The Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Cell Polarity Signaling (June 2-3, 2018) will gather young scientists (graduate students and postdoctoral fellows) to present and discuss their latest cutting-edge findings in this exciting field of research, whilst promoting career networking and mentoring.
All organisms, from bacteria to plants to humans, require highly organized internal structures to survive. Such a refined arrangement relies on Cell Polarity. This ability to respond to external cues by establishing and maintaining an asymmetric distribution of cellular components along a polarity axis is of the utmost importance for a cell to fulfill its function. Exploring a wide range of in silico, in vitro and in vivo models, this seminar will focus on the molecular mechanisms controlling single cell polarization while also concentrating on how do groups of cells coordinate their internal polarized state to provide polarity axis in tissues. Finally, how disrupted cell polarity is involved in disease initiation and progression will be discussed.
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by March 2, 2018. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.
Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.
An outline of the program components for this GRS is displayed below. The seminar chair is currently developing their detailed program schedule, which will include the speakers they select from submitted abstracts, in addition to any additional components outlined below. The detailed program will be available by April 2, 2018. Please check back for updates.
Carl-Philipp Heisenberg (Institute of Science and Technology Austria, Austria)
- To Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts
Rong Li (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
Nicolas Plachta (Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore)
Cecilia Moens (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, USA)
Tatsushi Igaki (Kyoto University, Japan)
- Additional Discussion Leaders May Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts