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Cables and wires

The glue that shapes us and holds us together

We wish to understand the molecular and physiological mechanisms of how cells interact with their microenvironment in normal tissues and in pathological situations like inflammation, fibrosis and cancer using methods from molecular and cell biology.

In the Matrix Biology group, consisting of two principal investigators, we study several aspects of proteoglycans, integrins and the integrated role of ECM on cell-matrix interactions in both physiological and pathological conditions.

      The group is also part of the Center for Cancer Biomarkers (CCBIO) at the departments of Biomedicine and Clinical Research at the University of Bergen, as well as being the partner of MOTIF project financed by Norwegian Center for International Cooperation in Education (SIU).


      Matrix Group members 2019

      Matrix group members 2019

      Matrix group members by 2019 (from left to right on the photo): Gergo, Mona, Musiime, Ning, Mathilde, Marion, Donald, Jahed and Bram.

      Lecture room at Dept. of Biomedicine

      Matrix biology course with international top-speakers successfully completed

      The week-long matrix biology (BMED904) course was held for 4th time at the Dept. of biomedicine and next BMED904 course will be given in June 2021.

      Screen in conference room CSMB 2018.

      Three Scandinavian scientists invited to the third National Conference of the Chinese Society of Matrix Biology

      Matrix Biology group leader and CCBIO PI Donald Gullberg recently returned from an inspiring conference in China.