The Biology of Cilia and Flagella Conference

June 26–30, 2022 
Tucson, AZ


June 26-30, 2022

Launched in 2007 by Joel Rosenbaum, this FASEB Science Research Conference (SRC) is the leading international meeting covering all aspects of cilia and cilia-related diseases. It provides a forum to share the newest research and covers the field from basic research in model organisms to the development of treatments for human ciliopathies.

The conference brings together established investigators and newcomers to the field of cilia including human geneticists, cell, molecular, structural, and developmental biologists, biochemists, biophysicists, and physician-scientists using a broad range of models and methods to study cilia and cilia-related disease.

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Important Dates

Abstract Deadline: May 16, 2022 - EXTENDED until Monday, May 23, 2022 11:59PM ET
Early Registration Deadline: May 26, 2022
Cancellation Deadline: June 5, 2022
Housing Deadline: June 5, 2022
Registration Closing Deadline: June 22, 2022


The main themes are: 1) The basic biology of cilia including its structure, composition and motility; 2) The mechanism of cilia signaling and its role during development and homeostasis; 3) The etiology of cilia-related disease and the development of treatments.

Conference sessions will present the latest research and foster discussion on:
  • Cilia in development
  • Cilia and kidney disease
  • Imaging of motile cilia
  • Cilia signaling
  • Models for cilia disease
  • Cilia and metabolic disease
  • Centrioles as cilia organizers
  • Ciliopathies and human genetics
  • Cilia structure and assembly
  • Biotech and ciliopathies

The conference will consist of 10 sessions, and two poster sessions with abstract presentations. We will feature several career development opportunities for trainees and early-career scientists. Early in the week, the “Meet the Experts” workshop will help trainees build on interactions they make during the meeting. In the Career Development Session, topics will include job application materials, navigating relocation, careers outside of academia, networking, and self-advocacy as well as a “Cilia and Biotech” discussion with presentations from biotech companies.

View the prelminary agenda.

Keynote Lecture

Benjamin Kaupp, PhD, Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology of Behavior; LIMES Institute, University Bonn



Rebecca Burdine, PhD

Professor, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Karl Lechtreck, PhD

Associate Professor, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Peter Jackson, PhD

Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Registration Fees

Early registration is available until May 26, 2022
Students: $1049
Invited Speakers: $1199

Regular registration fees start on May 27, 2022
Students: $1199
Invited Speakers: $1199

Reimbursement allocations are up to the organizers of each conference and depend on external funding availability, and therefore are not guaranteed. If you would like to be considered for partial reimbursement, please complete this form. If you are selected to receive any reimbursements for your registration and/or travel, you will be contacted via email with further instructions. Please note that this process will take several weeks after the conference occurs. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through this process.

Travel and Lodging

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort- 7000 North Resort Drive, Tucson, AZ 85750

Visit Tucson provides great local information for attendees.

Single/double rooms: $129 + taxes/fees. Discounted rate available through June 5, 2022 only. The registration fee does not include lodging. Please book your lodging through either option below: 
Online or by phone at 800-235-6397 (Mention “2022 The Biology of Cilia and Flagella Conference” for the discounted rate). 

Looking for a roommate to cut costs on lodging? To sign up for a roommate to share lodging costs with other participants CLICK HERE. This space is designated as a meeting place for individuals to get in contact with potential roommates. Participation is completely voluntary and the responsibility of the individual. FASEB will not be matching or assigning roommates and is not responsible for any liability or financial obligation that may arise from voluntary matching made via this space.

Lodging reservations should only be made using the options above. Any solicitation by third-party lodging companies is not endorsed by FASEB. 

Tucson International Airport (TUS) (19 miles / 31 km from hotel)

Great rates: Enjoy specially negotiated rates which may also be honored for extended stays based on availability. 
Be in the center of activity: Enjoy quick and easy access to all conference functions and networking opportunities.
Additional protection: FASEB may be able to assist you with any issues that arise with the hotel.

The airport provides information on ground transportation options here. The average cost of a taxi from this airport to the conference location is approximately $35-$50. 

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