30 January 2019: The Centre for Transdisciplinary Neurosciences Rostock is holding a lecture series with the topic „Lectures of Excellence: Pioneers in Neurosciences". The first lecture is given on the 20th of march at 4:00pm by the Nobel laureate in medicine or physiology Prof. Dr. Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard about „Die Streifen des Zebrafisches: Wie und wozu entsteht Schönheit bei Tieren?“. The lecture takes place at the aula of the University of Rostock, Universitätsplatz 1, 18055 Rostock. Further information can be found here.
30 January 2019: The Department of Cell Biology of the Rostock University Medical Center is holding a lecture series about "Biosystems-Material-Interaction". The first lecture starts on the 18th of march at 1:30pm at the Department Life, Light & Matter in room 110 in the Albert-Einstein-Straße 25, 18059 Rostock. The lecture series is addressed to interested students from medicine, biotechnology and natural sciences but also doctoral students, scientists and physicians are welcome. Further information can be found here.
23 January 2019: Thomas Distler, Stefanie Kreß and Max Schröder were elected 2019 Young Researcher Speakers by the IRTG annual member meeting. Welcome to the 2019 IRTG Board, and thank you to Kai Budde, Abdul Razzaq Farooqi and Hendrikje Raben for their great work in 2018!
15 January 2019: The Project Review Panel of the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) evaluated the proposal "Analysis of the microstructure, porosity properties and 3D distribution of cells in native cartilage and novel biomaterials", which was submitted by C02 in collaboration with B01, positivly. The scientists of both working groups are looking forward taking measurements at DESY in Hamburg at the middle of March to address this issue.
12 January 2019: ELAINE teams of several project areas conducted impedance measurements in the Institute for Experimental Surgery of the Rostock University Medical Center. Real values for electrode and tissue impedance were determined for the neuro stimulator that is developed by project B03. The physicians PD Dr. Kämmerer and Dr. Dau from project C01 tested the surgical technique and Ms. Raben from project A02 validated her simulations using the measured values.
01 January 2019: At the beginning of the year Dr. Dr. Michael Dau from the Policlinic of Oral-, Maxillofacial and Plastic Surgery of the Rostock University Medical Center filled the first temporary substitute position for clinicians in the CRC 1270 ELAINE. He will do research on his project "Influence of electric stimulation in skin wound healing - a proof of of concept and animal pilot experiment" for six month. The temporary substitute positions for clinicians are funded by the support of the Rostock University Medical Center and give clinicians the opportunity to do their own research in the field of electrically active implants.