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2012 ASCB Annual Meeting

Minisymposium and Poster Topics

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Minisymposia Topics

  • Actin Organization and Dynamics
  • Autophagy, Self Renewal, and Cell Death
  • Cancer Cell Biology
  • Cell Biology of Neurodegeneration
  • Cell Biology of Regeneration
  • Cell Biology of the Neuron
  • Cell Division
  • Cell Growth and Cell Cycle Control
  • Cell Mechanics and Intermediate Filaments
  • Cell Migration and Motility
  • Cell Polarity
  • Cell-Cell and Cell-Matrix Interactions
  • Cellular Stress, Protein Folding, and Disease
  • Development and Morphogenesis
  • Integrated Research and Teaching and its Benefits to Faculty and Students
  • Intracellular Sorting and Trafficking
  • Membrane Organization and Lipid Dynamics
  • Micro- and Coding RNA
  • Microtubule Organization and Dynamics
  • Molecular Basis of Infectious Disease
  • Molecular Motors
  • Nuclear Structure and Function
  • Organelle Structure and Vesicle Formation
  • Physical and Computational Tools for Cell Biology
  • Prokaryotic Cell Biology
  • Regulation/Organization of the Genome
  • Signal Transduction/Signaling Networks
  • Stem Cells and Induced Pluripotency

Working Groups (cannot submit abstracts to these):

  • New Technologies in Imaging
  • New Technologies in Molecular Biology/Genetics
  • New Technologies in Proteomics
  • Visualizing Biological Models and Information

Poster 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 Microtubules and associated proteins
  • 2b Microtubule dynamics and its regulation
  • 2c Cilia and flagella
  • 2d Centrosomes
  • 2e Mitotic spindle and kinetochores

  • 3) Intermediate Filaments

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

  • 5) Cell Migration and Motility
  • 5a Cytoskeletal membrane interactions
  • 5b Chemotaxis and directed migration
  • 5c Mechanotransduction
  • 5d Signaling networks governing cell migration
  • 5e Dynamics of focal adhesions and invadosomes

  • 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

  • 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 lamins

  • 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
  • 11a G1, G1-S, and S phase regulation
  • 11b Cytokinesis
  • 11c Mitosis
  • 11d Meiosis
  • 11e Spindle checkpoints

  • 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

  • 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) Computational, Physical, and Synthetic Cell Biology
  • 20a Chemical Biology
  • 20b Tissue and bioengineering
  • 20c Systems and synthetic biology
  • 20d Computational biology/bioinformatics
  • 20e Biophysical approaches to cell biology

  • 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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