Welcome to the online press kit for the 2019 ASCB|EMBO Meeting! You can view the entire meeting program here https://www.ascb.org/2019ascbembo/program/ but there are some events we’d like to draw your attention to organized by day.

We have also compiled a list of abstracts that may be of particular interest. Click here to download the pdf.

If you need to register as Working Press for the meeting, please visit https://www.ascb.org/2019ascbembo/workingpress/.



2019 Doorstep Meeting on Cancer: From Genome Instability to Therapy
8 am-4:15 pm
The Doorstep Meeting features leaders in genome instability and therapies who have studied mechanisms by which cancer cells respond.  The meeting is being organized by Karlene Cimprich, Stanford University, and David Pellman, Harvard Medical School and Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
Program: https://www.ascb.org/2019-doorstep-meeting/2019-doorstep-program/

Bottom-Up Cell Biology
12:30-3:30 pm
Room 145A
Organizers: Daniel Fletcher, University of California, Berkeley; Matthew Good, University of Pennsylvania; and Laurent Blanchoin, Grenoble at the CEA, France
In vitro reconstitution of biological processes from their component molecular parts is a mainstay of biochemistry and has emerged over the last decade as a powerful tool in cell biology. Recent studies have shown that cell-like structures with micron-scale organization can be reconstituted from nanometer-scale parts by combining purified proteins and cytoplasmic extracts with cell-like boundary conditions. By identifying the necessary and sufficient conditions for assembly, these ‘bottom-up’ studies provide new mechanistic insight that complements more traditional ‘top-down’ cell biology. Rapid progress in micropatterning, microfluidics, and microfabrication, coupled with continued advancements in biochemistry and molecular biology, raise the possibility of creating more complete cell or tissue reconstitutions that may one day rival the complexity of living systems.

Keynote Lecture and Meeting Kickoff
4:30 pm
Keynote Speaker: Bruce Stillman, Cold Spring Harbor Labs
Stillman is President and Chief Executive Officer of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. His research focuses on how chromosomes are duplicated in cells, a process that ensures the accurate inheritance of genetic material from one generation to the next. Stillman’s keynote is entitled: Copying the Genome in Eukaryotic Cells: Insights into the Evolution of Origin Specification and its Relationship to Gene Silencing Mechanisms.