InterLynk Coordinator, Prof. João Mano honoured with the prestigious FEMS EUROMAT Gold Medal 2023
Set to be awarded at the forthcoming FEMS EUROMAT Congress in Frankfurt, Prof. Mano's plenary lecture highlights biomaterials of human origin, a topic of utmost importance to the InterLynk project.
The European Materials Gold Medal is the most prestigious award of the Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS) and awarded “in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of Materials Science and Engineering”. This year’s award will go to Prof. João Mano, InterLynk Coordinator, Full Professor at the Chemistry Department of the University of Aveiro, and Principal Investigator at CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials, where he founded and is directing the COMPASS research group.
The FEMS European Materials Gold Medal is awarded biennially and will be presented this year at the 2023 FEMS EUROMAT Congress in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, taking place from 3 - 7 September. Prof. Mano will hold his plenary lecture on Monday, September 4th at 9.10 on “Biomaterials from human origin,” a topic that perfectly aligns with the InterLynk project.
In InterLynk, we harness human-based platelet lysates, protein-derived growth factors known for boosting cell growth and proliferation. Utilizing these platelet lysates, we develop cutting-edge biomaterials as inks for additive manufacturing. Our ultimate goal is to 3D print multi-material scaffolds, achieving unmatched biofunctionality and cell-recruiting capacities to regenerate complex musculoskeletal architectures.
Prof. João Mano's recognition with the FEMS EUROMAT Gold Medal 2023 underscores his significant contributions to the field of Materials Science and Engineering. His upcoming plenary lecture will shed light on the importance of biomaterials of human origin, promising further advancements for the betterment of science and society.
Congratulations on this outstanding achievement!