Meet the winners of the First World Cell Race ! 


For the first time in the history of cell biology, cells have competed to become the world's fastest cells.

The 2011 World Cell Race Awards ceremony took place at the 2011 ASCB meeting in Denver

Results from the Race were presented at American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) 2011 Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, USA

during the
Member-Organized Special Interest Subgroup I

Mechanisms for Rapid Cell Migration
Saturday, December 3, 12:30 pm-5:00 pm, Four Seasons Ballroom 3

Organized by: Manuel Thery, French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), France
and Ana-Maria Lennon-Dumenil, Institute Curie, France

After four introductory talks from international leaders in the field who presented the cellular basis of cell migration and their contribution to embryo development and cancer propagation, the cell race results were displayed, and the labs that sent the fastest cell types were awarded their prizes.

12:45 pm-1:00 pm Introduction.

Manuel Théry, CEA, iRTSV, France; and Ana-Maria Lennon-Duménil, Institut Curie, France

1:00 pm-1:45 pm Comparing Mechanisms of Collective and Single Cell Motility.

Denise Montell, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

1:45 pm-2:30 pm Contributions of Cell Motility to Tumor Cell Dissemination and Metastasis. John Condeelis, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

2:30 pm-3:15 pm Cell Migration in 1D, 2D, and 3D Environments.

Kenneth Yamada, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

3:15 pm-4:00 pm Mechanical Tension Spatially Restricts Signals to the Leading Edge During Neutrophil Migration.

Andrew Houk and Orion Weiner, University of California, San Francisco

4:00 pm-5:00 pm First World Cell Race.

Matthieu Piel, Institut Curie, France

    ASCB meeting


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RPE1 cells in training on fibronectin tracks (provided by CYTOO and recorded on a Eclipse Ti Nikon microscope).

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