This ERS research seminar will address gaps in our understanding of how the aspects of matrix and cell biology are integrated to define lung homeostasis and pathobiology. A major focus of the workshop will be consideration of how emerging model systems can be validated for their capacity to replicate key aspects of in vivo biology present in health and disease.
Experts who are developing in vitro and ex vivo models for study of lung ECM, cell-matrix and cell-cell interactions from varying perspectives and disease domains, and novel methodologies for capturing the wealth of information that is present within these new models, will highlight gaps in knowledge and new approaches that potentially will help us to address these gaps.
A major aim of this research seminar will be to capture the attention and imagination of early career researchers to foster a leap in thinking to conceive important advances in translational lung research.
The discussions that drove the development of this seminar proposal have all highlighted the need for an international effort to consolidate knowledge about the emerging tools for study of ECM and cellular/tissue level structure, function and biology in the human lung and the need for integration and application of these tools. This Research Seminar will provide an interdisciplinary platform for experts from different disciplines (cell & molecular biologists, clinicians, biomedical engineers, pathologists, pharmacologists) to present and discuss state-of-the art knowledge, to identify open questions and future strategies for basic/experimental research application and potential translation towards the clinical setting. The Seminar will be an ideal forum for networking of experts in the different fields and for establishing collaborations. The Seminar is focused on bringing together young and more experienced investigators in the field in order to stimulate translational research activities through the creation of networks that support researchers at many levels.
Please note that registration is now closed. Participation in this research seminar is upon selection due to the limited number of places available. Successful participants will be invited via email-
Abstracts submission is closed. Notification of abstract selections will be sent to authors in mid March 2022.