About CA-SIG

Welcome to the Cell Architecture Special Interest Group (CA-SIG), a newly established interest group within the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

The CA-SIG focuses on the structure–function relationship of cellular structures and the immediate extracellular environment of cells. The SIG formed due to the continuing interest of many research labs in understanding how the cytoskeleton and cellular interactions regulate a wide range of physiological functions, including but not limited to cell division, cell migration, cell adhesion, intracellular transport and endo- and exocytosis.

We encourage researchers from a wide range of disciplines, such as cancer research, neuroscience and mechanobiology, to become part of and contribute to the activities of the new SIG. Each year, the SIG will hold the Cell Architecture in Development and Disease (CADD) symposium. The CADD symposium was established in 2012 and has grown to become a communication platform for local, national and international researchers in the cell architecture field as it has been regularly supported by the ASBMB. The CADD symposium will provide opportunities for PhD students, early and mid-career researchers to present and discuss their work. Networking between young and more senior researchers at these meetings will provide important knowledge exchange and mentorship opportunities for our students and early career researchers.

This year, the 7th CADD symposium will be held on 1st November at the Australian Hearing Hub at Macquarie University. For registering and submitting an abstract for a poster presentation, please send an e-mail to CellarchitectureSIG@gmail.com.

If you are interested in becoming a member of this Special Interest Group, please write to CellarchitectureSIG@gmail.com or contact: Nicole Bryce (nicole.bryce@unsw.edu.au) or Thomas Fath (thomas.fath@mq.edu.au)


CA-SIG Committee

Chair: A/Prof Thomas Fath (Macquarie University)
Secretary / Treasurer: A/Prof Vladimir Sytnyk (UNSW Sydney)
Communications Officer: Dr Nicole Bryce (UNSW Sydney)
ECR/MCR Representative: Dr Cathryn Blizzard (University of Tasmania)
PhD Representative: Christopher Small (University of Queensland)