In recent years we have witnessed that the field of skeletal biology and medicine has bloomed in Israel. To this end there is a dire need for a society which will facilitate scientific connections and networking activities to educate and promote excellence within these expanding fields. Current research actively conducted within this field includes biomechanics, cell biology, stem cells, epigenetics, molecular biology, dentistry, developmental biology, endocrinology, epidemiology, skeletal immunology, bone metabolism, orthopedics, rheumatology, pathology, pharmacology and physiology. A better understanding of the fundamental processes in skeletal biology will no doubt result in identification of novel clinical and therapeutic approaches to tackle the various pathology associated with bone, cartilage, tendons and ligaments, all of which work in concert to facilitate an active life.

As indicated above, the unique activities of ISSBM encompass both clinical and basic research, which is reflected by the society’s steering committee;

Chair: Prof. Dafna Benayahu, TAU
Stem cell research

Treasure: Dr. Yankel Gabet, TAU
Bone Biology

Secretary: Dr. Noam Levaot, BGU
Bone Cell Biology

Dr Mona Dvir-Ginzberg. HUJI
Cartilage biology in Development and aging

Prof. Ron Shahar, HUJI
Bone mechanics architecture

Prof. Joseph Foldes, Hadassah Medical Center, HUJI
Metabolic bone diseases and osteoporosis

Prof. Sophia Ish-Shalom , Elisha Hospital