The Center for Cellular Construction (CCC) at UCSF is organizing a symposium on Reconstitution of Organelle Interactions: Towards Synthetic Cell Biology on March 3-4th, 2022. The symposium will be a 2-day virtual event, with talks on March 3, 9am-3:30pm US Pacific Time, and poster presentations on March 4.
At the CCC, we are taking a multidisciplinary approach to developing the discipline of cellular engineering. Our efforts to date have focused on re-engineering the size and shape of organelles within intact cells. However, we have begun to realize that to fully engineer cells we will need to gain control over the interactions between organelles. Toward this goal, we wish to pursue a new research direction aimed at uncovering new principles of sub-cellular self-organization, using reconstitution/synthetic biology approaches. We hope this symposium will further galvanize research into mesoscale subcellular architecture and engineering, and create a forum for those interested in this exciting field to interact.
Anyone who wishes to attend the symposium must fill in the registration form below. The poster session is open to all students, postdocs, and faculty. Please use this form to submit a brief (250 word max.) abstract for consideration for the poster session. We will inform you if your abstract is accepted and provide further details by February 20, 2022. Abstract submission is at the bottom of this form.
Mary Mirvis, Caitlin Cornell, and Ambika Nadkarni