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27th February the CePT Conference took place in Warsaw Medical University. The members of the Laboratory of Polymer and Biomaterials were present on this conference as well, presenting the idea of electrospinnun materials for biomedical applications.
On 10th Octobre 2016 started The Fiber Society Conference which took place in Cornell University, USA. Olga Urbanek was one of the participants this conference and has presented the latest data concetning ,, Charge assisted tailoring and its effect on surface modification of chitosan nanofibres''. The data comes from PRELUDIUM project No. 2014/15/N/ST8/03757 supported by National Science Centre. Presence of Polymer Physics Laboratory member on this conference was partially supported by The Kościuszko Foundation.
The main strategy of the conference was to integrate research and industry society in case of new fibres applications formed by various methods. During conference awards have been handed for the best article for young scientist. It was a great possibility to meet researchers from various countries and their current-innovative study on fibres.
PhD Dorota Kolbuk-Konieczny was the participant of the BIOMATERIALS FOR HEALTHCARE: Biomaterials for Tissue and Genetic Engineering and the Role of Nanotechnology Conference in Rome between 17-20 of October of the 2016. She presented data about “Tailoring of mechanical properties by molecular orientation in polymeric scaffolds”. Co-authors of the report published in conference Book of Proceedings (ISBN 978 88 8080 214 3) are Piotr Denis and Olga Urbanek.
The main strategy of the conference were to promote the development of innovative, smart- biomimetic nanomaterials for tissue regeneration-pharma-dental industry and fundamental knowledge in biomaterial-cell interactions . It was a great possibility to meet Professors from 25 countries and their current-innovative study from above mentioned topics.
It was our pleasure to attend Electrospin 2016 in Otranto, 28th June - 1st July 2016. This conference particularly distinguished by a high scientific level. The oppening speach gave prof. DH. Reneker, who is the author of many publications about polymer physics, computer modeling of conformation defects in polymer crystals or electrospinning of polymer fibers. Also other respected scientisct appeared on this conference eg. prof. A. Yarin, prof. E. Zussman, prof. Il-Doo Kim. Participants could attend two paraller sessions concerning various applications of nanofibres prepared by electrospinning techniques. Some topics eg. self healing fibres, were drew special attention. During this conference three members of our research group presented the latest data. Olga Urbanek and Judyta Dulnik, presented results from PRELUDIUM (No. 2014/15/N/ST8/03757) and OPUS project, respectively.Dr Tomasz Kowalczyk as well presented results during poster session.
Additional adventage of this conference was great venue as well as very good organization of this event.
It was our pleasure to organize IPPT-Technion Microsymposium on 29th April 2016. About 40 people from various institutions took part in this event and 9 speakers presented their research topics. Our special guest, prof. Eyal Zussman from Technion, Haifa, Israel, presented very interesting and inspiring topic concerning stimuli- responsive polymers. Speakers from Polymer Physics Laboratory of our Institute shortly presented results from running projects like Preludium, Opus and Sonata. We also got to know more about composite fibres with reduced graphene oxide, presented by dr. Filippo Pierini. During coffee break, participants enthusiastically discussed about both, scientific and private plans. We hope that participants, as well as the organizers are satisfied with scientifice level and atmosphere during this symposium. We hope that in the future we will repeat such nice meeting and we will meet you there!
On June 28th to July 1st, 2016 in Otranto (Italy) will take place 4th International Conference on Electrospinning 2016 (Electrospin 2016). We hope to meet you there and discuss about electrospinning :)
Electrospin 2016 follows the previous Conferences in the Series which took place in Melbourne (2010), Jeju (2012), and San Francisco (2014). On this event of the most recent scientific and technological advances are discussed in the areas of electrospinning, polymer nanofibers, and related applications. Topics of interest include: material development, polymer, ceramic, metal, and nanocomposite nanofibers, green materials and sustainability, theoretical and simulation methods for electrospinning and for predicting nanofiber properties, filtration and textiles, applications in tissue engineering and biomedicine, mechanical properties of nanofibers and nanowires, optical and electronic properties, smart wearables, new materials for energy harvesting, management and storage.
Members of Polymer Physics Laboratory as well will be there presenting the lates results from OPUS and PRELUDIUM projects.
Link to the conference website you will find here Electrospin 2016
I am pleased to inform you that IPPT PAN - Technion Microsymposium on Electrospinning for Biomedical Applications with our special guest, prof. Eyal Zussman from Technion, Haifa, Israel is to be held on April 29, 2016 at the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa.
Paweł Ł. Sajkiewicz, Event Chairman
15-16th December 2014 Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology organised Winter School which focused on modern methods of imaging of macromolecules, cells, tissues and organs.
