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Forging New Links: Cellular and Developmental Systems

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The MAHSC Women and Children Domain and The University of Manchester Cellular and Developmental Systems Domain would like to invite basic scientists, clinicians, nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals to this event to develop new research collaborations in Manchester.

The event is focused on research in cellular and developmental systems; processes that are fundamental to our understanding of life. The meeting will be particularly of interest to people working in these areas: arthritis, developmental disorders, cancer, chronic diseases, fibrosis, healthy ageing, inflammation and repair, neurodegeneration, rare diseases and identifying targets for disease intervention.

Each session will consist of an overview of the research field, followed by short talks on strengths in Manchester, implications in disease, and available technologies/infrastructure.

Audience: Clinicians and nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals

Background

Forging New Links is a series of meetings to help basic scientists, clinicians, nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals develop new research collaborations in Manchester. The MAHSC Women and Children Domain and the University of Manchester Cellular and Developmental Systems domain are the organisers.

At the first meeting in November 2017, clinicians presented to scientists on clinical problems that would benefit from a molecular perspective. At this second meeting, University of Manchester scientists will present to healthcare professionals.

Aims

  • To give an overview of how Manchester’s basic research in cellular and developmental systems increases our understanding of the cellular and molecular basis of diseases

  • To help clinicians, nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals understand the opportunities for new research collaborations in cellular and developmental systems


Programme

13:00 Lunch/Networking

13:30 Welcome /Purpose of meeting

13:40 Examples of new collaborations

13:50 Cell Dynamics

Research covers the role and regulation of cytoskeleton and membranes from the single cell level to whole organisms. Their regulatory mechanisms are closely linked to many common diseases, including developmental disorders, cancer and neurodegeneration, as well as rare diseases.

Lead: Viki Allan

14:25 Individual discussions clinicians-scientists

14:45 Molecular Mechanisms of Gene Regulation

Changes in gene expression underlie development, disease and evolution. Research looks at the mechanisms that instruct these changes, and their impact on developmental disorders and diseases such as cancer, fibrosis and arthritis.

Lead: Andrew Sharrocks

Transcription factor networks: Paul Shore

Single cell approaches to gene expression: Pawel Paszek

Gene expression in a complex tissue environment: Karen Piper-Hanley

15:20 Cell Matrix Biology

Matrix is essential for multicellular life; surrounding and supporting cells. Research on the relationship between cells and matrix helps understand cancer, fibrosis, inflammation and repair, healthy ageing, chronic diseases and identifying targets for disease intervention.

Lead: Karl Kadler

15:55 Individual discussions clinicians-scientists

16:30 Close

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