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This meeting took place in 2001

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Cell Migration and Invasion (D3)

Organizer(s) Alan Rick Horwitz, Douglas A. Lauffenburger and Arthur M. Mercurio
March 11—16, 2001
Granlibakken Tahoe • Tahoe City, CA USA
Abstract Deadline: Nov 10, 2000
Late Abstract Deadline:
Scholarship Deadline:
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 11, 2001

Sponsored in part by the Director's Sponsor Fund

Summary of Meeting:
Cell invasion plays a central role in important physiological and pathological phenomena including embryonic development, inflammation, cellular transplantation and tumor metastasis. For this reason, invasion is emerging as a key therapeutic target for cancer and other diseases. Cell migration provides an accessible model of understanding how individual cells function as integrated systems and interpret multiple, complex signals in their environment. Substantial progress is being made in understanding the molecular basis of cell migration and invasion. Examples include: elucidation of the receptors and signal transduction pathways involved, identification of the pathways that regulate the formation and release of adhesions, development of technologies for observing cellular and molecular dynamics in vivo, and elucidation of the mechanisms that regulate action polymerization and organization. The goal of this meeting is to bring together investigators studying basic mechanisms of migration with those interested in the role of migration and invasion in specific diseases and in developing therapeutic strategies.

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Review Criteria

Criteria for Abstract Review:

  1. Relevance to the meeting topic
  2. Significance of the scientific question and results
  3. Style
    • Organization (e.g. the abstract has a clear beginning, middle and end)
    • Grammar and spelling
  4. Clarity of scientific presentations
    • Clear question or hypothesis
    • Sufficient background
    • The experimental approach and rationale for the approach are clear
    • The results are clearly presented
    • The interpretation and conclusions are reasonable and logical

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