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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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Bertus Kemp Award


Dr. BachEvery other year, the ‘Stichting ter Bevordering van Bindweefselonderzoek Nederland’ (SBBN) awards the Bertus Kemp prize for the best thesis in the field of connective tissue research.


We are happy to announce Frances Bach has been awarded for 2020. She defended her thesis entitled ‘Mimicking developmental biology to regenerate the intervertebral disc’ Cum Laude at Utrecht University (March 22nd, 2018).


Frances will present her work at the Annual Meeting to be held in Lunteren (November 5-6 2020).


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Annual Meeting


November 5-6 2020


As a board, we are delighted to announce we have been able to facilitate our Annual Meeting 2020 in de Werelt from November 5th to 6th.


Registration and abstract submission has opened (deadline: September 25th).

We hope to welcome all of you there.


Further information will be posted in due time.



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