Minisymposia, ePoster Talk, and Poster Topics

The minisymposia were the best of cutting-edge (often unpublished) data.

 

KC Huang, Assistant Professor
Stanford University

Minisymposia “Umbrella” Topics and Co-Chairs

Minisymposia topic sessions will not be determined until August after all abstracts are submitted for Minisymposia talk consideration at the first abstract deadline (August 5). The ASCB hopes this allows for more people to submit abstracts for the possibility of presenting a talk.

There are a total of 14 “umbrella” topics. Please review the topics below to find the topic that best fits your abstract. Each topic has been designated with a specific number of Minisymposia sessions with seven speakers each. The number of sessions designated for the topic is also listed below.

Cell Division and Cell Cycle Control (2 sessions; 14 talks)
Topic Co-Chairs:
Fred Cross, Rockefeller University
Sophie Dumont, University of California, San Francisco
Amy Gladfelter, Dartmouth College
Ahna Skop, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Cell Dysfunction in Cancer and Other Diseases (2 sessions; 14 talks)
Topic Co-Chairs:
Crislyn D’Souza-Schorey, University of Notre Dame
Peter Friedl, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands, and The University of Texas MD Anderson Center Center, Houston
Michael Overholtzer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Valerie Weaver, University of California, San Francisco

Cell Motion and Mechanobiology (1 session; 7 talks)
Topic Co-Chairs:
Dennis Discher, University of Pennsylvania
Ewa Paluch, University College London, UK

Cell Organization and Polarity (1 session; 7 talks)
Topic Co-Chairs:
Matthieu Piel, Institut Curie, Paris, France
Rong Li, Stowers Institute

Cell Signaling and Decision-Making (2 sessions; 14 talks)
Topic Co-Chairs:
Michael Dustin, The University of Oxford and Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Oxford, UK
Jay T. Groves, University of California, Berkeley/HHMI
Tobias Meyer, Stanford University School of Medicine
Kim Orth, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

Cytoskeleton Organization, Mechanics and Motor Transport  (3 sessions; 21 talks)
Topic Co-Chairs:
Renata Basto, Institut Curie, Paris, France
Margaret Gardel, University of Chicago
Bruce Goode, Brandeis University
Marcel Janson, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Jennifer L. Ross, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Kristen Verhey, University of Michigan Medical School

Membrane Traffic: Dynamics and Regulation (3 sessions; 21 talks)
Topic Co-Chairs:
Arnaud Echard, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Volker Haucke, Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie, Berlin, Germany
Cathy Jackson, Institut Jacques Monod, CNRS, and University of Paris 7, Paris, France
Ludger Johannes, Institut Curie, Paris, France
Elizabeth Miller, Columbia University
Ben Nichols, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

New Ways for Probing and Interrogating Cells (1 session; 7 talks)
Topic Co-Chairs:
Jean-Christophe Olivo-Marin, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Manuel Thery, French Atomic Energy Research Center (CEA), Paris, France

Nuclear Organization, Structure and Dynamics (2 sessions; 14 talks)
Topic Co-Chairs:
Jason Brickner, Northwestern University
Yuh Min Chook, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
Snezhana Oliferenko, King’s College London, United Kingdom
Christophe Zimmer, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

Optical Microscopy and Superresolution Imaging (1 session; 14 talks)
Topic Co-Chairs:
Joerg Bewersdorf, Yale University
Katharina Gaus, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Organelle Dynamics and Crosstalk in Health and Disease (2 sessions; 14 talks)
Topic Co-Chairs:
Madan Rao, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore, India
Sharon A. Tooze, Cancer Research UK, London Research Institute, UK
Ida J. van der Klei, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Roberto Zoncu, University of California, Berkeley

Pathogens and Parasites (1 session; 7 talks)
Topic Co-Chairs:
Matthias Machner, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH
Naomi Morrissette, University of California, Irvine

Stem Cells, Tissues and Organs: from ECM/cell Junctions to Cell Fate Determination (3 sessions; 21 talks)
Topic Co-Chairs:
Gerard Apodaca, University of Pittsburgh
Helen Blau, Stanford University
Guangshuo Ou, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Jean E. Schwarzbauer, Princeton University
Nan Tang, National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing, China
Sachiko Tsukita, Osaka University, Japan

