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Contemporary morphogenesis

Discussion meeting

Location

The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Overview

Scientific discussion meeting organised by Dr Kyra Anne Campbell, Dr Emily Noel, Dr Alexander Fletcher and Dr Natalia Bulgakova.

Zebrafish

Recent advances have revolutionised the field of Developmental Biology, heralding a new era of state-of-the art super-resolution live imaging, precision analyses, and à la carte genetic engineering. As a result, this fast-moving field now impacts on almost every other biological discipline. This meeting will showcase the cutting edge of research in Developmental Biology, with a focus on emerging talent.

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 of the Royal Society B.

Call for posters

There will be a poster session at 16:20 on Monday 7 October 2019. If you would like to apply to present a poster please submit your proposed title, abstract (not more than 200 words and must be in third person), author list, name of the proposed presenter and institution to the Scientific Programmes team with the subject heading "Contemporary morphogenesis: poster abstract" no later than Monday 5 August 2019. Please note that places are limited and are selected at the scientific organisers' discretion. Poster/talk abstracts will only be considered if the presenter is registered to attend the meeting.

Whilst the posters are free to view for all registered participants, the corresponding optional drinks reception is ticketed. Drinks reception tickets can be purchased in advance during registration.

Attending this event

This meeting is intended for researchers in relevant fields.

  • Free to attend
  • Limited places, advance registration is essential
  • An optional lunch can be purchased during registration

Enquiries: contact the Scientific Programmes team

Event organisers

Select an organiser for more information

Schedule of talks

07 October

09:00-12:10

Session 1

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Chairs

Dr Natalia Bulgakova, Bateson Centre, University of Sheffield, UK

09:05-09:30 Mechanisms of developmental morphogenesis in early embryos

Dr Bénédicte Sanson, University of Cambridge, UK

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09:30-09:40 Discussion

09:45-10:15 Folding tissues across length scales: cell-based origami

Professor Adam Martin, Massachusetts Institute for Technology, USA

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10:10-10:20 Discussion

10:20-10:50 Coffee

10:50-11:20 A two-tier junctional machinery under the control of embryo cross-patterning drives coordinated tissue folding and elongation

Dr Matteo Rauzi, University Côte d'Azur, CNRS, France

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11:20-11:30 Discussion

11:30-12:00 Epithelial cell reintegration: ins and outs

Dr Dan Bergstrahl, University of Rochester, USA

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12:00-12:10 Discussion

12:10-13:10 Lunch

13:10-16:20

Session 2

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Chairs

Dr Emily Noel, Bateson Centre, University of Sheffield, UK

13:10-13:40 Patterning morphogenesis through the planar cell polarity pathway

Dr Danelle Devenport, Princeton University, USA

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13:40-13:50 Discussion

13:50-14:20 Revealing functional interactions between PAR proteins and the cytoskeleton in C. elegans zygote

Dr Josana Rodrigues, Newcastle University, UK

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14:20-14:30 Discussion

14:30-15:00 Tea

15:00-15:30 Left-right asymmetry in heart development and disease

Dr Sigolène Meilhac, Institut Imagine, Institut Pasteur, France

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15:30-15:40 Discussion

15:40-16:10 Mechanics and mechanisms of tube formation

Dr Katja Röper, Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK

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16:10-16:20

16:20-18:15 Poster Session

08 October

09:00-12:10

Session 3

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Chairs

Dr Kyra Campbell, Bateson Centre, University of Sheffield, UK

09:00-09:30 Cellular mechanisms of organ self-assembly in vivo

Professor Darren Gilmour, University of Zurich, Switzerland

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09:30-09:40 Discussion

09:40-10:10 Dynamics of EMT and cell migration in Xenopus Neural Crest cells

Dr Eric Theveneau, Center for Integrative Biology, CNRS/Université Paul Sabatier, France

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10:10-10:20 Discussion

10:20-10:50 Coffee

10:50-11:20 Deciphering epithelial cell movements during embryogenesis

Professor Shankar Srinivas, University of Oxford, UK

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11:20-11:30 Discussion

11:30-12:00 Signaling mechanisms that coordinate individual cell movements for epithelial migration

Dr Sally Horne-Badovinac, University of Chicago, USA

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12:00-12:10 Discussion

12:10-13:10 Lunch

13:10-17:00

Session 4

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Chairs

Dr Alexander Fletcher, Bateson Centre, University of Sheffield, UK

13:10-13:40 Guts and (mammalian) gastrulation

Dr Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis, Sloan Kettering Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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13:40-13:50

13:50-14:20 Coordination of patterning and growth in the spinal cord

Dr Anna Kicheva, Institute of Science and Technology (IST), Austria

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14:20-14:30

14:30-15:00

15:00-15:30 Getting in shape: in vivo and in silico studies of tissue mechanics in growth control

Dr Yanlan Mao, University College London, UK

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15:30-15:40

15:40-17:00 Panel discussion/Overview (future directions)

Contemporary morphogenesis

7 - 8 October 2019

The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK
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