Annual Meeting of the German Society of Glass Technology in Nuremberg
On 13th-15th May 2019, the first joint Meeting between the German Society of Glass Technology, DGG, and the French Union for Science and Glass Technology, USTV, (93rd Annual Meeting of German Society of Glass Technology (DGG) in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the French Union for Science and Glass Technology) took place in Nuremberg with strong participation of our Institute. The meeting was chaired by Prof. Dominique de Ligny (Chair for Glass and Ceramics) while Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini (Institute of Biomaterials), was member of the organizing committee (pictured with Prof. De Ligny, Prof. E. Bitzek and Prof. U. Lohbauer, FAU members of the committee). This was a truly international meeting with participants from 16 different countries. In total 361 participants attended the conference and more than 180 communications were offered. Prof. Boccaccini was the organizer of the special symposium “FunGlass”, dedicated to presentations of the Centre for Functional and Surface Functionalized Glass (FunGlass) Alexander Dubček University of Trencin, Slovakia. He also co-organized the symposium “Glasses in Healthcare”, together with Prof. Delia Brauer (University of Jena) (pictured with all presenters in the symposium). Prof. Boccaccini presented the lecture: “Bioactive glass nanoparticles for biomedical applications”. Participants of our Institute were also Marcela Arango-Ospina (oral presentation entitled: “In vitro activity of ion-doped silicon oxycarbide-based bioactive glasses for bone tissue engineering”), Katharina Schuhladen (oral presentation entitled: “Silicate, borosilicate and borate bioactive glasses: A comparison of the dissolution behavior under different conditions”) and Qaisar Nawaz (poster presentation entitled: “Evolution of crystallization kinetics, and mineralization of partially crystallized 45S5 bioactive glass”, in collaboration with colleagues from University of Jena and Fraunhofer Institute Halle), and Dr. Liliana Liverani (FunGlass session). The poster of Qaisar Nawaz was awarded the First Prize of the poster competition at the conference.