Applications for this meeting must be submitted by January 28, 2017. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.
GRS Speaker Abstract Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the date noted above, any applicants who wish to be considered for an oral presentation should submit their application by November 25, 2016. Please refer to the application instructions in the Meeting Description section below for more details (if available).
The Gordon Research Seminar on Cell Biology of
Megakaryocytes and Platelets is a unique forum for graduate students,
post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and
education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
The focus of this meeting is to bring together our
understanding of the processes involved in the development of the megakaryocyte
and platelet cell lineage and how these cells can contribute to health and
disease. This GRS meeting
will provide young investigators a unique platform for presentation and active
discussion of their latest and most innovative work. Researchers will be
encouraged to discuss ongoing challenges and to develop an extensive
network to establish future collaborations between the fields of megakaryocyte
and platelet biology. Through career-oriented presentations and round table
discussions, this GRS will also provide young investigators with valuable
career advice from experts who conduct basic and translational research both
within and outside of academia.
The meeting will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The Chairs will select speakers from abstracts submitted by November 25, 2016. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Deadline section above.
This GRS will be held in conjunction with the "Cell Biology of Megakaryocytes & Platelets" Gordon Research Conference (GRC)
. Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRC in addition to an application for the GRS. Refer to the associated GRC program page
for more information.
|1:30 pm - 4:30 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:00 pm - 3:15 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:15 pm - 4:00 pm||Keynote Session: From Basic Biology to Novel Therapies|
|Discussion Leaders: Natalie Poulter (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom) and Sarah Fletcher (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)|
|3:15 pm - 3:45 pm||Martine Jandrot-Perrus (Laboratory for Vascular Translational Science (LVTS), Paris Diderot University, France)|
"From Basic Biology to Novel Therapies"
|3:45 pm - 4:00 pm||Discussion|
|4:00 pm - 5:30 pm||Poster Session|
|5:30 pm - 7:30 pm||Megakaryocyte and Platelet Signalling and
|Discussion Leaders: Alex Bye (University of Reading, United Kingdom) and Benjamin Tourdot (University of Michigan, USA)|
|5:30 pm - 5:45 pm||Vanessa Scanlon (Yale University, USA)|
"Developing Live Imaging Strategies to Analyze MEP Fate Decisions at the Single Cell Level"
|5:45 pm - 5:50 pm||Discussion|
|5:50 pm - 6:05 pm||Veronica Palma Barqueros (Hospital General Universitario Morales Meseguer, Spain)|
"Role of Immunoreceptor Tyrosine-Based Activation/Inhibition Motif (ITAM/ITIM)-Containing Receptors in Neonatal Platelet Reactivity"
|6:05 pm - 6:10 pm||Discussion|
|6:10 pm - 6:25 pm||Samantha Moore (University of Bristol, United Kingdom)|
"Phosphorylation of GSK-3 Alpha Restrains GPVI-Mediated Platelet Function"
|6:25 pm - 6:30 pm||Discussion|
|6:30 pm - 6:45 pm||Chiara Pallini (College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)|
"Investigating Collagen Receptor Organization and Signalling in Platelets Using Super Resolution Microscopy and Cluster Analysis"
|6:45 pm - 6:50 pm||Discussion|
|6:50 pm - 7:05 pm||Joanne Dunster (University of Reading, United Kingdom)|
"The Importance of Regulation in GPVI Signal Transduction: A Systems Biology Approach"
|7:05 pm - 7:10 pm||Discussion|
|7:10 pm - 7:25 pm||Alex Slater (University of Nottingham, United Kingdom)|
"Complement Receptor gC1qR Interaction with Coagulation Factor XII and Kininogen"
|7:25 pm - 7:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Megakaryocytes and Platelets in Health and
|Discussion Leaders: Amanda Dalby (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom) and Marie-Blanche Onselaer (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)|
|9:00 am - 9:15 am||Belinda Guo (University of Western Australia, Australia)|
"Platelet Transcriptome Provides a Unique Insight on the Status of Bone Marrow Fibrosis in Patients with Myeloproliferative Neoplasms"
|9:15 am - 9:20 am||Discussion|
|9:20 am - 9:35 am||Marten Hansen (Sanquin, The Netherlands)|
"GFI1B Regulates Megakaryocyte Development
Through LSD1 Interaction"
|9:35 am - 9:40 am||Discussion|
|9:40 am - 9:55 am||Abdullah Khan (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)|
"CRISPR-Cas9 Mediated Labelling of Genes Implicated in Thrombocytopenia for Super-Resolution Microscopy"
|9:55 am - 10:00 am||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:15 am||Andreas Wersall (University of Bristol, United Kingdom)|
"Deletion of Ral GTPases in Mouse Platelets Reveals a Major Role in Regulation of a -Granule P-Selectin Exposure, but Not in the Release of a -Granule Content"
|10:15 am - 10:20 am||Discussion|
|10:20 am - 10:35 am||Amanda Unsworth (University of Reading, United Kingdom)|
"Inhibition of Platelet Activity by Pim Kinase Inhibitors. A Novel Mechanism of Regulation of Thromboxane A2 Receptor Signalling"
|10:35 am - 10:40 am||Discussion|
|10:40 am - 10:55 am||Pierre Cunin (Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA)|
"Emperipolesis Is a Novel Cell-in-Cell Phenomenon that Mediates Transfer of Neutrophil Membrane to Megakaryocytes and Platelets"
|10:55 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Mentorship Component: Careers in Academia and
|Discussion Leaders: Benjamin Kile (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia) and Wolfgang Bergmeier (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA)|
|1:30 pm - 1:45 pm||Nicola Mutch (University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom)|
"Developing an Independent Research Career"
|1:45 pm - 2:00 pm||Discussion|
|2:00 pm - 2:15 pm||Jonathan Thon (Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA)|
"Combining Academia and Industry: My Experience"
|2:15 pm - 2:30 pm||Discussion|
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Seminar Concludes|
Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13HL135868-01 from the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.