NVMB LogoWe have worked hard to make a ‘new start’ within the NVMB.

We intend to reduce on the number of e-mails, while the website will become THE place to meet & greet: it will be the place to post News & Views, to share matrix biology related protocols (with the idea to come to some form of standardization), to announce meetings, PhD defenses, inaugural speeches, symposia, grant opportunities, consortia building and much more.


Part of this renovation is an update of our newsletter which has been renamed to Matrix Matters which from now on will only appear online. This is, on this refurbished website.


Click here to continue reading: we wish you much reading pleasure and: please, keep us informed on any news from your side that can be posted in Matrix Matters!


oratie Marco


Last year on December 15th, Marco Harmsen delivered his inaugural speech entitled ‘Doe het zelven voor gevorderden’ (DIY for professionals) for his chair on Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine at the University of Groningen. You can find the text of his speech (Dutch) via the website of the RUG. Marco Harmsen is appointed at the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the University of Groningen en says himself ‘This research really fits me. I love it to discover new things. Science, in particular basic research, requires you to be creative’.

Want to know more about his research? Click here.

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