Jeff Miner and Roy Zent Co-chair ASMB/Vanderbilt 2019 Workshop on Basement Membranes

Jeffrey Miner, PhD, (L), and Roy Zent, MBBCh, PhD, 2019 Basement Membrane Workshop Co-chairs

There is still time to register for the ASMB/Vanderbilt 2019 Workshop on Basement Membranes to be held July 10-12, 2019, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

Jeffrey Miner, Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology at Washington University, and Roy Zent, Vice Chair of Research for the Department of Medicine and member of the Division of Nephrology at Vanderbilt Medical Center, will jointly chair the workshop.

The workshop brings together an international group of scientists to discuss new ideas and the latest research on the structure and biological functions of basement membranes.  It is held in odd years and is meant to complement the American Society for Matrix Biology (ASMB) biennial meeting, which is held in even years.  Dr. Miner was recently elected President-elect of ASMB for 2019-2020 and will chair its meeting in 2020.  He will serve as president from 2021-2022.

Basement Membrane Workshop Abstract Topics/Sessions:

Wednesday, July 10

Welcome Remarks and Keynote Address:  Cynthia Reinhart-King, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

 Thursday, July 11

Innovative Tools for Basement Membranes Research:  Joachim Spatz, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany

Biophysics of Basement Membranes:  Deborah Fass, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Basement Membrane  Assembly:  José Carlos Pastor-Pareja, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Diversity of Basement Membranes:  Bill Brunken, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York

Friday, July 12

Cell-Basement Membrane InteractionsLydia Sorokin, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany

Basement Membranes and DiseaseJeff Miner, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Therapeutics in Basement Membrane Disease:  Markus Ruegg, Biozentrum, The University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Young Investigator Spotlight

See here for the full Program.

Gibson Residence Hall, one of the overnight accommodations available for the workshop

The ASMB workshop will be held on the Vanderbilt Campus.  Attendees have the option of including accommodations in their meeting registration.  Rooms have been reserved at the Scarritt Bennet conference facility on the campus.   Overnight, residence style accommodations are available in three Gothic-style buildings.  The last day to reserve on-campus housing is Sunday, JUNE 9. The last day for abstract submission is JULY 3.

Nashville is an exciting event venue, and a bonus is in store at the end of the workshop. “Attendees will be treated to local food and music in downtown Nashville on Friday evening!” says Miner.

Follow Dr. Miner @JeffMinerPhD and the Division of Nephrology @WUNephrolgy on Twitter.