Royal Society of Chemistry and ACS Publications commit to ORCID integration

Yesterday, the Royal Society of Chemistry and the American Chemical Society Publications Division, ACS Publications, both signed the ORCID Open Letter committing to unambiguous identification of all authors that publish in our journals.

The official press release can be found here: http://rsc.li/orcid

In brief, this partnership with ORCID will resolve ambiguity in researcher identification caused by name changes, cultural differences in name presentation, and the inconsistent use of name abbreviations, thereby ensuring their contributions are appropriately recognized and credited.

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Congratulations to the Biomaterials Science Poster Prize winners at Drug Delivery Australia 2016

Congratulations to Kristel Tjandra from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, Isha Haridass from Curtin University, Perth, Australia and Younus Mohammad from the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, who won the Biomaterials Science poster prize at the recent Drug Delivery Australia 2016 conference in Sydney, Australia.

Congratulations to Giulia Ballerin from the University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia and Shadabul Haque from the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Melbourne, Australia for winning the Speaker Presentation prize, and received a bursary to attend the CRS meeting in Boston in 2017.

Kristel Tjandra’s winning poster was titled “Targeted Delivery of Doxorubicin through Conjugation to Phage-Display Selected Peptide“; Isha Haridass’ winning poster was about “Space- and Time-resolved Investigation of Diffusion Properties and Metabolic Changes of Human Skin Following Macromolecule Delivery by Microprojection Arrays” and Younus Mohammad’s poster tackled the topic of  “Investigating the effects of Tween 80 on sterically stabilising non-lamellar liquid crystalline nanoparticles of selachyl alcohol“.

Giulia Ballerin talked about “How to Exploit Pseudomonas aeruginosa Tolerance: β-Lactam Antibiotic Nasal Delivery for Chronic Respiratory Infections” and Shadabul Haque discussed “A Comparison of the Lung Clearance Kinetics, Pathways and Safety of Inhaled Solid Lipid Nanoparticles and Liposomes“.

Drug Delivery Australia 2016, hosted by the Australian Chapter of the Controlled Release Society, was held in Sydney on 27 – 28th October 2016.

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RSC Materials Chemistry Division Poster Symposium – final registration deadline

Register by 15 November 2016

RSC Materials Chemistry Division Poster Symposium

This is your last chance to attend RSC Materials Chemistry Division Poster Symposium as the final registration deadline is just a few days away. Be sure to register by 15 November 2016 to secure your place.

For full details of speakers and conference themes, please visit the event web page.

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2017 Biomaterials Science Lectureship is now open!

Do you know an early-career researcher who deserves recognition for their contribution to the biomaterials field?

Now is your chance to put them forward for the accolade they deserve.

Biomaterials Science is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for its 2017 Lectureship award. This annual award was established in 2014 to honour an early-stage career scientist who has made a significant contribution to the biomaterials field.

Previous winners

2016 – Fan Yang, Stanford University, USA

2015 – Joel Collier, Duke University, USA

2014 – Suzie Pun, University of Washington, USA

Qualification

To be eligible for the Biomaterials Science Lectureship, the candidate should be in the earlier stages of their scientific career, typically within 7 years of attaining their first independent research position, and will have made a significant contribution to the field.

Description

The recipient of the award will be asked to present a lecture three times, one of which will be located in the home country of the recipient. The Biomaterials Science Editorial Office will provide the sum of £1000 to the recipient for travel and accommodation costs.

The recipient will be presented with the award at one of the three award lectures. They will also be asked to contribute a lead article to the journal and will have their work showcased on the back cover of the issue in which their article is published.

Selection

The recipient of the award will be selected and endorsed by the Biomaterials Science Editorial Board.

Nominations

Those wishing to make a nomination should send details of the nominee, including a brief C.V. (no longer than 2 pages A4) together with a letter (no longer than 2 pages A4) supporting the nomination, to the Biomaterials Science Editorial Office by 27th January 2017. Self-nomination is not permitted.

