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2017 Biomaterials Science Lectureship awarded to Zhuang Liu

It is with great pleasure that we announce Prof. Zhuang Liu (Soochow University, China) as the recipient of the 2017 Biomaterials Science Lectureship.

The Biomaterials Science Lectureship is an annual award that honours an early-career researcher for their significant contribution to the biomaterials field. The recipient is selected by the Biomaterials Science Editorial Board from a list of candidates nominated by the community.

Read on to find out more about Zhuang…

Prof. Zhuang Liu

 

Zhuang Liu obtained his PhD in Chemistry at Stanford University in 2008 after completing a Bachelor’s Degree at Peking University in 2004. He remained another year at Stanford University for a postdoctoral fellowship, before becoming a Professor at the Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Material (FUNSOM), in Soochow University, China in 2009.

His current research interests focus on the development of various synthetic functional nanomaterials as well as natural biomaterials for applications in biomedical imaging, drug delivery, and novel cancer therapies. Since 2005, Dr. Liu has authored over 255 peer-reviewed papers, which have been cited over 27,000 times. He was listed as one of the ‘Most Cited Chinese Researchers (Materials Science)’ by Elsevier in 2014 and 2015, and one of the ‘Highly Cited Researchers 2015 (Chemistry, Materials)’ by Thomson Reuters. He received the NSFC distinguished young scholar award in 2015.

 

 

 

 

To learn more about Zhuang’s research, have a look at his recent publication in Biomaterials Science:

Comparison of nanomedicine-based chemotherapy, photodynamic therapy and photothermal therapy using reduced graphene oxide for the model system
Jingjing Liu, Kai Liu, Liangzhu Feng, Zhuang Liu and Ligeng Xu
Biomater. Sci.
, 2017, 5, 331-340

 

We would like to thank everybody who nominated a candidate for the Lectureship; we received many excellent nominations, and the Editorial Board had a difficult task in choosing between some outstanding candidates.

Please join us in congratulating Zhuang on his award!

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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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2016 Biomaterials Science Lectureship awarded to Fan Yang

We are delighted to announce Assistant Professor Fan Yang (Stanford University) as the 2016 Biomaterials Science Lectureship winner.

The Biomaterials Science Lectureship is an annual award that honours an early-stage career researcher for their significant contribution to the biomaterials field. The recipient is selected by the Biomaterials Science Editorial Board from a list of candidates nominated by the community.

Read on to find out more about Fan…


Fan Yang is currently an Assistant Professor at Stanford University in the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Bioengineering, and Director of Stanford Stem Cells and Biomaterials Engineering Laboratory. Her research seeks to understand how microenvironmental cues regulate stem cell fate, and to develop novel biomaterials and cell-based therapeutics for tissue regeneration, with special focus on treating musculoskeletal diseases, cardiovascular diseases and cancer.

Prior to joining Stanford, Dr. Yang received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Prof. Jennifer Elisseeff’s lab at Johns Hopkins University, and then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Prof. Robert Langer at MIT. In recognition of her innovation, she was selected to be one of 2011 TR35 Global list honorees by Technology Review, which recognizes the world’s 35 most outstanding innovators who are younger than 35.

Dr. Yang has also been recognized by multiple awards from both federal agencies and private foundations including the NSF CAREER Award, the NIH R01 award, Tools and Technologies Development Award from California Institute of Regenerative Medicine, Young Investigator Award from Alliance for Cancer and Gene Therapy, National Scientist Development Award from American Heart Association, Rising Star award from BMES-CMBE, Mission for Learning Faculty Scholar Award in Pediatric Translational Medicine, Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Faculty Scholar Award, the McCormick Faculty Award, Stanford Asian American Faculty Award, the 3M Nonteured Faculty Award and the Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Award.

Take a look at Fan’s recent Biomaterials Science article to find out more about her current research:

Effects of the poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogel crosslinking mechanism on protein release
Soah Lee, Xinming Tong and Fan Yang
Biomater. Sci., 2016, 4, 405-411

Keep your eyes peeled for Fan’s upcoming Biomaterials Science article in honour of the Lectureship award.

