News 2019

02 September 2019: The second temporary substitute position for clinicians in the CRC 1270 ELAINE is successfully filled by Dr. Mareike Fauser from the department of neurology. With the financial support of the Rostock University Medical Center she can work on her research project "Insights into DBS mechanisms: Regulation of adult neurogenesis through neuronal growth factors in the 6-OHDA-hemiparkinsonian rat model" for the next six month.

29 July 2019: The 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC) focused on "Biomedical engineering ranging from wellness to intensive care" and took place in Berlin from 23th to 27th of July 2019. Many scientists of our CRC 1270 ELAINE presented their current research results in poster sessions and talks. A special highlight was the invited session on saturday with the topic of "Research on Electrically Active Implants: Theory, Models, Experiments and Clinical Applications", with Prof. van Rienen (speaker of the CRC 1270 ELAINE) and Prof. Bader (deputy speaker of the CRC 1270 ELAINE) in the chair. A list of all conference contributions by the CRC 1270 ELAINE can be found here.

25 June 2019: Martina Grüning from project A03 (Department of Cell Biology) recieved the Poster Award 2019 at the international symposium 4th Euro Intelligent Materials 2019  which took place in Kiel from 17th to 19th of June 2019.
Poster: The role of material’s zeta potential on intracellular calcium ion signaling.

23 May 2019: The CRC 1261 Biomagnetic Sensingfrom Kiel visited us on 21th and 22th of May 2019. After we followed the invitation of Prof. Dr. Quandt (Speaker of the CRC 1261) to Kiel in November 2018, the return visit took place now in Rostock. We showed our guests with a variety of lectures and laboratory visits in a two-day programme the work of our collaboration research centre 1270 ELAINE. The CRC 1261 from Kiel presented their research within a poster session. We would like to thank you for the open dialogue between the scientists and our guests for their great interest. We hope this exchange was enriching for all of you - scientifically and personally - and that there will be a future cooperative connection between our two collaboration research centres.

29 April 2019: Our CRC 1270 ELAINE participated in the Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften, this year. On Thursday, 25th of April 2019, the projects A02, A04, B03 and C02 presented their work to the interested public of Rostock. The visitors could get an insight to the scientific research of our collaborative research centre by the means of poster presentations, exhibits and simulations. We thank all participants for the organisation of an informative evening and Rostocks audience for your interest and coming. We hope to see you all at the Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften 2020.

15 April 2019: On Tuesday, 30th of April 2019, from 19:00 to 22:00 there will be an evening event under the theme "Hybride Zukunft – hybrider Mensch?". The event takes place in the frame of the exhibition "Experiment Zukunft" in the Kunsthalle Rostock. In her position as the speaker of our Collaborative Research Centre Prof. van Rienen will talk about chances and challenges of electrically active implants.

10 April 2019: Based on the CRC 1270 ELAINE a new centre for interdisciplinary implant research was founded on 9th of April 2019. The „Rostock Centre for Interdisciplinary Implant Research” (ROCINI) is considered as a virtual centre, in which scientists and clinicians of the University of Rostock and the Rostock University Medical Centre work together in the field of implant research for musculoskeletal and neurological issues. "Networking and collaboration of different engineering and mathematical-scientific disciplines of the University of Rostock and the Rostock University Medical Centre should be increased and expanded by founding a new centre for interdisciplinary implant research", said the speaker of the CRC, Professor Ursula van Rienen. The deputy speaker of the CRC, Professor Rainer Bader, adds: "The founding of ROCINI should ensure the sustainability of the research within the Collaborative Research Centre 1270 ELAINE and the content aligntment should focus on electrically active implants." Read the full Press Release here.

10 April 2019: On Tuesday, 9th of April 2019, we had a public event of our CRC 1270 ELAINE in the auditorium of the University of Rostock. Under the topic of "Aktive Implantate in der Medizin – welche Therapiemöglichkeiten bietet die Zukunft" we had in addition to opening greetings of the Rektor of the University of Rostock, Prof. Dr. Schareck, four overview talks, which gave insights to the different fields of activity in our research network. We thank the audience for their interest and hope to see you all on our next public event - Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften on 25th of April 2019.

10 April 2019: On Tuesday evening, 9th of April 2019, the NDR reported about "Electrical stimulation in medicine" in the Nordmagazin. In this short feature story the treatment possibilities in the field of neurology was explained by Prof. Alexander Storch for parkinson's disease. Furthermore talked Prof. Rainer Bader about the current research of our CRC 1270 Elaine for the use of elctrical stimulation in the orthopaedic field.

