Welcome to the Umeå Cell Biology Symposium 2018

It is our pleasure to invite you to the first interdisciplinary Umeå Cell Biology Symposium! Our ambition is to bring together scientists (PhD students, postdocs, research engineers, PIs) that work in different research areas in Umeå but share a common interest in cell biology. The aim of the meeting is to exchange up-to-date knowledge and ideas on fundamental and applied aspects of cell biology as well as novel approaches and techniques that are useful for basic research.

The symposium will take place on the 30th and 31st of May at KBC, Umeå. We will have scientific sessions with talks from PhD students, postdocs and research engineers as well as poster sessions. The sessions will be organised according to research areas or methods depending on the abstracts and topic interests submitted during the registration process. Hence, we ask that you pay particular attention to this when registering.

All attendees are encouraged to present a poster. Speakers will be selected based on the abstracts submitted and we encourage especially PhD students, postdocs and research engineers to do this. Please submit your abstract during registration and use this abstract template. We also ask you to specify which techniques you are using (this information will not be included in the abstract book). The deadline for registration is the 2nd of April 2018. The selected speakers will be notified by the end of April.

The key sessions of the meeting will be two round-table discussions where topics like sharing, developing and coordinating infrastructures and resources, research collaborations, needs for future research training courses and joint research applications will be openly discussed. We hope to stimulate the networking within the Umeå Cell Biology community and to identify new areas of interaction.

As special highlight, we have planned a ‘cell biology image competition’ as part of the symposium. If you wish to participate in this, please submit your images  together with your registration. The participants at the meeting will vote for the best image during the symposium. The winners will be announced during lunch on the second day of the meeting and could win a token prize. The following criteria need to be fulfilled in order for your image to be included in the competition:

  • The image should either be taken by you, or be an image of your sample if taken by someone else. Please submit the name(s) of the author(s).
  • Make sure that you have the copyrights for your image (it is best not to submit an image that you plan to use in a publication. If you wish to submit an image that has already been published, make sure you check permission with the copyright holder).
  • Please submit a short description of your image: What is displayed on the image (e.g. type of cell/cell compartment, organism)? What type of technique was used to generate the image (i.e. preparation of the sample, type of microscope, imaging technique, staining or contrast method)?
  • The image should have a resolution of 300dpi and be ca. one A4 page in size or 3500/2200 pixels in width/height. If possible, please submit the original image.

If you are interested in participating in the symposium please register by filling out the registration form. The participation is free of charge. Everyone with interest in cell biology is welcome!

Date: May 30-31 2018

Place: KBC Carl Kempe Salen (former Stora hörsalen, KB.E3.03) and KBC Focus Environment

Registration deadline: 2 April 2018

Scientific organising team:

Ulf Ahlgren, Umeå Centre for Molecular Medicine (UCMM)
Siamsa Doyle, Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC)
Jonathan Gilthorpe, Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Neuroscience
Anna Gustavsson, Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC)
Richard Lundmark, Department of Integrative Medical Biology and Biochemical Imaging Centre Umeå (BICU)
Irene Martinez Carrasco, Biochemical Imaging Center Umeå (BICU)
Stephanie Robert, Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC)
Simon Tuck, Umeå Centre for Molecular Medicine (UCMM)
Daniel Öhlund, Department of Radiation Sciences

Contact: KBC Communication Office info.kbc@umu.se

Preliminary Programme

Wednesday, 30 May 2018
13:00 Welcome by the organisers
Session 1
13:10 Talks selected from submitted abstracts
14:30 Coffee break and poster session 1
Session 2
15:00 Interactive round table discussions - cell biology techniques, joint applications, possible collaborations
16:30 Dinner
Thursday, 31 May 2018
Session 3
9:00 Talks selected from submitted abstracts
10:00 Coffee break and poster session 2
Session 4
10:30 Talks selected from submitted abstracts
12:00 Lunch
Session 5
13:00 Talks selected from submitted abstracts
14:30 Coffee break
Session 6
15:00 Round-table discussions on future plans, starting local workgroups
16:30 Summary of the meeting by the organisers

Link to the registration form

Download the abstract template here: Abstract template UCBS 2018

Banner image: Siamsa Doyle

Page Editor: Eva-Maria Diehl

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