About NVMB

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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Meet our New President


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Who:     Janette K. Burgess


Where: University Medical Center Groningen


What:   Professor Dept. Pathology, section Medical Biology & Rosalind Franklin Fellow


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News from our Members


OctoDr. Rudnik-Jansenber 22nd Imke, Dr. Rudnik-Jansen, succesfully defended her thesis entitled 'Applicability of corticosteroid releasing microspheres in degenerative joint diseases'. 


Within the scope of this thesis Dr. Rudnik-Jansen investigated the applicability of local controlled release of corticosteroids for prolonged inhibition of inflammation, pain and progression of osteoarthritis and low back pain. An important topic in view of increasing number of patients that suffer most from pain and consequently diminished mobility.


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Fibrosis 2.0


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November 15 the 'Fibrosis 2.0' symposium will take place in Utrecht.

In this follow-up of our previous symposium on fibrosis, here current state of the art will be presented from clinical, translational, and fundamental points of view while highliting different aspects of fibrosis such as its (molecular) mechanisms, effects, and models.


Interested? Read more or download the program here.


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