Adhesion receptor signaling at both cell-cell and cell-matrix adhesions plays a central role in development, homeostasis, and disease. This meeting occupies a unique niche, bringing together an interdisciplinary group of scientists (e.g. cell and developmental biologists, biochemists, biophysicists, and engineers) focused on the related topics of cell-cell and cell-matrix adhesion signaling and how these mechanisms can be harnessed to develop new therapeutic strategies for treating diseases. The 2022 Signaling by Adhesion Receptors GRC program is designed to include presentations on central themes in cell-cell and cell-matrix adhesion, as well as to highlight emerging concepts and techniques. The conference will present the latest discoveries in adhesion signaling across multiple scales – from molecules to cells to tissues. Woven throughout the 2022 meeting will be a focus on developmental morphogenesis and research that employs a variety of developing model organisms. This meeting aims to unite a diverse group of current and future leaders in the field and to promote an interactive atmosphere where all attendees are actively involved in exchanging their ideas. Throughout the meeting, there will be opportunities for trainees and early-stage investigators to showcase their research, gain visibility in the field, and receive constructive feedback through poster sessions and short talks chosen from the submitted abstracts. The meeting will promote community building among researchers through meals, unstructured free time, and activities that bring attendees together to promote discussion, share mentoring advice, and facilitate old and new collaborations. Preceding the GRC, this meeting will feature an associated two-day Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) exclusively for graduate students and postdocs.
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. Please check back regularly for updates to this information.
- Keynote Session: Adhesion Across Scales: From Molecules to Morphogenesis
- Mechanotransduction by Adhesion Receptors
- Engineering Adhesion
- Maintaining Adhesion in Dynamic Environments
- Adhesive Control of Cell Division
- Advances in Adhesion Signaling
- Adhesion Signaling and Cell Migration
- Adhesion, Morphogenesis and Tissue Remodeling
- Adhesion and Disease