Applications for this meeting must be submitted by May 13, 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 March 10, 2017. Please refer to the application instructions in the Meeting Description section below for more details (if available).
The Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Myogenesis is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with similar training. This interdisciplinary meeting will explore the diverse areas within the field of myogenesis with an emphasis on the cellular and molecular basis of skeletal muscle development, homeostasis, regeneration, disease, and therapy. The seminar will feature a forum for discussion of unpublished data in a relaxed environment. The enriched venue will provide scientific and technical insights as well as promote interactions and constructive networking across biological models, methods, and approaches in order to shape scientific aptitude among early career scientist.
Trainees attending the GRC on Myogenesis are strongly encouraged to also register for the GRS so they have an opportunity to connect with trainees with comparable levels of experience prior to the the larger conference.
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 March 10, 2017. 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 "Myogenesis" 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: Deconstructing Muscle Stem Cell Biology: Studies of the Quiescent State|
|Dr. Thomas Rando will provide the keynote address with data from his lab as well as his perspective on the field of myogenesis.|
|Discussion Leader: Mayank Verma (University of Minnesota, USA)|
|3:15 pm - 3:50 pm||Thomas Rando (Stanford University, USA)|
"Deconstructing Muscle Stem Cell Biology: Studies of the Quiescent State"
|3:50 pm - 4:00 pm||Discussion|
|4:00 pm - 5:30 pm||Poster Session|
|5:30 pm - 7:30 pm||Methods and Models in Skeletal Muscle Biology|
|Discussion Leader: Madelaine Brearley (The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom)|
|5:30 pm - 5:50 pm||Dhanushika Ratnayake (Monash University, Australia)|
"The Emerging Role of Stem Cell Guidance by Filopodia During Vertebrate Muscle Regeneration"
|5:50 pm - 6:00 pm||Discussion|
|6:00 pm - 6:20 pm||Chi Ly (University of Melbourne, Australia)|
"Metabolic Reprogramming Regulates Myogenic Commitment and Lineage Specification"
|6:20 pm - 6:30 pm||Discussion|
|6:30 pm - 6:50 pm||Raquel Manzano (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)|
"C9ORF72 and RAB7L1 Regulate Vesicle Trafficking in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Implications for Neuromuscular Junction and Muscle Homeostasis"
|6:50 pm - 7:00 pm||Discussion|
|7:00 pm - 7:20 pm||Mohsen Afshar (University of Toronto, Canada)|
"Exercise Induced Autocrine Myokines Mediate Myofiber Hypertrophy via PI(3)K/Akt/mTOR Signalling Pathway in 3D Human Skeletal Muscle Tissues"
|7:20 pm - 7:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Cellular Interactions in Skeletal Muscle Homeostasis and Regeneration|
|Discussion Leader: Farshad Babaeijandaghi (University of British Columbia, Canada)|
|9:00 am - 9:20 am||Gaëtan Juban (Institut NeuroMyoGène, France)|
"Different Macrophage Subsets Control Matrix Remodeling During Skeletal Muscle Regeneration and Fibrosis During Degenerative Myopathies"
|9:20 am - 9:30 am||Discussion|
|9:30 am - 9:50 am||Lorenzo Giordani (Centre de Recherche en Myologie, France)|
"Single-Cell Functional Analysis of Aged and Dystrophic Muscle Identifies a Novel Myogenic Population Distinct from Satellite Cells"
|9:50 am - 10:00 am||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:20 am||Brittany Collins (University of Minnesota, USA)|
"Estrogen Deficiency Impairs Satellite Cell Maintenance and Self-Renewal via an Estrogen Receptor-Mediated Mechanism"
|10:20 am - 10:30 am||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:50 am||Elena Groppa (University of British Columbia, Canada)|
"Non-Myogenic Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Vessels Crosstalk in Adult Skeletal Muscle Regeneration"
|10:50 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||The Developing Skeletal Muscle Network|
|Discussion Leader: Melissa Siebert (Ohio State University, USA)|
|1:30 pm - 1:45 pm||Liangqiang HE (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR China)|
"Hotspots Within Super Enhancer Regulate Myogenin Expression in C2C12 Cell Line"
|1:45 pm - 1:50 pm||Discussion|
|1:50 pm - 2:05 pm||Arunima Murgai (Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany)|
"Noggin Is Essential for Maintaining Myogenic Cell-Fate and Directing Differentiation and Fusion During Fetal Myogenesis"
|2:05 pm - 2:10 pm||Discussion|
|2:10 pm - 2:25 pm||Valentina Taglietti (Università Degli Studi di Milano, Italy)|
"RhoA-ERK Axis Regulates Secondary Myogenesis Through the Control of JunB and Nfix Expression"
|2:25 pm - 2:30 pm||Discussion|
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Seminar Concludes|