Location & dates EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 11 - 14 Mar 2018
Deadlines Registration closed Abstract submission closed

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Ahead of the meeting, speaker Madeline Lancaster shares how curiosity and serendipity culminated
in her pioneering method to grow cerebral organoids.

Symposium Overview

This symposium aims to understand the mechanisms of self-organising properties of multi-cellular systems. One of the defining features of living systems is their capacity to break symmetry and self-organise to form reproducible shapes and patterns. However, the mechanistic understanding of this process remains a challenge as it requires a multi-disciplinary approach. This symposium will bring together those working in distinct disciplines such as cell and developmental biology, tissue biophysics, theoretical modelling, organoids and synthetic biology, and will provide a platform to discuss and identify key approaches and future collaborations.

Session Topics

  • Symmetry breaking in cells and tissues
  • Collective cell behaviour
  • Morphogenesis
  • Tissue mechanics
  • Pattern formation
  • Modelling self-organisation
  • Synthetic biology
  • Organogenesis and organoids

Who should attend?

Researchers working on both the mechanisms and manipulation of tissue morphogenesis, using in vivo animal models and ex vivo organoid approaches.