SMSE

ABOUT SMSE

Events

Lecture No.178

Title:Open-porous biodegradable scaffolds: design and applications in regenerative medicine
Speaker:Prof. Frank Witte, Julius Wolff Institute, Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Date/Time2017-3-23,10:00am
Venue:Room 500, Materials Building A
Invitor:Prof.Guangyin YUAN
Biography
Personal details
Address: Julius Wolff Institute, Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353 Berlin
Email: frank.witte@charite.de
Title/Position: Professor for Bioactive Implants at the Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies (BCRT) and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Education (degrees, dates, universities)
1992–1994  Study of Human Medicine, University of Saarland
1994–2000  Study of Human Medicine, Hannover Medical University
2001  MD-PhD, Trauma Department, Hannover Medical University
2009  PhD (Habilitation) in Biomaterials, Experimental Orthopedic Surgery, Hannover Medical University
Career/Employment (employers, positions and dates)
Since 2013:  Professor at the BCRT and Charité
Since 2012:  SIAT Honorary Prof., Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Science, Shenzhen, China
Since 2009:  Adjunct Prof. Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Since 2008:  Adjunct Prof. Bioengineering, North Carolina A&T State University, USA
2003-2013:  Director for Biomaterial Research, Laboratory for Biomechanics and Biomaterials, Hannover Medical School, Dpt. of Orthopedics
2000-2003:  Resident/Sr. Res. Associate, Hannover Medical School, Dpt. of Orthopedics
Research fields
Biodegradable materials (metals), corrosion, In vitro and in vivo evaluation of biomaterials, bone biology; Cartilage repair, imaging, foreign body response
Honors, Awards, Fellowships, Memberships
Since 2008  Adjunct Prof. Bioengineering, North Carolina A&T State University, USA
Since 2009  Adjunct Prof. Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
2009 Prize of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for Innovation in Biomedical Engineering 2009 (http://idw-online.de/pages/de/news341533)
Since 2009  Working-Group leader Magnesium-Bio-Materials of Magnesium Section of German Society
Abstract
Various scaffolds from different materials are currently used in daily medical treatment. However, especially with biodegradable materials an open-porous approach would be beneficial. The porous architecture of biodegradable scaffolds has a dramatic effect on tissue formation in porous biomaterials used in regenerative medicine. The biomimetic concepts and rational to use open-porous scaffolds as well as their most favorable applications will be discussed.

Time:2016-03-17
Location:Room 500,Materials Building A