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Convex and concave micro-structured silicone controls the shape, but not the polarization state of human macrophages

This month’s front cover image comes from Katharina Maniura-Weber et al. from the Biointerfaces lab at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, whose paper looks at how microstructured silicone controls the shape of human macrophages.

Katharina’s lab focuses on novel materials-based healthcare solutions, looking at biointerfaces between biomolecules, their assemblies and water, between cells and extra cellular matrix, between populations of bacteria and human cells and their surroundings and between the biological environment and materials for medical applications.

Read the full article here.

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Drug Delivery Australia 2016

Drug Delivery Australia, hosted by the Australian Chapter of the Controlled Release Society, will hold its annual conference in Sydney 27-28th October 2016

sydney-harbour

Theme: ‘Particles to People’

Dates: Thursday – Friday 27-28th October, 2016

Venue: University of New South Wales

Conference Chair: Patrick Spicer

Conference Dinner: Harbour cruise on Thursday night

Two x $1000 student bursaries for travel to the CRS Annual Meeting in Boston on offer for best poster presentations

Draft Program 12th Oct: Click Here

Accepted Speakers include:

  • International Plenary: Gert Storm (U. Utrecht, Netherlands) “Nanomedicine in the clinic: is targeting our target?”
  • Local Keynote: Martina Stenzel
  • Kris Thurecht (University of Queensland)
  • Nicky Thomas (University of South Australia)
  • David Cipolla (Aradigm, USA)
  • Heather Benson (University of Western Australia)
  • Kara Perrow (University of Wollongong)
  • Mariusz Skwarczynski (University of Queensland)
  • Yousuf Mohammed (University of South Australia)
  • Amirali Popat (University of Queensland)
  • Sophia Gu (University of New South Wales)
  • Hui Xin Ong (University of Sydney)
  • Shakila Rizwan (University of Otago)

Abstract submission is closed

Registration: Click here

Venue and Accommodations: Click Here

Information for delegates: Click Here

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Top 10 Most-accessed Biomaterials Science articles – Q3 2016

This month sees the following articles in Biomaterials Science that are in the top ten most accessed from July – September 2016:

Why not take a look at the articles today and blog your thoughts and comments below.

Biodegradable liposome-encapsulated hydrogels for biomedical applications: a marriage of convenience
Santiago Grijalvo, Judith Mayr, Ramon Eritja and David Díaz Díaz
Biomater. Sci., 2016,4, 555-574
DOI: 10.1039/C5BM00481K

Lipid-coated polymeric nanoparticles for cancer drug delivery
Sangeetha Krishnamurthy, Rajendran Vaiyapuri, Liangfang Zhang and Juliana M. Chan
Biomater. Sci., 2015,3, 923-936
DOI: 10.1039/C4BM00427B

Sugared biomaterial binding lectins: achievements and perspectives
P. Bojarová and V. Křen
Biomater. Sci., 2016,4, 1142-1160
DOI: 10.1039/C6BM00088F

Hydrogel scaffolds as in vitro models to study fibroblast activation in wound healing and disease
Megan E. Smithmyer, Lisa A. Sawicki and April M. Kloxin
Biomater. Sci., 2014,2, 634-650
DOI: 10.1039/C3BM60319A

Polymeric biomaterials for the delivery of platinum-based anticancer drugs
Jihoon Kim, Swapan Pramanick, Duhwan Lee, Hansoo Park and Won Jong Kim
Biomater. Sci., 2015,3, 1002-1017
DOI: 10.1039/C5BM00039D

In situ-forming robust chitosan-poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogels prepared by copper-free azide–alkyne click reaction for tissue engineering
Vinh X. Truong, Matthew P. Ablett, Hamish T. J. Gilbert, James Bowen, Stephen M. Richardson, Judith A. Hoyland and Andrew P. Dove
Biomater. Sci., 2014,2, 167-175
DOI: 10.1039/C3BM60159E

Articular cartilage: from formation to tissue engineering
Sandra Camarero-Espinosa, Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser, E. Johan Foster and Christoph Weder
Biomater. Sci., 2016,4, 734-767
DOI: 10.1039/C6BM00068A

