The British Society for Matrix Biology (BSMB), formerly known as the British Connective Tissue Society (BCTS) is a learned society of professional scientists.
The society is a member of the Society of Biology and part of the Federation of European Connective Tissues Society’s, now known as European Matrix Biology (EuMB). The BSMB is registered as a charity in England and Wales (number 281399), and is dependent mainly on the subscription income from its members. Its biannual meetings are funded by modest registration fees and by additional support from sponsors.
BSMB members come from diverse scientific backgrounds, working in universities, hospitals and industry. Specialities represented include biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, and physical chemistry. As you might expect, most of the membership live and work in the UK, although we do have a few members from the USA, Asia, Australia and Europe.
The objectives of the Society are:
- To advance the science of the extracellular matrix and related subjects
- To promote public education therein
- To promote academic study and research on the extracellular matrix and related areas and to publish the results of such study and research
The Society’s governing instrument is its Constitution. The business of the Society is managed by its Committee. The Honorary Officers, (Chairman, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer) and the ordinary members of the Committee are elected by the membership.
BSMB committee members automatically become trustees of the BSMB charity. All committee members should be familiar with the Constitution and read the following document:
Responsibilities of BSMB trustees (pdf file)