Emerging Model Systems
A special interest subgroup meeting at the 2018 ASCB/EMBO conference
1:30-5:30pm on Saturday December 8th
Open to all ASCB/EMBO conference attendees
The third iteration of this subgroup, with all new speakers and model systems
Mansi Srivastava, Harvard University
Bob Goldstein, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Many fascinating questions in cell biology have been set aside for generations because they involve phenomena that aren't found in well established model systems. But this situation is improving, as techniques developed in popular model systems are increasingly applied to other organisms—leading to a recent flowering of emerging and re-emerging models suited to answering diverse questions. Moreover, the study of diverse non-model organisms has led to the discovery of new phenomena that may have widespread importance. In this session, speakers will present cutting-edge results from diverse emerging model systems. This session will feature all new speakers and emerging model systems than in the two earlier incarnations of this subgroup session. The session will end with a Q&A panel in which all speakers will answer questions about topics relevant to studying emerging model systems, for example challenges in getting started with a new model, approaches for sharing organisms and methods, strengths and limitations of emerging models, funding, and career development prospects.