Matrix biology


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).


      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.

      Group photo at the Bergen Fibrosis Conference 2019-2405
      May 23

      Bergen Fibrosis Conference, 2019

      Novel tools to study the fibrotic stroma