Satellite Event(s)

The event(s) listed below are being held by our partners in conjunction with the ASCB | EMBO Meeting but may require a separate registration and registration fee.

2018 4DN-ASCB Satellite Meeting: Bridging the 4D Genome with Cell Biology

Friday, December 7, 8:00 am to 7:00 pm at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Click Here for more information and to register.

$70 Registration Fee per participant. Includes lite refreshments and lunch.
This conference, jointly organized by the 4D Nucleome (4DN) network and the American Society of Cell Biology, will feature recent technological and conceptual advances in research of the higher order chromatin organization in eukaryotic cells.  The 4DN network was launched in 2015 as an NIH Common Fund project, and its goal is to develop and apply approaches to map chromatin structure and dynamics to gain a deeper mechanistic understanding of how the nucleus is functionally organized.  The ASCB is an international community of over 9000 scientists studying the biology of cell.  The 2018 4DN-ASCB Satellite Meeting aims to highlight rapid progress in the study of genome organization and facilitate the dissemination of new technologies and concepts to the broader cell biology community.

Click Here to view the full Program.

Janelia is looking for a scientist with a big new idea. Could that be you?

Sunday, December 9, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Omni Hotel Salon C,D,E

Panelists: Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz (Senior Group Leader), Luke Lavis (Senior Group Leader and Head of Molecular Tools and Imaging), Teng-Leong Chew (Director, Advanced Imaging Center), Rob Singer (Senior Fellow), and Boyana Konforti (Director, Science Strategy & Development)

HHMI is holding an open, international search for a scientist, or team of scientists, to lead a new research area at Janelia. The research area can focus on a major problem in the life sciences, on technology development, or both. The idea and approach should be bold and innovative and not one that could be easily pursued in a typical research institution. Instead, it should require a cross-disciplinary environment in which technology developers and theorists collaborate with life scientists to overcome major conceptual and technological barriers. For more information visit: Food and Drinks will be served at this event.

Genetic Tool Development in Marine Protists: Emerging New Model Organisms for Cell Biology

Wednesday, December 12, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Santa Rosa Room at the Marriott Marquis.
Click here to register.

Registration is free for participants. The event includes lite refreshments.
This afternoon satellite event will feature presentations, posters, and active discussion about new efforts to develop genetic tools in marine protists, where an international research community is making exciting progress in advancing these nascent experimental model systems. This event is designed to facilitate networking among protist researchers and cell biologists attending the ASCB conference who can offer valuable insights and advice from working in more established model systems. A deeper study of marine protists – some of the most diverse yet least understood forms of life on earth – will shed light into the process of organelle origin and evolution, cytoskeleton structure, and protist-microbe interactions, while also helping scientists better understand the roles protists play in global nutrient cycles, food webs, and climate. The event is supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

For questions regarding the meeting, please email