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Meetings in the field of microcirculation and vascular biology & medicine
Please notify us about any events which you would like to appear on this webpage! Also National Society Meetings can be included! contact the Communication Officer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

World Congress for Microcirculation (WCM) 2023

20-24 September 2023, Beijing, China

The Congress will take place 20-24 September 2023  Beijing, China
Further details regarding abstract deadline, registration and travel awards will follow, in the meantime please visit the congress website.

Joint Meeting of BMVBS and GfMVB 2022

Berlin in July 7-8, 2022

A meeting of the British Microcirculation and Vascular Biology Society (BMVBS) and Gesellschaft für Mikrozirkulation und Vaskuläre Biologie (GfMVB) will be held on July 7-8, 2022 at the Kaiserin-Friedrich-Foundation in Berlin, Germany.
Please see attached flyer for further information, do put the dates in your diary and feel free to circulate to any further interested parties.


Postdoctoral position in the group of Prof. Elena Osto

We are hiring!

A post-Doctoral position is available in the group of Prof. Elena OSTO's cardio-metabolic research at the University of Zurich.

Contact Name for applications: Elena Osto
Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: +41 43 253 3098
City: Zurich (Switzerland)
Institution: Cardiology Department & institute for clinical Chemistry
Title of Position: Post-Doctoral position
Summary of Position: Crosstalk between endothelial cells and adipocytes in cardio-metabolic diseases
Application Closing Date: 31 August 2022

More details can be read in this document.


Vascular Biology Summer School 2022

Full program

June 13-15, 2022; Online

The registration for the ESM/EVBO online Vascular Biology Summer School - June 13-15, 2022 - is now open.

Aim: to provide postgraduate students/junior postdoctoral scientists an opportunity to gain insight into the key questions and cutting-edge methodologies in vascular biology, to discuss with peers and experts in the field, and to train in the presentation and discussion of data. Applications from PhD/MD students and junior postdocs will be considered.

Short presentations by experts in the field will be followed by “how to?” Q&A sessions. Participants will join three panel discussions and have the opportunity to discuss and present your research. There will be awards for best presentations. For more information, the preliminary program is detailed in the attachment and on-line at and

The summer school is free for ESM and EVBO members; if you are not a member then please sign up for membership to ESM (Student Members €10 for two years) or EVBO (Student Members €30/annum or €80 for 3 years).

To register, please send the following as one pdf file to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by April 30th:
  • Name and affiliation (add your name also in the file name!)
  • Abstract (250 words, voluntary)
  • Motivation letter (max 150 words)
  • One page CV
  • An indication of whether you are a member of ESM or EVBO.

Please share this email and associated documents with colleagues, who have postdocs and students who may be interested in attending!

This year’s summer school is sponsored by:

Best wishes,
The Organizers
ESM: Elena Osto, Eszter Farkas and Henning Morawietz
EVBO: Johanna Laakkonen, Lars Mägdefessel, Mauro Siragusa, Lena Claesson-Welsh

Junior post-doctoral position in Nantes, France

Two-year fixed-term contract
Signaling in Oncogenesis, Angiogenesis and Permeability,
Cancer & Immunology Research Center, INSERM, CNRS, Nantes University

The “Signaling in Oncogenesis, Angiogenesis and Permeability” (SOAP) team is interested in deciphering how tumor cells pirate basic signaling pathways to sustain their survival and unlimited proliferation, as well as the way in which they interact within their environment. Fundamental signaling mechanisms are explored with a specific emphasis on deleterious remodeling of the vascular network associated to tumor.

For more details please open the flyer and visit the website: @LabSoap

Please send your application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. along with your CV, a motivation letter, and 2 reference letters.

3rd Joint German Society for Microcirculation and Vascular Biology, and the Netherlands Vascular Biology Organisation (DEBS/MiVaB) meeting

3-5 November 2021, Göttingen, Germany

The ESM will be sponsoring two travel awards (€400/award) to present original research, at the meeting.

We are delighted to announce the third joint Vascular Biology meeting between the German Society for Microcirculation and Vascular Biology (GfMVB), and the Dutch Vascular Biology Societies (DESB, MiVaB), 3 - 5 November 2021, in Goettingen is now LIVE and open to receive your abstracts and conference registration.

Our meeting will bring together investigators from all fields of vascular biology for the exchange of new concepts and discussions of outstanding questions in the field. Angiocrine signaling, Angiogenesis, Arteriogenesis, Lymphatics, Vascular Mechanobiology, the Microcirculation in Cardiac Regeneration, Systems approaches & single cell sequencing, and the Microcirculation in Covid-19 patients are just a few of the topics addressed at our meeting. In particular we are very excited to welcome Nobel laureate Prof. Stefan Hell, who will spearhead a special symposium dedicated to novel imaging modalities in the cardiovascular system.

We expect that our event will take place in “LIVE” modus! So if you want to meet your colleagues in person, have vivid scientific discussions while enjoying a great atmosphere, this is what you have to do:
Visit our website now at and select “Registration for the Goettingen 2021 conference”.

Good news for PhD students and Postdocs: we got great financial support from ESM, EVBO, DEBS and GFMVB and can now offer >15 travel and poster awards - just submit your abstract and select the appropriate travel award option in the “travel grant menu” during the registration procedure. In addition we will have the Aletta Jacobs awards (in total 3) for talented female scientists in the field of microvascular biology at the start of their career (PhD, first year Postdoc). More information on the Aletta Jacobs award and selection criteria can be found on our website:

One Nobel laureate, >35 invited speakers, special symposia, and the latest news from vascular biology research ! The registration fee for this great 3 day Vascular Biology meeting, is 260 Euro. With this registration you will have full access to the scientific program, lunches, poster sessions, coffee/tea/snacks during the breaks, our conference APP, and an awesome social program ! The venue has a limited capacity so don’t wait and register today…

Address of the venue: “Deutsches Primatenzentrum” (DPZ), Leibniz-Institut für Primatenforschung
Kellnerweg 4, 37077 Göttingen, Germany (

We look forward to seeing you,

On behalf of the GfMVB: Rabea Hinkel and Ferdinand le Noble

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