Wnt 2022 EMBO | the Company of Biologists workshop and Yamada conference
pubmed: wnt1 2023-06-01
Genes Cells. 2023 Apr;28(4):249-257. doi: 10.1111/gtc.13014. Epub 2023 Feb 27.
Wnt2022 was held on November 15th-19th, 2022, in Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, as an in-person meeting for the first time in last 3 years. Wnt signaling is a highly conserved pathway among various species. Since Wnt1 was discovered in 1982, a number of studies using many model animals and human samples have revealed that Wnt signaling plays crucial roles in embryonic development, tissue morphogenesis, and regeneration, as well as many other physiological and pathological processes. Since the year 2022 marks the 40th anniversary of Wnt research, we aimed to look back at our research progress and discuss the future direction of this field. The scientific program consisted of plenary lectures, invited talks, short talks selected from abstracts, and poster sessions. Whereas several different Wnt meetings have been held almost every year in Europe and the United States, this was the first Wnt meeting convened in Asia. Therefore, Wnt2022 was highly anticipated to bring together leaders and young scientists from Europe, the United States, and especially Asia and Oceania. In fact, 148 researchers from 21 countries attended this meeting. Although there were travel and administrative restrictions due to COVID-19, the meeting was highly successful in enabling face-to-face discussions.