Biomaterials back on the road again
No more conferences attended from our sofas at home! After a long wait, we were finally able to reunite with our friends and colleagues at real-life physical conferences.
Daria, Hanna and Håvard had a busy time at the ScSB2022 conference in Latvia. But we still made time for a warm rendezvous with our former PhD student Aman Chahal (second from left).
Department of Biomaterials has had a busy June filled with opportunities to present our latest research results at two international conferences. After such a long break from physical meetings, we did not dare to venture too far or spread the group too thin. So we decided to send out only a small but effective task force to represent our lab at the annual meeting of the Scandinavian Society for Biomaterials (ScSB) in Latvia and at the EuroPerio10 conference in Copenhagen.
Making our voice heard in our scientific communities
While our PhD student Minh Thieu was showcasing his research results on in vivo bone ingrowth in ceramic TiO2 scaffolds during his oral presentation to the European periodontics community at EuroPerio10, Daria Zaytseva-Zotova, Hanna Tiainen and Håvard Haugen were keeping the stage occupied in Jurmala. Håvard was invited to give a keynote talk on intrinsically disordered peptides and their capacity to enhance bone regeneration on the closing day of ScSB2022. His talk was shortly followed by Daria's oral presentation on combining QCM-D and live cell imaging to study cell-implant interactions before the final session of the conference that was chaired by Hanna. Hanna was also elected to represent Norway on the ScSB board for the next three years during the meeting in Jurmala.
Welcoming our biomaterials friends to Norway in 2023
We also presented next year's ScSB annual meeting that we are hosting together with our colleagues Berit Løkensgard Strand and Pawel Sikorski from NTNU. The scientific programme of ScSB2023 will be exploring the various ways in which we biomaterial scientists mimic nature to understand fundamental cell-material interactions and develop biomaterial based therapies, and we already have some exciting keynote speakers lined up for this meeting. We are very much looking forward to welcoming our Nordic and Baltic biomaterials colleagues to snowy Røros in March 2023!