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Join us at BIYSC! As good as new: making smart materials that regenerate tissues

By Dr. Soledad Pérez Amodio (Senior Researcher Biomaterials for Regenerative Therapies  at Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC)), BIYSC Coordinator of the project “Instructive Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine”)

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You don’t have to be a lizard to regenerate your tail! Nowadays, researchers are designing and making smart bioactive materials that are able to regenerate human tissues. During this course you will perform the whole process that a researcher working in regenerative medicine does in order to obtain and validate smart biomaterials for regenerative purposes.

You will learn how to design and fabricate bioactive materials for a specific target tissue. This part of the course will also include an overview of the different techniques available for the characterization of biomaterials. Once you’ve made your biomaterial, you’ll investigate whether it is able to stimulate the cellular processes needed for tissue regeneration. To do this, we will implant the biomaterials in an in vivo system that is based on the chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) of the chick embryo. We will then determine whether the biomaterial is able to stimulate the formation of new blood vessels and to modify the composition of the bones of the chick embryo.

During this course, you’ll also have the opportunity to talk to experts in the field of tissue regeneration.

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Join us at BIYSC!  Feel like a real scientist by reviewing the scaffold’s fabrication methods needed for tissue and organ regeneration and assay their capability to induce angiogenesis, a crucial property for the successful regeneration of tissues. APPLY NOW!

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BIYSC is an International Scientific Challenge programme, that aims to connect the most passionate science students with the best researchers in their field. Registrations are open, do not lose your place! If you like science and you are between 16-19 years-old you cannot miss BIYSC from July 11th to 22nd 2016 in ‪#‎Barcelona! 10 projects, 10 ‪#‎research centers, two weeks of practical courses to work in research centers side-by-side with researchers, ‪#‎scientific conferences, debates, visits to the research centers and much more! Are you in? www.biysc.org

The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is a research centre whose purpose is to carry out interdisciplinary research at the highest international quality level, which, by creating knowledge, helps to improve health and quality of life and generate wealth. The 17 IBEC research groups conduct excellent interdisciplinary research at the frontiers of engineering and life sciences, and cooperate with industry and clinicians on the development of new systems for diagnosis or treatment. Beneficiaries include the universities, research centres, the scientific community, the business sector that drives research in the bioengineering field, and society in general.

Director of the center: Josep Samitier Renowned researcher: Elisabeth Engel

 Excellence and recognition awards

  • 2015 – IBEC has received the “Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence” seal by the Ministry of Research, Development and Innovation of Spain.
  • 2015 – IBEC has received “Human Resources Excellence in Research” seal from the European Commission.
  • 2014 – IBEC’s Communications and Outreach Unit won funding for a year of outreach activities under FECYT’s call “Convocatoria de Ayudas para el fomento de la cultura científica, tecnológica y de la innovación”.
  • 2014 – IBEC was accepted into FECYT’s “Red de Unidades de Cultura Científica y de la Innovación (UCC+i)”.

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