7 - 9 July 2021

New Approaches and Concepts in Microbiology

This symposium will cover a broad range of topics in prokaryotic biology, including antibiotic-related research, network biology, bacterial communities, cell biology, regulation & signalling, pathogenesis and evolution. Emphasis will be placed on novel approaches that drive each field or have the potential to revolutionise future research in microbiology.

4 - 7 May 2021

The Identity and Evolution of Cell Types

This symposium will provide a forum for this emerging field of cell type and tissue origination in the single-cell genomics era. We will discuss fundamental questions such as the origins of cell types in the evolution of multicellularity, their diversification in divergent animal lineages and the molecular evolution of regulatory networks underlying the specification of cell types and tissues. 

17 - 19 March 2021

Synthetic Morphogenesis: From Gene Circuits to Tissue Architecture

Synthetic morphogenesis is a novel and exciting field that requires collaboration among traditionally distinct scientific communities, from developmental biologists, to chemists and material scientists. This symposium will bring together scientists from these different disciplines to discuss the extent to which cells/tissues/organs can be built de novo starting from isolated components.

9 - 12 March 2021

Friend or Foe: Transcription and RNA Meet DNA Replication and Repair

The aim of this symposium is to bring together scientists studying genome maintenance and the DNA damage response with those investigating the biology of transcription and RNA, in order to discuss the mutual interactions of DNA and RNA metabolism.

2 - 3 March 2021

Life at the Periphery: Mechanobiology of the Cell Surface

This symposium will bring together researchers from different communities interested in processes occurring at the cell surface across kingdoms.

The Non-Coding Genome

This symposium will explore the diverse, dynamic and multifaceted roles of RNA across a spectrum of cellular processes. It will provide an interdisciplinary discussion of the roles of non-coding RNAs in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes, with the aim of enhancing our understanding of gene regulation and function.

Multiomics to Mechanisms - Challenges in Data Integration

This symposium will provide a platform for bringing together leading researchers from computational biology, various “omics” fields and technology development to present their latest work and discuss applications, future ideas and the challenges for integrating large-scale biological data across different biological technologies and disciplines.

Seeing is Believing - Imaging the Molecular Processes of Life

"Seeing is Believing" presents the most exciting new imaging technologies and shows how they can answer important biological questions.

Metabolism Meets Epigenetics

Metabolism and epigenetics are intricately linked, playing key roles in development, cancer, immune signalling and aging. This symposium brings together world-leading researchers exploring this nexus and will focus in particular on how metabolites and metabolic networks impact gene regulation, on recently discovered roles of metabolites in disease and how this open novel therapeutic avenues.