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The NGBT conference is jointly hosted with Centre for the Commercialization of Antibodies and Biologics (CCAB), Toronto, Canada, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR Biology Department), Mumbai, India, and Institute of Bioinformatics (IOB), Bengaluru, India. This is the sixth international conference that is hosted by SGRF Conferences, the educational outreach arm of SciGenom Research Foundation (SGRF), along with national institutes in India.
Contributions are welcome on any aspect of fungal conservation (micro and macrofungi) and fungal relationships with other organisms, including focused empirical, theoretical, and related fields including Bioprospecting, clean up the environment, history of science, and World Heritage.
The participation of early career scholars and postgraduate research researchers is positively encouraged.
Conference chairman is Prof. Moustafa Fouda (Minister Advisor on Biodiversity, Nature Conservation Sector, Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, Cabinet of Ministers). In order to help plan the ICFC-2016 and ensure the involvement and participation of the world-wide scientific community, several committees have been set up. A Scientific Committee, chaired by Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Azeem (University of Suez Canal) has been established, and an Organizing Committee, supported by sponsors, is overseeing the running of the Conference.
A Call for Papers and Sessions will be issued in 10th of January 2016. The deadline for receipt of proposals will be 30th June 2016. A draft program will be published in August 2016.
Plenary speakers will include Dr. David Minter (President of the European Mycological Association, UK.), Paul Kirk (Royal Botanic Gardens, UK.), Prof. Gerhard Kost (Philipps University of Marburg, Germany), Prof. Birgit Piechulla (Institute of Biological Sciences, Germany), Prof. Raghavan Charudattan (Pathology Department, University of Florida, USA), Prof. Shaker A. Mousa (Pharmaceutical Research Institute, USA) and Dr. Vijai Kumar Gupta (National University of Ireland Galway).
About 30% of the proteins synthesized by bacteria are transported across or integrated into cell membranes. Many of these secreted and membrane-associated proteins play critical roles in cell physiology, intracellular communication, promoting survival in specific environments, and pathogenesis. Bacteria use a remarkable diversity of pathways to transport proteins across or into membranes, some of which have come to light only very recently. The goal of this conference is to bring together investigators who study these different transport pathways to discuss important recent advances, to exchange ideas, and to identify common themes. A wide variety of topics will be covered, including the mechanisms of protein translocation across membranes, the assembly of translocation channels, the biogenesis of integral membrane proteins, the structural biology of transport machines, the regulation and energetics of transport reactions, and emerging transport phenomena.
This conference will feature presentations by both established and early career investigators, and should be appropriate for both academic researchers and scientists in industry who are interested in developing novel antimicrobials or harnessing bacterial secretion pathways for biotechnological applications.
This conference aims to bring together investigators active in this area with a view to sharing observations and ideas and fostering new collaborations and synergies.
This conference will present cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary research on mechanisms of learning and memory in health and disease. Particular emphasis will be given to address the questions of
How is memory stored at the molecular and neuronal circuit level?
How is memory storage affected in dementia and autism?
What are the molecular and neuronal circuits of retrieval-induced memory modulation?
How of retrieval-induced memory modulation impaired in post-traumatic stress disorder?
During the last decade, it has become unequivocally evident that tumor development is not a cell-autonomous process but rather depends on the intricate reciprocal interplay of mutant tumor cells with their local and distant environments. Composition and polarization of cells in the tumor microenvironment depends on genetic as well as environmental factors and is directly influenced by tumor therapy. Indeed, therapies that aim to shape the local immune milieu and consecutive signaling pathways in both stromal and tumor/stem cells address the complex pathophysiology of tumors more adequately and may therefore add substantial benefits for therapy. An absolute pre-requisite for such an endeavor is a comprehensive understanding of the exact molecular basis of the complex signaling networks in the tumor microenvironment that control the plasticity of both stromal and tumor cells, thereby shaping the complex cellular contexture, which ultimately forms a pro- or anti-tumorigenic milieu. Thus, this symposium aims to gather a comprehensive functional understanding of mediator-dependent cellular and molecular events that are responsible for the plasticity of both stromal and tumor/stem cells. It will bring together experts in cancer, stromal and immune cells to synthesize scientific knowledge about the phenomenon of cell plasticity within the tumor microenvironment, to define molecular and cellular pathways mediating plasticity and to propose approaches to interfere with cell plasticity for a new generation of effective therapeutic approaches in cancer and chronic injury. Importantly, it will bring together interdisciplinary groups of scientists or investigators who normally would not have an opportunity to meet (classical cancer biologists, tumor immunobiologists, stem cell experts and scientists working on stromal cells).
The objective of this meeting is to bring together leaders in the field to discuss latest advances in stem cell biology with an emphasis on transcriptional and epigenetic mechanisms of gene regulation in pluripotent and neural stem cells. It will elucidate the roles of transcriptional regulators and chromatin structure in defining stem cell identity. These presentations will be complemented by talks on experimentally induced cell fate changes during reprogramming to pluripotency and transdifferentiation into various cell lineages. We will further discuss efforts to capture distinct stem cell types and states from the preimplantation embryo including naïve human embryonic stem cells. Advances in pluripotent stem cells will be compared and contrasted with recent insights into the biology of neural stem cells, including discussions of their origin, specification and turnover. Lastly, two sessions dedicated to disease modeling and cell therapy, respectively, will highlight ongoing attempts to study and treat diseases using stem cells from the hematopoietic and neural systems. This meeting is being held jointly with
The complexity of the brain, with thousands of neuronal types, permits the development of sophisticated cognitive and behavioral repertoires. Neurogenesis, the fundamental phenomenon that creates the brain, starts early during development and continues in the adult life, shaping our networks in close association with the environment. This unique meeting will explore neurogenesis from different perspectives, bringing new insights about the fundamental mechanisms that control normal brain development and that contribute to disease situations when this process is altered. It should bring together scientists working on different aspects of neurogenesis to exchange ideas and facilitate novel collaborative projects. The pairing of the meeting will with a stem cell meeting will enhance the opportunity for interactions among researchers from different fields pursuing similar questions. This meeting is being held jointly with
Dernière mise à jour: 19 Août 2016