In June, Amélie Sobczak, PhD student with Dr Alan Stewart, attended the Basic Science Summer School in Nice organised by the European Society of Cardiology. This 5-day event was attended by around 70 PhD and MD/PhD students working in cardiovascular research and consisted of a series of lectures and discussions on the latest advances and challenges in the field as well as workshops on outreach, publishing and career building. During the meeting she presented a poster relating to her research on the regulation of coagulation by zinc, work supported by funding from BHF. She would like to thank the organisers, Jeremy Pearson, Peter Ferdinandy and Yasmine Carrasset. She would also like to thank the School of Medicine and CAPOD for funding to support this visit.