2016 Plant and Microbial Cytoskeleton Gordon Research Conference
Technical Report,01 May 2016,31 Oct 2016
Gordon Research Conferences, Inc. West Kingston United States
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The Plant and Microbial Cytoskeleton Gordon Research Conference brought together researchers studying diverse systems to understand how the cytoskeleton helps to pattern cells and organisms, using quantitative and interdisciplinary approaches. By emphasizing work on walled organisms, this conference spanned prokaryotic to eukaryotic systems in order to uncover potential cross over and molecular similarities that have evolved to shape cells. Importantly by comparing the molecular mechanisms in these diverse systems, fundamental principles are emerging governing cellular morphogenesis and cell division. This conference brought together geneticists, cell biologists, physicists, computational biologists, and biochemists, all of whom use interdisciplinary approaches to decipher the cytoskeletal basis of cell shape.