Cell Biology of Megakaryocytes & Platelets
The GRC on the Cell Biology of Megakaryocytes and Platelets began in 2005 with sessions focused on the processes that make platelet formation and function unique. Throughout the conference a strong effort is made to provide cutting edge talks on the subjects that differentiate megakaryocytes and platelets from all manner of other cell types. For example, platelet integrins are vital for their function in blood coagulation, and the signals sent inward and outward from the cell in the process of cell survival, proliferation, differentiation and activation are discussed in detail. In addition, the unique processes of endomitosis, proplatelet formation and fragmentation into platelets are routinely discussed. And the role of megakaryocytes in neoplastic disorders is also highlighted, including stem cell disorders such as acute leukemia and myeloproliferation, and in pathological blood clotting.
What is a GRC? Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) are 5-day meetings that bring scientists together from around the world to present and discuss unpublished research with other leaders in their field.
This Gordon Research Conference (GRC) series is related to the "Cell Biology of Megakaryocytes & Platelets" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS)
series. Although a related GRS will typically be scheduled in conjunction with its parent GRC each time it meets, that may not always be the case. Refer to the individual meetings in the Meeting History
section below for more details. For more information about the associated Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) series, click here
.What is a GRS? Gordon Research Seminars (GRS) are 2-day meetings that bring graduate students and post-docs together to discuss their cutting edge research among peers and mentors. Each GRS immediately precedes an associated Gordon Research Conference (GRC), and topics addressed at the GRS relate closely to the GRC.