This symposium will cover a broad range of subjects relating to the plasticity of biological systems, and will feature talks by a number of internationally distinguished invitees and speakers selected from amongst the symposium attendees. The initial sessions will be devoted to discussion of the molecular mechanisms of gene regulation at the level of chromatin organization, and experimental approaches to the recapitulation of pluripotency in somatic nuclei. These will be followed by sessions on the plasticity of cells and tissues in morphogenetic processes in development and regeneration following injury. The final session will address organismal remodeling during ontogeny (i.e., metamorphosis) and evolution. It is hoped that the broad scope of the presentations and disciplines covered will stimulate fruitful discussion and yield fresh new insights into the stability and plasticity of biological systems.
Attendance to the CDB Symposium will be limited to approximately 120 general attendees, and all those interested in participating are asked to submit an application for review by the organizing committee. Applicants for attendance are encouraged to submit poster abstracts with their appli
Contact: Doug Sipp
RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology