European Matrix Biology

(formely known as 'Federation of European Connective Tissue Societies')


Welcome to the new Homepage of the European Matrix Biology (EuMB)


Dear Colleagues


The Federation of Connective Tissue Societies was founded 44 Years ago. Meanwhile the view of connective tissue research broadened quite a bit. To accommodate this change the FECTS-general assembly decided at the XXIIIrd FECTS-Meeting in Katowice (Poland) to change our name from

Federation of Connective Tissue Societies” to “European Matrix Biology”.


Changing the name asked for an update of our homepage. On our new homepage you will find information about
• Meetings of the European Matrix Biology (past and present).
• The history of the FECTS / European Matrix Biology
• Contact persons and links to the national societies and more ……


Surely most important: Our next biannual meeting the
XXIVth European Matrix Biology Meeting
will be organized by the
Dutch Society for Matrix Biology,
June 21st – 24th 2014 in Rotterdam.


Looking forward to see you in Rotterdam,
with best wishes


Johannes Schittny
(Past President of the European Matrix Biology)


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