The Gordon Research Seminar on Signaling By Adhesion Receptors is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
The meeting will focus on the interface between cell signaling and cell adhesion receptors, including cell and developmental biology, bioengineering, biophysics, biomedical research, and systems biology, and will provide an outstanding opportunity for attendees to present their work, receive constructive feedback, network with other graduate students and post-docs, and receive mentoring from leading scientists in the field. Additionally, the GRS will prepare students for the subsequent GRC and create an atmosphere more conducive to higher levels of student participation and leadership throughout the GRC.
|1:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:00 pm - 3:15 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:15 pm - 4:00 pm||Cell Adhesion and Mechanics in Development|
|Discussion Leader: Clare Waterman (NIH)|
|3:15 pm - 3:30 pm ||Matt Farber (University of Pittsburgh)|
"Shroom2 regulates contractility to control endothelial morphogenesis"
|3:30 pm - 3:40 pm ||Discussion|
|3:40 pm - 3:55 pm ||Robert Harmon (Northwestern University)|
"Erbin Mediates The Promotion of Epidermal Differentiation By Desmoglein-1"
|3:55 pm - 4:00 pm ||Discussion|
|4:00 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session I (presenters having last names starting with A-M)|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||New Directions in Cell Adhesion Complex Function and Signaling|
|Discussion Leader: Sanjay Kumar (UC Berkeley)|
|7:30 pm - 7:50 pm ||Wies Van Roosmalen (Leiden University)|
"Systematic Imaging-based RNAi Screen to Identify Signaling Components that Control Tumor Cell Migration"
|7:50 pm - 8:00 pm ||Discussion|
|8:00 pm - 8:20 pm ||Matthias Truttmann (Basel University)|
"Integrin beta 1-mediated signaling via talin 1 promotes B. henselae-triggered invasome formation"
|8:20 pm - 8:30 pm ||Discussion|
|8:30 pm - 8:50 pm ||Kimberly Stroka (University of Maryland)|
"Effects of morphology versus cell-cell adhesions on endothelial cell stiffness"
|8:50 pm - 9:00 pm ||Discussion|
|9:00 pm - 9:20 pm ||Michele Wozniak (University of Pennsylvania)|
"Cell shape regulates proliferation by controlling SRF-mediated transcription"
|9:20 pm - 9:30 pm ||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:30 am||Dynamics of Cell-Matrix Adhesions|
|Discussion Leader: Martin Schwartz (University of Virginia)|
|9:00 am - 9:20 am ||Alexandra Goldyn (Max Planck Institute)|
"Periodic forces acting on spreading cells induce an anisotropic formation of actin stress fibers"
|9:20 am - 9:30 am ||Discussion|
|9:30 am - 9:50 am ||Jennifer Cable (University of North Carolina)|
"Effects of pH on Conformation, Dynamics, and Phosphorylation of the Focal Adhesion Targeting Domain of Focal Adhesion Kinase"
|9:50 am - 10:00 am ||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:20 am ||Yee Han Tee (National University of Singapore)|
"Kinectin-mediated endoplasmic reticulum dynamics supports focal adhesion growth in the cellular lamella"
|10:20 am - 10:30 am ||Discussion|
|10:30 am ||Coffee Break|
|11:00 am - 11:20 am ||Ingo Thievessen (NIH)|
"Vinculin stabilizes nascent adhesions and establishes a lamellipodium-lamella border in migrating cells"
|11:20 am - 11:30 am ||Discussion|
|11:30 am - 12:30 pm||Workshop: Survival Skills for Successfully Transitioning from Graduate Student to Post-Doc and Independent Researcher|
|Leader: Sanjay Kumar (UC Berkeley)|
|1:30 pm - 3:30 pm||Poster Session II (presenters having last names starting with N-Z)|
|3:30 pm||Gordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 4:00 pm.|
Funding for this conference was made possible [in part] by 1 R13 AI 088691 - 01 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.