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Renato V. Iozzo

Department of Pathology, Anatomy & Cell Biology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA

Proteoglycan biology, cancer and angiogenesis


Sylvie Ricard-Blum

University Lyon 1, France

Extracellular matrix interaction networks, matricryptins, glycosaminoglycans, biochemistry, systems biology


John R. Couchman

Dept. Biomedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Biocenter, Copenhagen, Denmark

Cell adhesion, signaling, cytoskeleton and cell surface proteoglycans


Yoshifumi Itoh

The Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology
University of Oxford Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7FY, UK

Matrix metalloproteinases, Extracellular matrix, Cell invasion/ migration


Liliana Schaefer

Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, Theodor Stern Kai 7, 60590 Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Extracellular matrix, proteoglycans, biglycan, decorin, signaling, inflammation, sepsis, renal diseases, fibrosis


Elvira V. Grigorieva

Institute of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Novosibirsk, Russia; Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

Cancer Glycobiology, Extracellular Matrix, Proteoglycan, Heparan Sulfate biosynthesis


Paraskevi Heldin

Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Uppsala University, Biomedical Center, Uppsala, Sweden

Hyaluronan Biology, Importance of Hyaluronan synthases in cell signaling


Raymond Boot-Handford

Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell-Matrix Research, Faculty of Life Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Cartilage, growth plate, collagens, ER stress, mouse models of chondrodysplasia


Stephane Brezillon

Laboratoire de Biochimie Médicale et Biologie Moléculaire, CNRS UMR 6237, Faculté de Médecine, Université de Reims-Champagne-Ardenne, Reims Cedex, France

Extracellular Matrix biology, Lumican


Alberto Passi

Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche Sperimentali e Cliniche, Universita degli Studi dell'Insubria, Varese, Italy

Extracellular Matrix biology, hyaluronan synthesis


Markku Tammi

Institute of Biomedicine/Anatomy, University of Eastern Finland, FI-70211 Kuopio, Finland

Hyaluronan biology


Ilona Kovalszky

First Department of Pathology and Experimental Cancer Research, Semmelweis University, H1085 Budapest, Hungary

Oncology, Pathology, Hepatology, Proteoglycans


Ralph D. Sanderson

Dept. of Pathology, Univ. Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Heparan sulfate and heparanase in cancer biology and therapy


Martin Götte

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Muenster University, Medical Center, Muenster, Germany

Proteoglycans, Glycosaminoglycans, microRNA, cancer cell biology


Mauro Pavao

Program of Glycobiology, Institute of Medical Biochemistry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Glycobiology, proteoglycans, glycosaminoglycans


Patricia Rousselle

Biologie Tissulaire et Ingénierie Thérapeutique Department UMR 5305 - CNRS/UCB Lyon 1- SFR BioSciences Gerland-Lyon Sud, France

Cell / ECM interactions, basement membrane, adhesion receptors, syndecans, cytoskeleton, microenvironment


Maurizio Onisto

Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padova, Italy

Heparanase, cell biology


Daniela G. Seidler

Hannover Medical School, Dept. of Gastroentero-, Hepato- and Endocrinology I3, EB2/R3110, Carl-Neuberg-Str. 1, D-30625 Hannover, Germany

Proteoglycans, Glycosaminoglycan synthetic enzymes


Geir Christensen

Institute for Experimental Medical Research, University of Oslo, Faculty of Medicine, Norway

ECM and Heart failure


Marco Franchi

Faculty of Sciences-University of Bologna, Italy

Ultrastructure of ECM, (SEM)


Dimitris Kletsas

Laboratory of Cell proliferation & Ageing, Institute of Biology, National Centre for Scientific Research "Demokritos", Athens, Greece

Age-related pathologies, ECM, growth factors, signaling pathways, stress, wound healing, cancer, stem cells and cell replacement therapy

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