The ACF Activity Seminar FY2019: Biomaterials in cellular and tissue microenvironments

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24 October, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 25 October, 2019 at 12:30 PM CEST


JSPS Alumni Club in Finland (ACF) Activity Seminar FY2019

“Biomaterials in cellular and tissue microenvironments”

Admission is free of charge.

Registration is required before October 15, 2019.

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– Program – 

Date and time: October 24, 2019, 12:00-16:45 (Reception to follow)

October 25, 2019, 9:00-12:15


Venue: Arje Scheinin auditorium, Dentalia (Lemminkäisenkatu 2, Turku, Finland)


Organizers:  JSPS Alumni Club in Finland (ACF), JSPS Stockholm Office,

BioCity Turku Biomaterials and Medical Device Research Program, Turku Science Park Ltd


Thursday October 24th

12:00-12:20  Opening remarks by Prof. Pekka Vallittu, Dean Institute of Dentistry, University of Turku, Finland

12:20-12:30  Welcome words by Mr. Takao Yoshihara, Deputy Director of JSPS Stockholm Office

12:30-13:15  “Injectable in-vivo gel forming matrices that acts on endogenous cells to regenerate bone” by Prof. Jöns Hilborn, Uppsala University, Sweden

13:15-14:00 “Printing high cell density hydrogels for micro-tissue formation” by Prof. Kenneth Dalgarno, Newcastle University, UK

14:00-14:15  Coffee break and poster presentations

14:15-15:00  “Nano hybrid of calcium phosphates for dental applications; its morphology and reactivity improvements” by Prof. Masamoto Tafu, National Institute of Technology, Toyama College, Japan

15:00-15:45  “Biomechanical implications for tissue-abutment interface BEST quality assessment” by Prof. Michael Gasik, Aalto University, Finland

15:45-16:30  “Nanofibrillar cellulose for controlled drug delivery” by Prof. Timo Laaksonen, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

16:30-16:45  “Preparation and evaluation of CaCO3 Ceramics as a new bone augmentation materials” by Mr. Kohei Kishi, Shiraishi Central Laboratories Co., LTD

16:45-            Get-together reception


Friday October 25th

9:00-9:45  “Biomaterials for dentin regeneration” by Dr. Adam Celiz, Imperial College London, UK

9:45-10:30 “Chemical and topographical modification of materials surface to add biofunctions” by Prof. Takao Hanawa, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan

10:30-11:15 “Could lab-grown teeth replace dental prostheses?” by Dr. Anamaria Balic, University of Helsinki, Finland

11:15- 11:30 Coffee break

11:30-12:15  Presentations PhD candidates

12:15             Closing remarks by Prof. Pekka Vallittu



24 October, 2019 at 12:00 PM CEST
25 October, 2019 at 12:30 PM CEST
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JSPS Alumni Club in Finland (ACF)
JSPS Stockholm Office


Arje Scheinin auditorium, Dentalia
Lemminkäisenkatu 2
Turku, Finland
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