Wnt signaling is an evolutionary conserved cell-cell communication system directing embryonic development and adult tissue homeostasis. Wnt proteins are involved in tissue regeneration after injury and deregulated signaling promotes cancer and other human diseases.
The 2021 Wnt Signaling GRC and GRS will bring together established and emerging scientists interested in all aspects of Wnt biology: the molecular mechanisms underlying signal transduction, the biological processes controlled by Wnt signaling and the various diseases rooted in aberrant Wnt signaling. Academic scientists, clinicians and industry leaders will discuss advances in Wnt signaling that impact their fields of interest.
Speakers will present recent findings based on a variety of experimental approaches and model systems, with the goals of stimulating discussions, pushing the field’s boundaries, forging new collaborations and promoting the emergence of new leaders in this field.
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: Wnt Signaling in Tissue Engineering and Organoids
- Mechanisms of Wnt Signal Transduction
- Wnt Signaling in Diseases
- Structure and Function of Wnt Signaling
- Wnt Signaling and Development
- βcatenin-Independent Signaling
- Wnt Signaling in Stem Cells, Tissue Homeostasis and Regeneration
- Therapeutic Targeting of Wnt Signaling
- Keynote Session: Wnt Secretion, Regulation of Gene Expression and Nuclear Mechanisms