Cell Biology

April 22-25, 2020 | Stowers Institute | Kansas City, MO USA

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About The Event

Stowers Research Conferences are biennial meetings that bring together researchers, faculty, and graduate students to inspire creative thought and collaboration in the basic sciences.


Stowers Institute for Medical Research
Kansas City, Missouri USA


Wednesday to Saturday
April 22-25, 2020

Keynote Speakers

Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz

Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz

California Institute of Technology

Olivier Pourquie

Olivier Pourquie

Harvard University

Joanna Wysocka

Joanna Wysocka

Stanford University

Sessions/Confirmed Speakers

Modeling & Quantitative Biology

Ed Munro, University of Chicago
Hernan Garcia, University of California, Berkeley

Polarity, Morphogenesis & Tissue Architecture

Otger Campas, University of California, Santa Barbara
Lila Solnica-Krezel, Washington University in St. Louis

Dynamics of Lineage & Cellular Identity

Samantha Morris, Washington University in St. Louis
Celina Juliano, University of California, Davis

Self-Organization, Tissue Engineering & Organoids

Ali H. Brivanlou, The Rockefeller University
Valerie Horsley, Yale University


Conference Venue

Stowers Institute, Kansas City

Fundamental research is the focus of the Stowers Institute, a private nonprofit biomedical research institution. Every day, Stowers scientists work towards a greater understanding of the basic biological mechanisms that guide development, health, and disease.


Hotel 1

Country Club Plaza

- $$ (Special rate)

1.1 Mile from the Venue
Shuttle service available

Hotel 2

Holiday Inn
Country Club Plaza

- $$

1.2 Mile from the Venue
Shuttle service available

Hotel 3

The Intercontinental
Country Club Plaza

- $$$

1.1 Mile from the Venue

Hotel 4

The Raphael KC
Country Club Plaza

- $$$$

1.1 Mile from the Venue


Conference Details

Location: Stowers Institute for Medical Research – 1000 E. 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110

Arrival: Registration will start on Wednesday, April 22nd at 3pm.  Opening remarks and announcements will begin promptly at 4:15pm followed by the first keynote talk at 4:30pm.

Nearest Airport: Kansas City International Airport:

Lodging: Book at the Courtyard Country Club Plaza  by March 23, 2020 to receive a special group rate. There are several other nearby hotels located within 2 miles of the institute. More information can be found in the hotel section of the website

Speakers and Sessions: A full list of speakers is available on the Developmental Cell Biology website

Agenda: The conference will be a 2.5 day meeting starting in the afternoon on Wednesday, April 22 and ending in the evening on Friday, April 24 with a conference party at the Linda Hall Library. A more detailed agenda will be posted as the meeting approaches.

Registration costs:

  • Undergraduate / Technician / Graduate Student - $50 USD
  • Postdoc / Senior Researcher / Faculty / Stowers Member / Other - $150 USD

(Includes: welcome reception, scientific sessions and program book, coffee/snacks, Thursday dinner, and Friday conference party)

Registration deadline: April 8, 2020

Abstract Submission: Everyone is welcome to submit an abstract. On the submission form, you may choose to be considered for a short talk. There will be 13 talks chosen from abstracts.

Abstract Deadline: January 17, 2020

Departure: The meeting will conclude with an off-site conference party on the evening of Friday, April 24th.  We welcome you to stay and explore Kansas City throughout the weekend!

Questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to

Contact Us

Stowers Conference Committee


1000 E 50th, Kansas City, MO 64110

Phone Number

(816) 926-4000