HORIZON 2020 Grant — Nanostructural surface development for dental implant manufacturing

Our scientific group with the supervision of prof. Maksym Pogorielov had joined the consortium that got a grant support in the framework of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (MSCA-RISE) program. This grant covers financial needs for research and provides with academic mobility between scientists from partner countries.

Participation in such honoured project  was made possible due to the long-term cooperation between scientists, PhD and undergraduate students of SSU — Maksym Pogorielov, Volodymyr Deineka, Oleksandr Oleshko, Ivan Babich, Roman Moskalenko, Victoria Kornienko, Evgenia Husak, Victoria Holubnycha, Iryna Liubchak, Kateryna Diedkova — and also due to the effective cooperation with scientist from the Institute of Applied Physics (Sumy) — Sergii Danylchenko, Oksana Kalinkevich, Oleksii Kalinkevich; and from the Sheffield University (Great Britain) — Gwendolen Reilly and Cecile Perrault. Resent participations in different scientific exchange and internship programs by our scientists and also the availability of modern biomedical laboratories in SSU also have played a role of great importance.

The aim of the project is development and implantation to clinical practice new generation dental implants with functional surface, what will give opportunities to improve patient`s outcome and avoid common postoperative complications.

The consortium among SSU consists of 9 different universities and biotechnological companies from Latvia, Great Britain, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Estonia.

The fulfilment of grant project provides for 44 visits of SSU scientists to leading European universities and companies and almost 50 visits of scientists from other countries to SSU during next 4 years. Among scientific work international seminars and workshops are planned. Foreign experts will introduce to students and employees of SSU modern and leading technologies and achievements in fields of biomaterials, biotechnology and molecular biology.