UK Cilia Network

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7 June, 2022


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General Information

Further details can be found on the UK Cilia network website.

The primary cilium was originally considered to be a vestigial organelle, but it has since been discovered that cilia are essential to transduce key signaling pathways. With this there has been a surge of research into this area with new groups springing up across the UK. The UK Cilia Network was established in 2016 to bring together those studying all aspects of cilia biology.

In light of the ongoing pandemic, many important cilia and cell biology meetings have been postponed. In response to the overwhelming demand from members of our cilia community, to keep us connected we will be running an entirely virtual online mini-symposia series every month where our PIs, students and postdocs can share their exciting stories that cannot wait until later. Even with social distancing, we can have great science, deep discussions and support our peers!

Open to all, from now a ONE-OFF registration for this free series in advance will be required- once you are on our list, you will be sent a recurring link to each event for the Zoom webinar and link to the cloud recording once processed after the event. YOU DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER FOR EACH EVENT- I will transfer your registration for you for each subsequent event. If you wish to be removed from these events, please email to be taken off the list.

We will run the series under the ethos of the UK Cilia Networksharing unpublished data from emerging talent favouring talks from students, post-docs and early career researchers. Talks will only be recorded with permission of the speaker and will be available on-demand for 96hrs after the event to registrants only. We realize there are many competing pressures for attention- we hope this change helps staying connected be easier for all.

Our goal with this online event is to provide an opportunity to support our young researchers during social distancing, to stimulate the discussion and feedback among our community they need and to foster collaboration and sharing of expertise across all things cilia.

We are thrilled to this event continues grow in popularity! As long as you all keep volunteering to speak, we will keep running the series! Submit your talk abstract and title here or by emailing the organizer.

Previous meetings:
The 2018 UK Cilia Network Meeting was held in Oxford on the 23rd March 2018 with Phillippe Bastin (Institute Pasteur, Paris) presenting the keynote talk.  This meeting is possible thanks to the generous support of the Genetics Society, Bruker Microscopy, The J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Trust, and Proteintech.

The 2019 UK Cilia Network Meeting was held in Sheffield and was organised by Colin Bingle and Gwen Reilly

Meeting organisers:

Pleasantine Mill (MRC HGU), Toby Hurd (MRC HGU) and Andrew Jarman (CDBS)