CYTO 97 York, UK 6-9 July 1997

Dr. Gary Coulton g.coulton at S1.CXWMS.AC.UK
Wed May 21 09:47:39 EST 1997

Dear Colleagues,

The Royal Microscopical Society would like to present the programme for
CYTO 97 Cells and Signalling

The meeting is intended to take a broad view of Cells and Signalling.
Although the oral presentations are set we still welcome abstracts for
poster presentation to the meeting. Further details of registration etc.
can be obtained from the Royal Microscopical Society tel. 0044 (0)1865
248 768, Fax. 0044 (0)1865 791 237 or e-mail meetings at rms.org.uk.
Registration can be for all three days or on a daily basis. 

York, UK 6-9th July

Scientific PROGRAMME

Monday a.m.


W.Stahl (Seattle, USA) Intracellular signalling pathways

G. Coulton (London, UK) Aberrant acetylcholine receptor localisation in
muscles of mutant kyphoscoliosis (ky) mice: an insight into the
stability of neuromuscular junctions

A. Grimaldi (Milan, Italy) The possible role of extracellular matrix in
relation to circomyarian fibre contraction


R. Gossrau (Berlin, Germany) Nitric oxide and cell function

L. Bouwens (Brussels, Belgium) Proliferation and differentiation in
pancreatic ducts

Y. Davies (Lancaster, UK) Immuno-gold study of changes in cell surface
glyosaminoglycans on trabecular and corneal endothelium

N. James (Sheffield, UK) Quantitative studies on the myofibrillar
content of intrafusal muscle fibres of muscle spindles


Monday pm


P. Peters (Utrecht, The Netherlands Localization and subcellular
trafficking of prion proteins (PrP)

E. Kahn (Paris, France) Confocal factor analysis and localisation of
human papillomavirus DNA in cells and tissues

The Histochemical Journal Lecture
R. Howard (Wilmington, USA) Fungal penetration by force - New insights


A. Daniels (Saffron Walden, UK) Microscopy in agricultural plant
pathology - an industrial perspective

A. Kvhler (Hamburg, Germany) Macrophage activity in xenobiotic-induced
early liver injury and carcinogenesis of marine flatfish

Special Invited Lecture 

Prof. Richard Lacey (Leeds, UK) Scientists and Politicians: Signals at
Prof. Lacey will use the BSE crisis to exemplify the clash of interests
and motives between scientists and politicians and the problems that
have ensued.

Wine Reception/ Buffet Dinner


Tuesday a.m.


J. Hasselhof (Cambridge, UK) Imaging gene expression in living plants
using Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) title to be confirmed.

M. Moore (Plymouth, UK) In vivo lysosomal processes in cellular
toxicology and pathology

E. Kahn (Paris, France) Confocal ultrasensitive TUNEL analysis of DNA
breaks in individual cells


N. Read (Edinburgh, UK) Imaging calcium dynamics in living plants using
transgenic aequorin

R. Parton (Edinburgh, UK) Imaging ion gradients during tip growth: an
uphill climb

L. Cole (Sydney, Australia) Uptake and compartmentalisation of
fluorescent probes by Pisolithus tinctorius hyphae


Tuesday pm.


M. Kapsenberg (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) Title to be announced

P. Peters (Utrecht, The Netherlands) A novel mechanism for T cell
recognition by CD1 molecules.

J. Calafat (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) Ultrastructure of the endosomal
compartment containing MHC class II molecules. Effect of wortmannin on
the formation of multivesicular bodies

The Pearse Prize Lecture by I. Kvetnoy (Obninsk,Russia)
        A lifetime in Histochemistry

Conference Dinner at the National Railway Museum

Wednesday a.m.


E. Spiess (Heidelberg, Germany) Proteases and their inhibitors,
prospective tools in cancer therapy

L. Bastholm (Copenhagen, Denmark) Immunohistochemical localisation of
the receptor for urokinase plasminogen activator and of endothelial
cells in human breast

R. Van Noorden (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) Protease inhibitors: new
therapeutic tools.

S. Yilzamer (Istanbul, Turkey) The effects of ACE inhibitors on
experimental diabetic nephropathy


Wednesday pm.


C. Dijkstra (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) Autoimmune responses in the
central nervous system: macrophages and inflammation

J. Bauer (Vienna, Austria) Autoimmune responses in the central nervous
system: T Lymphocytes and local cell death

C. Corrigan (London, UK) T cell activation in asthma

P. Munro (London, UK) Tannic acid demonstration of inflammatory
cell-induced blood-brain barrier (BBB) breakdown in chronic relapsing
experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (CREAE)

Goodbyes and thanks

The City of York

York is often referred to as The capital of the North and is unique
for the completeness of its walls and a townscape which blends medieval
with later eras. York was Caer Ebrauc to the ancient British, Eboracum
to the Romans and Jorvik to the Vikings. Roman remains can still be seen
in York, as can evidence of the Viking occupation best seen at the
revolutionary Jorvik Museum. The medieval past of York dominates with
the centrepiece York Minster. It is the largest cathedral built in
England in the middle ages and grew on the site of four earlier
churches. The Minster took two centuries to build, beginning in AD 1200,
and combines the best of the Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular
styles. There is much to see, including the Norman undercroft which
exhibits remains of earlier buildings dating back to the Romans. But it
is the Minsters stained-glass windows which are pre-eminent of its
treasures and is only rivalled by Chartres.  Of the 125 windows the East
Window and the Five Sisters windows are the finest, and are superb
examples of the medieval glassmakers art.
York is mentioned in the Domesday Book and William the Conqueror built
two castles; one, Cliffords Tower, was enlarged in the 13th century and
remains today. The entire old city is surrounded by about four  miles of
high walls pierced by four ancient gates or bars as they are known
locally. An afternoons walk in the sun gives unrivalled views of the
ancient city. Three excellent 18th century buildings face Cliffords
tower and house the famous Castle Museum which includes a recreation of
streets from 19th century England and contains many interesting old
shops. It is possible to buy and post replicas of the first postage
stamp the penny black. This description mentions only a few of the
attractions of the city of York.

York is the main city lying in the Vale of York and nestles on the
eastern edge of the Pennine Hills which run like a spine north-south
down the centre of England. York is a wonderful centre from which to
explore both the history and geography of northern England. Close to
York are 3 superb examples of Cistercian monasteries, the finest being
Fountains Abbey. York is only about 100 km from the sea, with Whitby and
Robin Hoods Bay to the east. York is also surrounded by other fine
examples of medieval castles as well as several fine 17th and 18th
century stately homes. For the more adventurous, York lies only a few
hours journey from Scotland and the delights of Edinburgh and the

Above all, York is recognised as a safe place for families and visitors
and a superb centre from which registrants can take holidays before or
after the conference. The RMS Organising Committee has taken great care
in the selection of York for the CYTO 97 meeting.

Hope to see you there

Gary Coulton
(CYTO 97 Organiser)

My full address is

Dr. G. R. Coulton
Dept. Biochemistry
Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School
St. Dunstan's Road
London W6 8RF

tel. 0181 846 7043
fax 0181 846 7099

e-mail g.coulton at cxwms.ac.uk

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