Synthetic and Chemical Biology: Reconstituting and Probing Cells (1 session; 7 talks)
Topic Co-Chairs:
Daniel A. Fletcher, University of California, Berkeley
Kinneret Keren, Technion- Israel Institute for Technology, Haifa, Israel

Education Minisymposium: Envisioning Educational Change in the Digital Age (1 session)
Topic Co-Chairs:
Omar Quintero, Richmond University
Jennifer Hood-DeGrenier, Worcestor State University

For this education minisymposium, a few talks will be invited and the others will be selected from abstract submissions. This session will focus on techniques for using digital technology to help students make connections with cell biology and to foster connections at levels above individual courses (e.g., departmental, institutional, and cross-institutional connections).

ePoster Talk Topics and Moderators

ePoster Talk topics are the same as Minisymposia Talk topics but they have different moderators. There will be a total of 18 ePoster Talk sessions with seven talks each. The number of ePoster sessions for each topic below is not pre-determined. It will be based on total submissions to each of these topics.

Cell Division and Cell Cycle Control
Moderators:
Melissa Pamula, Rockefeller University
Erin Turk, Stanford University

Cell Dysfunction in Cancer and Other Diseases
Moderators:
Paul Mungai, University of Illinois at Chicago
Gina Razidlo, Mayo Clinic
Erin Turk, Stanford University

Cell Motion and Mechanobiology
Moderator:
Bruno Rocha-Azevedo, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Elisa Vitiello, Laboratoire interdisciplinaire de Physique, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France

Cell Organization and Polarity
Moderators:
Erin Turk, Stanford University
Elisa Vitiello, Laboratoire interdisciplinaire de Physique, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France

Cell Signaling and Decision-Making
Moderators:
Hashem Dbouk, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Paul Mungai, University of Illinois at Chicago

Cytoskeleton Organization, Mechanics and Motor Transport
Moderators:
Pinar Gurel, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College
Melissa Pamula, Rockefeller University
Courtney Schroeder, University of California, San Francisco
Erin Turk, Stanford University

Membrane Traffic: Dynamics and Regulation
Moderators:
Jay Bhatt, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Michelle Dubuke, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Gina Razidlo, Mayo Clinic

New Ways for Probing and Interrogating Cells
Moderator:
Melissa Pamula, Rockefeller University

Nuclear Organization, Structure and Dynamics
Moderators:
Brittany Belin, University of California, San Francisco
Marina Feric, Princeton University

Optical Microscopy and Superresolution Imaging
Moderators:
Jay Bhatt, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Organelle Dynamics and Crosstalk in Health and Disease
Moderators:
Jay Bhatt, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Elisa Vitiello, Laboratoire interdisciplinaire de Physique, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France

Pathogens and Parasites
Moderator:
Kellyann Jones-Jamtgaard, University of Kansas Medical Center

Stem Cells, Tissues and Organs: from ECM/cell Junctions to Cell Fate Determination
Moderators:
Bruno Rocha-Azevedo, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Theodore Ho, University of California, San Francisco

Synthetic and Chemical Biology: Reconstituting and Probing Cells
Moderator:
Jessica Polka, Harvard Medical School

Poster Topics

Poster topics for the meeting are listed below. The bold topics in blue with only a number are the main “umbrella” topics. During the abstract submission process, you will be asked to select a sub-topic for your abstract (the topics with a number and letter below the main topics).

