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EMBO Workshop

Long-distance cell-cell signalling in development and disease

11 – 14 April 2021 | Exeter, United Kingdom

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  • Registration Deadline
  • 15 January 2021
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 January 2021
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 1 February 2021
  • Payment Deadline
  • 1 March 2021

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About the Workshop

Cells communicate with a language of chemical signals. Different signals inform cells about their surroundings and orchestrate their behaviour. Such signals are precisely regulated and are essential during embryogenesis and tissue homeostasis. Misregulation of signalling can cause congenital malformations and lead to diseases, including cancers. In recent years, two transport mechanisms have been identified that are used to exchange signals between cells. Signalling filopodia known as cytonemes carry signalling components between distant cells and thus regulate the activity levels of the corresponding signalling pathways across tissues. Also, extracellular vesicles transport a similar set of signals to influence the behaviour of distant cells and are thought to act systemically. In this EMBO Workshop, we will compare and contrast recent exciting findings that illuminate these mechanisms, in particular the processes of production and release of membrane-bound morphogens, intercellular trafficking, and uptake of these signalling components. We will specifically focus on:
• Secretory pathways
• Extracellular signal trafficking
• Establishment of morphogenetic gradients
• Interactions of membrane-tethered ligands and receptors
• Internalization and sorting of cargo

Better knowledge of intercellular trafficking mechanisms is essential because their elucidation will profoundly influence our understanding of the fundamental processes that control development and disease.

 

Speakers

 

Programme

 

Registration

  • Registration Deadline
  • 15 January 2021
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 January 2021
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 1 February 2021
  • Payment Deadline
  • 1 March 2021

 

  • STUDENT/POSTDOCS EUR 450
  • ACADEMIC EUR 550
  • INDUSTRY EUR 750

Registration includes:

  • Workshop fees
  • Accommodation
  • Lunch / dinner / banquet / coffee Breaks

Payment

Selected participants will be notified by e-mail and redirected to a website dedicated for the payment as well as the accommodation requests.

Notification of cancellation should be made in writing and sent to the conference organizers.

Cancellation after 01/03/2021: A refund of the registration fee will not be possible. Please note that EMBO and the organizers shall not be responsible for, and shall be exempt from any and all liability in respect of any damage, injury or accident of any person or for loss or damage to his or her luggage or any other property.

Cancellation before 01/08/2020: The registration fee will be refunded excluding 50 € administration fee.

Selection criteria

Scientific excellence of the participant.

Relevance to the theme and objectives of the workshop.

Balance of: gender, young/established investigators.

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts should contain a brief description of background, the experimental question, methods and a summary of the main findings.

Abstracts should be submitted online as single-spaced text. The main body of the abstract should not exceed 350 words.

Please indicate if you would like to present a short talk.

Abstract submission is not mandatory but if registrations exceed the number of available spaces, preference will be given to applicants who have submitted an abstract.

Poster specifications

A0 size, vertical posters. Further details will be provided to accepted applicants by email.

Travel grants

A limited number of travel grants are available for participants. Applicants do not need to apply separately for travel grants for this event but should indicate on the registration form if they wish to be considered for a travel grant. Selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizer who will notify all eligible participants. More information is available at EMBO Travel Grants' page.

Specific travel grants and fee waivers are available for participants of any nationality working in laboratories in Chile, India, Singapore and Taiwan. To apply, please send an email directly to the meeting organisers justifying your request.

Child care grant

EMBO Courses and Workshops offers grants to offset additional child care costs incurred by participants or speakers when participating at any EMBO Courses and Workshop funded meeting. Eligible costs include fees for a caregiver or child-care facility, travel costs for a caregiver, or travel costs for taking the child to the meeting etc. Please indicate on the registration form whether you would like to be considered for the grant. Please also describe how you intend to use the child care grant and specify the sum that you will need.

 

Contact

Mrs. Roo Hayward Smith

Email: F.S.Haywood-Smith@exeter.ac.uk

Phone: +44 1392 72 5335

 

 

Venue

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Living Systems Institute

University of Exeter

Exeter

EX4 4QD

Accommodation

Accommodation will be at Reed Hall, on the university campus.

Transport

Flying into Bristol airport (short haul) or London Gatwick or Heathrow (long haul) followed by train journey into Exeter St. Davids (not Exeter central).

Anyone travelling to Exeter by train can have a taxi arranged to pick them up and take them to the university.

Exeter is easily accessible by car via the M5.

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