Meet us at the following conferences:
- 8th BSRT symposium 2017 – RECOGNIZE, REPAIR, REGROW – PERSONALIZED BIOMEDICINE RISES, 29/11 - 01/12/ 2017, Berlin, Germany [J. Berkmann]
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Promotionspreis DGU / PhD thesis award
Dr. Taimoor H. Qazi has received the award for the best PhD thesis 2017 by the German Society for Trauma Surgery for his dissertation: "Synthetic biomaterial microenvironments to modulate paracrine effects of mesenchymal stroma cells for skeletal muscle regeneration". He received this prestigious price at the DKOU (German Congress for Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery).
Viola Vogel comes to Berlin as Einstein Visting Fellow
We are happy to welcome Prof. Dr. Viola Vogel - Professor and Deputy Chair of the Department of Health Science and Technology and head of the Laboratory of Applied Mechanobiology at the ETH Zürich, Switzerland as an Einstein Visting Fellow in our institute. As of January 2018, the satellite research group of Prof. Vogel and Prof. Duda in our institute will focus on unraveling mechanisms of cell-matrix interplay in the early phase in bone regeneration. We will look into the migration to and survival of regenerative and/or inflammatory cells at the injury site, the initiation of the inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cascade as well as the processes of angiogenesis, tissue formation and (re-) organization.
PhD Defense - Taimoor H. Qazi - Summa cum laude!!
Taimoor defended his PhD dissertation successfully on February 8th, 2017, and received the highest grade! Congratulations to the new Doctor!
for the last 4 years Taimoor worked on "Synthetic biomaterial microenvironments to modulate paracrine effects of mesenchymal stromal cells for skeletal muscle regeneration"
Of course the CellMat team was there to support Dr. Qazi.
Mechanical characterization of soft materials - our new nanoindentor
We are now able to locally characterize the mechanical properties of soft materials and tissues with our newly acquired nanoindentor. This is a great addition to our hard tissue mechanical characterhzation platform. Thank you to Jacob for the wonderful hands-on session on our Piuma nanoindentor
Best PhD student Paper awards 2016 in Regenerative Medicine from the BSRT
Congratulations to our own Taimoor Qazi for winning the prestigious best paper award 2016 from the Berlin-Brandenburg School for Regenerative Therapies. Check out his award winning paper:
Pumberger M*, Qazi TH*, Ehrentraut MC, Textor M, Kueper J, Stoltenburg-Didinger G, Winkler T, von Roth P, Reinke S, Borselli C, Perka C, Mooney DJ, Duda GN, Geißler S (2016). Synthetic niche to modulate regenerative potential of MSCs and enhance skeletal muscle regeneration. Biomaterials, 99, 95-108. * Equally contributing first authors
BioMah Conference - Rome, 17th-20th October 2016
Together with some of our partners of our European Mozart project, we attended the BioMah Conference in Rome.
Prof. Chiara Vitale-Brovarone, Prof. Aldo Boccaccini, Prof. Sheila MacNeil and dr. Anthony Bullock showed some great data related to work performed for the Mozart project.
Visit of Katie Ryan
Dr. Katie Ryan, lecturer in Pharmaceutics in the School of Pharmacy, University College Cork, Ireland, was a guest of the Institute for a week. It was a pleasure having her around and sharing experiences and knowledge.
Visit of Sandra Van Vlierberghe
Prof. Dr. Sandra Van Vlierberghe from the Polymer Chemisty and Biomaterials Group - Ghent Univeristy and Brussels Photonics Team - Vrije Universiteit Brussel visited the Institute on September 19th, 2016 and gave an excellent presentation on 3D printing of crosslinkable gelatines. New research collaborations with Sandra's team and the CellMat group are in the making!
PhD position for the topic "Mechanically driven cellular self-organization and soft tissue patterning in bone healing".
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10th World biomaterials Conference in Montréal
The Julius Wolff Institut was well presented at the 10th World biomaterials Conference in Montréal, Canada (17-22 May 2016).
Research from the CellMat team was presented by:
- Dr. Amaia Cipitria - Scaffold curvature-driven endogenous soft matrix guides mineralization
- Dr. Evi Lippens - Cell-instructive alginate-collagen hybrid gels for guided bone regeneration
- Mr. Taimoor Hasan Qazi - The influence of biomaterial based growth factor delivery on the regeneration of skeletal muscle after clinically relevant crush trauma
On May 9 & 10, 2016 we welcomed the partners of our European Mozart Project to our Institute for our biannual consortium Meeting.
Horizon2020 EU project MOZART
November 2015, launch of the new Horizon2020 EU project MOZART for the development of smart nanomatrices as platform for future, highly targeted therapies in the biomedical field (www.mozartproject.eu), and we are part of this 4-year consortium project!