We would like to thank everybody who nominated a candidate for the Lectureship; we received many excellent nominations, and the Editorial Board had a difficult task in choosing between some outstanding candidates.

Please join us in congratulating Fan in her fantastic achievements by adding your comments below.

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2016 Biomaterials Science Lectureship 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 Biomaterials Science Lectureship 2016. 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

2015 – Joel Collier, University of Chicago, 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 1 page A4) supporting the nomination, to the Biomaterials Science Editorial Office by 29th January 2016. Self-nomination is not permitted.

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2015 Biomaterials Science Lectureship awarded to Joel Collier

We are delighted to announce Associate Professor Joel Collier (University of Chicago) as the 2015 Biomaterials Science Lectureship winner.

The Biomaterials Science Lectureship is an annual award that honours an early-stage career researcher for their significant contribution to the biomaterials field. The recipient is selected by the Biomaterials Science Editorial Board from a list of candidates nominated by the community.

Read on to find out more about Joel…

2015 Biomaterials Science Lectureship awarded to Joel Collier

Joel H. Collier, PhD is an Associate Professor at the University of Chicago. His primary appointment is in the Department of Surgery, with appointments on the Committee on Immunology, the Committee on Molecular Medicine, and the Graduate Program in Biophysical Sciences. He is a Fellow of the Institute for Molecular Engineering. His research focuses on designing novel biomolecular materials for applications within immunotherapies, three-dimensional cell culture systems, and strategies for tissue repair. He received his undergraduate degree in Materials Science from Rice University and his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University. He has won several awards, including the 2012 Distinguished Junior Investigator in the University of Chicago’s Biological Sciences Division.

Take a look at Joel’s Biomaterials Science article to find out more about his current research:

Controllably degradable β-sheet nanofibers and gels from self-assembling depsipeptides
Ye F. Tian, Gregory A. Hudalla, Huifang Han and Joel H. Collier
Biomater. Sci., 2013, 1, 1037-1045

Keep your eyes peeled for Joel’s upcoming Biomaterials Science article in honour of the Lectureship award.

We would like to thank everybody who nominated a candidate for the Lectureship; we received many excellent nominations, and the Editorial Board had a difficult task in choosing between some outstanding candidates.

Please join us in congratulating Joel in his fantastic achievements by adding your comments below.

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Biomaterials Science Lectureship: Nominations now open

Do you know someone who deserves recognition for their contribution to the biomaterials field?

Now is your chance to propose they receive the accolade they deserve.

Biomaterials Science is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for its Biomaterials Science Lectureship 2015. This annual award was established in 2014 to honour an early-stage career scientist who has made a significant contribution to the biomaterials field.

Suzie Pun was the winner of the 2014 Biomaterials Science Lectureship. Suzie is part of the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Washington.

Qualification

To be eligible for the Biomaterials Science Lectureship, the candidate should be in the earlier stages of their scientific career, typically within 15 years of attaining their doctorate or equivalent degree, 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 award 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 6th March 2015. Self-nomination is not permitted.

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Suzie Pun accepts Biomaterials Science Lectureship Award at SIPCD 2014

Suzie Pun, recipient of the inaugural Biomaterials Science lectureship, accepted her award at the 3rd Symposium on Innovative Polymers for Controlled Delivery (SIPCD 2014), which took place in Suzhou, China on 16-19th September and is where Suzie delivered her first Award Lecture. The award was presented by  Biomaterials Science Editorial Board member Jun Wang.

Suzie Pun accepts Biomaterials Science Lectureship Award

As part of the Lectureship, Suzie, a Professor in the bioengineering department at University of Washington, will also be presenting her Award Lecture at the 1st International Symposium on Immunobiomaterials in Tianjin, China, and NanoDDS 2014 in North Carolina, US.


Read Suzie Pun’s latest Biomaterials Science article

D. S. Chu, D. L. Sellers, M. J. Bocek, A. E. Fischedick, P. J. Horner and S. H. Pun
Polymers conjugated to multiple pendant bivalirudin peptides via MMP9-sensitive linkages were synthesized for localized thrombin inhibition.  Localized delivery of the polymers in an injectable hydrogel resulted in decreased cell proliferation and reduced astrogliosis after spinal cord injury.
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