An excellent scientific event held at the University of Warwick, with international participants from Russia, Italy, Poland and Germany.
An outstanding series of young scientists presented undergraduate projects, PhD research and post-doctoral studies, topics ranging from fundamental endothelial signalling to cancer, retinal, cardiovascular and stroke mechanisms, biomarkers and treatments.
The organisers are to be congratulated on a well-run, well-chaired and lively event, fully justifying its generous support by major UK cognate societies and organisations, including the British Pharmacological Society, the Physiology Society, the Company of Biologists, The Richard Bright VEGF Research Trust, and the British Heart Foundation, complementing core support by the British Microcirculation Society, and making the event affordable for young life scientists interested in the microcirculation, including support in the form of travel bursaries for abstract presenters.
Future BMS Young Investigators' Symposia deserve to be a priority in the meetings' diary for young UK and international scientists interested in the microcirculation and in a friendly forum for first presentations, asking a first question of colleagues and more senior presenters, and making research contacts for their future careers: next provisionally set for 2 years time.
Look out for BMS events at the International Union of Physiological Societies Congress in Birmingham 21-26 July 2013 and the joint BMS-BPS symposium on new pharmacological targets in the microcirculation at Pharmacology 2013 in December in London.
See more at BMS Young Investigators blog.