Join us for the Conference on Cell Competition in Development & Disease, in Tahoe, California!
February 24–28, 2019
Granlibakken Tahoe – Lake Tahoe, California, USA
Cell competition is a highly conserved process that promotes the context-dependent elimination of less fit cells and stimulates growth of more fit cells during growth and homeostasis. It has long been known that the basis of competition is the ability of growing cells to monitor their fitness and that of their neighbors, but only recently have signaling and effector mechanisms been identified. New technologies have uncovered the prevalence of cell competition in humans, with surprising outcomes and implications for human disease. This conference aims to bring together, for the first time, researchers from diverse fields who study competitive and cooperative interactions between cells.
Plenary Session Topics:
• Evolution of Competition and Cooperation
• Stem Cell Competition
• The Germline
• Mosaicism and Selection in Normal Tissues
• Cell Selection in Human Disease
• Aging and Pre-Malignancy
• Competition in Cancer
- Plus workshops on technologies for clonal tracking, oncogenes and tumor suppressors as drivers of competition, and computational modeling of cell competition
Margaret A. Goodell, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Laura A. Johnston, Columbia University, USA
Thomas P. Zwaka, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
Scholarship/Discounted Abstract Deadline: Oct 24, 2018; Abstract Deadline: Nov 28, 2018; Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 8, 2019
Visit www.keystonesymposia.org/19B6 for more details.