Engineering Cell Biology III

Venue: Santa Cruz

Location: Santa Cruz, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Aug 09, 2009 End Date/Time: Aug 12, 2009
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The Engineering Cell Biology 2009 meeting will bring together engineers and cell biologists to discuss emerging mechanisms and quantitative design principles of cell systems and how these insights may be applied to meet biomedical challenges. The meeting will highlight quantitative insights into how cells interact with their complex microenvironment, how they process environmental cues to make decisions about survival, growth, migration and differentiation, and how they organize into dynamic multicellular structures. Emphasis will be given to how these insights are advancing commercial applications, such as target identification and drug development, development of human disease models, cell-based therapies, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. The session topics include:

Systems approaches to therapeutic strategies
Quantitative imaging: the when and where of cell regulation
Probing and parsing cellular mechanotransduction
Lessons from the niche: toward intelligent synthetic scaffolds
Multicellular morphodynamics: from individual cells to multicellular phenotype
The ECB series have quickly grown to be a unique venue that brings together engineers and quantitative cell and developmental biologists from both academia and industry in an intimate setting that fosters exchange of ideas between ~150 attendees of diverse backgrounds. The meeting is sponsored by Engineering Conferences International (ECI) and endorsed by the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), both widely recognized as leading organizations in their respective communities.