The Erlangen Institute of Biomaterials celebrates 10 years in 2019
It has been already 10 years since the establishment of the Institute of Biomaterials within the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. The Institute started research and teaching activities on 1st October 2009 with the appointment of Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini (formerly at Imperial College London, UK) as Professor and Head of the Institute. Over the years the Institute has been successful in acquiring substantial extramural research funding and it has grown in research infrastructure, laboratory and office space, scientific, technical and administrative personnel as well as incorporating advanced experimental capabilities for the processing and characterisation a wide range of biomedical materials. We are grateful to all researchers and students that have come to our Institute from all over the world, in different stages of their careers, and have contributed to our expansion and innovative outputs with their motivation, new ideas and hard work, so that in the last 10 years the Institute has become a major player in the biomaterials community in Germany and internationally. We also acknowledge the exchanges and interactions with a very broad network of national and international collaborators, which has grown continuously over the years. We will celebrate the first 10 years of the Erlangen Institute of Biomaterials with an International Symposium to be held on *29th November 2019*. Details of this Anniversary Symposium will be communicated in due time. For now: mark the date in your calendars !