Quantitative tools to define subcellular trafficking processes

Minisymposium on quantitative tools in subcellular trafficking

Microscopy tools play a central tool in cell biology. However, the impact of microscopy has been significantly higher in subfield where images could be taken in one focal plane such as the plasma membrane. This minisymposium addresses the problem of subcellular trafficking which is key to the functions of cells. As this is genuinely 3D problem developments have been more limited. The minisymposium presents different related cell biological questions and methods to address them. 

Fred Maxfield (Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, USA)  will present a plenary lecture on "Using microscopy to dissect endolysosomal trafficking". 

Confirmed speakers for the minisymposium:

  • Ludger Johannes (Curie Institute, Paris, France. Topic: Defining the molecular pathways from endocytosis to early endosomes
  • Daniel Wüstner (Syddansk Universitet, Odense, Denmark).Topic: Quantitative microscopy tools to analyze sterol transport on the endolysosomal pathway
  • Geert van den Bogaart (Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute, Groningen, Netherlands).Topic: Cargo sorting and organization of membrane trafficking