"The Evolution of Multicellularity and Cellular Differentiation"
March 14 - 15, 2024
Petit Biotech Building
315 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, GA
Few evolutionary innovations have been as impactful as the evolution of multicellularity, which opened the door to cellular differentiation and coordinated morphogenesis. Yet major gaps persist in our knowledge of how, when, and why this innovation evolved. This is due, in part, to extensive intellectual siloing that exists among developmental biologists, evolutionary biologists, paleontologists, physicists and mathematicians working on different aspects of this problem. This 32nd Annual Suddath Symposium will be focused on cutting through traditional disciplinary norms and expectations by presenting cutting-edge research that will open new routes for interdisciplinary research.
The Suddath Symposium is held annually to celebrate the life and contribution of F.L. "Bud" Suddath by discussing the latest developments in bioengineering and bioscience. The speakers include leading researchers from around the world, and the research topic changes each year. This highly-interactive symposium has been taking place for over 30 years and is supported by the Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience at Georgia Tech.