1 Actin Cytoskeleton
1a Actin and actin-associated proteins
1b Regulation of actin dynamics
1c Higher-order actin-based structures
1d Actin-membrane interactions

2 Microtubule Cytoskeleton
2a Tubulins and associated proteins
2b Microtubule dynamics and its regulation
2c Microtuble nucleation and organization

3 Cilia & Flagella
3a Assembly and disassembly of cilia/flagella
3b Ciliary/fllagellar motility
3c Sensory and signaling functions of cilia
3d Ciliopathies

4 Molecular Motors
4a Myosins
4b Kinesins
4c Dynein
4d Other mechanochemical enzymes

5 Cell Structure, Mechanics, and Motility
5a Cytoskeleton-membrane interactions
5b Intermediate filaments
5c Mechanotransduction
5d Dynamics of focal adhesions and invadosomes
5e Signaling networks governing cell migration
5f Chemotaxis and directed cell migration

6 Cell-Matrix and Cell-Cell Interactions
6a Structure and function of the extracellular matrix
6b Integrins and cell-ECM interactions
6c Cadherins and cell-cell interactions
6d Glycoproteins and metalloproteases
6e Cell-cell junctions
6f Focal adhesions and invadosomes
6g Bioengineering of cell-matrix interactions

7 Membrane Trafficking
7a Vesicle docking and fusion
7b Membrane fission and coat proteins
7c Rab GTPases
7d ER and Golgi transport
7e Post-Golgi trafficking
7f Endocytic trafficking
7g Endosomes, lysosomes, and lysosome-related organelles
7h Extracellular Vesicle Assembly

8 Organelles and Membrane Biology
8a Establishing and maintaining organelle structure
8b Mitochondria, chloroplasts, and peroxisomes
8c Lipids and membrane microdomains
8d Receptors, transporters, and channels

9 Nuclear Structure and Function
9a Nucleocytoplasmic transport
9b The nuclear envelope and nuclear pore complexes
9c Nuclear bodies and dynamics
9d Nuclear lamina and laminopathies

10 Regulation and Organization of the Genome
10a Gene structure and transcription
10b Chromatin and chromosome organization
10c Epigenetics and chromatin remodeling
10d Regulatory and noncoding RNAs
10e RNA localization and transport

11 Cell Division: Mitosis & Meiosis
11a G1, G1-S, and S phase regulation
11b Centrosome assembly and functions
11c Kinetochore assembly and functions
11d Spindle assembly
11e Cytokinesis
11f Chromosome organization

12 Signal Transduction and Signaling Networks
12a Signaling receptors (RTKs and GPCRs)
12b Kinases and phosphatases
12c Signaling from the PM/cytoplasm to the nucleus
12d Rho-family GTPases
12e Post-translational modifications in signaling
12f Signaling scaffolds and microdomains
12g Extracellular Vesicle Signaling

13 Proteostasis, Cell Stress, and Aging
13a Ubiquitin and proteasome function
13b Chaperones, protein folding, and quality control
13c Regulation of aging
13d Autophagy
13e Cell death

14 Cell Polarity
14a Establishment and maintenance of polarity
14b Polarity in development

15 Development and Morphogenesis
15a Germ cells, gametogenesis, and fertilization
15b Embryogenesis
15c Tissue development and morphogenesis
15d Stem cells and pluripotency
15e Cell fate determination

16 Cancer Cell Biology
16a Oncogenes and tumor suppressors
16b Cancer stem cells
16c Tumor invasion and metastasis
16d Tumor microenvironment
16e Cancer therapy

17 Normal and Diseased Organs and Therapeutics
17a Muscle structure, function, and disease
17b Blood cells and vessels
17c Digestive and excretory organs
17d Exocrine and endocrine organs
17e Adipocytes and metabolism
17f Immune system
17g Defining therapeutic targets and new therapeutics

18 Cell Biology of the Neuron
18a Anterograde and retrograde axonal transport
18b Membrane trafficking at the synapse
18c Voltage-gated channels and neurotransmission
18d Neuronal cytoskeleton

19 Cell Biology of Microbes and Parasites
19a Prokaryotic cell biology
19b Protists and parasites
19c Host-pathogen/host-commensal interactions

20 Physical, Chemical & Systems Cell Biology
20a Chemical cell biology
20b Physical approaches to cell biology
20c Systems and synthetic cell biology
20d Computational cell biology/bioinformatics
20e Engineering tissues and organs

21 New Technologies and Frontiers
21a Imaging technologies, single molecule imaging, and super-resolution
21b Proteomics and genomic methods
21c New technologies for cell biology

22 Science Education
22a K-12
22b Primarily undergraduate
22c Graduate and medical school

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