The microtubule cytoskeleton is essential for a wide variety of cellular functions, such as chromosome segregation, directed vesicle and organelle transport, cell motility, and cell polarity. Impaired microtubule function can lead to human diseases including cancer and neurodegenerative disorders. In recent years, interdisciplinary approaches embracing cell biology, genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology and mathematical modelling have made a tremendous impact on the microtubule field.
The progressive diversification of the microtubule field into subdomains has created the need for a strong meeting that unifies the community and brings together researchers from different disciplines interested in microtubule research. This symposium will continue the success of the EMBO Conference series "Microtubule structure, regulation and function", and the EMBL/EMBO symposium series “Microtubules: From Atoms to Complex System”, which were held in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018. The aim of this symposium is to gather early-career and established researchers from all over the world who have substantially contributed to the microtubule field in recent years. The meeting will feature inspirational keynote and landmark lectures, a large number of short talk opportunities, which will be selected from the submitted abstracts, and lively poster sessions.