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Welcome to MBI

We are delighted to introduce Matrix Biology Ireland (MBI) - the Irish Society for Matrix Biology. The scope of MBI is both to promote and consolidate scientific interest and expertise around extracellular matrix research in all its forms within Ireland, and, to link this with the international scientific community on Matrix Biology. Our brief also encompasses practical and translational applications of the biology of the extracellular matrix in all forms and aspects, including, but not limited to:

  • Developmental biology;
  • Extracellular matrix synthesis and degradation;
  • Glycobiology;
  • Pathophysiology, degenerative conditions, injury;
  • Immunology;
  • Biomaterials, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine;
  • Delivery of therapeutics, biologics;
  • Advanced microscopy techniques;
  • Modelling;
  • In vitro and in vivo models.

To this end, the first MBI Council has been established with distinguished scientists to cover a wide range of aspects related to the biological significance of the extracellular matrix.

We would be delighted to welcome new members, and of course anyone with an interest in the biology of the Extracellular Matrix is very welcome to join the Society. We particularly encourage undergraduate and postgraduate students to join the Society. For further information, or to join MBI, please browse our website or contact the Secretary. We look forward to meeting you at our next MBI event!