Prof. Boccaccini, invited speaker at BioMAH conference in Rome
Prof. Boccaccini was a member of the International Scientific Committee of the 1st Biennial Conference BIOMATERIALS FOR HEALTHCARE: Biomaterials for Tissue and Genetic Engineering and the Role of Nanotechnology (BioMAH), held at the headquarters of Italian National Research Council (CNR), Rome, Italy on 17-20 October 2016. Prof. Boccaccini was also an invited speaker at the conference. He presented the talk: “Soft Tissue Regeneration with Bioactive Glasses: Emerging Evidences and Successful Outcome”, which was scheduled in the “Bioactive Glasses” session in memory of Prof. Larry Hench. Our Institute was also represented by Kai Zheng (PhD student, pictured with Prof. Boccaccini), who presented two posters entitled: “Synthesis and characterization of cerium-containing mesoporous bioactive glass nanoparticles for biomedical applications”, with results of our work within the EU Horizon 2020 project MOZART (“Mesoporous matrices for localized pH-triggered release of therapeutic ions and drugs”) and “Biocompatible hierarchical porous scaffolds of magnesium silicate/poly(butylene succinate) composite for bone regeneration”, with results from our DAAD funded collaboration with Prof. Jie Wei ‘s research group at Engineering Research Center for Biomedical Materials of Ministry of Education in East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China. Prof. Boccaccini chaired the session “Bioceramics: Tradition and Innovation Trends” and he also moderated the Round Table “Multidoped silico-calcium phosphates as scaffolds for proliferation and differentiation of cells (MUSICAP)”. In the photos, Prof. Boccaccini with Prof. Luigi Ambrosio, Director of CNR Chemistry Department, with Prof. Antonio Ravaglioli and Prof. Julietta V. Rau (CNR, Institute Structure of Matter, Rome), Conference chairs, and with Prof. Chiara Vitale Brovarone, Polytechnic of Turin, coordinator of EU project MOZART.
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