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On January 21st, Roberto Narcisi participated in TEDxAlkmaar where he presented 'TWIST your life like stem cells do'.


Starting from the description of an event that “TWISTed” his way of living, Narcisi gave some examples about the contribution of his research group in developing new therapies in the field of regenerative medicine, specifically for cartilage repair. Stem cells are  important players in this process.



ESR is looking for you!




The NVMB is a society that aims to provide a platform for young scientists working in the field of matrix biology, to build a network and present their work. Members of the Early Stage Research (ESR) committee support the NVMB society in reaching out to junior researchers and organizing interactive sessions during the Annual Meeting: to stimulate cooperation and increase network opportunities.


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Bertus Kemp Award


BertusKemp 2018

Selected among six candidates, Nils Bomer received the Bertus Kemp award for best Thesis in the field of connective tissue research during the NVMB Annual Meeting 2018.

Nils Bomer was awarded because his Thesis, finished in a little more then four years, includes 5 chapters, all published in high impact journals. At the Annual Meeting he presented an overview of his work as a PhD on the role of thyroid signaling in the development of OA.


Currently, Nils Bomer works as a postdoc on thyroid signalling in cardiac disease at the departement of Experimental Cardiology at the UMCG.


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