Prof. Boccaccini at SGT Centenary Conference in Sheffield
Prof. Boccaccini was a member of the International Advisory Board of the SGT Centenary Conference & ESG2016, held in Sheffield, UK, on 4th – 8th September 2016. He co-organised, with Prof. E. Zanotto (CeRTEV), Univ. of San Carlos, Brazil), the symposium “Glasses in Healthcare – Hench Memorial Symposium” to honor the memory of the late Prof. Larry Hench, the inventor of Bioglass. Prof. Edgar Zanotto, Prof. David Pye (Alfred University, USA) and Prof. Boccaccini introduced the symposium with focused presentations to remember Prof. Hench. Prof. J. Jones (Imperial College London) delivered the first invited talk of the symposium (Profs. Zanotto, Pye and Jones are pictured with Prof. Boccaccini). In addition, Prof. Boccaccini presented the lecture: “Osteogenic differentiation and angiogenic potential of alkaline phosphatase functionalized boron-based bioactive glass scaffolds” (co-author: Dr. P. Balasubramanian), and the poster “Development and characterization of niobium ion releasing silicate bioactive glasses” (co-author: Ms V. Miguez Pacheco). The conference program is available. At SGT 100, Prof. Boccaccini met several collaborators and colleagues, many of them pictured with him, including: Prof. Leena Hupa (Abo Akademi Finland) and Prof. Delia Brauer (Univ. of Jena, Germany) co-editors with Prof. Boccaccini of the new book (in preparation, to be published by Royal Soc. of Chemistry): “Bioactive Glasses : Fundamentals, Technology and Applications“, Dr. M. Ojovan (IAEA Vienna, Austria), also member, with Prof. Boccaccini, of the Technical Committee 05 “Waste Vitrification” of the International Commission on Glass, Prof. Dusan Galusek and Dr. Dagmar Galuskova (Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín, Slovakia), partners in EU project FunGlass, Prof. R. Conradt, president of the German Glass Society (DGG), Prof. E. Bernardo (Univ. of Padova, Italy), collaborator in EU project CoACH, and Dr. Marina Trevelin (Univ. of San Carlos, Brazil), former visitor of our Institute.
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