Thanks for your active participation!

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for your active participation in all scientific sessions and the social events of the FEBS Advanced Lecture Course "Extracellular Matrix: Cell Regulation, Epigenetics & Modeling", held in the Conference and Cultural Centre of the University of Patras, 27th Sept - 2nd Oct 2018.

The scientific sessions, which included invited lectures, selected talks, flash presentations, poster discussions and speakers' corners, thanks to your very active participation and interest, were all of high level. The organized social events created a very friendly atmosphere for interactions between the young scientists and the outstanding experts.

The success of this meeting inaugurates forthcoming events in this scientific field and I would be grateful you're joining us in the next FEBS ALC on Matrix Pathobiology to be held 2nd -7th May 2019 in the Porto-Heli, Greece. Relevant info will be soon available. 

All the best

Nikos Karamanos

Chairman of the FEBS-ECM 2018


Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is a pleasure to invite you to the FEBS Advanced Lecture Course on Extracellular Matrix: Cell Regulation, Epigenetics and Modeling, to be held in the Conference & Cultural Center of the University of Patras (, 27th September to 2nd October 2018.

Matrix Biology is a fast growing field with significant impact in all areas of Biosciences. The 6-days Meeting will offer oral sessions with invited plenary lectures, talks by confirmed speakers, general lectures and tutorials, selected talks related to the topics of the presented abstracts, poster and flash presentations, panel discussions and speakers' corner/meet the expert. These sessions will address both basic and applied science topics that appeal to the range of participants working in the fields of Matrix Biology, Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology, Modeling and Design, Glycobiology, Structural Biology, Pharmacology, Biotechnology and Medicine.

The Organizing Committee has put together an outstanding group of internationally recognized experts as invited speakers. Open slots for talks will include selected short talks, flash poster presentations, and confirmed registered speakers as well. The lectures and tutorials will provide you with an update of important new knowledge covering key areas of the field. Young Travel Fellowships and Young Investigator Awards will also be available upon application/selection procedure for graduates and fellows up to 5-years after their PhD.

The most important goal of this Meeting is to bring together scientists from life sciences on an important and rapidly developing scientific field and to create the environment for a superb science, warm collegiality, an all-around rewarding experience and social events during this special time of year.

We are looking forward to welcome you in Greece for an exciting and memorable scientific meeting.

Nikos Karamanos

Chairman of the Organizing Committee


  • Applications Opening
    1 Jan 2018
  • Youth Travel Fund Grants
  • Applications closing
    NEW DEADLINE: 11 June 2018
  • Late-Breaking Abstracts
    27 July 2018
  • Closing times: 23:59 (UTC+01:00)

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