A Word From...

Last week, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory hosted Annexins 2017. This international conference is held in a different location every other year, and CSHL was chosen for the 2017 meeting because of its accessibility, on-campus amenities, and proximity to New York City. We are proud to have hosted the Annexins community and checked in with two of its three organizers – Katherine Hajjar and Jacob Rand – to talk about the conference. 

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Katherine- What I see happening in the field more generally is that we're transitioning from basic biology with purified proteins and lipids. The field is now moving more into human health and disease, which for me  (2).png

As the annexin community grows, the organizers do their part to ensure the “newcomers” take part in the conference: 

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Speaking of abstracts, Annexins 2017 did adopt the CSHL Meetings & Courses tradition of selecting a majority of talks from the submitted abstracts.

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We ended the chat talking about the annexin community: 

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Thank you to the organizers for choosing Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory as the venue for Annexins 2017!

For more conversations with other meeting organizers, check out our A Word From... series.