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
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!