Over August and September PhD student Maureen Ross travelled to Dresden, Germany for a 5 week research exchange. This trip built on an international collaborations with Professor Michael Gelinsky and some of his students at the Centre for Translational Bone, Joint and Soft Tissue Research from the Technische Universität Dresden. Over the 5 weeks Maureen was able to learn and build on a range of 3D printing, cell culture and analysis techniques through an experimental study on composite scaffolds for supporting cartilage growth.
During the stay Maureen, and fellow PhD student Naomi Paxton, also attended and presented their work at the European Society of Biomaterials Conference (9-13th September).
Thanks to Professor Yin Xiao and the IHBI Bone and Joint Disorder Program who financially supported the trip.