Visit from Poland

Prof. Boccaccini mit Prof. Mirka El Fray

Prof. Mirka El Fray, Director of the West Pomeranian Center of Advanced Technologies and Professor at the Polymer Institute, West Pomeranian University of Technology (ZUT) in Szczecin (Poland), visited the Institute of Biomaterials on 16-22 November 2014. In the framework of an ERASMUS lectureship, she delivered lectures on “Biopolymers in Medicine”. Prof. Boccaccini and members of our Institute discussed with Prof. Mirka El Fray the continuing research collaborations and student exchanges between Erlangen and the Polymer Institute at ZUT in the framework of the current project funded by DAAD in the field of biopolymers for cardiac patches. Our latest paper in collaboration with Prof. El Fray has been published [1]. Prof. El Fray also presented an invited lecture at the international symposium “Challenges for Biomaterials for the 21st Century” held on 19th November 2014.

[1] M. Tallawi, et al., Poly(glycerol sebacate)Poly(butylene succinate-dilinoleate) Blends as Candidate Materials for Cardiac Tissue Engineering, Macromolecular Symposia 12/2013; 334(Click image to enlarge)