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Keynote and Symposia

2024 Keynote

Saturday, December 14, 4:30 pm PST

Origin Stories of Cell Therapies




Lorenz Studer
Director, Center for Stem Cell Biology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

2019 Symposia

Beyond Figure 7: Integrating modeling and experiment in cell biology

Sunday. December 8, 8:00 am

Supported by Anatomical Record/American Association of Anatomists


Margaret Gardel

University of Chicago

Physics Of Adherent Cells


Iva Tolic

Ruđer Bošković Institute, Croatia

Theory And Experiments In The Study Of The Mitotic Spindle


Petra Schwille

Max-Plank Institute of Biochemistry, Germany
Bottom-up Engineering of Protein Pattern Formation

Attack of the Killer Bugs: The cell biology of infectious disease*

Sunday. December 8, 9:45 am


Sebastian Lourido

Whitehead Institute and MIT

Unravelling the Hallmarks of Apicomplexan Parasitism


Emily R. Troemel

University of California, San Diego

Characterization Of The Intracellular Pathogen Response In C. Elegans

Decisions, Decisions: How cells choose their fates

Sunday. December 8, 9:45 am


Alex Schier

University of Basel, Switzerland and Harvard University

Cellular Biographies: Reconstructing Developmental Trajectories

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Andrea H. Brand

The Gurdon Institute, UK

Time To Get Up: Awakening Stem Cells In The Brain

21st Century Machinery: The structure, function, and evolution of protein machines

Monday, December 9, 8:00 am


Andrea Musacchio

Max-Plank Institute of Molecular Physiology, Germany

The Kinetochore, An Intrinsically Divisive Molecular Machine

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Pierre Gönczy

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Mechanisms Of Centriole Assembly


Tatsuya Hirano

Chromosome Dynamics Laboratory, RIKEN, Japan

Condensin-based Chromosome Organization: New Insights From In Vitro Assays

What Blueprints Tell Us: How genomics informs cell biology

Monday, December 9, 9:45 am

Supported by Illumina


Harmit S. Malik

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/HHMI

Centromeres: Scanning Genomes for Signs of Conflict


Brenda Andrews

University of Toronto, Canada

From Phenotypes To Pathways: Global Analysis Of Cellular Networks Using Systematic Yeast Genetics And Single Cell Image Analysis

Getting from Here to There: Individual and collective cell migrations

Tuesday, December 10, 8:00 am


Ana Maria Lennon-Duménil

Institut Curie, France

Dendritic Cell Migration At Various Scales



Rodrigo Fernandez-Gonzalez

University of Toronto, Canada

Collective Cell Movements: Cellular And Molecular Dynamics At The Leading Edge


Carl-Philipp Heisenberg

Institute of Science and Technology, Austria

Mechanosensation Of Tight Junctions By Zo-1 Phase Separation And Flow

Google Maps of the Cell: Controlling intracellular traffic flow and direction

Tuesday, December 10, 9:45 am


Daniel Colón-Ramos

Yale University

Building Memories: Cell Biological Mechanisms Underpinning Synapse Assembly And Function


Elina Ikonen

University of Helsinki, Finland

Slippery Cargo Takes Multiple Routes: Identifying Bottlenecks In Lipid Transport And Storage

D'Arcy Thompson at 100: Controlling Cell Shape and Function

Wednesday, December 11, 11:20 am


Ethan Garner

Harvard University

How Cell Shape Arises - The Minimal, Self-propagating Systems That Create Rod Shaped Cells And Determine Their Width

Jennifer Zallen, PhD, Head of the Morphogenesis and Polarity Laboratory in the Sloan-Kettering Institute (SKI)

Jennifer Zallen

Sloan-Kettering Institute/HHMI

Signals, Forces, And Cells: Decoding Tissue Morphogenesis

* Heinz Herrmann Symposium. Heinz Herrmann was Professor Emeritus of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Connecticut. A symposium in his honor was endowed at the ASCB in 1990. A founder of the ASCB, Professor Herrmann was well known for his pioneering approach to research in developmental biology, which has led to over 100 publications. He also wrote two books—Cell Biology andFrom Biology to Sociopolitics.