Visit from Greece

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In the framework of our DAAD funded IKYDA project “Biodegradable osteoinductive scaffolds based on new functionalised polyesters, calcium silicate bioceramics and mesoporous nanocarriers, for bone tissue engineering”, in collaboration with Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) , Greece, we received the visit of Prof. Dimitris Bikiaris and Ms Lazaridou  (PhD student), Department of Chemistry, AUTH. This project was successfully carried out (2018-2020) enabling the exchange of senior and early career researchers between our Institute and AUTH (including: School of Dentistry, Department of Physics, Department of Chemistry). Research involved the fabrication and characterisation of a new family of  bioactive glass-biopolymer scaffolds for bone tissue engineering with Prof. Eleana Kontonasaki as principal investigator from AUTH.  While results are being prepared for publications, a first output of the collaboration has been a recent review paper [1]. In the photo: Ms Lazaridou, Prof. Bikiaris, Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini, Ms Marcela Arango-Ospina (PhD student, FAU), Dr. Liliana Liverani (FAU).

[1] A. Zamboulis, et al., Polyglycerol hyperbranched polyesters: Synthesis, properties and pharmaceutical and biomedical applications,  Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2019, 20(24), 6210.