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Cell State Transitions: Approaches, Experimental Systems and Models

Organisers: Kevin Chalut and Austin Smith

Date: 18-21 October 2020

Location: Wiston House, UK

Transitions between cellular identities are fundamental to metazoan biology, from development to disease. Yet how cells navigate accurately between distinct identities remains poorly understood. A primary impediment is that transition is intrinsically dynamic, an outcome of time and stimulation. The methodology and the theory necessary to capture and decode these molecular and cellular dynamics are underdeveloped.

This workshop aims to highlight innovative interdisciplinary approaches to the question of how biological transitions occur. To that end, we bring together practitioners in stem cell and developmental biology with theorists and experimentalists from physics, mathematics and engineering. The goal is to explore avenues for examining cell state transitions across multiple scales. We will consider tools and technologies, model systems, and theoretical frameworks. The intimate setting of the meeting will foster discussion, exchange of ideas, and initiation of new collaborations.

 

About Wiston House

Wiston House

The Workshops will be held at the beautiful Wiston House, which is a 16th century Grade I listed building located at the foot of the South Downs in West Sussex. The house is surrounded by over 6,000 acres of parkland with magnificent views from the mile-long drive.

Wiston House is the home of Wilton Park, one of the world’s leading centres for the discussion of key international policy issues. Wilton Park was created in 1946 to help re-establish peace and democracy in Europe as part of an initiative inspired by Winston Churchill. Wiston House has an amazing history and appears in the Domesday Book, the register of English possessions made by William the Conqueror in 1086, 20 years after he won the Battle of Hastings.

Wiston House is 32 miles from Gatwick Airport and 60 miles from Heathrow Airport. The nearest train station is Shoreham-by-Sea, which is a 20 minute taxi ride from Wiston House and takes 1 hour 10 minutes from London Victoria.

Wiston House
Steyning Road
Steyning
West Sussex
BN44 3DZ
Tel: +44 (0) 1903 815020
www.wistonhouse.co.uk

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