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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 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

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

Subgroup B: Building the Cell

Subgroup C: Cell Biology Meets the Hippo Pathway

Subgroup D: Cellular Symmetry Breaking

Subgroup E: Kinesin Motors - What is Conventional?

Subgroup F: Machine Intelligence and Statistics in Cell Biology

Subgroup G: New FronSubgroup B: tiers in Multifactor Regulation of Cytoskeleton

Subgroup H: Nucleoporin Roles in Tissue Architecture, Development and Genetic Disease

Subgroup I: Organelle Membrane Contact Sites and Cell Plasticity Control

Subgroup J: Visualizing Immune Cell Activation

Saturday, December 7, 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Subgroup K: Bacterial Cell Organization

Subgroup L: Bottom-Up Cell Biology

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

Subgroup N: Epithelia and their Stem Cells

Subgroup O: Lipids and Proteins in the Secretory Pathway- Homeostasis and Stress

Subgroup P: Mechanics of Large Cellular Machines

Subgroup Q: Signaling at the Primary Cilium

Subgroup R: Tools and Devices for Cell Biology

Subgroup S: Tunneling Nanotubes and Other Cell Protrusions: Structure, Composition and Role in Inter-cellular Communication and Disease

Subgroup T: Using Advanced Imaging to Redefine the Cell and Tissue Biology

Sunday, December 8, 4:15 pm to 7:15 pm

Subgroup U: The Cellular and Molecular Basis of Invasive Metastatic Cancer

Monday, December 9, 4:15 pm to 7:15 pm

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

Tuesday, December 10, 4:15 pm to 7:15 pm

Subgroup W: 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

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" 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."