Dear Colleagues and Friends,
Dear Colleagues and Friends, once again we met in beautiful Rytro for the Annual Conference of the Polish Society for Biomaterials. This year’s special occasion was the 25th birthday of the “Engineering of Biomaterials” Journal, celebrated together with Prof. Stanisław Błażewicz - co-founder and first Editor-in-Chief of the journal, PSB Honorary Member.
We are proud to continue the tradition and constantly improve the Journal’s quality. We are also counting on your support and input here – as announced, we have a Best Paper Competition for all manuscripts submitted in 2022. So, submit yourself (www.biomaterials.pl) or spread the word among your colleagues. Please remember also to reference some recent “Engineering of Biomaterials” papers in your other publications. All of these mean a lot for the Journal and for the whole Polish Society for Biomaterials.
Coming back to the Conference itself, we had 2 outstanding Plenary Lecturers – Prof. Christine Dupont talked about "Polyelectrolyte and Protein Assemblies for The Design of Functional Thin Films and Materials", while Dr. Christine Courillon presented on "ERC Individual and Synergy Grants". Those were accompanied by 36 oral presentations, 3 lectures sponsored by this year's exhibitors, i.e. Polbionica (Prof. Michał Wszoła), CeCert (MSc Konrad Łuźniak) and PureClinical (MSc Adam Sobantka), as well as 80 poster presentations and 16 Rapid Fire presentations. That was a lot of first-class biomaterials-related science! Moreover, there were a lot of scientific discussions going on during both regular sessions and evening social events. Traditionally, under the auspices of the Young Scientist Forum of the ESB, we organized the Best Poster Competition and held a Rapid Fire Session. Congrats to Mateusz Bartniak from the Lodz University of Technology for winning the prize and special thanks to CeCert and PureClinical companies for the award sponsorship.
Finally, the celebrations and social events. We hope that you all enjoyed the regional dinner at cottage bar "Nad potokiem" (or “Chata u Stacha”), live-music Gala Dinner on Friday, and the trip to Stary Sącz on Saturday morning. The photo gallery is available here: http://www.biomat.agh.edu.pl/gallery.
It has been a pleasure to organize this annual conference for you and then it was truly amazing to enjoy the event alongside such wonderful participants!
Your Organizing Committee