Matrix biology

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 biology / cell biology/ cellular and integrative physiology.

In the Matrix Biology group, consisting of four principal investigators, we study several aspects of proteoglycans, integrins and the integrated role of ECM on cell-matrix interactions and on cell and organism physiology in health and disease.

      MOTIF - Main objective

      A four-party training initiative focused on the Mechanism Of TIssue and tumor Fibrosis (MOTIF).