Diversity and Evolution in Cell Biology
Organisers: Gautam Dey, Lillian Fritz-Laylin, Snezhka Oliferenko, Meg Titus and Michael Way
Date: 24 - 27 June 2024
Location: Montanyà Hotel & Lodge, Catalonia, Spain
Evolutionary cell biology represents the integration of evolutionary theory, phylogenetics and experimental evolution with comparative cell biology, aiming ultimately to understand how and why cells evolved to be the way they are. This meeting aims to bring together evolutionary biologists and cell biologists investigating diverse aspects of cellular physiology, traversing both spatial scales – from subcellular cytoskeletal dynamics to symbiotic interactions – and evolutionary time. At a time when advances in phylogenetics, imaging, biochemical profiling, and genetic engineering have enabled comparative biology and experiments in non-model systems at an unprecedented scale, we hope to inspire the next generation of evolutionary cell biologists to tackle some of the biggest questions in modern cell biology.
Lillian Fritz-Laylin University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
Snezhka Oliferenko The Francis Crick Institute, UK
Meg Titus University of Minnesota, USA
Michael Way The Francis Crick Institute, UK
Scott Dawson University of California, Davis, USA
Omaya Dudin EFPL, Switzerland
Laura Eme Université Paris-Saclay, France
Holly Goodson University of Notre Dame, USA
Rebecca Heald University of California, Berkeley, USA
Aoife Heaslip University of Connecticut, USA
Greg Jedd Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, Singapore
Anna Karnkowska University of Warsaw, Poland
Eugene Koonin National Institutes of Health, USA
Liedewij Laan Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Wallace Marshall University of California, San Francisco, USA
Thomas Richards University of Oxford, UK
Courtney Schroeder University of Texas Southwestern, USA
Courtney Stairs Lund University, Sweden
Mukund Thattai NCBS, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India
Kevin Verstrepen VIB, Belgium
Montanyà Hotel & Lodge
Montanyà Hotel & Lodge is in central Catalonia less than an hour away from Barcelona and is 25 km away from the Montseny Natural Park, a biosphere reserve. Built in a traditional mountain style, using wood and natural stone, the Montanyà Resort is 4-star with a range of leisure and spa facilities.
It is likely that we will organise some shuttles from Barcelona to and from the airport. More details will follow.
Applications are now open for this meeting.
The meeting will start with registration and lunch on Monday 24 June and will finish with a lunch on Thursday 27 June.
The fees will include;
- Registration and meeting costs
- Three nights’ accommodation (Monday to Thursday) in an en-suite room with single occupancy
- All meals (Monday lunch to Thursday lunch inclusive), coffee breaks and reception drinks each evening throughout the meeting
It is expected that all attendees will stay for the duration of the meeting.
|PhD students /postdocs
|Until 3 May 2024
Applications will be reviewed and approved as they are submitted. Spaces will fill on a first come first served basis.
We will not be livestreaming this event as a matter of course but if you would like to attend and would be unable to do so in-person please do get in touch.
Please email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Early-bird deadline for applications: 19 January 2024
Abstract submission deadline: 5 April 2024
Final registration deadline: 3 May 2024
Image credit: Expansion microscopy of mitotic Tetrahymena thermophila; Felix Mikus, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany