WTCCMR conference, Get Connected 6: Matrix in Fibrosis – abstract deadline extended

A reminder of the WTCCMR annual conference, Get Connected, which this year focusses on the Matrix in Fibrosis.

This is an excellent opportunity for PhD students and postdocs to give a talk and/or present a poster and we do hope you will encourage your lab members to attend. 

Abstracts should be sent to and the deadline for submissions has been extended to Sunday 24th September

Further details :



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Oswestry Cartilage Meeting 5th-6th October 2017

Programme available here

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BSMB Autumn Meeting ‘Translating the Matrix’ 4th and 5th September

Meeting programme available here

To register click here

Look forward to seeing you at QMUL!

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PhD Scholarship (University of South Wales)

Professor John Whitelock (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia) has a PhD scholarship vacancy in the field of matrix biology and stem cell differentiation. It is described at this link:


In addition, the Scientia scholarships are described here:

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Cologne Meeting on Tissue Regeneration, Wound Healing and Fibrosis 15-17 October 2017

For more details click here

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Special Meeting in Lyon to mark David Hulme’s upcoming retirement.


for link to meeting website click here

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ISMB Newsletter-2017

The latest ISMB newsletter is available here

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Young Investigator Award 2017

The BSMB Young Investigator Award committee is now seeking nominations for the 2017 award. Applications will be considered from any member aged 35 or under at the time of application. This prestigious prize is worth ¬£1000 to a worthy winner, as well as the opportunity to present their work at the September meeting in London. Full application rules and eligibility requirements are available on the BSMB website:

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The qualifying period for reduced rate registration is now just 12 weeks

Members of the society are required to have joined 12 weeks (84 days) before the start of a meeting to qualify for reduced rate registration. Make sure to encourage your new students and post-docs to join the BSMB as soon as they start work in your laboratory.

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Professor Cay Kielty will be the recipient of the Fell-Muir Award 2017

The prestigious Fell-Muir Award for scientists who have made a major contribution to extracellular matrix research has been awarded to Professor Cay Kielty of the University of Manchester. Cay will receive the award at the Spring BSMB meeting to be held in Oxford.

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