Sainsbury Laboratory Symposium 2022
Regulatory Dynamics in Development and Evolution
21-23 September 2022 | Cambridge, UK and Online
The 4th biennial Sainsbury Laboratory Symposium (#SLS22) will take place at the Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge, UK over three days (21-23 September 2022) and will be delivered in a hybrid format. Delegates may choose to attend in-person or online.
The Symposium will foster a dialogue between researchers working on regulatory dynamics from different fields across the plant and animal kingdoms and consist of talks, poster sessions and daytime and evening social and networking events.
Our goal is to create a welcoming, safe, collaborative, inclusive and respectful symposium environment by promoting diversity of attendance and inclusivity of participation of underrepresented scientists.
The creation of novel organs, the formation of diverse shapes and patterns within tissues or the ability of cells to deploy different responses to environmental cues all rely on the assembly, rewiring and co-option of gene regulatory networks. We now know that complex behaviours can emerge from relatively simple networks. Reciprocally, sophisticated regulatory networks can often generate stable and predictable outputs despite being intrinsically noisy. Technological advances and new model systems are enabling us to address previously unexplorable questions, continuously modifying our understanding of the regulatory logic that underpins life. With SLS2022 we aim to bring together theoretical and experimental researchers from diverse disciplines using a broad range of species and approaches to investigate the regulatory dynamics contributing to the emergence of biodiversity.
- Alexandre Marand
- Aman Husbands
- Annis Richardson
- Berta Verd
- Erik Clark
- Isaac Salazar-Ciudad
- Kaisa Kajala
- Marcus Heisler
- Steve Kelly
- Suriya Narayanan Murugesan
- Ting-Ying Wu
We particularly welcome abstract submissions from early career researchers, women, people from ethnic groups underrepresented in science and/or resource-limited countries as they are currently under-represented in scientific research meetings. We will be promoting our Symposium to a diversity of research institutions and countries. If you know of any people, research groups or institutions you think would be interested in presenting a short talk and/or poster, please share this website with them or contact us at email@example.com.
You must submit a 250-word maximum abstract if you wish to be considered for presenting a short talk, flash talk or poster.
- Short Talk: 15-minute live talk
- Flash Talk & Poster: Pre-recorded 5-minute talk and live poster presentation
- Poster Only: Live poster presentation
You will be given options to present in-person or online.
Abstract submissions close: 12 June 2022
Registrations to attend only (no abstract) close: 12 July 2022
Symposium site: www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/sls22