UPMT meeting 2016

UPMT meeting 2016: Focus session on INTERCELLULAR CHANNELS IN SHORT- AND LONG DISTANCE SIGNALING.

Coordinated by Dr. Yoselin Benitez-Alfonso

was celebrated in Lecce, Italy 3-5 October/2016

Emmanuelle Bayer – Université Bordeaux Segalen.- T4: Developmental transitions

in plasmodesmata membrane tethering identified by electron tomography

Chiara Zurzolo – Institut Pasteur. Paris. T5: Tunneling nanotubes: mechanisms of

formation and role of in the spreading of neurodegenerative diseases

Chris Hawes – Oxford Brook University. UK. – T6: Reticulons and

Plasmodesmata

Manfred Heinlein –Institut de Biologie Moléculaire des Plantes (IBMPCNRS)

or University of Basel. Switzerland – T7: Role of ER and associated

cytoskeleton in intercellular RNA virus movement

Yka Helariutta – University of Helsinki. Finland – and Sainsbury Lab.

University of Cambridge. UK. – T8: Symplastic interfaces and Phloem development

Yoselin Benitez-Alfonso – University of Leeds, UK – T9: Plasmodesmata mediated short- and long- distance macromolecular trafficking.

Summary: Talks on this focus session contribute to the understanding of the processes underlying the formation, regulation and function of intercellular channels in plants and animals. A platform for communication between researchers in TNT and PD was established aiming to create common knowledge on these intriguing structures and their roles in unconventional protein secretion.

A meeting report will be publicized in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IJMS). Watch the space!

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