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VESKI Study Melbourne Research Partnership Grant in Biomaterials

26. Oktober 2021

Prof. Dr. Andrea O'Connor: Tissue Engineering Group, University of Melbourne; Deputy Head of the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

A collaboration of researchers from the University of Melbourne and the University of Bayreuth, under the lead of Prof. Andrea O’Connor from the University of Melbourne has been awarded the Study Melbourne Research Partnership program grant. The project to develop multidimensional biomaterials for tissue repair has been selected as one of 15 projects in the state of Victoria and as the only project funded with a German partner. The initiative put forward a strong case for international collaboration across the state of Victoria and the state of Bavaria in Germany and will be supported by the Victorian government with AUD 200 000 over 12 months.  

Prof. Dr. Thomas Scheibel: Chair of Biomaterials, University of Bayreuth; Faculty of Engineering Science; Vice President International Affairs & Equal Opportunities

Involving researchers from the University of Bayreuth under the lead of Prof. Thomas Scheibel, the project builds on long-standing research collaboration between the Universities of Bayreuth and Melbourne in material sciences, which has been funded by DAAD through our “Bayreuth-Melbourne Colloid/Polymer Network” since 2015 and has received ~€ 1.1 million in research funding. Our Network lead by Prof. Scheibel includes 20 Australian and 17 German research groups as well as 7 associated research groups involving researchers from the University of Bayreuth, Melbourne University, Monash University, Swinburne University of Technology and CSIRO, amongst others, and supports PhD candidates and ECRs to set up their international network and gain international research experience.

The funding from the Victorian government will allow intensifying the joint research on cutting-edge biomaterials concepts in biomedical sciences, in particular in tissue engineering, which aims toward  true healing of damaged tissue through the formation of artificial but fully functional tissue to recover the native healthy situation

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