FunGlass researchers start their research training program in the Institute of Biomaterials in Erlangen

Three researchers of the FunGlass Centre have started their research activities at the Institute of Biomaterials, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, under supervision of Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini and Dr. Liliana Liverani. Dr. Zulema Vargas (post-doctoral researcher) will work on a project entitled “Multifunctional scaffolds for bone and dental tissue regeneration”, Mr. Susanta Sengupta (PhD student) will work on “Polymer composites with incorporated mesoporous bioactive glass as enhanced multifunctional platforms for biomedical applications”, Mr. Fatih Kurtuldu (PhD student) on “Mesoporous bioactive glass nanoparticles for drug delivery application”. Later in November, Ms Nursen Mutlu (PhD student) will start her project on “Borate bioactive glasses for wound healing applications”. All researchers will be involved in a complete research training program focusing on processing and characterization of biomaterials with emphasis on cell biology testing.

S. Sengupta, A. Boccaccini, N. Mutlu, Z. Vargas, L. Liverani and F. Kurtuldu (from left)