Our Autumn Symposium ‘Basement Membranes: Roles in Development and Disease’ on October the 7th was a great success. We welcomed speakers and attendees not only from London but also Southampton and Oxford which shows that the London Matrix Group is reaching all over the South East of England. We had four really exceptional keynote talks from Dr Birgit Leitinger (ICL), Prof Edel O’Toole (QMUL), Dr Brian Stramer (KCL) and Dr Sue Brown (RVC) covering all aspects of Basement Membrane Biology. In addition there were also five exceptional short talks from the younger members of the London Matrix Biology community. The standard and quality of all five talks was fantastic and special thanks must go to Prof Roger Mason on having the hardest job of the day in having to award the best talk prize. After a titanic battle the prize went to Suzanne Eldridge from QMUL.On behalf of the committee I would also like to thank Biolegend, Alfa Aesar and the BSMB for their support.