Schedule

9.00-9.45 Registration Waterside 3
9.45 Welcome and Session 1
Chair Harry Mellor
Cinema 1
10.00-10.20 What’s the perfect cup size: how do cells shape their macropinocytic and phagocytic cups?
Catherine Buckey, University of Sheffield
10.20-10.40 Biomechanical coupling of the closing spinal neural tube by an F-actin network facilitates neural fold apposition
Gabriel Galae, Institute of Child Health
10.40-11.00 Characterisation of the role of N-WASP in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma progression and dissemination
Amelie Juin, Beatson Institute
11.00-11.30 Coffee Waterside 2/3
11.30 Session 2
Chair Angeliki Malliri
Cinema 1
11.40-12.00 Matrix adhesion sites drive 3D cancer cell migration through direct force coupling to the nucleus
Daniel Newman, University of Liverpool
12.00-12.20 Subcellular spatial and temporal regulation of the actin bundling protein fascin
Karin Pfisterer, King’s College
12.20-12.40 Role of molecular pattern in actin mediated vesicle trafficking of Arabidopisis thaliana hypercotyl cells.
Stefan Sassmann, University of Exeter
12.40-2.00 Buffet Lunch & Posters Waterside 2/3
2.00 Session 3
Chair Kate Nobes
Cinema 1
2.10-2.30 Cytoskeletal remodelling mediates divergent effects of cAMP on vascular smooth muscle and endothelial cell behaviour through MKL
Madeline Smith, University of Bristol
2.30-2.50 Cancer-derived contractility in the tumour invasive front dictates metastatic microenvironment formation
Mirella Georgouli, King’s College
2.50-3.10 Self-generated gradients mediating cell migration
Olivia Susanto, Beatson Institute
3.10-3.40 Coffee Waterside 2/3
3.40 Session 4
Chair Giles Cory
Cinema 1
3.40-4.00 Elucidating key motifs required for Arp2/3 dependent and independent actin nucleation by Las17/WASP
Jo Tyler, University of Sheffield
4.00-4.20 Illuminating filopodial dynamics through automated image analysis
Vasja Urbancic, Gurdon Institute
4.20-4.40 Cellular ‘rear wheel drive’: persistent and coordinated actin retrograde flow drives cell migration
Lawrence Yolland, King’s College
5.00-6.00 Drinks and Prize Giving Waterside 2/3