Morphogenesis and Dynamics of Multicellular Systems

The assembly of cells into multicellular tissues drives the formation of complex organ systems during embryogenesis. Dynamics changes in tissue organization underlie wound healing and regeneration, while a loss thereof is a hallmark of cancer. Moreover, the very real prospect of tissue engineering offered by new stem cell technology is likely to greatly increase the demand for a quantitative understanding of tissue morphogenesis.

•Aims of event
This conference of Morphogenesis and Dynamics of Multicellular Systems will provide an open, stimulating forum for researchers studying multicellular organisation in a variety of biological contexts.
This 2nd meeting in the series will focus on the dynamic interplay between cell and tissue organisation and cell-cell signalling systems.
One main goal of the conference will be to integrate cutting-edge imaging, biophysical and computational approaches that will drive the field in new directions.
In addition to talks from leaders in the field, a large proportion of oral presentations will be selected from abstracts submitted by postdocs and PhD students.


◦Generation and Interpretation of Long-Range Gradients

◦Making Decisions via Cell-cell Interactions

◦Mechanical Signaling during Morphogenesis

◦Intracellular Responses and Feedback Systems

◦Signal Integration Mechanisms

+ show speakers and program
Michael Brand, Dresden University, Germany

Damian Brunner, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Suzanne Eaton, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany

Marcos Gonzalez-Gaitan, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Lars Hufnagel, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

Thomas Kornberg, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Michel Labouesse, IGMBC Strasbourg, France

Thomas Lecuit, IBDML Marseille, France

Maria Leptin, EMBO, Germany

Christof Niehrs, Institute of Molecular Biology, Germany

Ewa Paluch, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany

Lucas Pelkmanns, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Stefano Piccolo, University of Padua, Italy

Jody Rosenblatt, Huntsman Cancer Institute University of Utah, USA

Trudie Schupbach, Princeton University, USA

Ben-Zion Shilo, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Stas Shvartsman, Princeton University, USA

Harald Stenmark, Oslo University Hospital, Norway

Masatoshi Takeichi, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Japan

Manuel Théry, CEA (French Atomic Energy Reserch Center), France

Jeffrey L. Wrana, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Canada

Jennifer A. Zallen, Sloan-Kettering Institute, USA

Marino Zerial, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany

7 Sep - 9 Sep 2012
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