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The MBSANZ is a not-for-profit organisation that brings together researchers, clinicians and industry leaders with a common interest in the extracellular matrix with relevance to the development, maintenance, pathology and repair of almost every organ in our body.

Our members are active researchers with a broad spectrum of interests where the study of the extracellular matrix leads to new fundamental knowledge as well as applications for health. The MBSANZ provides a platform for collegiate discussions and knowledge transfer on all aspects of the extracellular matrix.

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The objective of MBSANZ is to foster research on all aspects of matrix biology.



The MBSANZ values the diversity and history of people in all its dimensions. The society recognises the need to ensure the support and inclusion of all people irrespective of gender, ethnicity, age, career stage and geography. The society has always been, and will continue to be, committed to encouraging and ensuring balanced representation in society members, the executive committee, and in the translation of research into the community.

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The  Connective Tissue Society of Australia and New Zealand was formed in 1975 under the leadership of Barry Preston who was the inaugural president.  The society was renamed the Matrix Biology Society of Australia and New Zealand in 1996.

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