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GUDMAP Jamboree 2021 - Celebrating 15 years of the GenitoUrinary Development Molecular Anatomy Project (August 23-24, 2021) | GUDMAP

GUDMAP Jamboree 2021 - Celebrating 15 years of the GenitoUrinary Development Molecular Anatomy Project (August 23-24, 2021)

We'd like to thank all who participated in this special celebration! You can find links to our poster awardees and many of the presentations from the meeting below:

On this page:

Meeting Materials

Jamboree Day 1 - August 23rd

Historical Overview
Deborah Hoshizaki (Retired GUDMAP Program Director)
Feeling the force: the role of PIEZO ion channels in voiding
Kara Marshall (Scripps Research)
Molecular and Fate Maps of Prostate Stroma
Chad Vezina (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Webcast | Slides
A Cellular Anatomy of the Lower Urinary Tract
Doug Strand (University of Texas Southwestern)
Webcast | Slides
Defining functional cell types in the bladder and identification of signaling pathways that control cell specification
Cathy Mendelsohn (Columbia University)
Webcast | Slides
Early Cloaca and Bladder Development
Sean Li (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center)
Webcast | Slides
GUDMAP Data Highlights of the Day
M. Todd Valerius (Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School)
Webcast | Slides
Posters directory (Find abstracts, posters and video presentations) Poster Materials

Jamboree Day 2 - August 24th

Recap of Day 1
M. Todd Valerius (Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School)
Webcast Capabilities
M. Todd Valerius (Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School)
Webcast | Slides
Using Single Cell Transcriptomics and NanoString to define the fibrotic microenvironment of human Peyronie’s disease
Trinity Bivalacqua (Johns Hopkins Medicine)
Webcast | Slides
Multiscale mapping of sensory and motor nerves regulating bladder function
Janet Keast (University of Melbourne)
Webcast | Slides
Town Hall: Answering Your GUDMAP Questions
M. Todd Valerius (Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School)


The following posters are available to the community (you can find a list of all of the posters here):

Neha Ahuja Dylan Isaacson
Sena Aksel Ashley R. Jackson
Ciro Amato Yi Li
Brooke Armfield Kristina L. Penniston
Chase Bryan Petra Popovics
Gerald Cunha Neil Roberts
Marianela Dalghi Victor Ruthig
Amber Derpinghaus Hannah Wesselman

Poster Awardees

Here are the winners of the poster contest. We'll be featuring their work on the GUDMAP homepage soon (if you want to receive updates from GUDMAP, please sign up for the mailing list.)

Postdoc Awards

First Place (Tie!):

  • Neha Ahuja (University of Texas, Southwest), “Molecular characterization of heterogeneity in the renal vasculature”
  • Victor Ruthig (Weill Cornell Medicine), "RBFOX2 Partially Regulates Differentiation During Male Genital Tubercle Development”

Second place:

  • Chase Bryan (University of Florida), "Visualizing and elucidating the FGF-dependent mechanisms of urethral morphogenesis"

Grad Students Awards

First place:

  • Hannah Wesselman (University of Notre Dame), "ESRRγ Identified as a Novel Link Between Ciliogenesis and Nephrogenesis"

Second place (3-way tie!):

  • Julia Bittencourt (University of Florida)
  • Marisa Rigsby (Vanderbilt University), "Neuromodulatory cell distribution in developing mouse lower urinary tract"
  • Nicole Weaver (University of Notre Dame), "gldc is essential for embryonic development and kidney organogenesis"

Meeting Information

Flyer for the 2021 GUDMAP Jamboree

Feel free to download and share this flyer for the event: PDF | PNG

The GenitoUrinary Development Molecular Anatomy Project (GUDMAP) was established fifteen years ago to create a detailed molecular map of genitourinary tract development. In recognition of this milestone, this symposium will review GUDMAP accomplishments and discuss the future directions of the GUDMAP Consortium and its data resources.

We invite academic researchers and scientists in the biomedical community to join our celebration (via Zoom). This event features invited talks from external speakers; presentations from GUDMAP investigators showcasing their biomedical research and progress; relevant data, resources, breakout groups or discussions around key topics (e.g., bioinformatics, data quality), and tools available in the GUDMAP Hub for the broader communities at large; posters or lightning talks presentations from young investigators; and more.

The GUDMAP Jamboree is a celebration of 15 years of the GUDMAP consortium.

The workshop goals include:

  • Highlighting the unique research resources, breadth of data (adult and embryonic data, human, disease, and more) and cutting-edge science available via the GUDMAP knowledgebase;
  • Promoting interactions and fostering collaborations between basic scientists, clinician researchers, nontraditional renal and urological researchers, other NIH consortia, and other stakeholders interested in studying disease;
  • Understanding how researchers use GUDMAP resources or would like to use GUDMAP resources;
  • Uncovering datasets, tools, and algorithms that could enhance the richness of the GUDMAP knowledgebase, and understanding the expectations of users for data quality;
  • Exploring research opportunities that span datasets or organs, including the kidney, ureters, bladder, urethra, prostate, and external male genitalia;
  • And promoting the achievements of junior researchers and providing networking opportunities.

Dates and Times

Monday, August 23rd: 12:00 to 5:35 pm EDT (followed by social hour)
Tuesday, August 24th: 1:00 to 5:45 pm EDT

Tuesday also includes a special session at 12:00 pm EDT for junior members called "NIDDK Meet with the Future" (see agenda)

Agenda (Final)

You can find the final agenda here.

Meeting Venue

The meeting will be held via Zoom. The join information will be sent to registrants by email.

Poster Submission (Closed)

Interested researchers are invited to submit poster abstracts describing their ongoing or complete work related to GUDMAP goals and GUDMAP data. Topics for posters should include:

  • Scientific progress or accomplishments that advance GUDMAP goals
  • Demonstration of how GUDMAP data is used for new insights

Important Dates

  • Deadline for submitting abstract (extended): July 26, 2021
  • Notification of acceptance (extended): August 10, 2021
  • Upload your poster presentation file: August 18, 2021

Abstract Requirements

  • A .docx template for the abstract is provided for your convenience.
  • Do NOT include figures, tables, or a reference list.
  • The maximum title length is 10 words.
  • The maximum total length is 250 words.

Submitting Your Abstract

Please indicate your interest in submitting a poster when you register for the meeting. Further poster submission guidelines will be sent to after completing the form. Remember the deadline for submitting an abstract is July 26, 2021.