem cells, stem cell reprogramming, and regulatory policies regarding stem cell research will be addressed. In addition, focuses on the business opportunities, challenges and potential strategies for overcoming these challenges will be addressed. What categories of companies are currently commercially viable? How are they being funded? What kind of strategic relationships are available within the industry?


24–29 May 2015 International Conference on Cytokine Signaling in Cancer

Chania, Crete, Greece

We feel that there is a specific unmet need for a summit on the signaling mechanisms that mediate cancer-related function of cytokines either in cancer cells or within the microenvironment or associated with cancer noxias such as DNA damaging agents, infectious disease or aging related processes. The proposed Aegean conference on the cytokine signaling in cancer should fill this gap and bring together outstanding experts in the area and enable exchange the information and ideas important for improving our understanding of cancer etiology and pathogenesis. This should pave roads towards design of novel anti-cancer therapeutic modalities.


14–19 June 2015 Apoptotic Cell Recognition & Clearance

University of New England Biddeford, ME, USA

This seventh meeting of the Apoptotic Cell Recognition and Clearance Gordon Research Conference will explore molecular details of apoptotic cell recognition and clearance mechanisms throughout evolution, including apoptotic immune regulation. We also will focus on the pathogenic subversion of mechanisms of apoptotic cell clearance.


9–10 July 2015 International Bioprinting Congress

Nanyang Executive center, NTU, Singapore

The meeting will include scientific presentations from the leading international experts covering the latest developments and techniques, two highly topical panel discussions which will also highlight the views of the international regulatory authorities plus a tour of the facilities at the Centre for 3D Printing. 
We aim to provide you with a balanced overview of the industry from the varied perspectives of the leading researchers and legislative authorities. 


19–24 July 2015 The Biology of Cilia and Flagella

Base Village Conference Center, Snowmass, CO, USA

This FASEB Science Research Conference focuses on the Biology of Cilia and Flagella.  Cilia and flagella are of profound medical importance.  The understanding of cilia and flagella has increased in depth and breadth as we learn more about these remarkable organelles.  A range of sessions will covering basic topics in ciliary structure/transport/motility, centrioles/basal bodies, ciliary dynamics and signaling, cilia in the nervous system, and cutting-edge technologies, as well as clinical topics on Polycystic kidney disease, development and disease, and human ciliopathies.


26–31 July 2015 Cell Biology of Metals: Mechanisms from Microbes to Humans

Mount Snow Resort West Dover, VT, USA

Session topics that will be covered encompass the mechanisms for metal absorption, distribution, utilization, sensing and regulation at the cellular and organismal level, metal co-factor assembly, metals and pathogens, the structural biology of metalloproteins, metals in growth, development and disease, manipulation of metals in cells and other areas that will advance our understanding of the biology of metals as they relate to model systems, agriculture and human disease.


23–25 September 2015 Mitochondrial DNA and Neurodegeneration

Sitges, Spain

Recent work indicates that alterations in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) are a key factor in neurodegenerative processes. The main objective of this EMBO Workshop is to bring together scientists working on mtDNA regulation at the molecular level with scientists working on molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration with the aim to discuss recent developments and design new strategies to identify drug targets. Another objective of this workshop is to pinpoint the fundamental issues to be addressed in a future research programme devoted to identify the molecular mechanisms responsible for the alterations of mtDNA function in neurodegenerative disorders.


24–26 July 2016 Microfluidics 2016

EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

The EMBL Microfluidics Conference 2016 aims to bring together top researchers in the field and to spark scientific exchange, also across different disciplines. The latest Lab-on-a-Chip technologies and applications will be presented, which should be of major interest for experts as well as scientists looking for a first glance at this exciting new technology.


25–28 September 2016 Cell Fate Diversity in Aging

Cavtat, Dubrovnik. Croatia

Aging is the largest risk factor for a panoply of chronic diseases, which impose huge burdens on societies and economies. An underexplored yet critical aspect of aging is the multiplicity of cellular phenotypes that emerge in aging metazoans. The Zing conference on “Cell Fate Diversity in Aging” will focus on molecular processes that give rise to these cellular phenotypes and their tissue-specific consequences. It will discuss processes such as damage, developmental cascades and pleiotropic effects in driving different cell fates, including cell death, senescence, adaptive reprogramming and cell fitness. The program will feature innovative approaches, with a large participation by new investigators, with a core of leaders to provide context to the field. It will include two sessions on emerging tools. One will focus on quantitative measurements of the drivers and cellular outcomes of aging to facilitate predictions of tissue-specific consequences. The second will explore computational and experimental models to test hypotheses. The program will also include poster sessions, ample time for discussion and opportunities for senior and junior investigators to interact. Since it is now clear that understanding basic processes of aging holds much greater promise for improving health span than studying each disease individually, a key goal of this international conference is to recognize the tissue endpoints of cell fate diversity in aging and identify novel targets for interventions.


19–21 October 2016 Chromatin, Replication and Chromosomal Stability 2016

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

The epigenetic framework guides events like replication, repair and transcription, which in turn themselves leave an imprint on chromatin and chromosomal structure. Understanding how modulation of chromatin during replication and repair influence cell fate decisions in normal development and disease represents a major challenge. By bringing together leading scientists in chromatin, replication, and epigenetics, this conference aims to inspire discussions and new ideas on the interplay between chromosome organisation, epigenetic
inheritance and genome duplication.


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