05 Jul 2022
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The dates are set (January 27th - February 3rd, 2023) and the first round of invitations are sent !

The 21st Systems Biology workshop on Cells in Space at McGill University’s Bellairs Research Station in Holetown (Barbados) will bring together researchers interested in exploring cells in their context. Recent advances have reinforced the importance of understanding where cells are localized in tissues to further characterize their similarity and differences (cell types) and shed light on their interactions, communication and functionality.

The invitees collectively champion the development and/or application of EXPERIMENTAL approaches to identify the physical location of cells based on sequencing or imaging methods, and COMPUTATIONAL models to analyze cellular information and/or predict its location.

We are excited to extend discussions to how a wide variety of external factors and stressors, such as space travel, the exposure to microgravity and space radiation, the synergistic effect of microbiomes, infection processes, tumor microenvironments, etc., influence or alter cellular expression and epigenetics programs.

Scientific Committee:

  • Tallulah Andrews (Western, Canada)
  • Vanessa Dumeaux (Western, Canada)
  • Stefania Giacomello (SciLifeLabs, Sweden)
  • Parisa Shooshtari (Western, Canada)

Organizing Committee:

  • Eliseos John Mucaki (Western, Canada)
  • Allison Roder (NIH, USA)

Steering committee:

  • Mike Hallett (Western, Canada)
  • Brenda Andrews (University of Toronto, Canada)
  • Richard Bonneau (Genentech, USA)
  • Elodie Ghedin (NIH, USA)
  • David Gresham (NYU, USA)
  • Tim Hughes (University of Toronto, Canada)