Prof. Boccaccini: invited speaker at ETH Zurich

Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini mit Prof. Stark und Dr. Dirk Mohn

On 10th February, Professor Boccaccini was an invited speaker in the seminar series 2015/16 (chairman: Prof. Dr. Rudi Gunawan) of the Institute of Chemical and Bioengineering (ICB), Department Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He presented the lecture: “Bioactive materials and biofabrication for tissue engineering: progress and challenges”. Host was Prof. Wendelin Stark. We have a long history of research collaborations with Prof. Stark and his team, including Dr. Dirk Mohn, particularly in the field of nanomaterials for tissue scaffolds focusing on nanoscale bioactive glass particles produced in Prof. Stark’s Functional Materials Laboratory which are investigated in the Boccaccini laboratory, previously at Imperial College London [1] and currently at the Erlangen Institute of Biomaterials [2]. (Click images to enlarge)

[1] S.K. Misra, et al., Comparison of nanoscale and microscale bioactive glass on the properties of P(3HB)/Bioglass (R) composites, Biomaterials, 29 (12) (2008), pp. 1750–1761.

[2] L.A. Strobel, et al., Novel strontium-doped bioactive glass nanoparticles enhance proliferation and osteogenic differentiation of human bone marrow stromal cells, Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 15.7 (2013): 1780.