4th Call for STSMs (2016)

Dear NEWGEN partners,

I am pleased to announce the 4th call for STSMs in the framework of our COST Action NEWGEN (MP1301)!!

All needful information can be found on the dedicated webpage of our website (see http://www.cost-newgen.org/events/stsm/).

Deadline for applications : January 6th, 2016

Deadline for completion of your STSM : April 30th, 2016


A second call will be launched later in 2016.


Hope to see all of you in our next activities in 2016!




Workshop in SOFIA (BG) – October 13th and 14th, 2015

Report from Dr. A. Daskalova :

The Workshop COST MP1301: New generation biomimetic and customized implants for bone engineering, Biomaterials (design, processing, characterization, modelling) and applications to regenerative medicine, 13–14 October 2015, Sofia, Bulgaria, was organized by the Institute of Electronics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

The workshop was focused on three main topics:

  • Light –induced Micro-Nano Surface processing and Modification of biomaterials
  • New trends in design and development of scaffolds for bone tissue engineering.
  • Functionalization of biomaterials

The workshop was organised in five sessions that focused on different aspects of design, synthesis, modification, research and applications of different types of biomaterials in bone tissue engineering, each introduced by oral presentations.

The purpose of the workshop was to bring together a variety of people working in the field of regenerative medicine.

The workshop was attended by 63 participants from 21 countries. The participants were invited from research, clinical institutions and industry.

The first day was dedicated to the first two topics, where the presenters from Industry have pointed out the newest trends in generation of bio-scaffolds. Different methods for synthesis, manufacturing and printing of the biomaterials were outlined. An emphasis was put on utilization of different type of biomaterials for bone tissue engineering.

The second day proceeded with presentations from clinicians and research and at the end of the day STSM presentations have shown the recent collaborations performed in the frame of COST Action MP1301 NEWGEN. Plans for the future meeting organisation and location were discussed.


Workshop in Sofia (BG) – October 13th and 14th, 2015

Dear COST partners,


Our next activity in the framework of our COST Action NEWGEN will be held at the Bulgarian Academy of Science, Main Hall, ” 15th November” №1 str., Sofia 1040 (BG) next October 13th and 14th, 2015.


Suggested topics include:

  • Light–induced Micro-Nano Surface processing and Modification of biomaterials
  • New trends in design and development of scaffolds for bone tissue engineering
  • Functionalization of biomaterials


The first day and the second day morning will be dedicated to oral presentations. WG meetings will be held during the afternoon of the second day.

The program of the three sessions will be communicated later.


We would like to invite you to propose title for oral presentations within these three sessions. People interested to give a talk are invited to communicate the title both to Dr. Albena Daskalova and Dr. Stéphane Hocquet (priority will be given to Industrials, people from Medical groups and ECI partners, as well as representatives from targeted international policy countries).


The participation to the meeting is free of charge. Following its  budget plan for 2015, COST Action NEWGEN has the opportunity to reimburse at least 40 partners for their travel and accommodation. As usual, the selected people (selection in charge of the WG Leaders) will receive a mail from our Grant Holder Manager. People confirmed to perform an oral presentation will be selected in priority to be reimbursed by COST Action NEWGEN.

A meeting dinner is planned on October 13th at 19h30 (to be paid by participants).

If you (or one of your colleague from your institution) want to participate (with or without oral presentation), please send a mail to Dr. Albena Daskalova (albdaskalova@gmail.com) or Dr. Stéphane Hocquet (s.hocquet@bcrc.be)

Hope to see you soon in Sofia!