Articles Ireland-Japan Biomaterials Tissue Engineering Meeting
Dr Dimitrios Zeugolis recently hosted the very successful ‘Ireland - Japan Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Meeting’ on June 22nd and 23rdin the Hotel Meyrick, Galway. The meeting was opened by Dr. Jim Browne, President of National University of Ireland Galway and Her Excellency Ms Mari Miyoshi, the Ambassador of Japan to Ireland. In attendance was Professor Nobuo Ueno, Director of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science London and Dr Dara Dunican from Science Foundation Ireland.
The Conference was held as part of the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) International Strategic Cooperation Award (ISCA) Japan programme, which aims to strengthen and improve relationships between researchers in Ireland and Japan. Seven Japanese scientists with expertise in functional biomaterials, tissue engineering, nanotechnology and stem cell technology presented at the conference. They represented prestigious Japanese institutions including the University of Tokyo, Kyoto University and RIKEN. These were complemented by presentations from leading researchers from NUI Galway and other Irish institutions.