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Minisymposia and Microsymposia Topics for Submission

There are a total of 11 scientific topics (listed below) for oral presentation in Minisymposia and Microsymposia at the 2017 ASCB | EMBO Meeting. There is also a topic for submission on Education. For more information on the Minisymposia, including co-chairs, and Microsymposia sessions, click on the tabs above.

Bacterial Infection and Symbiosis
Cell Biology of Neurons
Cell Biology of the Nucleus
Cell Division, Cell Cycle, and Cell Death
Cell Signaling and Cancer
Cellular Metabolism
Cytoskeletal Dynamics, Mechanics, and Cell Motility
Multicellular Interactions, Tissues and Organs
Organelles and Membrane Dynamics
Proteostasis, Autophagy and Neurodegeneration
RNA Biology
Evidence-Based Education

Minisymposia Information and Topic Co-Chairs

25 Minisymposia will be created from abstracts submitted to the 11 topics listed below. Minisymposia will be presented concurrently on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday afternoon from 4:15 pm to 6:50 pm, and on Wednesday morning from 8:30 am to 11:05 am.

Each Minisymposium features 10 talks selected from abstracts. Talks are a total of 15 minutes each (12 minute talk plus 3 minute Q&A).

Please view the list of co-chairs for each topic below.

Bacterial Infection and Symbiosis (1 Session)

Marek Basler, Biozentrum, University of Basel
Feng Shao, National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing

Cell Biology of Neurons (2 Sessions)

Cagla Eroglu, Duke University Medical Center
Marc Hammarlund, Yale University School of Medicine
Stephen Liberles, Harvard Medical School
Avital Rodal, Brandeis University

Cell Biology of the Nucleus (2 Sessions)

Trevor K. Archer, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH
Martin Beck, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)
Cliff Brangwynne, Princeton University
Ulrike Kutay, ETH Zurich

Cell Division, Cell Cycle and Cell Death (3 Sessions)

Clemens Cabernard, University of Washington
Julie Canman, Columbia University
Silke Hauf, Virginia Tech
Eduardo Torres, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Jorge Z. Torres, University of California, Los Angeles
Elçin Ünal, University of California, Berkeley

Cell Signaling and Cancer (3 Sessions)

Supported by: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Natalia Jura, University of California San Francisco
Brendan D. Manning, Harvard University
Peter S. McPherson, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University
Adrian Salic, Harvard Medical School
Almut Schulze, Biocenter, University of Würzburg
Min Wu, National University of Singapore

Cellular Metabolism (1 Session)

Nika Danial, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School
Russell DeBose-Boyd, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Cytoskeletal Dynamics, Mechanics, and Cell Motility (4 Sessions)

Ken Campellone, University of Connecticut
Andrew Carter, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Ram Dixit, Washington University in St. Louis
Arne Gennerich, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Stephanie Gupton, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Gijsje Koenderink, NWO Institute AMOLF
Sabine Petry, Princeton University
Kandice Tanner, National Cancer Institute, NIH

Multicellular Interactions, Tissues and Organs (2 Sessions)

Danelle Devenport, Princeton University
Philipp Niethammer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Elly Tanaka, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Vienna Biocenter (VBC)
Matthew J. Tyska, Vanderbilt University

Organelles and Membrane Dynamics (4 Sessions)

Christopher Burd, Yale University School of Medicine
Jeremy Carlton, King’s College London
Maria Antonietta De Matteis, Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine
Shawn M. Ferguson, Yale University
Mike Henne, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Junjie Hu, Institute of Biophysics, CAS
Benoit Kornmann, ETH Zürich – Institute of Biochemistry
Heidi M. McBride, McGill University

Proteostasis, Autophagy, and Neurodegeneration (2 Sessions)

Supported by BMC Biology
Simon Alberti, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany
Ursula Jakob, University of Michigan and University of Michigan Medical School
Sascha Martens, Max F. Perutz Laboratories, Austria
Li Yu, Tsinghua University

RNA Biology (1 Session)

Maria Barna, Stanford University
Sandra Wolin, National Cancer Institute, NIH


18 Microsymposia will be generated from abstracts not selected for Minisymposia. Microsymposia topics are directly correlated to the number of abstracts received for each of the 11 topics. Not all topics will necessarily have a Microsymposia session assigned.

Two concurrent Microsymposia will be presented on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday afternoon in the Microsymposia Rooms 1 and 2 in the Learning Center (Exhibit Hall) from 11:00 am to 12:10 pm, 12:25 pm to 1:35 pm, and 1:50 pm to 3:00 pm.

Each Microsymposium features 7 talks selected from abstracts. Talks are a total of 10 minutes each (7 minute talk plus 3 minute Q&A).

Microsymposia moderators will be members of the ASCB COMPASS committee and will be assigned in August.