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Past Conferences and Workshops > 2013 Autumn Meeting

From Genes to Shape

7—8 November 2013

The Royal Society, London

Science Programme
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From Genes to Shape

Registration is now closed.

Abstract submission deadline: 5 September 2013 - Abstract submission is now closed

General information

How does digital information in a linear DNA sequence lead to the dynamic shape of individual cells, such as pollen tubes and neurons, and growing multicellular structures such as flowers or wings? Recent advances in genetics, imaging, cell biology, biophysics and computational biology are being used to address this problem at a mechanistic level for the first time.

This two-day meeting brings together scientists working at the interface of these disciplines to unravel the mechanisms underlying shape generation from the subcellular to the tissue scale. Topics include cytoskeleton dynamics, cell polarity, growth and deformation of cell sheets and formation of primordia and appendages. The meeting will highlight unifying principles by ranging over microbial, plant and animal systems.

Science programme is now available.

Meeting organisers

Enrico Coen
Buzz Baum

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