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September 2008

1st EMBO Conference on Centrosomes and Spindle Pole Bodies

When: Friday, 09/12/2008 - Tuesday, 09/16/2008 All Day
Event Type: Conference
Where: European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany
Description: Aims
Centrosomes and spindle pole bodies are key organizing structures in the cell. They act as a platform for signalling pathways, organize the cytoskeleton and regulate cell cycle progression. This places them at the focus of cell biology and molecular medical research.

The objective of this conference is to bring together all leading scientists working on different aspects of centrosomes and related processes and employing different model organisms. This conference will provide a unique opportunity for scientists using diverse research approaches and methods to come together and thereby help to unveil synergisms necessary to develop a systemic cellular understanding.

A major focus of the last workshops on this topic at EMBL was the identification of the proteome of centrosome-related organelles. The planned conference will mark a transition from the identification of centrosomal components towards a functional and structural understanding of these organelles. The meeting will unravel how centrosomal components are interlinked with cellular signalling and regulatory networks. Thus, the centrosome as a connecting cellular structure will stay in the foreground of all discussions.

For more information click on the title or visit: http://www-db.embl.de/jss/EmblGroupsOrg/conf_87

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