Visit from University of Rostock
On 20-24 May 2019, we received the visit of Ms Alina Weizel, PhD student at University of Rostock, in the group of Prof. Hermann Seitz, Chair for Microfluidics. Ms Weizel visited also the research group of Dr. Silvia Budday (pictured with Ms Weizel and Prof. Boccaccini) at the FAU Chair of Applied Mechanics (Head: Prof. Paul Steinmann). We are collaborating with the group of Prof. Seitz in the framework of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB/CRC 1270 ‘ELAINE’ (Electrically Active Implants) (FAU PhD student: Thomas Distler) and with Dr. Budday and Prof. Steinmann in the context of the Emerging Fields Initiative (EFI) of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, project: “Novel Biopolymer Hydrogels for Understanding Complex Tissue Biomechanics”. The collaborative research involves investigation of the time-dependent mechanical properties of a new series of biocompatible hydrogels developed in our Institute for use in 3D models of soft tissues exhibiting a broad range of mechanical properties.