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 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 (

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” ( ‎)
  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, …



Next activities in 2017

Dear NEWGEN partners,


The dates and places of our next activities in 2017 are available at


We hope to see you all next year and we would like to wish you and your family “Happy Merry Christmas” and happy New Year 2017 !!!




Dear NEWGEN partners,

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


All STSM activities must occur in their entirety before April 30th, 2017.

All needful information can be found on the dedicated webpage of our website (see and in the file in attachment.

Deadline for applications : November 10th, 2016

Deadline for completion of your STSM : April 30th, 2017


Best regards,


Biointerfaces International 2016

Dear Partners,

The Association NTN Innovative Surfaces organizes a Congress “Biointerfaces International 2016” at the University of Zurich (CH) next August 23-25, 2016.

Further information :



Dear COST partners

Please see the following information about a conference this year on
Recent advances in nanotechnology, dedicated to biomaterials and nanomedicine.
This conference intends to initiate international projects between European laboratories and those in the basin of the Americas, including United States, Canada and the emerging countries (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina).

Second announcement CIEC 15, Lyon, 5-7 September 2016

Dear COST Partners,
Please find hereafter, the announcement from Prof. Jérôme Chevalier, for CIEC 15, in Lyon, next September 5th to 7th, 2016.

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the International and local organizing Committees of CIEC15, I would like to invite you to present a contribution to the Fifteenth European Inter-Regional Conference on Ceramics – CIEC 15, that will take place in Lyon – Villeurbanne, 5-7 September 2016. Attached you’ll find the announcement for the Call of Papers.

Since 1988, CIEC conferences have been organised periodically by researchers of several European Regions (Baden-Württenberg, Catalunya, Canton de Vaud , Hainaut, Rhône Alpes, Wales, Lombardia and Piemonte). This European Conference on Ceramics Materials will cover all the scientific aspects concerning ceramics as well as processing, structural characterization, properties and industrial applications of monolithic ceramics, ceramic composites, glass and ceramic coatings. This conference promotes particularly participation of young researchers and supports initiatives of networking and European projects. This conference is opened to all the European ceramic scientists.

Thanks to the JECS Trust ( and the support of our institutions, we are glad to offer very attractive registration conditions, especially for Young Researchers (100 € registration fee, all inclusive, student speech and poster contest)

You can visit the congress website following the link :
Deadline for abstract submission : 29 February 2016

Looking forward to seeing you in Lyon !
Best regards.

Jérôme Chevalier, on behalf of the organizing committee

Flyer :
CIEC 15 flyer Second call – February 2016-300dpi