In 2023 the Joint Annual Meeting of the German Society for Matrix Biology and the Italian Society for the Connective Tissue will be held in Münster from September 26th-29th. Münster is a lively student city historically known for the signing of the Westphalian piece treaty of the 30 year war in 1648. Not far from the meeting venue you will find the beautiful Aasee lake and the historic city center with its typical achitecture of the Westphalian Baroque period.

We are looking forward to an excellent conference program with leading international experts working to share and discuss latest advances in the fields of matrix biology.

We would like to especially promote the research of young scientists.

Our program offers ample opportunity for informal discussions and networking. Guided poster tours as well as poster prizes.

We thank the following sponsors for supporting the meeting:

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

KNAUER Wissenschaftliche Geräte GmbH

CENiBRA Life Science Solutions

Inernationalisierungfonds der Universität Münster

Münster Marketing



Institute of Physiological Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry
University of Münster (WWU Münster)
Waldeyerstrasse 15
D-48149 Münster

Accommodation in walking distance


The organization team have managed to get hold of reasonable priced accomodations for your researchers to stay in Münster during the DGMB meeting from 27.-29. September 2023 (including a night before for participation in the Pre-meeting for Junior Researchers). There are two options: the Jugendgästehaus and the Canisiushaus. More information is available on the attached flyer Accomodations for young scientists for the DGMB meeting. However, the number of rooms are limited and reservation can only be hold till August 19th. Therefore, we ask the young researchers to send a request for one of the options (including the period of stay, with/without breakfast or half-board, request for a double room with a room mate) to Prof. Johannes Eble ( Depending on the time of your incoming request (first come, first serve) and if you already signed up together with a room mate for a double room (easier to organize for us), we’ll decide by August 20th on your request, and will let you know a day later, whether your request was considered positively.

Confirmed speakers:
Ralf Richter * Sara Wickström * Catherine Moali * Alessandra Balduini * Elisabetta Ada Cavalcanti-Adam * Antonio Rossi * Roberta Besio * Isotta Chimenti * Maurizio Mongiat * Ana Magalhães

Local organising comittee:
Martin Götte * Johannes Eble * Rita Dreier * Kay Grobe * Sara Wickström

The Joint Annual Meeting of the German Society for Matrix Biology and the Italian Society for the Connective Tissue will offer a diverse programme of high profile international speakers and selected talks from the submitted abstracts. Topics will include new functions and players among matrix proteins, the role of matrix in musculoskeletal diseases, novel aspects of matrix function in immunology and inflammation, new technologies for matrix research, matrix in cancer and stem cells, matrix in fibrosis and tissue regeneration, as well as new developments in matrix biotechnology and bioengineering. 

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Conference Dinner is already included in the registration fee! Definition of ‘Junior’: students and young researchers up to 5 years after completion of their PhD.

The young researcher pre-meeting includes a social evening event on September 26 and a scientific morning session on September 27. This pre-meeting is open for juniors and those who feel like juniors.

Membership status Early bird registration
(by August 15th 2023)
Regular registration
(after August 15th 2023)
Senior, Member

300 €

320 €

Senior, Non-Member

350 €

400 €

Junior, Member

140 €

180 €

Junior, Non-Member

180 €

220 €

Young researcher,
(September 26-27),

20 €

30 €

Young researcher,
(September 26-27),

30 €

40 €

You wish to profit from membership?

#The German and British Societies for Matrix Biology allow mutual membership status for their membership for the registration at the regular meetings. Therefore, members of the BSMB are eligible to to avail of the meeting’s member(s) rate(s) and allow the sharing of personal data between the societies solely for the purposes of verifying membership status (in compliance with GDPR).

Registration closed

Abstract deadline: August 15, 2023

Short oral presentations (10 min + 5 min discussion) will be selected from the submitted abstracts by a scientific committee.

Please download the abstract template here and keep with the suggested format.
Save your abstract and upload a pdf file in the form.

You will receive a confirmation email upon successful submission.

Several Poster Prizes will be given. Prize money will be doubled for members of the DGMB.

You wish to profit from a membership?

Abstract submission closed

We thank our sponsors for meeting support:

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft e.V.
Kennedyallee 40
53175 Bonn, Deutschland

KNAUER Wissenschaftliche Geräte GmbH
Hegauer Weg 38
14163 Berlin, Deutschland

Münsterstr. 2
49565 Bramsche, Deutschland

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
International Office

Schlossgarten 3
48149 Münster

Heinrich-Brüning-Straße 7
48143 Münster