The Vascular Cell Biology GRC is a premier, international scientific conference focused on advancing the frontiers of science through the presentation of cutting-edge and unpublished research, prioritizing time for discussion after each talk and fostering informal interactions among scientists of all career stages. The conference program includes a diverse range of speakers and discussion leaders from institutions and organizations worldwide, concentrating on the latest developments in the field. The conference is five days long and held in a remote location to increase the sense of camaraderie and create scientific communities, with lasting collaborations and friendships. In addition to premier talks, the conference has designated time for poster sessions from individuals of all career stages, and afternoon free time and communal meals allow for informal networking opportunities with leaders in the field.
The 2025 GRC/GRS on Vascular Cell Biology is subtitled “New Perspectives on Vascular Cell Diversity and Function in Health and Disease”. The unique aspect of this conference is its exclusive focus on vascular cell biology, highlighting the inherent diversity and heterogeneity of the endothelial and mural cells that make up the blood and lymphatic vascular systems. Understanding this heterogeneity, and how it is established and maintained, is essential for comprehending the development, function, repair and regeneration of blood and lymphatic vascular networks. By bringing together researchers investigating different facets of cell and molecular biology, including those exploring novel pathways and mechanisms outside the vascular biology field, our conference aims to unravel fundamental mechanisms of vascular specialization and elucidate the role of vascular cell phenotypes in maintaining overall health and preventing disease. We also aim to shed light on the unique biological characteristics of male vs. female vasculature, including hormonal influences, pregnancy-related adaptations, and sex-specific disorders. Join us as we catalyze collaboration and knowledge exchange to advance our understanding of vascular cell biology and its molecular regulation, paving the way for innovative treatments for blood and lymphatic vascular disorders.
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. The preliminary program will be available by April 17, 2024. Please check back for updates.