13. MCM 2017 – Rovinj (HR) – 24-29 September 2017

Dear members of COST action MP 1301 NEWGEN,

As a member of our COST Action, on behalf of Croatian Microscopy Society I would like to announce that we are organizing the 13th Multinational Congress on Microscopy (13.MCM http://mcm2017.irb.hr/) in Rovinj (at Croatian seaside, peninsula Istria) on September 24-29th. This 13. MCM is approved with European Extension.

This congress covers usage of all kind of microscopy in life science, material science and also includes sections about instrumentation.

MCM2017 comes in succession of twelve regional meetings jointly organized so far by our sister societies; from the first one in Parma, to the most recent one in Eger. That means, our MCM has already a long tradition.

We, the Croatian Microscopy Society, will host the forthcoming meeting this September, and we are cordially inviting you to participate, to attend, and … to enjoy in all aspects of such an event: the scientific program and discussions with fellow microscopists from all over Europe, the commercial exhibition, the natural beauty and the cultural heritage of Rovinj, Istria and Croatia.

We are inviting you to take all necessary steps as soon as possible: visit our web-page, inspect the scientific program, choose your field of interest, fill the registration form, and submit the abstract.

The deadline for abstract submission is May 15th.

We are gladly looking forward to see you in Rovinj this September!

On behalf of the 13.MCM Local Organizing Committee and co-chairs Igor Weber,

Andreja Gajovic
(President of Croatian Microscopy Society)

BIOPOL 2017 – Mons (BE) – 11-13 September 2017

Dear partners,

The 6th International Conference on Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers (BIOPOL-2017) will be organized by the University of Mons (UMONS), the University of Alicante (UA), the ECNP and Materia Nova in the beautiful MiXC congress Centre in Mons (Belgium) on 11-13 September 2017.

This is a great opportunity for researchers, students and companies from all over the world to exchange up-to-date ideas and opinions on current research and new applications of biopolymers and biocomposites.
Important deadlines :

  • Call for Abstracts : submission until May 19th 2017 (one week left !). More details on the Biopol Website.
  • Registration : Early-bird registration until June 30th 2017. More info.


7th Call for STSMs

Dear NEWGEN partners,

We are pleased to inform you that remaining budget is available for funding for a seventh call for STSM’s within this Grant Period.

All STSM activities must occur in their entirety before October 1st, 2017.

All needful information can be found on the dedicated webpage of our website (see http://www.cost-newgen.org/events/stsm/) and in the file in attachment : MP1301-seventh call STSM

Deadline for applications : May 19th, 2017

Deadline for completion of your STSM : October 1st, 2017

Best regards,


YUCOMAT 2017 – September 4-8

Dear NEWGEN partners,

Please find here information about an International Conference at Herceg Novi (Montenegro) next September 4-8, 2017. This conference is organized by the Materials research Society of Serbia.

Prof. Bojana Obradovic (Univ. Belgrade) is in the Organizing Committee, don’t hesitate to contact her for further information (bojana@tmf.bg.ac.rs)

Best regards,





NEWGEN MP1301 – Second Training School – “Non living materials meet living biology”

Dear NEWGEN partners,

The Training School “Non Living Materials meet living Biology” will take place from Tuesday 9th to Friday 12th May 2017 at Airotel Achaia Beach in Patras, Greece. It will be organised in the framework of the COST action MP1301 NEWGEN and with the support of the JECS Trust.

Topics such as Bone structure and properties, cell biology, bone physiology; Biocompatibility; Biointerphase; Processing of materials and final surface characteristics; Scaffold design, processing, biodegradation/resorption; Mechanobiology; Bone Tissue Engineering; In vivo experimental procedures and Surgical aspects  will be discussed.

The school will propose lectures given by internationally recognized experts and a Poster Contest will be organized: all students are encouraged to participate by presenting a poster of their research/thesis.

Limited to 50 students!
COST MP1301 NEWGEN will reimburse a fix grant of 300 € to 40 participants,
members of the project.

Further information and registration:

  1. on our NEWGEN website – section “Training Schools” ( http://www.cost-newgen.org/events/training-schools/ ‎)
  2. on the ECerS website (registration) : Second Training School on ECerS website


Bioceramics 29 – Toulouse (FR) – October 25-27, 2017

29th Symposium and Annual meeting of the International Society for Ceramics in Medecine

October 25-27, 2017 in Toulouse (France)


The International Society for Ceramics in Medicine (ISCM) invites you to attend Bioceramics 29, the 29th Symposium and Annual Meeting of ISCM, from October 25th to 27th, 2017.

This edition of Bioceramics will be held in the historically-rich city of Toulouse, the largest city in southern France and appealing by its historical background but also exceptional scenic location, centrally located between the Mediterranean sea, Atlantic ocean and Pyrenees mountains. It can be easily accessed by plane from any major European city and is well connected to the train and highway networks. In the middle of an agricultural area, the development of Toulouse is strongly linked to airplane and space industries, which have driven the creation of several high level schools and have conferred to the city some intellectual and cultural attractiveness (Toulouse is the place of two Nobel prizes in chemistry and economics). Regarding bioceramics and bone implants, several companies are installed in the Toulouse area which benefits of an extended local industrial network as well as top-level hospitals and clinics.

Bioceramics 29 will be an opportunity for researchers, clinicians, industrials and students to share and learn about the exciting domain of ceramics for medical applications.
This 29th edition will provide an open forum in the field of bioceramics and related biomaterials and their medical applications. Some of the main objectives of Bioceramics 29 will be:

  • to expose recent advances made in the fields of synthesis, characterization, processing and evaluation of bioceramic-based systems, including from a clinical point of view,
  • to identify the remaining barriers for clinical progresses,
  • to discuss regulation aspects,
  • to develop novel strategies based on bioceramics in the fields of regenerative medicine, drug delivery, cell therapy, medical diagnosis, …