Ahead of the meeting, speaker Madeline Lancaster shares how curiosity and serendipity culminated
in her pioneering method to grow cerebral organoids.
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.
- Symmetry breaking in cells and tissues
- Collective cell behaviour
- 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.