Molecular and cellular mechanisms of angiogenesis

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Molecular and cellular mechanisms of angiogenesis

Molecular and cellular mechanisms of angiogenesis
15 - 17 July 2009, University of Chester, UK
Link: http://www.biochemistry.org/meetings/programme.cfm?Meeting_No=SA102
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.