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Past Meetings

BSMB Spring Meeting "Stroma, Niche and Repair"

April 8, 2019

On April the 8th and 9th 2019 the BSMB held it's Spring Meeting at the University of Liverpool in Conjunction with Matrix Biology Ireland. The conference, organsied by Prof George Bou-Gharios was attended by over 150 delegates from across the world and focused on the them 'Stroma, Niche and Repair'. A highlight of this meeting was the inaugural awrad of the BSMB medal to Professor Ken Yamada. To see the conference booklet click here.


BSMB Autumn Meeting 'Cell Adhesion Networks in Health and Disease'

Sept. 9, 2019

On September the 9th and 10th, 2019 the BSMB held it's Autumn Meeting at the University of East Anglia. The conference, organsied by Dr Stephen Robinson was focused on the them 'Cell adhesion networks in health and disease'. A highlight of this meeting was the announcement of this years BSMB youn investigator awardee who was Dr Slavatore Santamaria. To see the conference booklet click here.

Basement Membranes in Health and Disease

Sept. 1, 2020

The BSMB Autumn meeting will took place online. The theme was Basement Mebranes In Health and Disease. The Meeting took place on the 1st to 3rd of September 2020.

To see the program Click Here

For a look back at the graphical abstracts from this meeting click here and for a video click here

Inflammation, Fibrosis, Resolution and the Matrix

April 12, 2021

We are delighted to announce that the BSMB spring meeting will take place on line on the 12th and13th of April, 2021.

The theme will be 'Inflammation, Fibrosis, Resoultion and the Matrix'.

The meeting is hosted by Prof Stephanie Dakin from the University of Oxford.

To register click here

The program is available here

Extracellular Matrix in Rare Disease

Sept. 6, 2021

We are delighted to announce that the BSMB Autumn meeting will take place on line on the 6th and 7th of Septemeber, 2021.

The theme will be 'Extracellular Matrix in rare Disease'.

The meeting is hosted by Dr Kataryna Pirog from the University of Newcastle.

To register click here

The program is available here

Interactions between Lipids/Derivatives and the ECM: pre-clinical and clinical relevance

April 12, 2022

This meeting will take place online and will be hosted by Dr Giovanna Nalesso and will cover aspects of the Fatty Matrix and how it relates to matrix biology. This meeting was originally scheduled for Spring 2020.

To see the Programme Click HERE

The Matrix in Development

Sept. 12, 2022

The British Society for Matrix Biology, and local organiser Dr Blandine Poulet, is pleased to invite you to the next face-to-face Autumn BSMB meeting in Liverpool, taking place at the Maritime Museum between the 12th and 14th of September 2022. A range of national and international speakers will present their recent research on "the matrix in development", and in associated matrix research. 
In addition, a pre-meeting workshop on the 12th of September will focus on early career researchers and their career, culminating in a networking event: all delegates are invited to attend this event.

A look back at this excellent meeting can be found HERE

To see the program and abstracts click HERE

Vascular Inflammation and the ECM

April 20, 2023

As the host of the next Spring Meeting, I am delighted to invite you to register, submit your abstracts and encourage members of your group to attend this fantastic meeting. The Spring Meeting will take place at the University of Sheffield on the 20th to the 21st of April 2023. There will be plenty of opportunity for interaction, lively discussion and networking. The theme of the meeting is “Vascular inflammation and the extracellular matrix”. I am honoured and excited to be joined by a number of distinguished speakers and young up-and-coming rising stars. Our spring meeting will also hold the Fell-Muir Award and lecture and a bonus satellite meeting on sustainability in research! I am looking forward to seeing you all at the BSMB Spring Meeting 2023, talk about matrix and host you at the beautiful Peak District city of Sheffield.

Key Information:

Abstract submission closes 20th March 2023

Registration closes on 15th April

Register and submit abstracts: https://bsmb.ac.uk/abstracts/

Bursary submission deadline before 10th March:https://bsmb.ac.uk/page/presenter-bursaries/

To register click Here


BSMB ECR Event Manchester 2023

June 29, 2023

The BSMB is pleased to announce that we will be holding an event run by and for ECRs with an interest in Matrix Biology.
This 1 day event is taking place on the 29th of June and is being organised by Douglas Dyer.
To register visit here.

The Dynamic matrix: mechanics, ageing and repair

April 9, 2024

We look forward to welcoming you to The Station in Bristol for a fun, stimulating and friendly meeting. We have an amazing line up of invited speakers including: Tonia Vincent, Farsh Guilak, Joel Boerckel, Niamh Nowlan, Alicia El Haj, Gharda Alsaleh, Joe Swift and Erika Kague, along with plenty of slots for short talks chosen from abstracts. With sessions on mechanics and the matrix, modelling the matrix, the ageing matrix and an open session we hope there is something there for everyone.

For more information and to register click here

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