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UK Cilia Network



Cilia 2021


Dates: 13-16 October 2021

In light of the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 5th European Cilia Meeting “Cilia2020” until autumn 2021.

While disappointed, we wanted to reschedule the event for a future date where we can all travel and come together safely again in Cologne.

Cilia2021 will be the fifth consecutive biennial European Cilia Conference. We initiated this series in London (Cilia2012), followed by Paris (Cilia2014), Amsterdam (Cilia2016, EMBO-funded), and Copenhagen (Cilia2018, EMBO-funded).

Two decades of groundbreaking discoveries in cilia biology has revolutionized our understanding of the critical role of cilia in signaling, development, tissue homeostasis and disease. Ever since, this field and the community have been growing rapidly. Major breakthroughs continue to occur in cilia research with the number of publications still increasing exponentially. Therefore, there is a continued need for meetings that promote scientific exchange and networking in this highly interdisciplinary field.

The principal themes of Cilia2021 are molecular/clinical aspects of ciliopathies (including eye, kidney, brain, and motile ciliopathies), cilia and centriole structure, signaling and development, protein and membrane trafficking, cilia in cancer and metabolism, and motile cilia/flagella.

Location:  Maternushaus Conference Centre, Cologne, DE
Contact:  Berhnard Schermer