3rd Fibroblast Growth Factors in Development and Repair Conference, 2019

Date: 15-Feb-19 to 18-Feb-19
Location: Bahamas
The roles of Fibroblast Growth Factors (FGF) in stem cell biology, tissue response to injury, in the pathogenesis of genetic and malignant diseases, and as endocrine factors affecting health, disease and aging are rapidly progressing. New papers are regularly being published that have either FGF signalling as a primary focus or that examine FGF interactions with other signalling pathways. Because of the rapid progress in the field of FGFs there remains a real need to have frequent conferences that serve to educate newcomers to the field and allow long-term FGF researchers to catch up on FGF biology in different organ systems or diseases. The 3rd Fibroblast Growth Factor Conference aims to bring together researchers from different disciplines with an interest in FGF biology/biochemistry ...

Epithelial Mesenchymal Interactions in Lung Development and Fibrosis, 2019

Date: 17-Feb-19 to 20-Feb-19
Location: Bahamas
Lung development is governed by epithelial-mesenchymal interactions. These pathways are recapitulated during injury and repair. This conference will focus on understanding key processes underlying lung development, injury and repair in the context of age, environment and species, with the hope of better understanding disease development and to discover novel therapeutic approaches. We will highlight critical issues on lung epithelial biology such as stem cells and regenerative medicine, while expanding sessions to encompass themes such as single cell analytical approaches, cell-cell communication, dissect the biological distinctions mesenchymal proliferation as a repair mechanism and fibrosis; present the impact of new tools in single cell analysis on understanding lung development, ...

Spatial Genome Organization Conference, Bahamas, 2019

Date: 25-Feb-19 to 28-Feb-19
Location: Bahamas
The conference will bring together scientists working to better understand three-dimensional genome organization in various organisms, tissues, and cell states. Conference sessions will include: - Structure and function of subnuclear - Topogically Associated Domains (TADs) and similar - Signalling cues, cellular states and genome - DNA damage and spatial genome - Genome structure in health and - Workshop I: Genome editing and super-resolution - Workshop II: Chromosome conformation capture, sequencing and - Workshop III: Young scientists in the era of spatial genome organization, how to get published? Learning The conference has three main learning objectives. First, we will aim to clarify the factors and ...

3rd Interventions in Aging Conference

Date: 03-Mar-19 to 06-Mar-19
Location: Bahamas
A plethora of genetic, dietary and pharmacological interventions can extend healthy lifespan in laboratory animals, and can delay or ameliorate diverse aging-related diseases. Many of the signalling pathways involved are evolutionarily conserved, and are starting to be implicated in human aging. This raises the intriguing possibility of performing preventative medicine against the chronic diseases of our time by targeting the main risk factor for all of them, namely aging. Two important current challenges in the field are (1) to understand the downstream pathways by which longevity interventions combat age-related loss of function and pathology, and (2) to translate the findings into the extension of human healthspan. This third meeting will continue to explore these topics, with ...