“Mathematics of the MusculoSkeleton: Post-Genome analysis for bone and muscle biology”
December 13-15, 2020
Hosted from Safed, Israel
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This symposium will explore approaches to musculoskeletal health and aging, focusing on genetics of the common diseases of bones and muscles.
The aim of the Symposium is to bring clinically-oriented researchers together with human geneticists and fish skeletal biologists to discuss foundations and applications of experimental models of musculoskeletal disease (Matt Harris speaks re: fish!). We are using functional genomics and fish models to interrogate signals from human genetic studies. Most recently, many new genetic signals related to osteoporosis and sarcopenia have been identified. We promote the development of disease models, in particular the application of the small-fish models, for understanding mechanistic causes of human skeletal disorders and translating human genetics to musculoskeletal disease treatment.
We have an incredible line-up of speakers showcasing new findings, methods and technologies, especially in Artificial Intelligence and imaging in human genetic research. To that end we will be holding a 3-day symposium; it will be a mixture of long form (45 minutes) and short form (15-20 minute) talks, as well as panel discussions and Q&A sessions.
We would like the participants to register, to obtain the ZOOM links for the meeting in real-time. Some of the sessions will be recorded, so registration will provide password-protected access to the content. (…as staring at the screen for an entire day can have an effect on one’s back and neck, hence the people who couldn’t participate in the whole Symposium could review it afterwards!) Your graduate students are especially welcome to join us – using online participation option (there is no registration cost) at http://faculty-workshops.md.biu.ac.il/registration_form.html#Top .
As the program is currently finalized, don’t forget to save the dates. Please visit our website (http://faculty-workshops.md.biu.ac.il/program.html#Top) for the program and feel free to contact us with queries and suggestions.
David Karasik & Milana Frenkel-Morgenstern