Recent progress in nanomaterials for gene delivery applications
Erhan Keles, Yang Song, Dan Du, Wen-Ji Dong and Yuehe Lin
Biomater. Sci., 2016,4, 1291-1309
DOI: 10.1039/C6BM00441E

Stimuli-responsive functionalized mesoporous silica nanoparticles for drug release in response to various biological stimuli
Xin Chen, Xiaoyu Cheng, Alexander H. Soeriyadi, Sharon M. Sagnella, Xun Lu, Jason A. Scott, Stuart B. Lowe, Maria Kavallaris and J. Justin Gooding
Biomater. Sci., 2014,2, 121-130
DOI: 10.1039/C3BM60148J

The surface charge of anti-bacterial coatings alters motility and biofilm architecture
Olena Rzhepishevska, Shoghik Hakobyan, Rohit Ruhal, Julien Gautrot, David Barbero and Madeleine Ramstedt
Biomater. Sci., 2013,1, 589-602
DOI: 10.1039/C3BM00197K

Fancy submitting an article to Biomaterials Science? Then why not submit to us today!

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IUPAC-PSK40

4-7 October 2016 in Jeju, Korea

We are delighted to announce the IUPAC International Conference on Advanced Polymeric Materials: Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Polymer Society of Korea (PSK).

This event will be held during 4–7 October 2016 at the International Convention Center Jeju, Korea. The conference will be an attractive event with 5 plenary and more than 200 invited lectures by renowned speakers from all over the world.

It will be an open forum for participants engaged in polymer synthesis, polymer physics, polymeric materials and polymer engineering. More information can be found in the Scientific Program.

The Polymer Society of Korea (PSK) was founded in 1976 and currently has around 3000 active members. Now, they are gladly celebrating its 40 years of contribution to the development of polymer science and technology of Korea by hosting a great conference of IUPAC-PSK40.

The conference will be held in Jeju island, the largest island in Korea, which was granted UNESCO World Heritage site status because of its unique and beautiful natural scenery. Beautiful beaches, waterfalls, cliffs, and caves lie in harmony, and the mild weather makes Jeju an ideal tourist destination.

We are proud to sponsor this event and hopes this conference is a great success for our community.

Mark your calendar and register now!

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Top 10 Reviewers for Biomaterials Science

Many thanks to our reviewers and community

In celebration of Peer Review Week, with the theme of Recognition for Review, we would like to highlight the top 10 reviewers for Biomaterials Science in 2016, as selected by the editor for their significant contribution to the journal.

Top 10 Reviewers for Biomaterials Science:
- Dr Yi Wen – Duke University, USA
- Dr Yi Zhao – University of North Carolina, USA
- Dr Yong Wang – Pennsylvania State University, USA
- Dr Yamin Li – University of Science and Technology of China, China
- Dr Menghua Xiong – University of Illinois, USA
- Professor Jun Wang – University of Science and Technology of China, China
- Dr Zhibin Wang – Stanford University, USA
- Dr Won Jong Kim – Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea
- Dr Phil Campbell – Carnegie Mellon University, USA
- Dr Yi Zhang – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

We would like to say a massive thank you to these reviewers as well as the Biomaterials Science board and all of the biomaterials science community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

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Nanoparticle Therapeutics 2016

23–27th October 2016 in Queensland, Australia

On behalf of the organising committee, we would like to invite you to join us at Nanoparticle Therapeutics 2016, making clinical translation a reality.

The conference is in tropical north Queensland (Palm Cove) from the 23rd to 26th October 2016.

This conference is designed to bring together experts in Nanoparticle Therapeutics from people working at the laboratory bench through to clinical trials, government regulation and implementation in the clinic.

This meeting of around 50 participants involves an exemplary scientific program comprising invited international and local speakers, and offers an important training platform for early career researchers to present their results and to be exposed to “cutting edge” research. Awards for best ECR/student are now available.

Social events for enhancing interactions with the delegates include a trip to the local crocodile and wild-life park, not to be missed.

Early bird registration has been extended for 1 week until the 12th of August

Don’t miss out and register today!

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