Northern Vascular Biology Forum 2017

Liverpool John Moores University is proud to host the Northern Vascular Biology Forum 2017.

Liverpool John Moores University’s Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences is hosting the Northern Vascular Biology Forum (NVBF) on 6 December 2017 in the Lower James Parsons Lecture Theatre.

Located in the Byrom Street City Campus, the theatre will host the fifth annual NVBF meeting, held in rotation across 13 research institutions in the North of England. Participating institutions include: LJMU, Liverpool Hope University, Manchester Metropolitan University, Newcastle University, Sheffield Hallam University, University of Bradford, University of Hull, University of Leeds, University of Liverpool, University of Manchester, University of Sheffield and University of Wolverhampton.

The aim of the NVBF is to develop collaborations between vascular biologists in the region and to provide a platform for the presentation of original research findings, scientific discussion and networking, bringing together research students, post-doctoral researchers and established investigators.

One of our key aims for this free event is to foster the career development of young researchers and the programme is designed to include a balanced mix of talks by early career researchers and established investigators. Poster presentations are displayed during the day for students to showcase their work. There is a first (£75) and second prize (£50) available for the posters.

Attendance is free of charge and the deadline for registration is Wednesday 29 November 2017.

The closing date for abstract submissions is Wednesday 22 November 2017.

The local organising committee includes: Ellen Dawson, Claire Stewart and Matt Cocks.


The conference is being held on 6 December 2017 in the Lower James Parsons Lecture Theatre, which is located in the Byrom Street City Campus.

Please note that there isn’t any on-site parking available. Visit for full details of city car parking facilities.

If you have any questions, please email:


Registration is free, however we request that you please register before Thursday 24th November 2017 so that we can organise catering requirements for the day.

Abstract submission

The deadline for submitting abstracts is midnight on 22nd November 2017.

Please submit your abstract as a Word document to: Please include your name and institution and use the following headings: introduction, methods, results and conclusion. The word limit is 350 words.

If you are selected to display a poster, please ensure that your poster is produced to A0 portrait size. Poster boards and fastenings will be provided. The number of posters places available is limited to 30. 

Please note
You must also register to attend the conference.

Sponsors and partners

The organisers would like to thank the following organisers who are sponsoring the conference. Without their generous contributions the event would not be able to take place. Please take the opportunity to visit them in the conference exhibition area, which will be located next to the posters. 

Analytix Logo Institute for Health Research Logo Moor Instruments Logo New England Biolabs Logo PCR Biosystems Logo Star Lab Logo Terason Logo Triple Red Logo Vertec Logo