Endothelial Cell Phenotypes in Health & Disease

Alterations of endothelial cells and the vasculature play a central role in the pathogenesis of a broad spectrum of diseases from diabetes to cancer. This GRC will bring together leading researchers from a variety of disciplines with shared interest in the endothelium, providing new insights and perspectives that are moving the field. Attendees will have the opportunity to establish new collaborations and research directions while gaining exposure to cutting edge research in the field of endothelial biology. Although basic research remains a central component, a strong translational focus and emphasis on the heterogeneity of endothelial cell types are unique to this GRC.

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Hypoxia and the Endothelium
(Ananth Karumanchi / Gregg Semenza)
The Endothelium in Development
(Victoria L. Bautch / Anne Eichmann / Mark L. Kahn / Victoria L. Bautch / Eli Keshet)
Extrinsic Cues That Modulate Endothelial Behaviour
(Christer Betsholtz / Christiana Ruhrberg / Christer Betsholtz / Ralf H. Adams)
Model Systems and the Endothelium
(Brant M. Weinstein / Renata Pasqulini / Wadith Arap / Brant Weinstein / Katie Bentley)
The Future of Endothelial Biology: Bioengineering, Progenitor Cells and Nano Technology
(Janet Rossant / Mervin Yoder / Shahin Rafii)
Signaling and the Endothelium
(Elisabetta Dejana / Tatiana Byzova / Helmut Augustin / Elisabetta Dejana / Michael Simons)
Targeted Therapeutics and the Endothelium
(Dontscho Kerjaschki / Napoleone Ferrara / Kari Alitalo)
Diseases of the Endothelium
(William C. Aird / Martin Friedlander / Dean Li / Jens Titz / Radu V. Stan)
Metabolism, Inflammation, and the Endothelium
(Jordan S. Pober / Ulf Eriksson / Peter Nawroth / George L. King

29 Jul - 3 Aug 2012
Lucca
Italy
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