Thank you all for coming to the London Matrix Group Meeting ‘Getting to Grips with The Matrix’. From a personal point of view I thought the talks from the guest speakers and particularly the short talks were exceptional. We counted 96 attendees which really shows the strength of interest in Matrix Biology in London and the South East. Many thanks to Prof Nick Brown, Dr Silivia Rodrigues Mendes Ferreira, Prof David Hulmes and Prof John Couchman for agreeing to come and present their research. In addition thanks to Dr Jill Norman for doing the most onerous and difficult job of the day in trying to decide which of the 6 excellent short talks was best and congratulations to Victoria Juskaite for winning the prize. Finally I should thank the guys from my own team Giulia, Sam and Eugenia for all the help on the day.