Meeting background

Dynamic cell growth, division and movement are hallmarks of life and are essential for the formation of an organism, yet our understanding of the molecular basis of these processes is far from complete. The Dynamic Cell 2014, jointly organized by the British Society of Cell Biology and the Biochemical Society, will focus on the molecular biology underpinning the dynamic nature of these key cellular processes.

Investigators using different model organisms and both in vivo and in vitro approaches will showcase the most exciting and topical findings from the UK and around the world in dynamic cell biology.

Areas of particular focus will be the role of membrane traffic, chromosome and centrosome behaviour, the functioning of the cytoskeleton and structure and function of motor proteins in regulating and co-ordinating dynamic cellular behaviour.

In addition to this exciting programme, Jim Spudich, Stanford University, will deliver the British Society of Cell Biology lecture and we will award 3 Biochemical Society medals at this meeting: the 2014 GlaxoSmithKline Award to Juan Martin-Serrano, KCL; the 2014 Early Career Award to Melina Schuh, MRC-LMB and an Award to Jeff Errington, Newcastle University.


  • Cell migration and the cytoskeleton
  • Cargo sorting in the endocytic and secretory pathways
  • Molecular control of chromosome segregation and mitosis
  • Membrane dynamics during cytokinesis
  • In vitro analysis of molecular motors
Abstract deadline extended: 11 July 2014
Abstract submission is now closed.

Earlybird registration deadline: 4 August 2014
Online Registration is now available

Proceedings (invited speakers) will be published in Biochemical Society Transactions.

The winner of the Biochemical Society and British Society for Cell Biology Poster Prize was awarded to: 

Amy Wilson

The winner of the Biochemical Journal Poster Prize was awarded to: 

Mark Richards - The Formin FMNL3 in angiogenesis

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