March madness for Biomaterials

Department of Biomaterials had an eventful March with many of our researchers participating in two different international conferences.

A group of happy scientist joined us for an exciting ScSB meeting up in the snowy mountains. 

Department of Biomaterials was involved in organising this year's Scandinavian Society of Biomaterials meeting  in Hafjell that focussed on the underlying challenges in biomaterials research. With the combination of an exotic and atmospheric location up in the Norwegian mountains and promise of good skiing conditions, we were able to attract not only some of the leading scientists in the field of biomaterials and tissue engineering as invited speakers but also enthusiastic biomaterials scientists from all corners of the world with people flying from as far as Singapore just to join our conference. 

Many notes were taken during the keynote talk by Molly Stevens from Imperial College London. 

In addition to the very inspiring keynote talks by the topnotch international invited speakers, the scientific programme that was put together by Håvard, Hanna, and our colleagues Pawel and David from NTNU also included excellent contributed talks from biomaterials researchers from all across Europe, two of which were given by PhD students from our lab David Wiedmer and Manuel Schweikle. With two oral presentations, one rapid fire presentation, and four posters, we took the opportunity to showcase our research to our Nordic peers and our lab was in fact the most represented group in Hafjell. Many scientific discussions were had during the long coffee breaks, in the outdoor swimming pool, in the overcrowded sauna, and especially during the poster sessions, making all the effort our department has put into arranging this fantastic event all the more worthwhile.

Our presenters Manuel and David offering a helping hand to David Grainger from University of Utah, one of the invited speakers at ScSB2017. More pictures from ScSB2017 can be found here. All photos by Jonas Wengenroth.

From snowy mountain to sunny California

Department of Biomaterials was represented by Håvard, Manuel, Hanna, Petter, Anne, Gaute, and David at IADR2017 in San Francisco.

Our department was also well-represented at the IADR2017 conference, the largest conference on dental research, that was organised in San Francisco exactly one week after the Hafjell meeting. As many as six researchers from our lab presented their latest research results at the conference to an audience of broad interdisciplinary background in all aspects of dental research. Being able to discuss our science with people having different research interests and scientific backgrounds, as well as meeting with our colleagues from the Faculty of Dentistry in Oslo far away from the toils of everyday worklife and learning more about their research work counted for us as the definite highlights of this conference.

David made the most of the rare chance of being able to turn the tables and questioning his supervisor Håvard on the content of his poster. More pictures from IADR2017 can be found here. Photo by Natalia Andronova

 

Tags: Biomaterials, conferences, dissemination, IADR, ScSB
Published Apr. 5, 2017 11:57 AM - Last modified Apr. 11, 2017 6:44 PM