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Who are we?

The first meeting devoted to fibrinolysis was organized in Paris in 1972 by the International Committee on Fibrinolysis. The International Society for Fibrinolysis and Thrombolysis was founded in 1992, with a financial endowment from the D. Collen Research Foundation (now Life Sciences Research Partners). In 1997, the society changed its name to International Society for Fibrinolysis and Proteolysis (ISFP). At present, ISFP represents a community that comprises 200 members from over 30 countries.

Our Mission

ISFP is an international network of scientists and researchers that are interested in studying how extracellular proteolysis - mediated by the plasminogen/plasmin system and the metalloproteiase system - plays a key role in many physiological and pathological processes. By providing the platform for knowledge sharing and opportunities for collaboration, ISFP promotes networking that leads to the formation of a close-knit community both on- and offline.

Meet the Members


Executive Director

Paul Y. Kim

Dr. Kim (Canada) is the Executive Director of the ISFP, which is now located in Canada. With the guidance of Dr. Roger Lijnen, the immediate past Executive Director, Dr. Kim strives for the continued success of ISFP.

ISFP Council Members

Other Contributors

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