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2021 Cilia, Mucus, and Mucociliary Interactions Gordon Research Conference

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Dates: 2-7 May 2021

Since 2005, the Cilia, Mucus and Mucociliary Interactions GRC has brought together world-class investigators to discuss the latest topics focused on furthering our understanding of the processes which underline mucociliary clearance system in health and disease. This conference attracts a broad array of scientists ranging from biophysicists and biochemists to physiologists, geneticists, and developmental biologists. In addition to its biological and biophysical focus, a key differentiating aspect of this conference has, and continues to be, the inclusion of new scientific understanding, and technology associated with understanding, the structure and function of cilia and mucins, and how these critical components interact to protect the airway surfaces.

The overarching theme of the 2021 conference will be "Integrating our understanding of cilia and mucus from gene regulation to protein structure to function". Therefore, this conference will feature a diverse community of academic and industrial researchers working on efforts in structural biology, bioengineering, biophysics, biochemistry, and embryology, many seeking to solve clinically relevant biomedical problems relating to mucus/mucins and cilia, including SARS-CoV-2.

Key topics of this conference revolve around the latest information on basic mechanisms of cellular assembly, processing, and function, and the relationship between motile cilia, mucus and related features that are an essential component of fundamental biological processes.

Location:  Les Diablerets Conference Center, Les Diablerets, Switzerland
Contact:  Brian Button
Email:  brian_button@med.unc.edu.
Website:  https://www.grc.org/cilia-mucus-and-mucociliary-interactions-conference/2021/