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This meeting took place in 2020

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Islet Biology: From Gene to Cell to Micro-Organ (J6)

Organizer(s) Patrick MacDonald, Wen-hong Li, Anna Gloyn and Anette-Gabriele Ziegler
January 27—31, 2020
Santa Fe Community Convention Center • Santa Fe, NM USA
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Oct 2, 2019
Abstract Deadline: Oct 30, 2019
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 2, 2019
Discounted Registration Deadline: Dec 3, 2019

Sponsored by Novo Nordisk A/S

Summary of Meeting:
Recent years have seen great strides in understanding pancreatic endocrine islet cells. Spurred by new and emerging technologies, we are making discoveries about the impact of genetic variation on islet cells; how islet cell subpopulations differ; communication between islet cells and with the local environment, including components of the immune system; and how these interact to effect islet loss and dysfunction. A more integrated understanding of these processes will lead to important insights into diabetes and its treatment. Connecting researchers in the complimentary fields of genomics, immunology, islet cell function, and single-cell biology will be crucial to realizing this. One of the goals of this Keystone conference is to promote greater integration in our approaches to studying islet biology - spanning from genes, to single cells, to islets as micro-organs, and to the interaction of these with their local environment. Conference participants will learn about new methods and technological approaches among islet-biology investigators. This conference will also help to facilitate the development of new collaborations among attendees. We anticipate that this conference will highlight the challenges and potential new solutions in bringing integrated approaches to islet biology for the advancement of diabetes-related knowledge.

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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Scholarship Recipients

Roberto Castro-Gutierrez
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, USA

Lydia Amanda Farack
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Matthew Haemmerle
University of Pennsylvania, USA

Nicole Hallahan
University of Sydney, Australia

Taylor S. Morriseau
University of Manitoba, Canada

Dina Mostafa
OIST Graduate University, Japan

Dapeng Yang
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA