The fourth edition of Toledo CellulART returns Friday, Sept. 23, after a two-year hiatus.
A free, one-day scientific symposium, CellulART consists of a series of lectures and scientific presentations focused on cell biology and cytoskeletal research and features artwork inspired by scientific images of the cytoskeleton created by students in the Center for the Visual Arts.
“The event brings together approximately 100 researchers from 15 regional universities — including Canada — and includes scientific presentations by faculty, postdocs and students with an audience from cities that include Chicago, Detroit and Cleveland,” said Dr. Rafael Garcia-Mata, a professor of biological sciences and one of the event’s creators.
“This effort is led by UToledo Ph.D. students, who take care of the whole organization. CellulART is also a celebration of the link between art and science, and the joint effort with the students from the Center of Visual Arts is very important to us.”
Scheduled from 8:15 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Center for the Visual Arts on the Toledo Museum of Art Campus, the event’s keynote speaker is Dr. Tatyana Svitkina, professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Pennsylvania, and Dr. Janet Iwasa, assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Utah.
The event will also feature an exhibit by Fermin Uriz, an interdisciplinary designer whose work has appeared at the Met Gala and Cannes Film Festival.
For more information and to register, visit the CellulART website.