Springtime is upon us, and we are welcomed by blossoming opportunities for the future. The upcoming 24th International C. elegans Conference will be held by GSA (Genetics Society of America) during June 24-28 in Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow, Scotland. Specifically, this is GSA’s first international on-site meeting since the COVID pandemic, and is the GSA’s first meeting held outside the United States. SunyBiotech was honored to be invited to attend the meeting as an exhibitor.
The meeting will welcome 1,400 attendees from all around the world, including scientific researchers, students and exhibitors. Hundreds of presentations cover the full diversity of C. elegans investigations, including genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, development, immunology, physiology, neuroscience, evolution, and more.
The meeting organizers are Miriam Goodman (Stanford University, USA) and Sander van denHeuvel (Utrecht University, Netherlands); the keynote speaker is Oliver Hobert (Columbia University, USA; Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA), who has been keeping a long-term and deep cooperation with us. The invited speakers are Hong Zhang (Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China), Julie Ahringer (Gurdon Institute at the University of Cambridge, England), Sandhya Koushika (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India), and Geraldine Seydoux (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA).
The specific information of the meeting is as follows:
24th International C. elegans Conference, Glasgow, Scotland
June 24-28, 2023
Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow, Scotland (Address: Exhibition Way, Glasgow G3 8YW, United Kingdom)
Genetics Society of America (GSA)
Miriam Goodman (Stanford University, USA)
Sander van den Heuvel (Utrecht University, Netherlands)
In addition, it is worth mentioning that SunyBiotech specially sponsored The Glow Worms undergraduate research initiative at the University of Texas at Austin (https://hornraiser.utexas.edu/project/34854). It is a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to send some of their amazing undergraduate students to Glasgow, Scotland to present their research on a world stage at the 2023 International Worm Meeting (IWM).
The goal is to raise $15,000 USD to support the travel of at least 5 students. Funds will be used to cover the cost of student travel, lodging, and meeting registration. As of now, the crowdfunding campaign has come to an end. We are delighted to see that it has already raised over $16,000 - not only successfully achieving its goal, but also exceeding it! Congratulations to all of those students who are going to Glasgow!
We will pay close attention to the information of this conference, and we look forward to meeting with you all and sharing more research of C. elegans!
Introduction to the Speakers
Columbia University, USA;
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA
Hobert lab uses the nematode C. elegans to study the problem of how neurons acquire their unique and distinct identity features and how neurons can change their phenotypes in response to specific internal and external states. His lab has also developed a number of tools to analyze whole genome sequence data.
Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
The mechanism and regulatory mechanism of autophagy in multicellular organisms. Specific directions include "conducting cloning and functional research on new genes for multicellular biological tissue specific autophagy", and "elaborating the molecular mechanisms involved in the selective degradation of protein aggregates by autophagy".
Gurdon Institute at the University of Cambridge, England
Ahringer lab studies the regulation of chromatin structure and function in gene expression and genome organization, using C. elegans as a model system. Our work combines high-throughput sequencing and computational methods with smaller scale genetics and mutant analyses, as well as RNAi screening for functional gene discovery.
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India
Koushika lab’s interests lie in the field of cellular neurobiology. We investigate the processes of axonal cargo biogenesis and cargo transport and their impact on neuronal function and behaviour of the organism, with implications for neurodegenerative diseases.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
Seydoux lab studies how single-cell embryos localize RNAs and proteins to pattern developmental potential. We use genetics, microscopy and biochemistry to identify, observe and manipulate RNAs and proteins in and out of cells.