Meetings

From Cells to Embryo – ITMO BCDE

From Cells to Embryo – ITMO BCDE

16-18 november 2020, Paris

The pathways leading from cells to embryo are highly complex. They involve among others steps of cell determination, patterning, cellular and organ morphogenesis, processes that are tightly controlled and coordinated in space and time. However, during the last decade, this field has benefited from major findings in the understanding of epigenetics, gene regulatory networks, mechanobiology, mechanisms of cell specification among others, and also from technical advances such as single cell omics. This symposium will address state-of-the-art research in this field, both in animals and plants. It will feature keynote and invited lectures, and selected short talks and posters. The symposium is organized at the initiative of the Multi-Organization Thematic Institute Cell Biology, Development & Evolution (ITMO – BCDE). See the composition of the Scientific Organization Committee. The meeting will take place on November 16 – 18, 2020 on the Université Paris-Diderot campus, located in the center of Paris, hosting around 180 participants, and providing opportunities for extensive interactions in a friendly and comfortable environment.  Short talks will be selected by the organizers (applicants will be informed around October 1st) and two poster sessions will be organized. The call for abstracts will be open in the first quarter of 2020 (Deadline for sending your abstract: September 15th, 2020)

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Spatio-temporal encoding and decoding in cell signaling

Spatio-temporal encoding and decoding in cell signaling

20 March 2020, Paris

Signaling is at the core of coordination between cells in multicellular organisms. Many experimental and computational studies are dedicated to deciphering the mechanisms underlying the specificity, efficiency and biological outputs of cell signaling networks. The primary role of the dynamical information conveyed by these networks is becoming increasingly evident, as revealed by the observation of delays, oscillations, or differential control of transient versus sustained responses.
In this one-day symposium, we aim at presenting a state-of-the-art view of how cells encode and decode spatio-temporal signals. The question is addressed through a combined experimental and modelling approach. Presentations will focus on interdisciplinary works at the interface between biology, physics and mathematics and investigating different signaling pathways (calcium, G-protein-coupled receptors and tyrosine-kinase receptors) involved in various biological contexts such as cellular adhesion, morphogenesis, endocrinology, neuroscience or cancer. The interdisciplinary approach is expected to lead to a unique cross-fertilization of ideas between scientists focusing on widely different time-regulated biological systems.

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PhysBio2020: 5th International Conference on Physics & Biological Systems

PhysBio2020: 5th International Conference on Physics & Biological Systems

June 22 to 24, 2020 at Ecole Polytechnique, France

The PhysBio international conference brings together scientists and students working at the interface between Physics and Biology. Prestigious invited speakers cover a wide range of interdisciplinary topics (cell and tissue mechanics, biomedical engineering, molecular biophysics, single molecules, morphogenesis and development, plant biology …). Short talks will also be given by selected PhD students.

 

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René-marc Mège & Benoît Ladoux

INSTITUT JACQUES MONOD
Université Paris Diderot / CNRS

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75205 Paris Cedex 13 - France

René-Marc Mège

Benoît Ladoux

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