The Myogenesis GRC is a premier, international scientific conference focused on advancing the frontiers of science through the presentation of cutting-edge and unpublished research, prioritizing time for discussion after each talk and fostering informal interactions among scientists of all career stages. The conference program includes a diverse range of speakers and discussion leaders from institutions and organizations worldwide, concentrating on the latest developments in the field. The conference is five days long and held in a remote location to increase the sense of camaraderie and create scientific communities, with lasting collaborations and friendships. In addition to premier talks, the conference has designated time for poster sessions from individuals of all career stages, and afternoon free time and communal meals allow for informal networking opportunities with leaders in the field.
Myogenesis is the process of building muscle from myogenic stem/progenitor cells during development and regeneration, which is critically regulated by both intrinsic and extrinsic factors. The goal of the 2023 Myogenesis Gordon Research Conference is to promote scientific exchange among scientists in the myogenesis field that will provide a deeper understanding of how intrinsic and extrinsic pathways contribute to healthy muscle formation, while revealing insight into the defects in the myogenic process that lead to disease. Meeting attendees will cover muscle formation using a variety of models ranging from invertebrates to humans, applying both in vivo and ex vivo approaches to study muscle formation. In particular, we will focus on emerging single cell technologies that are being used to understand how different cell types in the muscle microenvironment contribute to muscle formation through development, and how this changes as an organism ages. Specific areas of interest include cell signaling, altered metabolism and epigenetic mechanisms that affect muscle formation. Leaders in the field of myogenesis will be invited to present recent unpublished data on these topics to educate conference attendees while stimulating interactive discussion amongst the group. The program will provide opportunities for platform presentations from young emerging leaders in the field through both “invited speaker” and “abstract-selected talk” mechanisms. Additional program events, including poster sessions, poster previews, specific social events and informal gatherings in the afternoons, will ensure maximal level of interaction between established scientists and junior scientists/trainees. The venue of the conference offers a relaxing atmosphere conducive to creative thinking and the exchange of ideas that will benefit attendees at every professional level. Thus, we expect the 2023 Myogenesis Gordon Research Conference will provide both a stimulating program and an ideal setting for attendees to advance their understanding of skeletal muscle biology.
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. The preliminary program will be available by September 14, 2022. Please check back for updates.
- Keynote Session: Single Cell Transcriptomics
- Latest Advances in Understanding Muscle Development
- Interactions Between Muscle, Tendon and NMJ in Development
- Satellite Cell-Mediated Muscle Regeneration
- Role of Metabolism and Clocks in Muscle Development and Repair
- Muscle Environment and Regeneration
- iPS-derived Satellite cells
- Epigenetic Control of Muscle Development and Regeneration
- Mechanisms Underlying Myopathie