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 ( or Dr. Stéphane Hocquet (

Hope to see you soon in Sofia!

2nd Call for Short Term Scientific (STSM) Applications

COST Action MP1301 – NEWGEN invites Researchers from Participating COST Countries to submit applications for the 2nd call for Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSM) Applications for missions occurring between April 15th 2015 to November 30th 2015. Please see the full call for STSM Applications in the document to be downloaded on

 Purpose of a STSM

STSM are aimed at strengthening existing networks and fostering collaborations by allowing Researchers participating in a given COST Action to visit an institution / Organisation in another Participating COST Country / an approved NNC institution or an approved IPC institution. A STSM should specifically contribute to the scientific objectives of the COST Action, whilst at the same time allowing those partaking in the missions to learn new techniques, gain access to specific data, instruments and / or methods not available in their own institutions / organisations.

 Deadline for applications to be submitted: 20 / 03 / 2015

 Notification of application outcome: 01 / 04 / 2015

 Period of STSM: between 15 / 04 / 2015 and 30 / 11 / 2015

 All STSM activities must occur in their entirety within the period specified above.

 Contact person:

Stéphae HOCQUET.


4, Avenue Gouverneur Cornez

B-7000 Mons (Belgium)

Tel : +32 65 40 34 78

 For COST STSM funding rules – see Section 7 of the COST H2020 Vademecum See: »

ECERS 2015 – Toledo – June 21-25, 2015


REDEOR – Venice – March 25-27, 2015

Unified Scientific Approaches towards Regenerative Orthopaedics and Dentistry


Biohydrogels Workshop – Nantes – March 5th to March 6th, 2015

Please find attached the programme of our Biohydrogels Workshop which will take place in Nantes (France) on March 5th & 6th, 2015.

You can find practical information on the workshop at this address:

Please note that a limited number of poster display boards will be available during the workshop (maximum size 90cmx200cm). If you’d like to present your results, please inform us during your registration and we will let you know if boards are available

Feel free to forward this annoucement to colleagues involved in hydrogel medical and pharmaceutical research areas. Registration for the workshop is free, but mandatory before February 25th to attend the meeting (coffee breaks and dinner on March 5th are included in the registration). Register by E mail to

The 3rd most beautiful small town – Sigulda, May 6-8, 2015

The Scandinavian Society for Biomaterials society is organizing its annual meeting in the 3rd most beautiful small town in Europe.

It is also the city with the greatest number of winter Olympic champions.

We are pleased to invite you to the meeting where we shall address “The Design of Biomaterials” from May 6 to May 8 in Sigulda, Latvia.

Abstracts are being accepted up to January 15.

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Masterclass Cell-Based Bone Regeneration – October 30, 2015

In view of a last year obtained grant on cell-based bone regeneration, Dr. J. Van den Beucken is  organising a masterclass on Friday October 30, 2015 on this topic with several renowned speakers with a background in the different areas (e.g. cell biology, cell-cell interactions, osteogenic/chondrogenic differentiation, and translational research toward the clinic) related to this field:

Prof. Richard Oreffo (University of Southampton, UK)

New strategies for bone repair – harnessing skeletal stem cells and environmental niches through to the clinic

Prof. Sabine Fuchs (Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, DE)
Outgrowth endothelial cells  for bone vascularization strategies:  from cellular interactions to biomaterial applications

Prof. Ivan Martin (University Hospital of Basel, CH)
Evolution of bone tissue engineering strategies

Prof. Pierre Layrolle (University of Nantes, FR)
The REBORNE project – Regenerating bone defects using new biomedical engineering approaches

Registration fee: 50 euro (including lunch, drinks & snacks). Maximum number of attendants: 35.

(additional information:

Bone-tec 2015 International Bone Tissue Engineering Congress Stuttgart, Germany, 8 – 10 October, 2015

Call for symposia and abstracts

Dear colleagues,

We would like to invite you to participate in the International Congress for modern bone regeneration including cartilage, tendons and ligaments, bone tec 2015, by submitting your symposia proposals and abstracts under (online submission only).

Presentations will be selected from submitted proposals/abstracts on one of the main scientific topics of the congress:

  • scaffolds, matrices
  • drug release systems
  • cells and growth factors
  • bone regeneration
  • cartilage engineering
  • bioreactors and cell-printing technology
  • clinical applications

Open file : BoneTec_2015

10th World Biomaterials Congress – May 17-22, 2016

Symposia applications for the World Biomaterials Congress 2016 in Montreal

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