In connection with research carried out under the OPUS and SONATA projects our staff took part in Winter School in Nencki Institute entitles: ,,Imaging of macromolecules, cells, tissues and organs''. It was the second Winter School organized in the project "Innovative use of stem cells in medicine" implemented in the task co-financed by the European Union - European Regional Development Fund Operational Programme Innovative Economy POIG.01.01.02-00-109 / 09. During lectures issues such as fluorescence microscopy, laser scanning cytometry or ultrasound imaging methods was discussed. All issues were discussed on the basis of ongoing research in Nencki Institute. Our researchers also took part in poster session, presenting preliminary results from cell studies. On the second day of Winter School lab tour was organised.
PhD Dorota Kołbuk at this year's autumn conference, E-MRS in Warsaw
PhD Dorota Kolbuk was a participant of European Materials Research Society Conference (E-MRS) Fall Meeting, which took place September 15-18 in Warsaw University of Technology, Poland. Poster “Tailoring of polycaprolactone crystallinity” was presented at Biomimetics and regenerative medicine session. This research has been supported by Polish National Science Centre Grant 2013/09/D/ST8/04009 “This paper has been supported by Polish National Science Centre Grant 2013/09/D/ST8/04009 “Influence of one- and two-componet polymer substrate crystallinity degree on cells response during in-vitro study”.
On 1-5 September 2014 in Udine (Italy) members of Polymer Physics Laboratory participated in Summer School of Electrospinning. Lectures were conducted by: prof. Alexander Yarin, prof. Eyal Zussman, prof. Ignacio Gonzalez Loscertales, Dr Asa Barber and prof. Paweł Sajkiewicz.
The participants of the course were both students of Masters and PhD, employees of different institutes and managers how their teams. It was a wonderful opportunity for all to acquire new knowledge and verify the results of their work during the discussions with other course participants. Lectures started prof. Alexander Yarin, which specifically focused on the rheology, Taylor cone and jetting from liquid droplets, jet stability, bending instability, and potential applications. It was an excellent opportunity to examine the phenomena that we observe during our work. The lectures were extremely interesting, and willing participants actively took part in the discussion. Then the lectures were conducted by prof. Ignacio Gonzalez Loscertales from University of Malaga. Professor Loscertales mainly spoke about: electrospray in cone jet mode: asymptotics and scaling laws, coaxial electrosprays: production of core-shell microparticles, synthesis of complex microparticles and microfibers by coaxial electrospinning. Professor Eyal Zussman focused on: structural formation of electrospun fibers, formation of hollow fibers, and encapsulation and controlled release from electrospun fibers. Particularly enthusiastic was adopted Dr. Asa Barber which turned out to be a great orator :D His lecture topics were focusing on: electrospun fiber properties including surface, mechanical and thermal behavior, and potential applications. The last two days of lectures were led by prof. Pawel Sajkiewicz from our laboratory. He was also co-organizer of this training. Professor Paweł Sajkiewicz focused on: morphology and molecular/supermolecular structure of electrospun nanofibers including introduction to phase transitions and structure of polymers, structural investigation, structure optimization for tissue engineering applications.
Professor Eyal Zussman during his lectures. Professor Paweł Sajkiewicz from Polymer Physics Laboratory.
Professor Ignacio Gonzalez Loscertales.
From 24th to 28th of August M. Sc Piotr Denis took part in a 2nd International Conference on Bio-based Polymers and Composites. With more than 200 participants from over 50 countries it guaranteed wide variety of usefull knowledge, focused mainly on practical applications of novel polymeric materials and its chemical and physical processing methods. He had poster presentation with subject matter directly connected with the science project currently realized in our department: Electrospinning and structure of bicomponent polycaprolactone/gelatin nanofibers obtained using alternative solvent system.
On 27th May 2014 prof. Paweł Sajkiewicz and Ph.D. Tomasz Kowalczyk take part in V Conference of Centre for Preclinical Research and Technology (CePT).
The leading theme of the conference was to present CePT as the implementing entity broader scientific collaboration between the various partners of the Project and external entities. Prof. Paweł Sajkiewicz gave a lecture entitled: ,,Mathematical model of the degradation of aliphatic polyesters as a tool for the preclinical evaluation of biodegradable implants for tissue engineering - a joint project of the National Science Centre (WIM PW, IPPT PAN)''. Ph.D. Tomasz Kowalczyk presented topic ,,The use of nanofibers made by electrospinning method in medicine. The synergy of scientific technology and medicine''.
M.Sc. Olga Urbanek had an opportunity to take part in 4th Summer Symposium on Nanomaterials and Their Application to Biology and Medicine which took place 15-18th June 2014 in Poznań.
During poster session M.Sc. Olga Urbanek presented results arising form work entitled ,,The effect of hydroxyapatite nanoparticles addition on crystallinity and surface properties of bioresorbable nanocomposites after gamma sterylization treatment''. Symposium attendees had the opportunity to listen to interesting lectures focusing on current trends in nanoparticles / nanotubes research, their potential applications and current scientific challenges. An interesting point of the program was lab tour in NanoBioMedical Center.