Gordon Conference on "Gravitational Effects on Living Systems:

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<font face=3D"Times New Roman, Times">Gordon Conference on
&quot;Gravitational Effects on Living Systems: Mechanosensing&quot;<br>
<b>July 1-6 2001</b> <br>
Place: Connecticut College, near New London, CT.<br>
This conference will be the 7th in the =ECGravitational Effects on Living
Systems=EE series, which has by tradition been a mixture of plant and
animal science. For the 2001 meeting, we will expand on the
mechanosensing focus of the 1996 and 1998 meetings and take a
comprehensive look at mechanosensing in microorganisms, plants and
animals, in single cells and tissues, and in specialized mechanosensors.
The time seems right for such a conference, in light of the many new
developments across the field.<br>
General topics include:<br>
</font>I. Principles of mechano- and gravity sensing: plants and
II. Mechanosensing in microorganisms/ organisms with cell walls <br>
III. Signal transduction cascades evoked by mechanical stress and
IV. Mechanosensitive and other ion channels in mechano- and
<font face=3D"Times New Roman, Times">V. Genetic approaches to
mechanosensing and gravitropism<br>
A detailed program of topics and speakers can be found at
Details about attending the conference are at
Poster presentations are welcome. The online application form contains
space for submitting an abstract.&nbsp; Graduate students and post-docs
with an interest in this field are especially encouraged to
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