01 April 2019: On the 29th of March the CRC 1270 ELAINE was presented at the Jahresempfang der IHK zu Rostock. About 600 delegates from science, economy and politics, among them also prime minister Manuela Schwesig and economy minister Harry Glawe, participated this event and had the chance to get informed about our collaborative research center. Mr. Dr. Daniel Klüß and Mr. Lange from project B02 presented the new set up of the demonstrator for the transformation of mechanical energy into electrical engergy on the example of a hip endoprosthesis. The rector of the University of Rostock, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schareck, tried the demonstrator out for himself to understand the functional principle. There was an active exchange about the various application possibilities for transformated energy - from sensor technology to bone stimulation.

01 April 2019: On Thursday the 28th of March the Girls' Day - Mädchen Zukunftstag took place. Our CRC 1270 ELAINE participated in cooperation with the company INNOPROOF in this nationwide action day with a various programme. Based on easy experiments and laboratory tours the young girls got an insight to the scientific working in different departments of our collaborative research center. They learned for example how to isolate DNA from a tomato, how our own body can be used as an energy source or how to test the stability of implants. We thank our involved female young researchers for creating a diverse Girls' Day and of course we thank our entrants for their huge interest and good coorperation. We hope that we could inspire you for a scientific career!

19 March 2019: The CRC 1270 ELAINE wants to introduce their research to the public on 9th of April 2019. The information event with the topic "Aktive Implantate in der Medizin – welche Therapiemöglichkeiten bietet die Zukunft" takes place at the auditorium of the University of Rostock at Universitätsplatz 1. In short lectures Professor Dr. rer. nat. habil. Ursula van Rienen (Speaker of the SFB, Rostock), Prof. Dr. med. habil. Rainer Bader (Deputy speaker of the CRC, Rostock), Prof. Dr. med. habil. Alexander Storch (Rostock) and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dirk Timmermann (Rostock) will present the goals as well as the scientific and therapeutic visions of the collaborative reseach centre. At the end a panel discussion is planned to answer the questions from the audience. Further information can be found here.

19 March 2019: The CRC 1270 ELAINE participates in this year's Girls' Day with a diverse programme. Our female researchers from the fields of electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, material science, physics, biology, and medicine will give an insight into their research for young girls to inspire them for science. The Girls' Day takes place on 28th of March 2019 and the registration can be done online - here.

18 March 2019: Within the research project "Analysis of the microstructure, the porosity properties and the 3D distribution of cells in native cartilage and novel biomaterials", which was positively evaluated by the expert committee of the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Phase contrast imaging was carried out by the scientists of the two subprojects C02 and B01 at Beamline P05 from 11th to 15th of March 2019. They were actively supported by the researchers of the Helmholtz Centre Geesthacht Florian Wieland and Julian Moosmann as well as Fabian Wilde and Jörg Hammel.

11 March 2019: We welcome three new RISE DAAD stipends. During their internship they will support the projects A01, A02 and INF.

05 March 2019: The CRC 1270 ELAINE, the Wissenschaftsverbund IuK and the University Library Rostock invite to a one day lecture series on “Elektronische Laborbücher”. The event will take place at room 011 of the Campusbibliothek Südstadt, Albert-Einstein-Straße 6, 18059 Rostock on March 26th, 2019. Further information can be found here.

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 March 20th, 2019 at 4:00pm by the Nobel laureate in medicine or physiologyProf. 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 March 18th, 2019 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 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.

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Group photo with the CRC 1261 from Kiel © ITMZ | Universität Rostock
Our CRC 1270 ELAINE at the Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften 2019
Group photo at the founding meeting of the "Rostock Centre for Interdisciplinary Implant Research (ROCINI)" © ITMZ | Universität Rostock
Public Event of the CRC 1270 ELAINE in the auditorium of the University of Rostock © ITMZ | Universität Rostock
Public Event of the CRC 1270 ELAINE in the auditorium of the University of Rostock © ITMZ | Universität Rostock
The CRC 1270 ELAINE at the "Jahresempfang der IHK zu Rostock", v.l.: D. Klüß und H. Lange
"Jahresempfang der IHK zu Rostock": D. Klüß explains Prof. Dr. Schareck, rector of the University of Rostock, the functional principle of the demonstrator
Girls' Day 2019 "ELAINE and Me - Electrically active implants" © ITMZ | Universität Rostock
Girls' Day 2019 "ELAINE and Me - Electrically active implants" © ITMZ | Universität Rostock
Measurement at Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) in Hamburg, v.l.: S. Krüger, A. Weizel und T. Distler
ELAINE Team in OP
Impedance measurements in the Institute of Experimental Surgery, Rostock f.l.: F. Plocksties, H. Raben, D. Timmermann, C. Niemann, J. Heller