Comparative Cartilage Biology
KEYNOTE speakers: Sidney Omelon, McGill University Montreal (Canada), Martin Cohn, University of Florida, Florida (USA), Phillippe Janvier, National Museum of Natural History, Paris (France
Banyuls Sur Mer, France
Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls sur Mer (Avenue du Fontaulé, 66650 Banyuls-sur-Mer, France
Montpellier University (France), Max Planck Institute of Colloids & Interfaces (Germany), Lyon University (France)
This conference will take a uniquely broad approach to cartilage biology, combining researchers with expertise in developmental genetics, biomaterials & biomedicine, and evolution of cartilage. To build wider concepts in cartilage biology, we will pay particular attention to work on less studied cartilage types, on evolutionary perspectives of skeletal diversity and on less traditional models for skeletal biology (e.g. sharks and rays), and how these can enhance modern medical understandings of cartilage. In bringing together diverse cartilage research, the meeting will integrate the full community of cartilage biologists, accelerating research innovation, interdisciplinary collaboration and community-building.We look forward to seeing you in Banyuls!