Welcome to all new BSCB members and I hope that you will enjoy this newsletter as well as being part of this growing society. Of particular importance at this time of year is when the programme for the next Spring meeting is announced. It looks to be a really excellent meeting down in Sussex with a central theme of Tissue Morphogenesis.
The meeting will be held on the University of Sussex campus from 3-6th April 2001 and, in addition to the main programme which is running in conjunction with the BSDB, the BSCB is running two further sessions on Regulation of Cell Motility and Biogenesis of post-Golgi organelles. For the first time, registration and abstract submission can be made online.
We also continue our series covering Cell Biology in Europe - this time focussing on Portugal. I am expecting a brain drain from the UK to Portugal after reading Alvaros description of life over there. If anyone from other European countries would like to contribute to this section please feel free to contact me at the email address given below.
This past year has also seen some excellent meetings and we have reports here from the BSCB Autumn meeting on Apoptosis and also from the Thrombospondin meeting held in Wisconsin.
As ever I am extremely grateful to people who have written a report or feature for this newsletter. And as usual I would like to invite any member to submit any articles, meeting reports, comments or suggestions regarding the newsletter to the editor.