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Myogenesis (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Myogenesis from Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms to Translational Research


June 10-11, 2017


Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco
Lucca (Barga), Italy Site Information


Mayank Verma & Melissa Siebert

Application Deadline

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).

Meeting Description


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 The seminar will feature a forum for discussion of unpublished data in a relaxed environment.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.

Application Instructions

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.

Related Meeting

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.


Meeting Program

1:30 pm - 4:30 pmArrival and Check-in
3:00 pm - 3:15 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:15 pm - 4:00 pmKeynote 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 pmThomas Rando (Stanford University, USA)
"Deconstructing Muscle Stem Cell Biology: Studies of the Quiescent State"
3:50 pm - 4:00 pmDiscussion
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmPoster Session
5:30 pm - 7:30 pmMethods and Models in Skeletal Muscle Biology
Discussion Leader: Madelaine Brearley (The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom)
5:30 pm - 5:50 pmDhanushika Ratnayake (Monash University, Australia)
"The Emerging Role of Stem Cell Guidance by Filopodia During Vertebrate Muscle Regeneration"
5:50 pm - 6:00 pmDiscussion
6:00 pm - 6:20 pmChi Ly (University of Melbourne, Australia)
"Metabolic Reprogramming Regulates Myogenic Commitment and Lineage Specification"
6:20 pm - 6:30 pmDiscussion
6:30 pm - 6:50 pmRaquel 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 pmDiscussion
7:00 pm - 7:20 pmMohsen 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 pmDiscussion
8:00 pmDinner
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amCellular Interactions in Skeletal Muscle Homeostasis and Regeneration
Discussion Leader: Farshad Babaeijandaghi (University of British Columbia, Canada)
9:00 am - 9:20 amGaëtan Juban (Institut NeuroMyoGène, France)
"Different Macrophage Subsets Control Matrix Remodeling During Skeletal Muscle Regeneration and Fibrosis During Degenerative Myopathies"
9:20 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:50 amLorenzo 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 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amBrittany 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 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:50 amElena Groppa (University of British Columbia, Canada)
"Non-Myogenic Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Vessels Crosstalk in Adult Skeletal Muscle Regeneration"
10:50 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmThe Developing Skeletal Muscle Network
Discussion Leader: Melissa Siebert (Ohio State University, USA)
1:30 pm - 1:45 pmLiangqiang 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 pmDiscussion
1:50 pm - 2:05 pmArunima 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 pmDiscussion
2:10 pm - 2:25 pmValentina 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 pmDiscussion
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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