We are happy to welcome you to the

12th International Workshop on the CCN Family of Genes:
Cell - Matrix Communication and Functions in Health and Disease

Welcome to the 12th biannual International Workshop on the CCN Family of Genes at Scandic Holmenkollen Park Hotel, Oslo. The workshop is an important meeting for scientists working on the CCN family of proteins. However, the scope of the Oslo meeting is to present and discuss scientific data on extracellular matrix proteins and cell - matrix communication in health and disease more broadly.  Thus, our aim is to gather a larger scientific community working on matrix biology to a workshop in Oslo to share novel scientific development and to foster scientific discussions and new collaborations among scientist in the field. 

The meeting will have both keynote lectures and abstract presentations. We specifically encourage PhD students and postdocs to participate. Two prizes (EUR 1.000,- each) will be awarded for the two best abstract presentations among PhD-students or postdocs.

Confirmed speakers:
Ray R. Birge, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, NJ, USA
Bhudev C. Das, Amity University Noida, India
E. Donald Gullberg, University of Bergen, Norway
Bjørn Högberg, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Morten Karsdal, Nordic Bioscience and University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
Gabrielle Marinello, Qeios, London, UK
Sylvie Ricard-Blum, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 Lyon, France
Katia Scotlandi, University of Bologna, Italy
Anna Zampetaki, Kings' College, London, UK

Additional speakers and full program to be announced. 

Hope to see you in Oslo!

On behalf of the organizing committee, 

Annick Perbal, Bernard Perbal, PhD, Vivi T. Monsen, PhD, and Håvard Attramadal, MD, PhD

Scientific Advisory Board 

Lester F.Lau, PhD
Brahim Chaqour, PhD
Bernard Perbal, PhD
VIvi T. Monsen, PhD
Håvard Attramadal, MD, PhD

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