Prof. Maria CHATZINIKOLAIDOU
Plenary Lecture: Co-Polymeric Biomaterials for Bone Tissue Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Technology
University of Crete
P.O. Box 2208, 71001 Heraklion Crete, Greece
Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL)
Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH)
P.O. Box 1527, 71110 Heraklion, Greece
Dr. Maria Chatzinikolaidou is an Assistant Professor in Biomaterials in Tissue Engineering at the Department of Materials Science and Technology, University of Crete (tenured in 2014) and affiliated researcher at the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH). Her research interests focus on the development of biomaterials scaffolds, in vitro and in vivo biocompatibility, tissue engineering (bone, dental, cardiovascular). Dr. Chatzinikolaidou is actively involved in several competitive national and international projects, is author of more than 45 publications in international peer-reviewed journals, 2 book chapters, 120 peer-reviewed conference abstracts and inventor of 3 patents on osteoinductive implants. She is co-organizer of numerous national and international conferences. Since 2012, she is elected member of the Executive Board of the Hellenic Society for Biomaterials (and serves as vice president in the 2015-2018 term). She is Chair of the 28th Conference of the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB 2017) to be held September 2017 in Athens.
Prof. Jozef DULAK
Plenary Lecture: Heart Injury and Repair: Hopes and Hypes of Cell Therapies and Biomaterials
Department of Medical Biotechnology
Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology
7 Gronostajowa St., 30-387 Krakow, Poland
Medical Technology Park
10C M. Curie-Skłodowskiej St., 41-800 Zabrze, Poland
Jozef Dulak, PhD, DSc, is a tenured professor of biochemistry and biotechnology, and since 2005 the head of the Department of Medical Biotechnology at the Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. Since 2016 he is also the Scientific Director of the Kardio-Med Silesia – the Silesian Park of Medical Technologies in Zabrze, Poland.Prof. Dulak’s research interests concern stem cell biology, vascular biology and medicine, gene and cell therapy, cancer biology, microRNAs, inflammation, hypoxia and oxidative stress-driven mechanisms of diseases. Prof. Dulak is the co-author of more than 180 papers, cited almost 5000 times and his h-index is 42. Prof. Dulak was on post-doctoral fellowships at Free University in Amsterdam (1991); Muenster University (1994); Stanford University (1997) and worked 2 years at University of Innsbruck (1999-2001). He is a doctor honoris causa of the University of Orleans, France (2012), a corresponding member of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences (since 2011) and the president of the European Vascular Biology Organisation (EVBO) (2013-2015; 2015-2017). Since 2013 he is the coordinator of the International Associated Laboratory (LIA – Laboratoire International Associe), supported by CNRS, France and Jagiellonian University. Prof. Dulak is also (2011-2014; 2015-2018) a member of the Committee for Evaluation of Scientific Institutions (KEJN) at the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Warsaw, Poland. He is the Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC) and he is in the editorial board of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, Scientific Reports, PLoS One and Vascular Pharmacology.
Prof. Triantafillos PAPADOPOULOS
Plenary Lecture: Alternative Bioceramics for Repairing Jaw Bone Defects
Department of Biomaterials, Dental School
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA)
Thivon 2, Goudi, Greece
Triantafillos Papadopoulos, D.D.S., PhD. is a Professor in Dentistry at the Department of Biomaterials, Dental School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) in Greece. He graduated from Dental School of NKUA where he also defended his PhD thesis. Prof. Papadopoulos did postgraduate studies at the Department of Dental Materials and Technology in Karolinska Institute, Sweden. His research interests focus on the development of biomaterials for oral surgery and dental applications. Prof. Papadopoulos participated as coordinator in two European programs, three national projects and several programs of NKUA. He is the author of 80 scientific publications, two books, chapters in another three books, more than 170 presentations at national and international conferences and dozen reviews for international journals. Prof. Papadopoulos served as a President of the Hellenic Society of Biomaterials. He is a Member of the Council of the Presidents of the European Society for Biomaterials and he is a Vice-Chair of the 28th Conference of the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB 2017), 4-8 September 2017, Athens.
Prof. Janusz M. ROSIAK
Plenary Lecture: Radiation Formation of Hydrogel Biomaterials
Institute of Applied Radiation Chemistry
Technical University of Lodz
15 Wroblewskiego St., 93-590 Lodz, Poland
Janusz M. Rosiak, D.Sc. Ph.D. M.Sc., Eng. is a Professor at Lodz University of Technology, Poland, Head of the Division of Applied Radiation Chemistry at Chemistry Faculty and Director of the Centre of Excellence “Lasers & Biomaterials in Medicine” (since 2000). President of the Council of the Foundation of Radiation Research (Poland, since 2008). Member of Chemistry Committee of Polish Academy of Science. As an expert of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA, Vienna) he conducted over 30 technical missions on behalf of the IAEA to the research centers around the world. He is the author and coauthor of over 140 original scientific papers, hundreds of conference contributions and over 30 patents. His papers were cited over 3000 times, the resulting H-index equals 30 (Scopus). He was a promoter of 12 Ph.D. theses, tens of M.Sc. works and a supervisor of several long-term research trainings of foreigner researchers in Poland. He is a main inventor of radiation technology of hydrogel wound dressings, patented and commercialized in a number of countries. Research topics of interest of prof. Rosiak focus on engineering of biomaterials, principally modification of polymeric materials towards applications in medicine, especially hydrogels and nanogels; drug delivery systems; artificial organs; improvement of biocompatibility of implants; smart polymeric materials; mechanisms and kinetics of radiation-induced reactions of macromolecules in solution; sterilization. He was the chairman of the 52nd Congress of Polish Chemical Society, Łódź, 2009 and the chairman of the International Conference on „Ionizing Radiation and Polymers” IRaP2012, Cracow, 2012.