Please see below an announcement from our UK colleagues regarding the renewal of the funding of their prestigious Wellcome Trust Centre in Manchester.
We are delighted to announce that the Wellcome Centre for Cell-Matrix Research (WCCMR) has been renewed, to 2021. The WCCMR is one of 15 Wellcome Centres in the UK that cover biomedical research, the medical humanities, social societies and translational research. The renewal brings together 20 academic staff, 9 support staff, and a community of postdocs and postgraduate students whose research is focused in three new themes of ChronoMatrix, ImmunoMatrix and MechanoMatrix, and a new overarching initiative in fibrosis.
The renewal funds new equipment in multi-scale imaging (including super-resolution and electron microscopy), biomolecular analysis, and biomechanics for analysis of cell-matrix structure and interactions. This opens up new opportunities for visitors, collaborations, and recruitment, at all levels.
We will also be continuing our annual GetConnected! conference (further information to follow).