On August 11th last, the NFB Scientific Research Cluster kick off meeting was held in NUI Galway, the aim of which was to review the developments of the Cluster to date and future plans.

Carolyn Holladay and Mangesh Kulkarni, two NCBES researchers and members of the Network of Excellence in Functional Biomaterials (NFB) Strategic Research Cluster have been awarded '50 best Abstracts' Awards at the TERMIS-EU 2008 conference.