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
Below are the 2019 Subgroup Topics listed by date/time and then alphabetical order. For more information about each topic, including session organizers, click here.
Saturday, December 7, 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Biological Timing: Molecular Clocks and Timers, from Systems to Synthetic Biology
Building the Cell
Cell Biology Meets the Hippo Pathway
Cellular Symmetry Breaking
Kinesin Motors - What is Conventional?
Machine Intelligence and Statistics in Cell Biology
New Frontiers in Multifactor Regulation of Cytoskeleton
Nucleoporin Roles in Tissue Architecture, Development and Genetic Disease
Organelle Membrane Contact Sites and Cell Plasticity Control
Visualizing Immune Cell Activation
Saturday, December 7, 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Bacterial Cell Organization
Bottom-Up Cell Biology
Building Complexity to Understand the Microtubule Cytoskeleton: From Regulation of Microtubule Dynamics to Coordination of Motor Ensembles
Epithelia and their Stem Cells
Lipids and Proteins in the Secretory Pathway- Homeostasis and Stress
Mechanics of Large Cellular Machines
Signaling at the Primary Cilium
Tools and Devices for Cell Biology
Tunneling Nanotubes and Other Cell Protrusions: Structure, Composition and Role in Inter-cellular Communication and Disease
Using Advanced Imaging to Redefine the Cell and Tissue Biology
Sunday, December 8, 4:15 pm to 7:15 pm
The Cellular and Molecular Basis of Invasive Metastatic Cancer
Monday, December 9, 4:15 pm to 7:15 pm
Redrawing the Cellular Map: Cytoskeletal Forces, Organelles and the Crossroads
Tuesday, December 10, 4:15 pm to 7:15 pm
Maintenance of Genome Integrity in Health and Disease
Wednesday, December 11, 8:15 am to 11:15 am
Cell Dynamics and Matrix Interactions in Three-Dimensional Environments
WHAT ATTENDEES SAY?
" 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."