The European Society of Muscle Research (ESMR) was founded in 1971 and since 1972 annual meetings were held in almost every European country and in Israel. These meetings are characterised by their informal atmosphere promoting lively discussions between junior and senior scientists and between colleagues from (former) Eastern and Western European countries with very welcome input from colleagues from the United States of America, Australia and Japan.



  • 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 informal environment.