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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 physilogical and pathlogical 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).