2014 ASCB/IFCB Minisymposia Topics

There are a total of 14 “umbrella” topics. Each “umbrella” topic has been designated with a specific number of Minisymposia sessions containing seven (7) speakers each. Speakers are selected from submitted abstracts. The number of sessions and talks per topic are listed below in parenthesis. Six (6) to seven (7) minisymposia sessions run concurrently on Sunday to Tuesday afternoon (between 4:00 pm and 6:25 pm), and Wednesday morning (between 8:30 am and 10:55 am).

Abstract submissions for these topics will be accepted until the first abstract deadline, August 5, 2014.

The Minisymposia session schedule with specific titles will be available in late August. Listed below are the days on which each topic’s session(s) is/are scheduled. The specific topic titles will be selected based on the abstracts received.

Cytoskeleton Organization, Mechanics and Motor Transport (3 sessions)

Sessions are scheduled for Sunday Afternoon, Tuesday Afternoon, and Wednesday morning.

Topic Co-Chairs:
Renata Basto
, Institut Curie, Paris, France
Margaret Gardel, University of Chicago
Bruce Goode, Brandeis University
Marcel Janson, Wageningen University, the Netherlands
Jennifer L. Ross, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Kristen Verhey, University of Michigan Medical School

Membrane Traffic: Dynamics and Regulation (3 sessions)

Sessions are scheduled for Sunday Afternoon, Tuesday Afternoon, and Wednesday morning.

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

Stem cells, Tissues and Organs: from ECM/Cell Junctions to Cell Fate Determination (3 sessions)

Sessions are scheduled for Sunday Afternoon, Tuesday Afternoon, and Wednesday morning.

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

Cell Division and Cell Cycle Control  (2 sessions)

Sessions are scheduled for Tuesday Afternoon, and Wednesday morning.

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)

Sessions are scheduled for Sunday Afternoon, and Wednesday morning.

Topic Co-Chairs:
Crislyn D’Souza-Schorey, University of Notre Dame
Peter Friedl, Radboud University Nijmegen, the 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 Signaling and Decision-Making  (2 sessions)

Sessions are scheduled for Sunday Afternoon, and Tuesday Afternoon.

Topic Co-Chairs:
M
ichael 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

Nuclear Organization, Structure and Dynamics (2 sessions)

Sessions are scheduled for Monday Afternoon, and Wednesday morning.

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

Organelle dynamics and crosstalk in health and disease (2 sessions)

Sessions are scheduled for Monday Afternoon, and Tuesday Afternoon.

Topic Co-Chairs:
Madan Rao, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India
Sharon A. Tooze, Cancer Research UK, London Research Institute
Ida J. van der Klei, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
Roberto Zoncu, University of California, Berkeley

Cell Motion and Mechanobiology (1 session)

Session is scheduled for Tuesday Afternoon.

Topic Co-Chairs:
Dennis Discher, University of Pennsylvania
Ewa Paluch, University College London, UK

Cell Organization and Polarity (1 session)

Session is scheduled for Sunday Afternoon.

Topic Co-Chairs:
Matthieu Piel, Institut Curie, Paris, France
Rong Li, Stowers Institute

New Ways for Probing and Interrogating Cells (1 session)

Session is scheduled for Monday Afternoon.

Topic Co-Chairs:
Jean-Christophe Olivo-Marin, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Manuel Thery, French Atomic Energy Research Center (CEA), Paris, France

Optical Microscopy and Superresolution Imaging (1 session)

Session is scheduled for Monday Afternoon.

Topic Co-Chairs:
Joerg Bewersdorf, Yale University
Katharina Gaus, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Pathogens and Parasites (1 session)

Session is scheduled for Sunday Afternoon.

Topic Co-Chairs:
Matthias Machner, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH
Naomi Morrissette, University of California, Irvine

Synthetic and Chemical Biology: Reconstituting and Probing Cells (1 session)

Session is scheduled for Monday Afternoon.

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)

Session is scheduled for Sunday Afternoon.

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).

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