Group members in the Tissue Engineering group at the University of Bergen participated in PER-IADR Oral Health research Congress in Marseille, France, between 15 and 17 September, 2022.
IADR is the world largest dental research association, and PER-IADR is its European division, and there were participants not only from Europe, but from America and pan-pacific Asia regions.
The conference took place in one of the most beautiful landmark of the city, Palais du Pharo, where the participants enjoyed the historic building with beautiful architectures and a view from the terrace.
From the group, the leader and professor Kamal Mustafa, together with Professor Vesterhus Strand, chaired a symposium “Stem Cell in Bone Regeneration: Future is now” where the latest knowledge about bone biology and potential of stem cell application for oral and maxillofacial reconstruction were shared by experts in the field.
Over 60 researcheres were gathered for the symposium and active discussion was conducted. The symposium was sponsored by the University of Bergen (Maxibone Project)
In addition, the following group members presented their work in the conference.
Shuntaro Yamada, a Ph.D candidate, presented his work with a title “Osteogenic Profile of Mechanically Stimulated Mesenchymal Stem Cells” on podium in a Stem Cell Session.
Jonar Hagenes, medical student affiliated to the Tissue engineering group for his research project, successfully performed his first poster presentation, with a title “3D Printed PLATMC Scaffolds Induce Consistent Host Immune Response”.
Elisabeth Carlström, a periodontist and Ph.D candidate, presented her poster with a title “Immunological Potential of HMSC Secretome Is Dependent on Tissue Source”.
The TE group also had an advertisement on the programme booklet as a part of dissemination to introduce the group activity and encourage further international collaboration.
From the University of Bergen, nearly 20 participants gathered in Marseille for the conference and enriched the latest knowledge in dental research and networking while enjoying the beautiful city of Marseille.