The more we know, the more we have to discover: an exciting future for understanding cilia and ciliopathies.
Benmerah A, Durand B, Giles RH, Harris T, Kohl L, Laclef C, Meilhac SM, Mitchison HM, Pedersen LB, Roepman R, Swoboda P, Ueffing M, Bastin P.
2015 May 15
The Cilia 2014 conference was organised by four European networks: the Ciliopathy Alliance, the Groupement de Recherche CIL, the Nordic Cilia and Centrosome Network and the EU FP7 programme SYSCILIA. More than 400 delegates from 27 countries gathered at the Institut Pasteur conference centre in Paris, including 30 patients and patient representatives. The meeting offered a unique opportunity for exchange between different scientific and medical communities. Major highlights included new discoveries about the roles of motile and immotile cilia during development and homeostasis, the mechanism of cilium construction, as well as progress in diagnosis and possible treatment of ciliopathies. The contributions to the cilia field of flagellated infectious eukaryotes and of systems biology were also presented.