- 9 January 2017
Our PhD student Sherif Elsharakawy has won the annual Royal Microscopical Society (RMS) Beginners’ Competition for his presentation entitled ‘Multiple Length-Scale Imaging of Biomimetic Hierarchical Mineralized Materials’. His research focuses on engineering protein-based membranes and gels with mineralizing domains in order to develop novel hierarchically ordered apatite crystals as a step towards dental enamel regeneration.
- 31 July 2016
Sherif Elsharkawy of the Mata Group has been awarded a highly competitive travel award from the Gordon Research Conferences (GRC). The award covers travel to the highly prestigious Biomineralization GRC 2016, in which Sherif will present his most recent work on hierarchical biomineralization of protein-peptide based scaffolds for the formation of enamel-like structures.
“Gordon Research Conferences, founded in 1931 and headquartered in Rhode Island, is an organization that organizes prestigious international scientific conferences dedicated to advancing the frontiers of scientific research in the biological, chemical, and physical sciences, and their related technologies. GRC organizes over 365 conferences, each highlighting the latest, cutting-edge research in fields ranging from physics to neurobiology, material science to medicine.” – Gordon Research Conferences Organization: www.grc.org