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Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is a pleasure to invite you to the 6th FEBS Advanced Lecture Course on Matrix Pathobiology, Signaling and Molecular Targets (6th FEBS-MPST 2017), which follows the previous successful FEBS-MPST 2015, 2013, 2011, 2009 and 2007 meetings.

Matrix Biology is a fast growing field with significant impact in all areas of Biosciences. The 6-days FEBS-MPST 2017 will offer oral sessions with invited plenary lectures, talks by confirmed speakers, general lectures and tutorials, selected talks related to the topics of the presented abstracts, poster presentations, panel discussions and speakers' corner/meet the expert. These sessions will address both basic and applied science topics that appeal to the range of participants working in the fields of Matrix Biology, Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology, Glycobiology, Structural Biology, Pharmacology, Biotechnology and Medicine.

The Organizing Committee has put together an outstanding group of internationally recognized experts as invited speakers. Open slots for talks will include selected short talks and confirmed registered speakers as well. The lectures and tutorials will provide you with an update of important new knowledge covering key areas of the field. Young Travel Fellowships and Young Investigator Awards will also be available upon application/selection procedure for graduates and fellows up to 5-years after their PhD.

Traditionally, the most important goal of the FEBS-MPST Meetings is to bring together scientists from life sciences on an important and rapidly developing scientific field and to create the environment for a superb science, warm collegiality, an all-around rewarding experience and social events during this special time of year.

We are looking forward to welcome you in Greece for an exciting and memorable scientific meeting.

Nikos Karamanos

Chairman of the Organizing Committee