The IFCB and APOCB are the two primary international organizations and their mission is to foster cell biology research and Cell Biology Societies in countries across the world. The 13th IFCB congress and the 8th APOCB Meeting will be jointly held in Hyderabad, India, by the Indian society of cell Biology along with its 41st annual meeting. This meeting also commemorates the 30th anniversary of Asian-Pacific organization of Cell Biology.

International Congress of Cell Biology 2018: The Dynamic Cell – From Molecules and Networks to Form and Function will be the first-ever joint meeting of these two International cell biology organizations, and will see cell biologists from across the world coming together to showcase and discuss their work.

Visit the meeting website to find out more. Download the flyer here.

Broad topics for scientific sessions:

Cell membrane- organization & function
Receptors- Growth factor receptors/ GPCRs/ intracellular/ nuclear receptors
Signaling intermediates
Regulation of and by the Cytoskeleton
Nuclear dynamics
Molecular motors and other cellular machines
Intra-cellular traffic/ transport
Post-translational modifications & their regulation
Nuclear matrix, chromatin & the Genome
Control by RNA/ non-coding sequences and their functions
Cellular processes in Development
Studying cells in 3 and 4 dimensions
Cell fate determinants /Stem cell biology
Organelle biology: Golgi/ primary cilium/centrosome/ mitochondria
Biology of single cell organisms
Microbes & host cell interplay
Modeling human disease
Metabolic control
DNA damage & repair
Translational cell science

Special topics/ sessions:

GPI anchors (30th anniversary special session)
New methods (single cell biology / novel model systems/ Imaging advances)
Emerging trends in cell biology
Physics and engineering in cell biology
Evolution of cellular functions
Systems biology/ networks in cells
Genome editing and cell biology
Special sessions on cell biology education/scientific writing /ethics/careers in cell biology

Leeann Kirchner

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