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About the article
Bapi Sarker, a DAAD fellow, is currently a PhD student at the Institute of Biomaterials, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. Previously he completed his BSc and MS in the Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has 2 years of research experience on biodegradable polymeric composite materials in the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission. Currently, his research is focused on development of soft matrices for bone tissue engineering applications. He has 12 international peer-reviewed publications and 11 conference proceedings.
Stefan Lyer studied Biology at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. After finishing his PhD thesis at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)/Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, he stayed as a postdoc at the Department of Genome Analysis at the DKFZ. In 2008 he moved back to Erlangen, starting a post doc position in the group of Prof. Christoph Alexiou at the ENT-Department of the University Hospital Erlangen, which was renamed the Section for Experimental Oncology and Nanomedicine (SEON) in 2009. Here, he focused on the application of nanoparticles in cancer therapy. Since 2011, he has been assistant group leader at SEON.
Andreas Arkudas is Head of the laboratory of the Department of Plastic and Hand Surgery at the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany. He received his MD degree from the University of Hannover in 2004 and has been working since then in the field of bone tissue engineering. His main focus is on generation of axially vascularized bioartificial bone tissues in small-animal models in vivo. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon and is working as an attending plastic surgeon in the Department of Plastic and Hand Surgery at the Friedrich-Alexander-University.
Aldo R. Boccaccini
Aldo R. Boccaccini holds the Chair for Biomaterials at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. Previously, he was Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Imperial College London, UK. He is currently a Visiting Professor at Imperial College London. Boccaccini holds a MEng degree from Instituto Balseiro (Argentina), a PhD (Dr-Ing.) from Aachen University of Technology (Germany) and Habilitation from Ilmenau University of Technology (Germany). He has held postdoctoral appointments at the University of Birmingham (UK), the University of California at San Diego (USA) and the Ilmenau University of Technology. In the past few years, he has developed extensive research activities in the area of scaffold materials for tissue engineering applications and has initiated the development of novel highly porous bioactive and degradable composite scaffolds combining bioactive glasses and biodegradable polymers. His achievements have been recognized with the awarded several international prizes, and he has been a visiting professor at different universities around the world, including Japan, Italy, Singapore, Germany, Slovenia, Argentina, Spain and Poland. He is also the editor-in-chief of the journal Materials Letters. He was recently elected member of the Reviewer Panel of the German Science Foundation (DFG).
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