Prof. Boccaccini: invited speaker at BETSE 2017 in Leeds, UK


Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini was one of the invited speakers at the Bone and Enamel Tissue Science and Engineering 2017 (BETSE 2017) One-Day Meeting held on 13 December 2017 in Leeds, United Kingdom (chair: Prof. Animesh Jha, University of Leeds, pictured with Prof. Boccaccini). Prof. Boccaccini presented the lecture: “Bioactive glasses with therapeutic ion release for bone regeneration: progress and challenges”. Our Institute was also represented by Ms Seray Kaya and Mr Lukas Gritsch, PhD students in the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Training Network “Drug-Free Antibacterial Hybrid Biopolymers for Medical Applications” (HyMedPoly) project, who presented oral contributions. A poster in collaboration with the group of Prof. Dimitris Bikiaris (School of Chemistry, University of Thessaloniki, Greece) entitled: “Bulk modification and surface micropatterning of poly(lactic acid): a synergistic strategy to enhance cell adhesion and proliferation” was also presented. Prof. Boccaccini met with colleagues and former collaborators Prof. Xuebin Yang, Dr. Reem El-Gendy (University of Leeds) [1].

[1] El-Gendy R; et al., Investigating the Vascularization of Tissue-Engineered Bone Constructs Using Dental Pulp Cells and 45S5 Bioglass® Scaffolds. Tissue Engineering – Part A, 21 (2015) 2034-2043.


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