Conference Summary

Launched in 1996 by Paul Bornstein and Deane Mosher, this FASEB Science Research Conference (SRC) has enabled investigators to come together to exchange new findings and developments. The 2019 SRC will reflect the rapid growth of the field of matricellular proteins. New areas of expansion that will be addressed are biomedical research, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other aging-related diseases; musculoskeletal diseases; ocular and neurological diseases; fibrosis; immunity; and inflammation. New developments and the translation of findings into clinical practice will be discussed in an inclusive and supportive atmosphere. Participation of researchers from all over the world is encouraged, including young investigators and trainees, and under-represented groups.

This conference brings together an interdisciplinary group of scientists from academic, clinical, and industry backgrounds who study and conduct research on the matricellular proteins.

With eight sessions dedicated to specific medical and research fields, the conference will: 1) Examine regulation of tissue remodeling and inflammation by matricellular proteins in other organs and physiological systems; 2) Discuss new physiological roles of matricellular proteins and their evolving nature.

Conference sessions will present the latest research findings in:

•       Cardiovascular physiology and disease
•       Immunity and inflammation
•       Development
•       Remodeling of connective tissue and fibrotic disease
•       Aging and metabolic disease
•       Cancer
•       Physiology and diseases of the nervous system and eye
•       Development of new biomaterials

In addition to an opening keynote lecture by Didier Stainier (Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Bad Nauheim, Germany), this conference will feature nine oral sessions, poster sessions, a career development session, and an “Ask the Expert” dinner discussion.


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Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13HL147539-01 from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the NIH; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.



Conference Location

Lisbon Marriott Hotel 
Avenida dos Combatentes 45
Lisboa (Lisbon)

Conference Organizers

Olga Stenina-Adognravi, PhD
Professor, Department of Molecular Cardiology, Taussig Cancer Center of the Cleveland Clinic, and Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine/Case Western Reserve University, USA

Joanne Murphy-Ullrich, PhD
Professor, Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

Keynote Speaker

Didier Stainier
Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Bad Nauheim, Germany