BMP Conference Dubrovnik 2020

Virtual BMP forum

BMP forum


Registration form for the 1st virtual BMP forum is available on the following link:

You have an opportunity to register once for all or only some of the events.


Dear colleagues and friends,


As the International BMP conference in Dubrovnik this coming October had to be postponed due to the Covid19-restrictions, we (An Zwijsen, Slobodan Vukicevic and Petra Knaus) decided to cover the time from September 2020 to summer 2021 with the 1st Virtual BMP Forum, as an Appetizer for the Dubrovnik Meeting October 2021.

We very much hope to get as many of you on board as possible and even reach those interested in BMP-research which are new to the community and might not have attended the International BMP conferences before. So please feel free to send this invitation to your colleagues.

We will meet every 3 weeks for 2 talks (each 35 min plus 10 min QA) on a related topic, ideally by 2 speakers from different institutions and even more ideally a young and a more senior scientist. This meeting series aims to complement rather than to duplicate the Dubrovnik speakers list.

Registration to the webinar will be opened by September 1st 2020. All information will be available on the International BMP conference homepage and we will try to update this as frequently as possible.


Please already save the following dates:

Sep 23rd 2020: BMP signaling in Vascular Biology

Oct 14th2020: BMP signaling and Mechanobiology

Nov 4th2020: BMP signaling in Cancer

Nov 25th 2020: BMP signaling in Rare Disease

Jan 13th 2021: BMP signaling in Bone and Cartilage Biology

Feb 3rd 2021: BMP signaling in Muscle Biology

Feb 24th 2021: Structure of BMP signaling components

Mar 17th 2021: BMP co-receptors and pro-domains

Apr 7th 2021: BMP receptors

Apr 28th 2021: BMPs and stem cells

May 19th 2021: Unexpected roles of BMPs

Jun 9th 2021: Modelling the pathway



15:00-16:30 European Time

Summer: GMT + 02:00, Sept-Oct, Apr-June

Winter: GMT + 01:00, Nov-March


Sep 23rd 2020: BMP Signalling in Vascular Biology

Chair: Gonzalo Sanchez-Duffhues, Leiden/Netherlands

Wei LI, Cambridge/UK

“Molecular regulation of BMP9 and 10 signalling in vascular endothelial cells“

Franck LEBRIN, Leiden/Netherlands

“From mechanisms to therapy in Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia”


Oct 14th 2020: BMP Signalling and Mechanobiology

Chair: Ada Cavalcanti-Adam, Heidelberg/Germany

Chris HIEPEN, Berlin/Germany

“BMPR2 and endothelial cell mechanics, an old player in a new light”

Boris HINZ, Toronto/Canada

“How transforming growth factor mechanics affect fibroblast morphogenesis”