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Ever imagined what you would look like without the firm matrices produced by a large variety of cells? Exactly, like a sophisticated jelly fish! This immediately underlines the importance of the Dutch Society for Matrix Biology.

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In a recent publication from our members, Voskamp et al. demonstrated that mesenchymal stem cells display increased chondrogenic differentiation capacity when expanded in the presence of the inflammatory factor TNFα. This was shown to happen due to modulation of specific genes of the SOXC family and the WNT/β-catenin signaling pathway.


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Annual Meeting Online


November 6 2020


After careful evaluation of all the possible options, as a board we took the following decisions regarding the Annual Meeting 2020:

- The meeting will be a one-day event online, taking place November 6th (you will receive a personal link prior to the meeting).

- The registration fee will be € 50,- (normal registration) or € 75,- (optional registration including € 25,- donation to support the society).


IMPORTANT NOTE: if you already registered with one of the original fees you can contact our treasurer Arjan van Caam (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with a proof of payment to request a partial reimbursement consisting in the difference between your payment and the current fee.


Registration will close at 21hr Thursday November 5th: if you are still interested to participate in the Annual Meeting 2020 -it will be a unique event!- send an email to the secretary. You will then receive further information.

We hope to welcome all of you online!



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'The regenerative medicine revolution is upon us. Like iron and steel to the industrial revolution; like the microchip to the tech revolution; stem cells will be the driving force of this next revolution'

(Cade Hildreth - CEO of BioInformant).


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