'Get Connected’ the annual conference of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell-Matrix Research was held In Manchester between 10-12th September 2014. The focus of the meeting this year was the cellular microenvironment, one of the Centre’s key themes.

The programme was masterfully designed and organised by Holly Brunton (PDRA in the Wellbrock lab), Ed Horton (PhD student in the Humphries Lab) and Ahmet Ucar (PDRA in the Streuli lab) and the event, attended by 80 participants, was a huge success.

We heard about critical cell-microenviroment interactions in the context of both development and across a spectrum of human disease. New approaches to studying the microenvironment covered quantitative imaging, global analyses and modelling. Finally we heard about prospects for targeting the microenvironment therapeutically. Both keynote, selected talks and posters generated lively discussions adding to the value of the meeting.

Prizes were awarded for the best poster (Ying-Jie Wang University of Oxford) and the best selected talk (Jennifer Winstanley, University of Manchester). Congratulations to both!

Watch this space for details of Get Connected 5!

Final programme

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