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24 Months

Conference Description

The Gordon Research Conference on Myogenesis covers the biology of muscle with emphasis on development and regeneration. Although basic science in nature, the conference relates basic research to major issues in human development, neuromuscular disease, and cancer, and includes session devoted to the basic science of muscle disease and therapy. The initial Myogenesis GRC was held in 1992 and has been convened every three years since that time, participating in a three year cycle with the EMBO Workshop on Myogenesis and the Society for Muscle Biology meeting. The Myogenesis GRC focuses on the new findings in muscle research that provide general insights into muscle biology, cell biology, and disease. The identification and use of muscle stem cells, mechanisms of hypertrophy and atrophy, and a detailed understanding of embryonic specification of muscle have emerged from prior meetings. In addition, comparison of the cell biology of vertebrate skeletal, smooth, and cardiac muscle with invertebrate muscle cells has begun to provide insight into the evolution of this cell type. Sessions generally have included talks on embryonic specification of muscle, muscle regeneration and repair, invertebrate muscle, signal transduction and plasticity, muscular dystrophies, and transcription.

What is a GRC? Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) are 5-day meetings that bring scientists together from around the world to present and discuss unpublished research with other leaders in their field.

Related Conference

This Gordon Research Conference (GRC) series is related to the "Myogenesis" 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 Myogenesis
Advanced Mechanisms of Growth and Repair in Myogenesis
Jun 11-16 Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Denis C. Guttridge
2015 Myogenesis
Molecular and Cellular Networks
Jun 21-26 Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Gabrielle Kardon
2013 Myogenesis
Mechanisms and Models
Jul 7-12 Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Peter D. Currie
2011 Myogenesis
New Horizons for Myogenesis
Aug 28 - Sep 2 Waterville Valley Nadia A. Rosenthal
2007 Myogenesis May 13-18 Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Stephen J. Tapscott
2004 Myogenesis May 16-21 Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Giulio Cossu
2001 Myogenesis Apr 29 - May 4 Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Barbara Wold
1998 Myogenesis Aug 16-21 Tilton School Charles Ordahl
1995 Myogenesis Jul 9-14 Tilton School Charles Ordahl
1992 Myogenesis, Cell & Molecular Biology of Jun 15-19 Tilton School Leslie A. Leinwand
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