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Lifecourse Biology

From development to disease and the clinic

Welcome

The Bateson Centre at the University of Sheffield is a national centre for lifecourse biology – a multidisciplinary field at the interface of developmental biology, cell biology, stem cell biology, imaging, mathematical modelling and translational biomedicine.

This conference will bring together leading researchers from international, UK and Sheffield-based institutes.

By gathering experts in these key areas of lifecourse research and giving them an arena in which to interact we seek to develop cross-cutting understanding of one another’s fields of research.

About the Meeting

As life expectancy increases and populations age, we – as a society – are being increasingly confronted with diseases of old age. As such, a holistic understanding how the body changes over the course of its entire life has the potential to provide insights of great significance.

Lifecourse Biology seeks to understand the arc of human existence: from the fertilized egg, through healthy childhood and adulthood and into ageing and degeneration. It encompasses the changes that occur throughout life, particularly the processes of morphogenesis, tissue remodeling, degeneration and repair. The Bateson Centre at the University of Sheffield is a national centre for lifecourse biology – a multidisciplinary field, built on whole organism physiology and in vivo imaging at the interface of developmental biology, cell biology, stem cell biology, imaging, mathematical modelling and translational biomedicine.

This conference seeks to bring together leading researchers in key areas of lifecourse research and give them an arena in which to interact and develop crosscutting understanding of one another’s fields of research. As a consequence, this meeting aims to be more than the sum of its [outstanding] parts, also seeking to promote and foster innovative interdisciplinary systems approaches. For example, strong synergy links the knowledge, skills and approaches used in developmental biology to the processes that maintain and promote tissue stem cells, organ regeneration and homeostasis in the adult.

Ultimately, it is only by developing such holistic, collaborative approaches that we can properly define and address the big challenges of the 21st century.

Realizing these challenges, the Bateson Centre at the University of Sheffield was established in 2014 and named after the early 20th century geneticist William Bateson. It seeks to bring together basic researchers and clinicians with a common thread of using animal models to address questions surrounding lifecourse biology. It is anticipated that this conference will be the key meeting of the year for many Bateson Centre members.

Speakers

Markus Affolter

Biozentrum der Uni Basel

Philip Ingham

Living Systems Institute, Exeter

Roger Patient

Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, Oxford

Caroline Savage

GlaxoSmithKline

Christine Watson

University of Cambridge

Steve Farber

Carnegie Institution for Science, Baltimore

Gil Levkowitz

The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Eugenia Piddini

University of Bristol

Owen Tamplin

University of Illinois at Chicago

Steve Wilson

UCL, London

Yi Feng

University of Edinburgh

Calum MacRae

Brigham and Womens’ Hospital, Boston

Liz Robertson

Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Oxford

Jean-Paul Vincent

The Francis Crick Institute, London

We are a group of scientist and clinician researchers with the shared goal of understanding life, development and disease using genetics and visualisation.

Timetable

Wednesday 13th September

12.00pm-4.00pm
Arrival and Registration

4.00pm
Welcome and opening remarks

5.00pm
Keynote Lecture I

6.00-9.00pm
Mixer/Reception
Open poster viewing

Thursday 14th September

8.30am
Arrival

9.00am-10.30am
Session 1

10.30am-11.00am
Coffee

11.00am-12.15pm
Session 2

2.15pm-3.15pm
Lunch
Open poster viewing
Commercial exhibits

3.15pm-4.45pm
Session 3

4.45pm-5.15pm
Tea

5.15pm-7.00pm
Session 4

5.50pm
Keynote Lecture II

7.00pm-9.00pm
Dinner

Friday 15th September

8.30am
Arrival

9.00am-10.30am
Session 5

10.30am-11.00am
Coffee

11.00am-12.30pm
Session 6

12.30pm-1.30pm
Lunch

1.30pm-3.00pm
Session 7

3.00pm
Keynote Lecture III

3.50pm
Closing remarks

4.00pm
Close

Register

Short Talk / Poster Abstract Submission

Deadline: 15th June 2017

Click here to submit a short talk / poster abstract

Registration Deadline

28th July 2017

Click here to book your place 

The symposium package includes full access to all 3 days of the meeting, including talks, commercial exhibits and poster sessions. As well as an evening buffet reception on day 1, mid morning and mid afternoon tea and coffee and lunch on days 2 and 3. 

Onsite accommodation for 13th and 14th September and a place at the Symposium dinner can also be booked online.

Location

The meeting will take place at The Edge, a purpose built conference and accommodation complex.

The Edge
34 Endcliffe Crescent
Endcliffe
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S10 3ED

Sponsors

Contact Us

If you would like further information about our lifecourse symposium or The Bateson Centre then please get in touch.

+44 (0)114 222 2710

The Bateson Centre
Firth Court
The University of Sheffield
Western Bank
Sheffield S10 2TN
United Kingdom

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