Conference Summary

This FASEB Science Research Conference (SRC), the 11th in a series, is a unique scientific conference where the pivotal role of TGF-ß family signaling is explored in developmental, homeostatic, and pathological processes through formal talks, poster sessions, and highly interactive scientific discussion sessions. Program topics that span the TGF-ß superfamily of TGF-ß, Nodal, Activin, BMP, and GDF, will include tissue morphogenesis and microenvironment dynamics in development and disease, signaling networks and crosstalk, inflammation, bone formation in development and disease, vasculature and tissue transformation, tumorigenesis, therapeutic frontiers of TGF-ß signaling, and homeostatic and metabolic control of growth and disease.    

An objective of this meeting is to stimulate ideas amongst a diverse group of cell biologists, biochemists, developmental and cancer biologists, physiologists, biophysicists, and translational biologists.This conference seeks to strengthen interactions among these diverse scientists, centered around TGF-ß family signaling. Scientists who recently entered the TGF-ß field are especially welcome. The conference program is truly global and represents the breadth of TGF-ß family biology. All lectures will be held in an intimate setting with a limited number of participants, offering an ideal opportunity for trainees and those who recently entered the TGF-ß world to engage in discussions with world-renowned experts. Speakers are encouraged to present and discuss unpublished results.

Researchers from around the globe will present diverse, cutting-edge, and forward-looking research directed towards a fundamental understanding of the functions and mechanisms of TGF-ß family signaling: how these factors mediate context- and temporally-specific signals to orchestrate complex developmental and physiological processes; how aberrations in this signaling pathway lead to developmental abnormalities and human disease pathologies; and how this knowledge may be applied in the clinic.

In addition to keynote speaker M. Angela Nieto, PhD (Institute of Neuroscience, Spanish National Research Council-Miguel Hernández University), a significant number of submitted abstracts will be selected for short talks. The oral presentations, together with multiple poster sessions and the recreational afternoon sessions, will ensure productive interactions and the exchange of scientific ideas between principle investigators, students, and postdoctoral fellows, also providing the foundation for future collaborations.

We strongly encourage those with disabilities and underrepresented minorities in science to apply to participate in this meeting.

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    Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13CA239614-01 from the National Cancer Institute. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the NIH; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


    Conference Location

    West Palm Beach Marriott
    1001 Okeechobee Boulevard
    West Palm Beach, FL 33401 USA

    Conference Organizers

    Mary Mullins, PhD
    Professor, Vice Chair of Cell Biology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA

    Gareth Inman, PhD
    Director of Research Strategy, Professor of Cell Signaling, Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute, Glasgow, UK

    The EMBO Keynote Lecture

    M. Angela Nieto, PhD
    Institute of Neuroscience, Spanish National Research Council-Miguel Hernández University