Early Bird Registration deadline: Monday 12th August

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The deadline for Early Bird registration for the annual New Frontiers symposium is Monday 12th of August 2013. So register now! www.ncmls.eu/newfrontiers2013.

The annual New Frontiers symposium, this year focusing on Synthetic Life, is approaching; early bird registration must be before 12th August. In this newsletter, amended program and plans for New Frontiers 2014.

New Frontiers 2013:

It is with great regret that due to medical reasons, Prof Tsien will be unable to travel to the Netherlands to give the keynote address at the NCMLS New Frontiers in Synthetic Life Symposium. In addition, we heard that due to personal reasons, Dan Tawfik will be unable to attend.  We have, however, found two excellent replacements:

1) Cees Dekker, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology, focuses on the biophysics of DNA: single-DNA detection with solid-state nanopores, single-molecule studies of chromatin structure and repair, and studying the organization of chromatin in bacteria that are confined in nanofabricated channels.

  • Robustness and accuracy of cell division in Escherichia coli in diverse cell shapes. PNAS 109: 6957-62, 2012.

2) William Shih, Harvard Medical School & Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is pioneering approaches to build biomedical nanodevices made of DNA that self-assemble and can be programmed to move and change shape on demand.

  • Multilayer DNA Origami Packed on Hexagonal and Hybrid Lattices. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134: 1770-1774, 2012.

So register quick to qualify for the early bird discounted rates. Don't forget to submit your poster abstract online too. There'll be a prize for the best!

Full information via www.ncmls.eu/newfrontiers2013. For an impression of last year's event see our new photo album on www.ncmls.eu/about-ncmls/photos/

New Frontiers 2014:

And so to 2014 and our eighth New Frontiers symposium. The topic will be Regenerative Medicine in the broadest sense with sessions, from molecule-to-man, focusing on (i) Stem cell biology (ii) Cell matrix & cell-cell interactions; (iii) Tissue/organ regeneration; (iv) Clinical translation; and (v) Ethical aspects of regenerative medicine. A number of international speakers have already accepted, including Christine Mummery (Stem cells in cardiovascular development and disease). Block 16th & 17th October in your diaries. For more info see: www.ncmls.eu/newfrontiers2014.

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