Prof. Boccaccini presented keynote talk at World Biomaterials Congress in Montreal

Prof. Boccaccini auf dem WBC

On Thursday 19th May, Prof. Boccaccini presented the keynote talk: “Multifunctional and bioactive soft coatings by electrophoretic deposition” in the context of the New Frontiers symposium: “Multifunctional biomolecular interfaces for orthopaedic applications” at the World Biomaterials Congress (WBC 2016) in Montreal, Canada. In the photo the co-chairs of the symposium Dr. Juan Jose Pavon (University of Antioquia, Colombia) and Prof. Jonathan Knowles (UCL, UK). Dr. Liliana Liverani (post-doctoral researcher) and Ms Yuyun Yang (PhD student) (both pictured with Prof. Boccaccini) also represented our Institute at WBC 2016. Dr. Liverani presented the oral contribution “Electrospinning with benign solvents: feasibility study and versatile use of poly(epsilon-caprolactone) fibers” and the poster: “Functionalized poly(glycerol sebacate)/poly(butylene succinatedilinoleate electrospun scaffolds for cardiac tissue engineering”, a joint project with the group of Prof. M. El Fray, Szczecin, Poland, while Yuyun Yang presented the poster: “Tailoring the degradation behavior and the bioactivity of pure Mg by polycaprolactone/bioactive glass coatings”, a collaboration with the group of Prof. Sanna Virtanen in Erlangen. Boccaccini also presented the poster: “Increase in VEGF secretion induced by particles of porous silica glasses containing CuO and SrO” in collaboration with the group of Prof. Maria Vallet Regi (Madrid, Spain). During WBC 2016 Prof. Boccaccini met numerous colleagues and research collaborators, including Prof. M. El Fray, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, Poland, Prof. Frank Witte, Charite, Berlin, Prof. Juergen Groll, Univ. of Wuerzburg, Dr. Jochen Salber, University Hospital Knappschaft Bochum, Dr. Janis Locs, Riga Technical University, Dr. Julian Bejarano, University of Chile. (Click images to enlarge)