Osteology Research Academy Gothenburg

On 16–18 May 2018 the first Osteology Research Academy on the topic “Interface Biology and Ultrastructure” took place at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The Scientific Chairmen, Christer Dahlin and Omar Omar, implemented a programme covering many different aspects of this topic.

The new Research Academy course in Gothenburg provided a good mixture between lectures and workshops, providing information on biomaterials used for oral tissue regeneration, as well as insights on structural and molecular aspects of the tissue-implant interface. Characterisation methods to answer relevant clinical questions in oral tissue regeneration were addressed as well.

The course also provided extensive time to discuss own research and learn from renowned scientists from the Department of Biomaterials at the University of Gothenburg, such as Christer Dahlin, Peter Thomsen, Pentti Tengvall, and Omar Omar.

Lectures, Workshops & Discussions

The first day started with a lecture by Professor Pentti Tengvall, who gave a structured overview about biomaterials in oral and maxillofacial applications, followed by a presentation by Peter Thomsen, who lectured on the topic of inflammation, tissue regeneration, and remodelling at tissue-implant interfaces.

After the lectures it was time to practice: in three different workshops the participants had the possibility to deepen their practical knowledge and to gain experience in different fields of research on dental biomaterials and tissue regeneration. Small workshop groups made it possible to discuss closely with the other researchers.

Enthusiastic participants

“It has been three amazing days here in Gothenburg. The group was very enthusiastic and interested”, Christer Dahlin said about the first Osteology Research Academy at his university. This makes everybody eager for the upcoming Osteology Research Academies in Lucerne, Ann Arbor, Vienna and Beijing.

Watch the video below to for some impressions from this amazing event!

Further information about upcoming Osteology Research Academies


ORA Gothenburg 2018