The diversity of experimental systems used to study the effects of Notch signaling, pleiotropy of Notch signals, and increased appreciation of Notch involvement in disease has made the Notch field explode in the past decade.
In 2007 we launched an annual Notch research meeting that has been bringing the Notch community together in Athens. The meetings alternate with general meetings and with thematically focused smaller workshops, as is the case this year. This 8th Notch meeting will be small and intensive, with approximately 60 experts in the field attending. Emphasis will be on open communication of novel, unpublished data "Gordon Conference" style, with the goal of advancing the field and catalyzing new collaborations.
These meetings are sponsored by the not for profit foundation Fondation SantÃ© and benefit from the generosity of additional sponsors.