Support is requested for a Keystone Symposia meeting entitled Engineering Cell Fate and Function, organized by Darrell J. Irvine, Sangeeta N. Bhatia and Christopher S. Chen. The meeting will be held in Olympic Valley, California from April 6-11, 2014. This meeting will bring together scientists and engineers to discuss key challenges in engineering biological systems across length and organizational scales: from single cells, collections of cells, to tissues and organs. The goal will be to highlight key advances being made at each of these length scales with a view to fostering discussion of strategies for engineering biological systems across these scales. In accord with this goal, the meeting features talks starting at methods for engineering single cells and moving toward technologies shaping the function of entire multicellular tissues, and will bring together a diverse group of scientists who do not typically interact, ranging from physicists to bioengineers to stem cell biologists. This meeting will be timely and unique in pairing with its complementary sister Keystone Symposia meeting on Stem Cells and Reprogramming, and highlighting the many exciting potential applications for cell and tissue engineering beyond regenerative medicine including cell therapy, diagnostics, and tissue models for drug screening and the study of disease pathology. The meeting's goal is consistent with the NIBIB mission of integrating the physical and engineering sciences with the life sciences to advance basic research and medical care.

Public Health Relevance

Engineering technologies that aim to modulate and control the function of single cells, collections of cells, or whole tissues/organs are having major impact in the generation of more effective in vivo cell therapies and regenerative medicine strategies. The Keystone Symposia meeting on Engineering Cell Fate and Function will bring together scientists and engineers to discuss key challenges in engineering biological systems across length and organizational scales, with the goal of highlighting the many exciting potential applications for cell and tissue engineering beyond regenerative medicine including cell therapy, diagnostics, and tissue models for drug screening and the study of disease pathology.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
Type
Conference (R13)
Project #
1R13EB018208-01
Application #
8650980
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZEB1-OSR-F (O1))
Program Officer
Hunziker, Rosemarie
Project Start
2014-04-01
Project End
2015-03-31
Budget Start
2014-04-01
Budget End
2015-03-31
Support Year
1
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
$12,000
Indirect Cost
Name
Keystone Symposia
Department
Type
DUNS #
079780750
City
Silverthorne
State
CO
Country
United States
Zip Code
80498