Minisymposia and Microsymposia

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Minisymposia and Microsymposia Topics for Submission

There are a total of 15 scientific topics (listed below) for oral presentation in Minisymposia and Microsymposia at the 2018 ASCB|EMBO Meeting. There is also a topic for submission on Education. For more information on the Minisymposia, including co-chairs, and Microsymposia sessions, click on the tabs above.

Autophagy and Proteostasis
Biology of Stem Cells 
Cell Cycle, Cell Division, Cell Death
Cellular Stress Responses 
Centrosomes, Cilia and Flagella
*Cytoskeletal, Motility, and Cell Mechanics 
Membrane Organization and Trafficking 
Metabolism 
Morphogenesis and Multicellular Interactions 
Neurobiology/Neurodegeneration                          

Neuronal Cell Biology          
Nucleus 
Pathogens 
Phase Transitions 
Stem Cells and Organoids 

*For this topic, you will have the option of submitting to one of these five subtopics:

  • Cytoskeleton, Motility, and Cell Mechanics: Cell Adhesion Motility and Mechanics
  • Cytoskeleton, Motility, and Cell Mechanics: Microbial Cytoskeleton & Pathogen-Cytoskeleton Interactions
  • Cytoskeleton, Motility, and Cell Mechanics: Motors
  • Cytoskeleton, Motility, and Cell Mechanics: Tracks
  • Cytoskeleton, Motility, and Cell Mechanics: Miscellaneous/General

Minisymposia Information and Topic Co-Chairs

23 Minisymposia will be created from abstracts submitted to the 15 topics listed below. Minisymposia will be presented concurrently on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday afternoon from 4:15 pm to 6:50 pm, and on Wednesday morning from 8:30 am to 11:05 am.

Each Minisymposium features 10 talks selected from abstracts. Talks are a total of 15 minutes each (12 minute talk plus 3 minute Q&A).

Please view the list of co-chairs for each topic below.

Autophagy and Proteostasis (2 minisymposia)

Martin Graef, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne
Harm Kampinga, University Medical Center Groningen & University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Meng Wang, Baylor College of Medicine
Hong Zhang, Institute of Biophysics CAS, China

Biology of Stem Cells (1 minisymposium)

Ru Gunawardane, Allen Institute for Cell Science
David Traver, University of California, San Diego

Cell Cycle, Cell Division, Cell Death (2 minisymposia)

Daniel Gerlich, IMBA – Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Austria
Amy Shaub Maddox, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jan M. Skotheim, Stanford University
Iva Tolic, Ruđer Bošković Institute (RBI), Croatia

Cellular Stress Responses (1 minisymposium)

Andy Dillin, University of California, Berkeley
Rosa Puertollano, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH

Centrosomes, Cilia and Flagella (1 minisymposium)

Jadranka Loncarek, National Cancer Institute/NIH
Guangshuo Ou, Tsinghua University

*Cytoskeletal, Motility, and Cell Mechanics (4 minisymposia)

Elizabeth Chen, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Erin Goley, Johns Hopkins University
Brad Nolen, University of Oregon
E. Michael Ostap, University of Pennsylvania
Radhika Subramanian, Harvard Medical School
Xavier Trepat, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia
Michael Way, The Francis Crick Institute
Julie Welburn, The University of Edinburgh

Membrane Organization and Trafficking (3 minisymposia)

Adam Hughes, University of Utah
Akihiko Nakano, RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics
Marisa Otegui, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Blanche Schwappach, University Medical Center Göttingen
Julia von Blume, Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry
Michael Wangler, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, Baylor College of Medicine

Metabolism (1 minisymposium)

Kivanc Birsoy, The Rockefeller University
Lydia Finley, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Morphogenesis and Multicellular Interactions (2 minisymposia)

Matthew Gibson, Stowers Institute
Michel Labouesse, Institute of Biology Paris – Seine
Lucy Erin O’Brien, Stanford University
Katja Röper, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Neurobiology/Neurodegeneration (1 minisymposium)

Andrea H. Brand, The Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge, UK
Aaron DiAntonio
, Washington University in St. Louis

Neuronal Cell Biology (1 minisymposium)

Brenda L. Bloodgood, University of California, San Diego
Gentry N. Patrick, University of California, San Diego

Nucleus (1 minisymposium)

Xavier Darzacq, University of California, Berkeley
Clodagh O’Shea, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Pathogens (1 minisymposium)

Nihal Altan-Bonnet, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH
Shaeri Mukherjee, University of California, San Francisco

Phase Transitions (1 minisymposium)

D. Allan Drummond, The University of Chicago
Amy Gladfelter, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Stem Cells and Organoids (1 minisymposium)

Dirk Hockemeyer, University of California, Berkeley
Aron Jaffe, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

*For this topic, you will have the option of submitting to one of these five subtopics:

  • Cytoskeleton, Motility, and Cell Mechanics: Cell Adhesion Motility and Mechanics
  • Cytoskeleton, Motility, and Cell Mechanics: Microbial Cytoskeleton & Pathogen-Cytoskeleton Interactions
  • Cytoskeleton, Motility, and Cell Mechanics: Motors
  • Cytoskeleton, Motility, and Cell Mechanics: Tracks
  • Cytoskeleton, Motility, and Cell Mechanics: Miscellaneous/General

Microsymposia

Up to 18 Microsymposia will be generated from abstracts not selected for Minisymposia. Microsymposia topics are directly correlated to the number of abstracts received for each of the 15 topics. Not all topics will necessarily have a Microsymposia session assigned.

Six concurrent Microsymposia will be presented on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday morning from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon.

Each Microsymposium features 6 talks selected from abstracts. Talks are a total of 10 minutes each (7 minute talk plus 3 minute Q&A).

Microsymposia moderators will be members of the ASCB COMPASS committee and will be assigned in August.