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European Cytoskeletal Forum

The European Cytoskeletal Forum (ECF) is an international association with pure scientific goals.

The specific aim of the ECF is the promotion and dissemination of scientific knowledge concerning the structure and function of cytoskeletal elements. The ECF carries out actions directly or indirectly pertaining to its objective, primarily via the organization of or participation in congresses, conferences, workshops and presentations.

The ECF promotes research, collaboration, training, and education in the field of cytoskeleton research. Annual meetings of the ECF continuously provide a structured insight into the current status of the field, in an open and interdisciplinary fashion that encourages the participation of researchers from diverse fields.

ECF membership

The ECF is not a society but a forum for all laboratories worldwide interested in the cytoskeleton and related topics. Please join us if you are interested to interact with other cytoskeleton labs. Membership in the ECF is free. Any laboratory worldwide can be a member. If you are a lab head and would like your lab to be a member send an e-mail with a link to your lab website to Matthias.Krause@kcl.ac.uk and he will add your link to this page.


Michael Way (UK)


Lars Backman (Sweden)


Dr.  Michael Way
The Francis Crick Institute, 1 Midland Road, London NW1 1AT, UK
Tel:      +44 (0) 207 269 3733
FAX:     +44 (0) 207 269 3581
E-mail:  michael.way@crick.ac.uk

Board Members

Christophe Ampe (Belgium)
Christine Chaponnier (Switzerland)
Pavel Dráber (Czech Republic)
Evelyne Friederich (Luxemburg)
Benjamin Geiger (Israel)
Harald Herrmann (Germany)
Antonio Jacinto (Portugal)
Roger Karlsson (Sweden)
Mirjana Liovic (Slovenia)
Laura Machesky (UK)
Miklos Nyitrai (Hungary)
Frans Ramaekers (The Netherlands)
Giorgio Scita (Italy)
Theresa Stradal (Germany)
Maria Vartiainen (Finland)
Daniela Vignjevic (France)

Matthias Krause (UK) Webmaster
Adjunct Board Members

Pascale Cossart (France)
Giulio Gabbiani (Switzerland)
Birgitte Lane (Singapore)
Daniel Louvard (France)
Victor Small (Austria)

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