About the Workshop
This EMBO conference primarily aims to cover the latest (unpublished) data on skeletal muscle development, homeostasis, regeneration, and pathology. To cover in sufficient depth all topics that are in the forefront of contemporary muscle research, the following scientific sessions are planned:
- Making functional muscle
- Genomic and epigenomic views of myogenesis
- Satellite cells and muscle regeneration
- Homeostasis and aging
- Modeling and treating muscle diseases.
Leading experts of the muscle field have been invited to present recent unpublished data; further speakers will be selected from submitted abstracts, to ensure gender and geographic balance as well as to grant junior researchers the opportunity to discuss their work with the muscle community. Poster sessions and specific social events will ensure extended interactions between established scientists and junior scientists/trainees. Furthermore, we aim to foster discussions with leading socio-economic stakeholders by attracting patient associations and pharmas.
The meeting venue, surrounded by the historic Chantilly Forest, is situated in an isolated location, conducive to extended scientific discussions. We envisage that this meeting will provide an ideal setting to stimulate new collaborations and breakthroughs in the muscle field, at a fundamental and therapeutic level.