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Fibronectin, Integrins & Related Molecules
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24 Months

Conference Description

The Fibronectin, Integrins and Related Molecules Gordon Conference has been meeting since 1982. The meeting was initially focused on the biology of fibronectin, a multi-functional component of the extracellular matrix that exerts myriad effects on cells and tissues. With the identification of the integrin family and the recognition that most of the effects of fibronectin on cell behavior were mediated through interactions with integrins, this conference developed into the major gathering of scientists interested in the structure, function, cell biology and in vivo significance of integrins and their ligands. The conference usually includes sessions on integrin signaling, integrin activation, cell migration, and the roles of integrins, integrins ligands and downstream signaling pathways in development and disease. Other topics that are usually discussed include integrin structure, mechanisms of extracellular matrix assembly, adhesive signaling in the vasculature, adhesive signaling in inflammation and host defense, and cell-matrix interactions in three dimensions. In recent years a number of talks have also addressed the growing interest in integrins and their ligands as therapeutic targets.

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Related Conference

This Gordon Research Conference (GRC) series is related to the "Fibronectin, Integrins & Related Molecules" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) series. Although a related GRS will typically be scheduled in conjunction with its parent GRC each time it meets, that may not always be the case. Refer to the individual meetings in the Meeting History section below for more details. For more information about the associated Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) series, click here.

What is a GRS? Gordon Research Seminars (GRS) are 2-day meetings that bring graduate students and post-docs together to discuss their cutting edge research among peers and mentors. Each GRS immediately precedes an associated Gordon Research Conference (GRC), and topics addressed at the GRS relate closely to the GRC.

Meeting History

YearMeeting NameDatesConference SiteChair(s)
2017 Fibronectin, Integrins & Related Molecules
The Regulation of Cell Behaviour by Cell-Extracellular Matrix Interactions
Jan 29 - Feb 3 Ventura Beach Marriott Charles H. Streuli
2015 Fibronectin, Integrins & Related Molecules
ECM Adhesion Signaling in Context
May 10-15 Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Valerie M. Weaver
2013 Fibronectin, Integrins & Related Molecules Feb 10-15 Ventura Beach Marriott Nicholas H. Brown
2011 Fibronectin, Integrins & Related Molecules May 1-6 Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco David A. Calderwood
2009 Fibronectin, Integrins & Related Molecules Feb 1-6 Ventura Beach Marriott Fiona M. Watt
2007 Fibronectin, Integrins & Related Molecules Apr 22-27 Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Dean Sheppard
2005 Fibronectin, Integrins & Related Molecules Jan 30 - Feb 4 Ventura Beach Marriott Louis F. Reichardt
2003 Fibronectin, Integrins & Related Molecules Feb 2-7 Ventura Beach Marriott Martin J. Humphries
2001 Fibronectin, Integrins & Related Molecules Feb 4-9 Ventura Beach Marriott Eric J. Brown
1999 Fibronectin, Integrins & Related Molecules Jan 31 - Feb 5 Crowne Plaza Caroline Damsky
1997 Fibronectin, Integrins & Related Molecules Jan 26-31 Crowne Plaza Martin Hemler
1995 Fibronectin, Integrins & Related Molecules Feb 26 - Mar 3 Casa Sirena Hotel Jean E. Schwarzbauer
1993 Fibronectin & Related Molecules Feb 15-19 Casa Sirena Hotel Mark H. Ginsberg
1991 Fibronectin & Related Molecules Feb 11-15 Casa Sirena Hotel Michael D. Pierschbacher
1989 Fibronectin & Related Molecules Feb 6-10 Casa Sirena Hotel Deanne Mosher
1987 Fibronectin & Related Proteins Feb 16-20 Miramar Hotel Richard Hynes
1985 Fibronectin Jan 7-11 Casa Sirena Hotel Erkki Ruoslahti
1982 Fibronectin Jul 5-9 Tilton School John A. McDonald
Kenneth Yamada
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