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Unity and diversity of ciliary systems in locomotion and transport

Scientific meeting

Location

Kavli Royal Society Centre, Chicheley Hall, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, MK16 9JJ

Overview

Theo Murphy international scientific meeting organised by Professor Gáspár Jékely, Professor Raymond Goldstein FRS and Dr Kirsty Wan.

Scanning electron microscope image of a ciliated planula larva of the cnidarian Nematostella vectensis. Image credit: Jürgen Berger and Gáspár Jékely

Cilia are specialised cellular organelles that are united in structure and ubiquitously implicated in key life processes including sensing, locomotion, and the production of physiological flows. This meeting will bring together biologists, biophysicists, and mathematicians to highlight the remarkable diversity of systems in which motile cilia fulfil vital functions, and to inspire and define novel interdisciplinary strategies for future research.

The schedule of talks and speaker biographies can be found below. Recorded audio of the presentations will be available on this page after the meeting has taken place. Meeting papers will be published in a future issue of Philosophical Transactions B.

Poster session

There will be a poster session on Monday 18 March. If you would like to apply to present a poster please submit your title, proposed abstract (not more than 200 words and in third person), author list, name of the proposed presenter and authors' institutions to the Scientific Programmes team no later than Monday 4 February 2019. Please include the text 'Poster abstract submission' and the meeting title in the subject line. Please note that places are limited and are selected at the scientific organisers' discretion. Poster abstracts will only be considered if the presenter is registered to attend the meeting. There is also an opportunity to give a short talk at the meeting. Please indicate if you would also like your abstract to be considered for a short talk.

Attending this event

This is a residential conference, which allows for increased discussion and networking.

  • Free to attend
  • Advance registration essential
  • Catering and accommodation available to purchase during registration

Enquiries: contact the Scientific Programmes team

Event organisers

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Schedule of talks

18 March

Session 1 09:00-12:40

Biophysics of ciliary locomotion

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Dr Kirsty Wan, Living Systems Institute, University of Exeter, UK

09:05-09:25 Mechanics of ciliary motility in Chlamydomonas

Professor Joe Howard, Yale University, USA

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09:25-09:30 Discussion

09:30-09:50 From 3D beat to 3D swimming

Dr Luis Alvarez, Caesar, Germany

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09:50-09:55 Discussion

09:55-10:15 Signalling in small ciliary compartments

Professor U Benjamin Kaupp, Caesar, Bonn, Germany

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10:15-10:20 Discussion

10:20-11:00 Coffee

11:00-11:20 Fluid flow and particle transport in the left-right organising structure of the embryo

Professor Dave Smith, University of Birmingham, UK

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11:20-11:25 Discussion

11:25-11:45 Cilia and mechanosensing

Professor Christoph Schmidt, Georg-August-Universität, Germany and Duke University, USA

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11:45-11:50 Discussion

11:50-12:10 Biophysical mechanisms for cilia coordination

Professor Eva Kanso, University of Southern California, USA

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12:10-12:15 Discussion

12:15-12:35 How flagellated protists feed

Professor Thomas Kiørboe, Danish Technical University, Denmark

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12:35-12:40 Discussion

12:40-14:00 Lunch

Session 2 14:00-17:00

Molecular and structural biology of motile cilia

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Chairs

Dr Mónica Bettencourt-Dias, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal

14:00-14:20 Probing the molecular organization of cells and organelles using cryo-electron microscopy

Dr Daniela Nicastro, UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA

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14:20-14:25 Discussion

14:25-14:45 Finding addresses in the cilium and centriole

Professor Susan K Dutcher, Washington University in St Louis, USA

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14:45-14:50 Discussion

14:50-15:10 Centrosome and cilia evolution

Dr Mónica Bettencourt-Dias, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal

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15:10-15:15 Discussion

15:15-15:50 Coffee

15:50-16:00 Selected short presentation

16:00-16:20 Revisiting the '2' in '9+2'

Professor George Witman, University of Massachussetts Medical School, USA

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16:20-16:25 Discussion

16:25-16:55 The flagellar length control system in Chlamydomonas

Professor Wallace F Marshall, University of California, San Francisco, USA

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16:55-17:00 Discussion

19 March

Session 3 09:00-12:40

Transport by multiciliary epithelia

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Dr Julien Vermot, Institut de génétique et de biologie moléculaire et cellulaire, France

09:00-09:20 Co-opting the cell cycle to build a multiciliated epithelium

Dr Alice Meunier, CNRS, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris, France

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09:20-09:25 Discussion

09:25-09:45 The dynamics of phototaxis in green algae

Professor Ray Goldstein FRS, University of Cambridge, UK

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09:45-09:50 Discussion

09:50-10:10 Cilia dynamics in the left-right organizer

Dr Julien Vermot, Institut de génétique et de biologie moléculaire et cellulaire, France

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10:10-10:15 Discussion

10:15-11:00 Coffee

11:00-11:20 Waves in the airways - fluid motion from motile cilia

Professor Pietro Cicuta, University of Cambridge, UK

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11:20-11:25 Discussion

11:25-11:45 Cilia-bacteria interactions

Dr Janna Nawroth, California Institute of Technology, USA

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11:45-11:50 Discussion

11:50-12:10 Controlling ciliary polarity in the multiciliated epidermis of flatworms

Dr Juliette Azimzadeh, Institut Jacques Monod, France

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12:10-12:15 Discussion

12:15-12:35 Talk title tbc

Dr Kirsty Wan, Living Systems Institute, University of Exeter, UK

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12:35-12:40 Discussion

12:40-14:00 Lunch

Session 4 14:00-17:00

Cilia and nervous systems

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14:00-14:20 Cilia in the developing zebrafish inner ear

Professor Tanya Whitfield, The University of Sheffield, UK

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14:20-14:25 Discussion

14:25-14:45 Talk title tbc

Dr Gáspár Jékely, Living Systems Institute, University of Exeter, UK

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14:45-14:50 Discussion

14:50-15:10 Uncovering the role of ciliary beating in the nervous system

Dr Nathalie Jurisch-Yaksi, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

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15:10-15:15 Discussion

15:15-15:50 Coffee

15:50-16:00 Selected short presentation

16:00-16:20 Cilia driven flows in the brain ventricles

Professor Gregor Eichele, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany

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16:20-17:00 Discussion

Unity and diversity of ciliary systems in locomotion and transport

Theo Murphy international scientific meeting organised by Professor Gáspár Jékely, Professor Raymond Goldstein FRS and Dr Kirsty Wan.

Kavli Royal Society Centre, Chicheley Hall Newport Pagnell Buckinghamshire MK16 9JJ
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