European Molecular Biology Organization

Lineage Commitments:
Emphasis on Extraembryonic-Embryonic Interfaces

25 - 27 May, 2011 | Leuven | Belgium

About the Workshop


Extraembryonic tissues have been long known for their implication in the formation of structures that support the growth of the embryo within the intrauterine environment. Over the last decade, it has become increasingly clear that extraembryonic tissues in the immediate vicinity of the embryo also play critical roles in cell fate decisions and patterning events.


This workshop will bring together developmental biologists and stem cell researchers to review the latest advances and highlight the future challenges regarding the intimate communication between the embryo and its extraembryonic tissues.

The aim of the workshop is to examine the genetic control and molecular interplay in the various extraembryonic-embryonic regions, to identify functional synergies and differences between distinct extraembryonic-embryonic interfaces, to discuss the conservation and divergence in the developmental relationship between the embryo and its extraembryonic tissues in several vertebrate models (mouse, chick, rabbit, pig) and to share examples of clinical research investigating the consequences of extraembryonic malformations.





The major topics are:



Opportunities will be given to participants to present and discuss their own work through posters and short talks selected from the abstracts.


We look forward to welcoming you to Leuven!
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