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Special Interest Subgroups

Special Interest Subgroups

The deadline to submit a topic has passed. Starting May 31 you may submit an abstract for a chance to present a talk in the selected topics

Special Interest Subgroups are 3-hour member organized sessions that take a deeper dive into the various specialty subjects under the umbrella of cell biology. Organizers will select speakers, and arrange the schedule for the sessions.

New this year- All talks in a Special Interest Subgroup session will require an abstract submission. Members organizing these sessions will receive five complimentary submissions for invited speakers but can encourage others to submit as well. Organizers will have the opportunity to read through all abstracts submitted to their topic to allow them to design their sessions with the most cutting edge research available.

2019 Subgroup Topics

2019 Subgroup Topics

Below are the 2019 Subgroup Topics listed in alphabetical order. Dates and times for each session will be announced by August. For more information about each topic, including session organizers, click here.

Bacterial Cell Organization

Biological Timing: Molecular Clocks and Timers, from Systems to Synthetic Biology

Bottom-Up Cell Biology

Building Complexity to Understand the Nicrotubule Cytoskeleton: From Regulation of Microtubule Dynamics to Coordination of Motor Ensembles

Building the Cell

Cell Biology Meets the Hippo Pathway

Cell Dynamics and Matrix Interactions in Three-Dimensional Environments

Cellular Symmetry Breaking

Epithelia and their Stem Cells

Kinesin Motors - What is Conventional?

Lipids and Proteins in the Secretory Pathway- Homeostasis and Stress

Machine Intelligence and Statistics in Cell Biology

Maintenance of Genome Integrity in Health and Disease

Mechanics of Large Cellular Machines

New Frontiers in Multifactor Regulation of Cytoskeleton

Nucleoporin Roles in Tissue Architecture, Development and Genetic Disease

Organelle Membrane Contact Sites and Cell Plasticity Control

Redrawing the Cellular Map: Cytoskeletal Forces, Organelles and the Crossroads

Signaling at the Primary Cilium

Specialized Cellular Protrusions, a Mechanism for Cell-Cell Communication

The Cellular and Molecular Basis of Invasive Metastatic Cancer

Tools and Devices for Cell Biology

Using Advanced Imaging to Redefine the Cell and Tissue Biology

Visualizing Immune Cell Activation

Organizational and Financial Guidelines
Subgroup Organizer Information


" The Special Interest Subgroups generated the most excitement at the meeting - they give a wide range of people get a chance to talk, they reflect what the membership finds interesting/exciting and it is all about the science and an exchange of ideas. "

"The subgroups are the most dynamic and well-attended part of the meeting. "


"The Saturday Subgroups are a wonderful learning opportunity."