Visiting PhD students from Mallorca
Two PhD students from the University of the Balearic Islands joined our department for three months with EEA/Norway scholarship.
Meet our visiting PhD students Manuel Gómez and Maria Satué
We are PhD candidates at the University of the Balearic Islands (Mallorca, Spain) and we have received EEA/Norway Grant for a research stay at the Department of Biomaterials at University of Oslo.
Our group (Group of Cell Therapy and Tissue Engineering, Research Institute on Health Sciences) is dedicated to the research and development of new therapies and technologies in the field of cell therapy, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine and its translation into clinical practice. Both groups (Group of Cell Therapy and Tissue Engineering and the Department of Biomaterials) have been closely collaborating in the development and characterization of new biomaterials. Furthermore, they have participated in several national and European projects.
Manuel’s work has focused on evaluating the biocompatibility and response of different materials and functionalized surfaces designed to improve soft tissue integration of dental implants, as well as on the screening among different bioactive molecules to improve periodontal regeneration. On the other hand, Maria has focused on developing a new coating for titanium implants by using the vitamin D precursor to improve osseointegration in patients with reduced bone volume and quality as well as for those with impaired bone healing.
What have they learned in Oslo?
At the Department of Biomaterials, we have gained knowledge in the field of biomaterials and in vivo testing. At the personal level, we found a multinational team of researchers who were keen to share their knowledge in biomaterials science with us. Furthermore, they have helped us to deal with everyday affairs related to the city, transports and housing.
We strongly recommend the Department of Biomaterials (University of Oslo) to anyone interested in improving knowledge and skills in biomaterials field in an excellent multidisciplinary and multicultural environment.