Barcelona BioMed Conferences: Morphogenetic Engineering

Event Details

  • Date:
  • Venue: Institut d'Estudis Catalans
  • Address: C. del Carme, 47, 08001 Barcelona


The cellular interactions that lead to well-organised tissues, organs and bodies display a collection of regulatory phenomena, or organizational principles, which are specific to this multicellular level. These include phenomena such as positional information across fields of equivalent cells, self-organising patterns, multi-scale feedback between tissue mechanics and gene regulation, and many others. Together they represent a form of “information processing” for morphogenesis, and are thus likely to be common themes across multiple domains – from natural embryogenesis, to regenerative medicine and engineering of tissues.

This conference aims to stimulate discussion and debate in this area, through the title “morphogenetic engineering” – exploring the possible parallels between naturally-evolved and artificially-engineered systems. We are thus bringing together top-level speakers across both natural and artificial systems, and covering both experimental and theoretical approaches.

Registration deadline: July 31, 2017

There is no registration fee for this conference, but the number of participants is limited, with a number of seats saved for IRB Barcelona alumni. Previous registration is required.

Participants are invited to submit abstracts, a number of which will be selected for short talk and poster presentations. Abstracts should include a title, authors, affiliations, summary (max 250 words) and references.

•Marco Milán, IRB Barcelona/ ICREA (Barcelona, Spain)
•James Sharpe, EMBL-CRG/ ICREA (Barcelona, Spain)

•Naama Barkai, Weizmann Institute of Science (Rehovot, Israel)
•Yohanns Bellaïche, Institut Curie (Paris, France)
•James Briscoe, The Francis Crick Institute (London, UK)
•Jordi Casanova, IRB Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)
•Suzanne Eaton, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (Dresden, Germany)
•Miki Ebisuya, RIKEN (Hyogo, Japan)
•Jörg Galle, Leipzig University (Leipzig, Germany)
•Jordi Garcia-Ojalvo, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain)
•Veronica Grieneisen, John Innes Centre Norwich Research Park (Norwich, UK)
•Marta Ibañes, Universitat de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)
•Dagmar Iber, ETH Zurich (Zurich, Switzerland)
•Roger Dale Kamm, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA, USA)
•Anna Kicheva, Institute of Science and Technology Austria (Klosterneuburg, Austria)
•Arthur Lander, University of California, Irvine (Irvine, CA, USA)
•Pierre Leopold, Institute of Biology Valrose (Nice, France)
•Mike Levin, Tufts University (Medford, MA, USA)
•Alfonso Martinez Arias, University of Cambridge (Cambridge, UK)
•Andrew Oates, EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland)
•Jochen Rink, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (Dresden, Germany)
•Jerome Solon, CRG (Barcelona, Spain)
•Jochen Wittbrodt, Universität Heidelberg (Heidelberg, Germany)

More information and registration form can be found on the IRB Barcelona website.