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EMBO Conference Series

Morphogenesis and Dynamics of Multicellular Systems

EMBL Heidelberg, Germany Friday 7 September - Sunday 9 September 2012 Registration closed
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Why You Should Attend

  • Summary
    The assembly of cells into multicellular tissues drives the formation of complex organ systems during embryogenesis. Dynamics changes in tissue organization underlie wound healing and regeneration, while a loss thereof is a hallmark of cancer. Moreover, the very real prospect of tissue engineering offered by new stem cell technology is likely to greatly increase the demand for a quantitative understanding of tissue morphogenesis.
    The morphogenesis and dynamics of multicellular systems meeting will focus on the most recent advances in light microscopy that are allowing cell and developmental biologists to visualize and quantify the behaviors of signaling molecules, cells, and complex tissues in living systems. Invited speakers have been selected with the aim of bridging the scale between subcellular and multicellular dynamics to understand how, for example, the cytoskeleton and the membrane transport machinery impacts on tissue mechanics. The meeting will provide an exciting forum to discuss different microscopy techniques and demonstrate how these can be applied to uncover complex processes in different model systems. This will undoubtedly allow participants to be exposed and pushed towards the latest advancements in light, super-resolution and electron microscopy. 

  • Aims of event
    This conference of Morphogenesis and Dynamics of Multicellular Systems will provide an open, stimulating forum for researchers studying multicellular organisation in a variety of biological contexts.
    This 2nd meeting in the series will focus on the dynamic interplay between cell and tissue organisation and cell-cell signalling systems.
    One main goal of the conference will be to integrate cutting-edge imaging, biophysical and computational approaches that will drive the field in new directions.
    In addition to talks from leaders in the field, a large proportion of oral presentations will be selected from abstracts submitted by postdocs and PhD students.

  • Topics

    • Generation and Interpretation of Long-Range Gradients

    • Making Decisions via Cell-cell Interactions

    • Mechanical Signaling during Morphogenesis

    • Intracellular Responses and Feedback Systems

    • Signal Integration Mechanisms

 

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