European Society for Muscle Research (ESMR)
Aims of the Society
- Organization of annual international conferences on muscle biology and
cell motility in different European countries.
- To create a platform for interaction between scientist active in research
on skeletal, cardiac and smooth muscle an in cell motility to stimulate
interdisciplinary research collaborations within and outside Europe.
- To encourage young scientists to become involved in this research and
offering them the possibilities to present and to discuss their work in an
- The European Society for Muscle Research was founded in 1971. The first
meeting was organized in 1972 in Liege (Belgium). Since then annual meetings
were organized without interruption in almost every European country and in
Israel. Despite of initial exponential growth and a continuing increase in
interest expressed by scientists outside Europe, it has maintained an informal
atmosphere promoting lively discussions between junior and senior scientist
and between colleagues from (former) Eastern and Western European countries.
Many existing and now EU-funded networks have their roots in the ESMR and
maintain their relations via the annual meetings.