Skeletal muscle biology has multiple aspects, spanning from
mechanotransduction and mass control at the cellular level to force
generation and the regulation of metabolism at the systemic level.
Insights into skeletal muscle biology have promoted knowledge about
physiological states (metabolism, tissue injury and repair, longevity
and ageing) and disease (muscular dystrophy, cancer-associated cachexia,
or even diabetes). These diverse aspects will be discussed at the 2017
meeting on Advances in Skeletal Muscle Biology in Health and Disease
that will take place from March 8-10 at the University of Florida. We have collected selected FEBS Letters
publications that might be of interest to conference participants and
those who will not be able to attend alike. We hope that you will enjoy
this Virtual Issue and invite you to submit related work to our journal.