2014 CMBE Conference

January 7 - 11, 2014

Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
La Jolla, CA  

'Multi-scale Mechanobiology:  
From Morphogenesis to Nuclear Mechanotransduction' 



The theme for the 2014 CMBE Conference isMulti-scale Mechanobiology: From Morphogenesis to Nuclear Mechanotransduction’. Our expanding understanding of the role that mechanical perturbations play in every aspect of life, from morphogenesis to chromatin remodeling, motivated the mission of this conference.  Moreover, cell and molecular bioengineering technologies that allow us to probe and even control cell activity and the microenvironment at the molecular level and across length scales enables fundamental new studies in cell biology, drug discovery, and regeneration. We have planned a conference integrating both engineers and biologists to encourage sharing of ideas toward these common goals. Our choice of theme is intended to address the key problem of understanding how mechanical perturbations translate to changes in cellular activity, from the organismal to nuclear level.  This problem cannot be solved by traditional strategies alone, and these new directions will shape the future of CMBE.

Keynote Speakers and Podium Sessions... 

The conference program includes podium sessions with keynote speakers and distinguished invited speakers. A primary goal of this year’s conference is to provide an authoritative review of the current state of the CMBE field in the context of our theme. In addition, we will have short talks selected from an outstanding pool of student/fellow abstracts as well as a Rising Star podium session made up of exceptional junior principal investigators. We will also have poster presentations planned with international CMBE research represented from around the world. These posters will be on display from Wednesday-Friday for you to meet the presenters and learn about their research. 

See you in January!  

Important Dates & Deadlines

Abstract Submission  
Jul.  2:     Abstract Submission Opens
Sep. 30:  Abstract Submission Deadline 

Aug. 15:  Conference Housing Opens 
Dec. 3:     Hotel Discount Deadline

Aug. 15:   Early Registration Opens
Oct. 15:    Early Registration Deadline
Oct. 16:    Advance Registration Opens
Dec. 13:   Advance Registration Deadline
Dec. 14:   Standard Registration Opens 
Dec. 31:   Pre-Registration Ends 
Jan. 7:     Onsite Registration Opens 
Jan. 10:   Onsite Registration  Ends

Important Note:  Standard and Onsite Registration Rates are the same.