GET CONNECTED 4: The Cellular Matrix Microenvironment. 10-12 September 2014


The aim of the conference is to discuss new discoveries from the fields of extracellular matrix, cell-matrix and cell-cell adhesion research.

Each session will have one plenary lecture and several talks chosen from abstracts. There will also be 2 poster sessions. 

The meeting will start on Wednesday afternoon 10 September and finish at lunchtime on Friday 12 September. The timing is planned to minimise travel costs to and from Manchester, The registration fee is only £100, which is as low as it possibly can be.

Please send abstracts for posters and talks to All poster abstracts will be accepted for presentation at the conference, these should be no larger than 120 cm x 84 cm (either landscape or portrait) .  Talks will be selected and the chosen presenters contacted before the end of August.

Session topics and keynote speakers


Plenary lecture

Anne Ridley, King's College, London


Growth factors and matrix crosstalk

Victoria Sanz-Moreno, King's College, London


Stem cells

Charles ffrench-Constant, University of Edinburgh


Global analyses

Rachel Lennon, University of Manchester



Ilaria Malanchi, London Research Institute



Nick Brown, Gurdon Institute, Cambridge


Quantitative imaging 

Staffan Stromblan, Karolinska Institute, Sweden



Simon Goodman, Merck, Germany

Final programme

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