Cells on the move
Workshop: “Cells on the move: at the intersection of intracellular transport and cell migration”
Auditorium 3, Kristine Bonnevies hus, Blindern, University of Oslo, 9-10 June 2016.
Image: Cinzia Progida
Cell migration is central process in both physiological conditions, such as organ and tissue development, and pathological conditions such as wound healing, inflammation and cancer. Cell motility depends upon spatially and temporally regulated molecular events, including cytoskeleton organization and intracellular membrane transport.
The Workshop: “Cells on the move: at the intersection of intracellular transport and cell migration” organized by the Department of Biosciences, UiO, brings together international leading experts to discuss recent advances in intracellular membrane traffic and cell migration. Topics covered include cytoskeleton functions and dynamics, intracellular transport, signaling regulating cell motility, and cell migration at different levels, including biophysics, biochemistry, immunology and cell biology, with a special focus on cutting-edge imaging technologies.
About the speakers:
Bruno Goud and Ana-Maria Lennon-Duménil are group leaders at the Institut Curie, Paris, France, working with Rab proteins/ intracellular membrane transport, and dendritic cell migration respectively.
Jacques Neefjes is a professor at NKI, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where he studies the cell biology of MHC class I and II antigen presentation as well as intracellular trafficking.
Professor Jim Norman (Beatson Institute, Glasgow, UK) research interests are integrin transport and cancer cell migration. Rob Parton is a professor at IMB University of Queensland, Brisbane, AU, where he investigates plasma membrane dynamics in health and disease.
Anne Ridley is professor of Cell Biology at the King’s college, London, UK), and she is interested in signaling regulating cell motility. Professor Giorgio Scita (IFOM-F.I.R.C., Milan, Italy) research interests are membrane and actin dynamics controlling cell motility, while Professor Michael Way (The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK) studies actin cytoskeleton functions.
Finally, professor Oddmund Bakke (IBV-UiO), and Harald Stenmark (CCB-OUS), research interests are the endocytic pathway, antigen uptake, processing and presentation, and cellular membrane dynamics, respectively.