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Charles Streuli, Irish Association for Cancer Research Annual Conference, Belfast, 1-2 March. Integrins and polarity in breast epithelia
Dave Thornton, Department of Infection and Immunity, University of Sheffield, 1 March. Mucus, mucins and mucosal protection
Saturday 17 March sees the Cell-Matrix Centre celebrating this years National Science and Engineering Week with 'The Body Experience'. Taking over the museum from Eye on the top floor to Tendons in the basement, we are looking for volunteers to help out on the stands. The event will run from 11am-3pm so if you are available to help out for some/all of the event, in Ceri's absence please contact Vicky Grant at The Manchester Museum for this event (email@example.com).
Karl Kadler was at the Wellcome Trust ERG7 meeting. 15 applications were considered, of which 6 were put through to interview. The next ERG7 meeting is 2 May.
Pat Caswell whose wife gave birth to baby Dougie weiging a tiny 6lb 1oz on 23 February. Mother and baby are both doing well.
Nick Kalson (Kadler lab) successfully defended his PhD thesis (Cell force base collagen remodelling during tendon development). David Hulmes (IBCP, Lyon) was the External and Tim Hardingham was the Internal Examiner. Big thanks to Tim for conducting the viva.