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Visit of Prof. Dr. Raúl García Carrodeguas to promote collaboration projects on calcium phosphate bioceramics and bioglasses research field

Grant number: 10/09727-2
Support Opportunities:Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
Duration: August 09, 2010 - August 13, 2010
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry - Physical-Chemistry
Principal Investigator:Celso Aparecido Bertran
Grantee:Celso Aparecido Bertran
Visiting researcher: Raúl García Carrodeguas
Visiting researcher institution: Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio (ICV), Spain
Host Institution: Instituto de Química (IQ). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


The scientific collaboration between researchers and research groups is, nowadays, a confident path for the development of new technologies in a competitive and globalized world. Thus, the visit of foreign researchers promotes ideas and knowledge exchange guaranteeing the country technological development.By Dr. Raúl García Carrodeguas' recent publications and collaboration works with Brazilian research groups it is possible to certify that his visit to the State University of Campinas would be very profitablefor the development of the research groups involved. At the Institute of Chemistry (IQ), Dr. Carrodeguas will visit Dr. Celso Aparecido Bertran's laboratory facilities. At this group, methodologies for synthesizing nanoparticles and whiskers of biocompatible materials and the bioglasses surface modification are developed. At the School of Mechanical Engineering (FEM) it will be visited the Laboratory of Biomaterials and Biomechanics (Labiomec) facilities under Dr. Cecília Zavaglia responsibility who supervises research works in the metallic, ceramic and polymeric biomaterials field. At the third institution, theSchool of Chemical Engineering (FEQ), he will be visiting the Engineering and Chemical Products Laboratory (Lequipe) supervised by Prof. Dr. Marisa Masumi Beppu who develops projects focusing biopolymers such as chitosan and silk fibroin.Meetings between the visiting professor and the research groups' members will be promoted to discuss new collaboration projects. In addition, there will be a visit to the INCT-Biofabris. It is a multidisciplinary national institute which aims the integration of computational tools to synthesize new biomaterials and the application of engineering techniques to obtain biomedical devices and biological substitutes to living tissue or organs.Therefore, it is expected to build a strong and productive scientific collaboration to develop new research lines in the field of bioactive materials. (AU)

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