Healthy Ageing Research Centre and Medical University of Łódź organized the 5th HARC Workshop “Disregulation of cell-matrix interactions in age-related diseases”. The workshop took place at Medical University of Lodz, on November 5th – 6th, 2015.
The 5th HARC Workshop tributed to Prof. Czeslaw S. Cierniewski, who passed away on October 24th, 2013 was chaired by prof. Jolanta Niewiarowska, the head of Department of Molecular Mechanisms of Cell, Medical University of Lodz. The special emphasis was put on molecular aspects of cell-matrix interactions of endothelial cells in ageing, but also targets for vasculature in cancer and age related diseases, and molecular therapy in ageing. The idea of the conference aims at advancing knowledge, sharing ideas and working together in the field of healthy ageing was reinforced by Masters and their Apprentices formula. The eminent speakers coming from the most famous academic institutions all over the world (USA, Norway, Finland, Belgium, France and Poland) gave lectures and were accompanied by one or two students who shared their research results.
The conference was attended by over 120 researchers interested in different medical aspects of ageing. The organizors were proud for receiving a numer of positive feedback both from invited speakers and other guests. ”The program was outstanding and I learned a lot.” said Prof. Edward Plow, Doctor Honoris Causa of the Medical University of Lodz.