Andrew English, a postgraduate researcher at the Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials (NFB), NUI Galway, has won an award for best poster presentation at the 7th NanoBio-Europe Conference, which was hosted in Cork in June.

Professor Abhay Pandit, Director of the Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials (NFB) at NUI Galway, has recently returned from Taiwan, where he delivered a plenary lecture at the 2011 International Symposium on Recent Advances in Pluripotent Stem Cells. The lecture took place at Taipei Medical University, and coincided with the 7thAnnual Meeting of the Taiwan Society for Stem Cell Research.

Now recognised as a significant player in the international biomaterials industry, Ireland was the venue the 24th European Conference on Biomaterials from 4-8 September. Jointly hosted by NUI Galway’s Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials (NFB), and the University of Ulster, Jordanstown, this was the first time the annual meeting of the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB) was held in Ireland.

A postgraduate researcher at NUI Galway has been awarded a fellowship at a prestigious University in Germany to advance his work in the field of cardiac tissue engineering. Michael Monaghan was awarded the fellowship by the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) and this will allow Michael to further his research in Germany until January 2012.

Dr Wenxin Wang, a principal investigator at the Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials (NFB), NUI Galway, has been awarded the prestigious SFI Principal Investigator award for his proposal focused on novel polymers for wound healing applications.

The Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials (NFB) at NUI, Galway announced the launch of its Industry Day at the forthcoming 24th European Conference on Biomaterials. Hosted by NFB, the conference is the annual meeting of the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB) and is taking place in the Dublin Convention Centre from September 4th to 9th 2011.

The annual meeting of the European Chapter of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS), which takes place in Granada, Spain between the 7th and 10th of June, will showcase much of the innovative research undertaken by researchers at the Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials (NFB), NUI Galway.
 

The Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials (NFB), NUI Galway, will collaborate with an Indian research team to realise a novel treatment for degenerative disc disease. Prof. Abhay Pandit, Director of the NFB and Assistant Professor Sourabh Ghosh from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi have established a research linkage which has attracted funding from the Indian Governments’ Department of Science and Technology under the India-Ireland co-operative Science Programme. The programme was established to encourage bilateral scientific collaboration between Indian and Irish scientists. 
 

Prof. Abhay Pandit, Director of the Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials (NFB) was among five awardees funded under an innovative new research programme funded by the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Office of Science and Technology (COSAT) and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI). The research projects, all in the biomedical sphere, were launched by the Minister for Research and Innovation Mr Sean Sherlock TD on Wednesday 11th May 2011.