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 Interactions: Lydia Sorokin, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany
Basement Membranes and Disease: Jeff 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.
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.