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 The French Society for Mineralized Tissue Biology (SFBTM) was created in 1998 under the leadership of Pierre Jurdic, Luc Malaval & Chantal Chenu in order to promote exchanges between french teams working in all fields related to mineralized tissues (bone and skeleton, teeth, shells and biomineralization) and more generally on the locomotor apparatus. The first meeting, held in Lyon, was an immediate success with over 140 participants. As you will see on the site, the meeting is now organized very year, each time in a different city, by a different but always enthusiastic team.

The French Mineralized Tissue Biology Days (JFBTM) are an opportunity to meet and exchange between researchers from more than 30 french research teams. A clear emphasis is put on the participation of young investigators, and it is often their first opportunity to present their work to the scientific community, including distinguished international speakers invited by the organizers. Talks and posters are selected by a Scientific Council of 12 members, which reflects the geographic and thematic diversity of the Society. The Council teams up with a jury of young post-doctoral researchers to evaluate student presentations and distribute awards to the best ones in the meeting.

Registering for the JFBTM automatically confers membership to the Society for a year. One may also directly pay the annual fee (find a form here). A General Assembly is held during the JFBTM, to elect the Scientific Council (1/3 renewed each year) and the Board of Directors (3 years term), whose overall mission is to promote the life and development of the Society (Support to JFBTM organization, funding of student awards, inter-laboratory student exchange fellowships, Scientific Council meetings, interactions with other scientific societies, web site management).

On this site, you will discover various topics aiming at promoting active players in the field, french laboratories working is the domain, as well as developing forefront scientific topics, and trying overall to develop as a useful and friendly Society!

We are counting on you, student or senior researcher, to support this website by feeding in your contributions, testimonies, reports, landmark publications and/or any practical information. This site is YOURS, do not hesitate to give us your feedback or suggestions!

If it is not already the case, we look forward to count you among the members of SFBTM, and to meet you during the next French Mineralized Tissue Biology Days !