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RMS: Abercrombie Meeting Oxford September 2022

Mar 28 2022

Michael Abercrombie was a pioneer in the field of investigating cell behaviour using timelapse microscopy and this series of meetings, held only every five years offer an excellent opportunity to review the major advances in our understanding of cell motility and look to the new emerging concepts in the field.

The RMS is now inviting both oral and poster presentations for the next Abercrombie meeting to be held this year at the University of Oxford, September 12-14.

Scientific Organisers:

Dr Brian Stramer, King's College London

Brian is a group leader at the Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics at King's College London. He received his Ph.D. in 2003 in Cell, Molecular and Developmental biology from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, and subsequently received a US/UK Royal Society Postdoctoral Fellowship to work in the laboratory of Paul Martin at the University of Bristol. In 2008, he obtained an independent group leader position at King's College London where he started his work on the basic mechanisms of cell migration and its roles during embryogenesis.

Dr Gaudenz Danuser, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

Gaudenz Danuser is an engineer (geodetic and electrical engineering/computer science) who started to transition into cell biology as a postdoctoral fellow in the Program for Architectural Dynamics of Living Cells at the MBL in Woods Hole. He has primarily focused his research on the question of how chemical and mechanical signals integrate in the regulation of cytoskeleton dynamics and membrane trafficking. A teacher in areas of computational cell biology, machine learning, cellular biophysics and the theory of measurement applied to cell biology both at the institutional and international level, he is currently chairman of the Lyda Hill Department of Bioinformatics at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, where he is also the Director of the Cecil H. and Ida Green Center of Systems Biology. 

Professor Ewa Paluch, University of Cambridge, UK

Ewa is a physicist who transitioned towards cellular biophysics during her Masters and PhD at the Curie Institute in Paris. She started her research group in 2006 at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden (joint appointment with the IIMCB, Warsaw), with a focus on investigating the mechanics of the cellular actin cortex and its contribution to the control of cell shape. Early projects in the lab focused on investigating the regulation and function of blebs in cell migration. In 2013, Ewa was appointed Professor of Cell Biophysics at the MRC LMCB, University College London, and in 2018, she was elected Chair of Anatomy at the University of Cambridge, UK. The Paluch lab is currently located at the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge.

Abstracts should be emailed to katiereynolds@rms.org.uk. Please include in your email whether you would prefer to be considered for an Oral or Poster presentation. 

Abstract submission deadline is April 28

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