The program included oral and poster presentations, roundtables, “Meet the expert” and workshop sessions discussing the role of TGF-b family members in a variety of topics, such as Developmental dynamics, Regulation of the immune, cardiovascular, neuronal, bone, and cartilage systems; aberrant signaling during cancer progression and fibrosis and development of new therapies. Prof. Peter ten Dijke (Chemical Signaling) presented the keynote lecture entitled “TGF-b receptor signaling in epithelial-mesenchymal plasticity of cancer cells”. From the CCB Cardiovascular Cell Biology team, Prof. Marie-José Goumans discussed the poster “GDF15 as a marker and mediator of vascular dysfunction in heart failure of non-ischemic origin” and Gonzalo Sanchez-Duffhues presented the talk “Cripto favors chondrocyte hypertrophy via TGF-b SMAD1/5 signalling in experimental Osteoarthritis”. This communication was awarded with best short-talk presentation prize and the paper describing the results will soon be published by The Journal of Pathology.
On 20-21st of July, 2021 renowned speakers from around the globe gathered for the international TGF-b superfamily conference