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Meeting Report – Workshop ‘Actin-based mechanosensation and force generation in health and disease’

Abstract : International experts in the fields of cellular motility, force generation and mechanosensation met in Baeza, a UNESCO World Heritage city, from the 10th to the 13th of November, 2019. The meeting, part of the 'Current Trends in Biomedicine' series, took place at the 'Sede Antonio Machado', a beautiful 17th century building turned into a conference center of the Universidad Internacional de Andalucía (UNIA), which sponsored the event. The meeting was organized by Alexis Gautreau, Pekka Lappalainen and Miguel Vicente-Manzanares, with the support of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) and the Spanish-based company IMPETUX. Fifty scientists presented recent results during the talks, poster sessions and thematic discussions. As Baeza itself served as a crossroads of medieval Christian, Moorish and Jewish cultures, the meeting brought together cell biologists, biochemists, biophysicists and engineers from around the world that provided an integrated vision of the role of the actin cytoskeleton, force generation and mechanosensation in diverse physiological processes and pathologies.
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Anna Polesskaya, Miguel Vicente-Manzanares. Meeting Report – Workshop ‘Actin-based mechanosensation and force generation in health and disease’. Journal of Cell Science, Company of Biologists, 2020, 133 (6), pp.jcs244319. ⟨10.1242/jcs.244319⟩. ⟨hal-03001303⟩

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