The charter of the MBSANZ is to foster research on all aspects of the extracellular matrix of connective tissues. With over 150 members the society embraces a broad spectrum of scientific interests including
- the physical, chemical and structural analysis of matrix macromolecules
- the identification of mutations in matrix molecules which cause connective tissue diseases
- mechanisms of regulating matrix synthesis, assembly and degradation
- and the biology of cell-matrix and matrix-matrix interactions and their roles in modulating development and cellular expression.