Molecular and cellular mechanisms of angiogenesis
15—17 July 2009
University of Chester, UK
A Biochemical Society Focused Meeting
Proceedings (invited speakers) will be published in Biochemical Society Transactions
Oral communication slots are available at this meeting. All attendees, particularly researchers in the early stages of their career, are invited to submit a poster abstract for consideration as an oral communication.
Abstract submission deadline: 13 May 2009
Abstract submission is open
Earlybird registration deadline: 15 June 2009
Registration is now open
Student Travel Grants are available for this meeting.
The formation of blood vessels (angiogenesis) is essential for vertebrate development, and plays key roles in major human diseases. Anti-angiogenic drugs are now at the forefront of the most important novel developments in treatments for cancer and eye disease. Since the discovery of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF), our understanding of the molecular mechanisms and key components driving angiogenesis has been transformed. This meeting will bring together researchers at the cutting edge in this rapidly-evolving field to provide an overview of the most recent insights into the molecular and cellular mechanisms of angiogenesis. It will combine contributions from basic scientists on mechanisms involved in developmental angiogenesis, and VEGF receptor signalling, together with presentations from clinician scientists investigating disease-associated blood vessel formation. The meeting will appeal to a wide range of academic, clinical and pharmaceutical scientists interested in the molecular and cellular basis of human diseases, and its application towards translational biomedicine.
The Young Life Scientists Symposium (YLS) 2009 - 'Networking angiogenesis - Bridging young researchers in the vascular biology field', is a satellite meeting to this Focused Meeting. The YLS meeting is for students, organized by students. More information . . .