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Societies Related to Connective Tissue


Adhesion Society

American Society of Biomechanics

American Society for Bone and Mineral Research

American Society for Matrix Biology

British Microcirculation Society

Bone Research Society

Chinese Society of Matrix Biology

Connective Tissue Oncology Society

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Bindegewebsforschung

European Calcified Tissue Society

Hellenic Research Club for Connective Tissue and Matrix Biology

International Society for Matrix Biology (ISMB)

International Proteolysis Society

International Society of Differentiation

Matrix Biology Ireland

Matrix Biology Society of Australia and New Zealand

Society for Glycobiology

Swiss Society for Matrix Biology Wound Healing Society



International Journal of Experimental Pathology

Matrix Biology


Other Professional Societies

Biochemical Society

British Orthopaedic Research Society (BORS)

British Society for Rheumatology (BSR)

European Orthopaedic Research Society (EORS)

Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI)

Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS)

The Physiological Society


Funding bodies

Arthritis Research UK

Action Medical Research

Wellcome Trust

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)

Medical Research Council (MRC)

British Heart Foundation (BHF)


Other Useful Links

Society of Biology

London Matrix Group

Arthritis Research UK Biomechanics and Bioengineering Centre, Cardiff

Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell-Matrix Research, Manchester



Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network