The TERMIS-EU SYIS Debate Competition has been launched for the first time during the TERMIS-EU 2017 that took place in Davos (Switzerland) the last 26 – 30 June. The topic of the Debate was “Will 3D-Printing or Decellularised organs rescue the donor-based organ scarcity for transplantation?”
The team composed by Daniela Pacheco from Portugal, PhD candidate in Materials Engineering at Polytechnic of Milan (Italy); Sebastião van Uden from Portugal, PhD candidate at Bioengineering Laboratories “BEL” (Italy); and Filippo Cipriani from Italy, PhD candidate at Technical Proteins NanoBiotechnology “TPNBT” (Spain) won the debate for the 3D printing motion.
The Scientific debate has been such an intense, brilliant, unordinary brainstorming. Filippo, Daniela and Sebastião would like to thank the TERMIS – SYIS council for this amazing opportunity.
Alicia Fernández Colino‘s thesis entitled “Thermosensitive injetable hydrogels with enhanced stability based on elastin, silk and leucine zipper motifs for tissue engineering and drug delivery applications” and María Jesús Piña Lancho‘s Thesis entitled “ELR-based nanocomplexes with potential biomedical uses” have been awarded by the University of Valladolid (UVA) as Doctorate Extraordinary Awards.
Israel’s thesis called: “Biofunctional hydrogels based on elastin-like recombinamers as extracellular matrix analogues” has won the European Doctorade Award 2015, granted by the European Society of Biomaterials. The new created hydrogels are able to induce tissue regeneration, bone healing and avoids the rejection of body foreign materials like titanium stents.
Congratulations for winning the Second Prize in GEP’s Award of 2012 in the best PhD thesis competition of the Spanish Polymer Group “GEP” a division of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry and the Spanish Royal Society of Physics. Her thesis titled “Stimuli-Responsive Systems Based on Elastin-Like Recombinamers for Biomedical Applications” was carried out in our group BIOFORGE, under the direction of Matilde Alonso Rodrigo and José Carlos Rodríguez Cabello