Ever imagined what you would look like without the firm matrices produced by a large variety of cells? Exactly, like a sophisticated jelly fish! This immediately underlines the importance of the Dutch Society for Matrix Biology.
From July 30th to August 4th, the Gordon Research Conference on Elastin, Elastic Fibers and Microfibrils will be held at the University of New England, Maine (UK).
The Elastin, Elastic Fibers and Microfibrils Gordon Research Conference covers topics such as assembly and function of elastic fibers, matrix regulation of cell signaling, enabling technologies for elastic fiber analysis, the genetics and pathobiology of elastic fiber associated molecules in inherited and acquired disorders, tissue regeneration and translational medicine.
More information can be found at the website of the GRC.
COLLAGEN IN ALL ITS FORMS
November 9th 2017 the French Society for Matrix Biology organizes the 'Scientific Day in Honour of David Hulmes'. The symposium will take place in Lyon, in the conference room of Institut Français de l'Education (19 Allée de Fontenay) and starts at 9:45hr. The day will end after the gala diner in the evening.
David Hulmes spent his whole career studying the biological and structural aspects of collagens. He contributed to describe the complex structures made by collagens and to decipher the major steps of collagen assembly, at the intracellular and extracellular levels.
The symposium is organized at the occasion of David’s official retirement: to celebrate his outstanding contribution to collagen research and show how it has inspired several generations of researchers.
Roberto Narcisi (Dept. Orthopedics, ErasmusMC) won the Dutch finals of the FameLab 2017 with his pitch about the search for the best stem cells for regeneration of bone and cartilage. He will represent the Netherlands at the FameLab International Final held at Cheltenham Science Festival in June: "It is an incredible honour to represent the Netherlands there", Roberto says.
To watch the pitch of Roberto's research click here.