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Travel Award Winners

Canadian Biomaterials Society Travel Awards to the 10th World Biomaterials Congress, Montreal PQ

The following junior members of the Canadian biomaterials research community were awarded CBS Travel Awards based on their top-scoring abstracts submitted to WBC 2016.

Graduate Award Winners:

  • Ahmed Al Subaie, Injectable Bone Regeneration Biomaterial with Analgesic Properties (McGill)
  • James Baylis, Self-propelling particles that stop hemorrhage by transporting therapeutics through flowing blood (UBC)
  • Antony Bertrand-Grenier, Endoleak and thrombus characterization with dynamic elastography after endoleak embolization following aneurysm endovascular repair (CRCHUM)
  • Mathieu Bouchard, Synthesis of radioactive gold nanoparticles for brachytherapy treatments using plasma electrochemistry (Laval)
  • Scott Campbell, External control over drug release using microgel- and SPION-laden nanocomposite hydrogels (McMaster)
  • Yasaman Delaviz, Synthesis and biodegradation of di-vinyl monomers containing different antimicrobial agents for use in dental adhesive systems (Toronto)
  • Helen Dorrington, “Mix-and-match” design of injectable poly(oligoethylene glycol methacrylate) hydrogels using different thermoresponsive precursors (McMaster)
  • Lucie Giraud, Interaction between single strands of siRNA and different chemical groups (Montreal)
  • Ophélie Gourgas, Characterization of mineral deposits in matrix gla protein-deficient mice, a model of vascular matrix calcification (McGill)
  • Avital Horowitz, Quantifying the mechanics of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in 3D microculture systems (McGill)
  • Manu Thomas Kalathottukaren, A Synthetic Heparin Antidote with Negligible Effect on Fibrin(ogen), Clotting and Clot Morphology (UBC)
  • Kyle Koss, MMP-2 induced peptide delivery from self-assembling nanoscaffolds: glial response and PC12 neurogenesis (Alberta)
  • Bryan Lee, Modification and evaluation of periodic nanostructures on titanium generated by femtosecond laser for improving osseointegration (McMaster)
  • Wontae Lee, Distributed hydrogel mechanosensors to measure internal forces in engineered tissues (McGill)
  • Lucie Levesque, The effects of frequency on matrix remodeling induced in dynamically strained collagen-based cellularised scaffolds (Laval)
  • Ying Li, Mechanical characterization of electrospun collagen fibers using atomic force microscopy (Western)
  • Haijiao Liu, A microfabricated platform with hydrogel arrays and on-chip strain sensing for mechanical stimulation of 3D cell-seeded hydrogels (U of T)
  • Caroline Loy, Cellularised Collagen-based Scaffolds for Engineering The Vascular Wall: a Tri-Culture Study (Laval)
  • Saman Mohammadi, Ocular Drug Release Models: Comparisons between in vitro Cell, Dynamic Release, and Fixed Volume Models (Waterloo)
  • John Soleas, Geometric manipulation of lung progenitor cells to control cell fate choice (Toronto)
  • Warren Viricel, Cationic Switchable Lipids : pH-sensitive lipid nanoparticle based on a molecular switch for siRNA delivery (Montreal)
  • Claire Yu, Porous decellularized extracellular matrix microcarriers for tissue-specific cell expansion and delivery (Queen's)
  • Linyang Yu, Affinity-based growth factor delivery system for tissue engineering (Toronto)
  • Boyang Zhang, AngioChip: a biodegradable scaffold with built-in vasculature for organ-on-a-chip engineering and direct surgical anastomosis (Toronto)
  • Huaifa Zhang, Oxygen delivery augmented bone formation from transplanted bone marrow (McGill)

PDF Award Winners:

  • Dr. Vianney Delplace, Biodegradable vinyl polymers synthesized by nitroxide-mediated radical ring-opening polymerization, for biomedical applications (Toronto)
  • Dr. Saad Khan, Effect of glucose levels on high versus low molecular weight hyaluronan and transfection of bone marrow derived human mesenchymal stromal cells (OHRI)
  • Dr. Sébastien Meghezi, On the potential of static culture for the reinforcement of collagen-based tissue-engineered vascular substitutes through cell remodeling (Laval)
  • Dr. Ranna Tolouei, The use of multiple pseudo-physiological solutions to simulate degradation behavior of pure Fe: towards a standard static immersion test (Laval)
  • Dr. Kai Yu, Towards Infection Resistant Surfaces: Polymer Brush Chemistry and Peptide Structure Modulate the Potency of Antimicrobial Peptides (UBC)


Past Travel Award Winners

32nd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Biomaterials Society (Toronto, 2015) - award winners

31st Annual Meeting of the Canadian Biomaterials Society (Halifax, 2014) - award winners

30th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Biomaterials Society (Ottawa, 2013) - award winners

9th World Biomaterials Congress (Chengdu, China, 2012) - award winners



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