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The Organism and its Environment

1 - 4 March 2020

The Organism and its Environment

We are at the dawn of a new era of biology where we will start to understand how organisms function together and react or adapt to changes at different levels. This symposium will address how genotype and the environment bring about phenotypes at the population level.

15 - 18 March 2020

Inter-Organ Communication in Physiology and Disease

This symposium will showcase how sophisticated genetic approaches are transforming our understanding of physiology, and reveal emerging paradigms of inter-organ communication relevant to metabolic homeostasis and disease.

29 March - 1 April 2020

The Four-Dimensional Genome

This symposium will bring together internationally leading researchers from the imaging, genomics and computational modelling fields to communicate the latest advances and foster their integration towards a comprehensive spatial and temporal understanding of the functional four-dimensional organisation of the eukaryotic genome.

11 - 14 May 2020

Cellular Mechanisms Driven by Liquid Phase Separation

Liquid phase separation is emerging as a common biophysical basis underlying many important cellular functions. This conference will bring together scientists from soft matter polymer physics, molecular “un” structural biologists, and biologists working in cell, developmental and neurobiology.

3 - 6 June 2020

Microtubules: From Atoms to Complex Systems

This syposium will cover the main domains of the microtubule field, ranging from structural biology, biochemistry and biophysics to cell biology, genetics and chemical biology.

28 June - 1 July 2020

Innate Immunity in Host-Pathogen Interactions

At this symposium, innate immunity and microbiology — including virology, bacteriology and fungal pathogens — will be featured in joint sessions, with talks revolving around common processes.

19 - 22 July 2020

Defining and Defeating Metastasis

This symposium will cover emerging key concepts of latent metastasis and dissemination of tumour cells including evolution and genetic diversity of metastasis, circulating tumour cells, stemness, dormancy and stromal reprogramming, transcriptional and epigenetic control, motility and invasive signaling, metastatic heterogeneity, EMT and plasticity, immune evasion and metabolic adaptations.

14 - 17 September 2020

The Neurovascular Interface

Bringing together researchers from vascular biology and neurobiology to foster interdisciplinary exchange and new emerging concepts on how vascular and nervous systems crosstalk to maintain organ homeostasis and function.

20 - 22 September 2020

The Molecular Basis and Evolution of Sexual Dimorphism

The symposium will discuss recent advances in understanding the genetic mechanisms underlying sex differences in morphology, physiology and behavior, facilitated by modern genomics technologies.

7 - 10 October 2020

The Complex Life of RNA

Leaders in the RNA field, post-docs and students will come together for the latest research on transcription, RNA processing and modification, mRNA export and localisation, mRNA surveillance and decay, translation and the control of mRNA expression by microRNAs.

21 - 24 October 2020

Organoids: Modelling Organ Development and Disease in 3D Culture

This symposium will bring together researchers from different fields to enhance our understanding of how organoids can be formed and maintained, how they can be used to study disease and how we might eventually use them to regenerate and replace human organ tissue.

8 - 11 November 2020

Biological Oscillators: Design, Mechanism, Function

This symposium aims to establish a cross-disciplinary forum discussing oscillatory and pulsatile phenomena that are abundant in nature. Accordingly, mixed sessions on mechanisms, functions, synchronisation, modelling and synthetic oscillators will each include presentations on a range of oscillators from different fields.