ISMB Calls for Distinguished Investigator Award Nominees and for New ISMB Council Members

ISMB announces the Opening of the Call for Nominations for the 2020 Distinguisher Investigator Award.

This Award is given by the International Society for Matrix Biology to an established researcher in recognition of important lifetime achievements in the field of Matrix Biology.

A list of the former winners is given at

The Awardee will give the ISMB Distinguished Investigator Lecture at the 2020 ASMB Biennial Conference, Nov. 8-11th 2020 in St. Louis, Missouri.

ISMB members are invited to send in their nominations for the Distinguished Investigator Awardee 2020. Please provide:

  1. A full curriculum vitae of the nominee, including a list of their publications.
  2. A letter of nomination that highlights key lifetime research achievements in the field of Matrix Biology.

These nominations will be voted on by the ISMB Council.

Please send nomination packs to the ISMB Secretary ( by 31stJan. 2020 at the latest.


Call for Nominations for New ISMB Council Members.

There are two vacancies to serve on the ISMB Council and we are calling for nominations or volunteers to fill these. If you wish to nominate someone, please make sure first that they agree to be nominated.

The vacancies are for:

1 regular ISMB Council member (from any region of the world) and

1 early-career Council member (from any region of the world).

The main responsibilities of regular Council members are to promote the Aims of ISMB in the international matrix biology community in general, and to take part in ISMB Council meetings by teleconference or in-person at conferences, to vote in the Awards processes, and to take part in nominations for Executive officers of Council. The ISMB statutes are available at

The early-career Council member will have involvement in the Communications sub-group and social media activities and in raising awareness of ISMB amongst early career researchers, and will take part in ISMB Council meetings by teleconference or in-person at conferences.

All Council members serve a 3 year term in the first instance, with the option of renewal for a further 3 years.

Please send names, contact details and biosketch of Council nominees to the ISMB Secretary, by 27th January 2020.