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Dynamic assembly of biomolecules governs many essential processes in cells including cytoskeleton organization, membrane biogenesis, and signalling, in physiological or pathological conditions. Recent technological innovations, including super-resolution microscopy, optogenetics, in vitro reconstitution, and phase separation technique, have empowered the study of the assembly of cellular structures at an unprecedented level of detail.

This 'Emerging Trends in Biomolecular Assembly in Cells Symposium' will bring researchers from the fields of cell biology, biochemistry, soft matter, biophysics, and bioengineering together to discuss the latest breakthroughs in the studies of biomolecular assembly in cytoskeleton and on biomembrane, two interconnected and interregulated scaffold structures.  Advances in the mechanical mechanisms of biomolecular assembly and assembly-based cellular process will be covered, including membrane biology, cell polarization and motility, cell reprogramming, and signal transduction.

The overarching goal of this interdisciplinary symposium will be to create interactions among scientists from diverse fields to stimulate discussion, foster new collaborations and initiate new research directions. The symposium is overseen by an international scientific steering committee, with experts in bioengineering, cell biology, and biophysics.

The symposium will take place on 12 - 14 March 2020 at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, where there is a mix of experimental and theoretical research groups working in relevant fields.

We look forward to welcoming you in Singapore!

Asst Prof MIAO Yansong                                                             Asst Prof ZHAO Wenting
Symposium Chair /                                                                         Symposium Co-Chair /
Nanyang Assistant Professor,                                                        Assistant Professor,
NTU School of Biological Sciences                                                NTU School of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering                         

mportant Dates

​Abstract Submission
15 October 2019 - 20 January 2020
Extended to 10 February 2020
​Acceptance Notification Within one week from submission date
Registration & Fee Payment  15 October 2019 - 28 February 2020
​Deadline for Early Bird Rate 16 December 2019
​Deadline for Regular Rate 28 February 2020 
Conference Period
Collection of Conference Badges, Welcome Refreshment and Poster Set-up 12 March 2020,
1600hrs - 1900hrs (GMT+8)
Collection of Conference Badges & Poster Set-up
13 March 2020,
0800hrs - 0845hrs (GMT+8)
Scientific Program
13 - 14 March 2020

Jointly Organised by

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School of Biological Sciences (SBS);
School of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering (SCBE) &
Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)

Sponsored by



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