Max Planck Institute, Am Muehlenberg 1
14424 Potsdam, Germany
|Date||24 - 26 June|
|Venue||Observatoire océanologique de Banyuls-sur-Mer/Laboratoire Arago|
Cartilage is a widespread connective tissue, found in both vertebrates and invertebrates. Yet, there is still a lack of knowledge about the features and processes uniting and distinguishing cartilages across animals. This conference takes a broad, integrative approach to cartilage biology, combining research in developmental genetics, biomaterials & biomedicine, and evolution of cartilage. To build wider concepts in cartilage biology, we will couple work on mammal cartilage with work on less studied cartilage types, on evolutionary perspectives of skeletal diversity, and on less traditional models for skeletal biology (e.g. sharks and rays). Combining approaches and disciplines, we will pave new avenues of collaboration and communication, while enhancing modern medical understanding of cartilage.