Visit to Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China
Ms Svenja Heise and Ms Katharina Schuladen (PhD students) visited in June 2018 the School of Life Sciences in Northwestern Polytechnical University, NPU, Xi’an, China, in the framework of the DAAD funded project “Fabrication and In vitro/In vivo osteogenesis of bioadaptive drug delivery coatings on Mg alloy implants”. The program involves the exchange of PhD students and senior researchers between the two institutions, and aims at developing novel electrophoretic coatings on Mg alloy implants. From FAU side, both the Institute of Biomaterials (Head: Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini) and the Institute for Surface Science and Corrosion (research group led by Prof. S. Virtanen) are involved. In the photo: Dr. Ning Cui, Ms Hongfei Qi, Dr. Kai Dong, Prof. Liting Lu (principal investigator at NPU), Svenja Heise, Katharina Schuhladen, Mr Juncen Zhou (PhD student in the FAU Institute for Surface Science and Corrosion), Dr. Qiang Chen (alumnus of the Institute of Biomaterials).