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Who we are

BIOART is a training network. Its aim is to develop innovative (bio)-artificial devices for the treatment of kidney and liver diseases.

The project gives 11 PhD students and 5 Post-doc researchers the opportunity to carry out individual projects and gain experience by working abroad in partner academic institutions and companies.

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What BIOART is about

One line of research focuses on improving the ability of artificial and bioartificial kidney devices to remove uremic toxins from blood. To this end, 2 prototypes will be developed. A second line of research focuses on developing prototype bio-reactors ensuring the viability and functionality of liver cells.

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BIOART in a nutshell

Consortium of 11 universities, research institutes and companies from the Netherlands, France, Italy, Belgium and Germany.
Budget:  3.8 M€ from the EC.
Start date and duration: BIOART started in December 2012 and will last 4 years.

Download our leaflet describing the project (pdf):
BIOART leaflet.

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BIOART's Symposium at ESAO Congress

BIOART's Final Event was held during the ESAO Congress in Warsaw, Poland, on September 15th, 2016, as a specific thematic symposium, open to all ESAO participants. ESAO is the European Society for Artificial Organs.

Download the programme: Bioart-symposium-programme

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We were very happy to share the work we've carried out for the past 4 years!

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2 BIOART Fellows on their way to Cell Symposia - 10 years of iPSCs

Aniela SKRZYPCZYK will present her poster entitled "New directions in pluripotent stem cells image analysis - a systematic review" on Monday, September 26th, 2016 at the 10 years of iPSCs symposium at Berkeley, California, US.

Fellow BIOARTist Ilona KRYSTEL is also attending the conference.

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dmytro_portraitnb22nd BIOART Fellow to Defend in November 2016!

Dmytro SNISARENKO, PhD student at Paul Sabatier University, France, will defend his PhD thesis on November 7th, 2016.

Title of work: Medium sized molecules clearance through artificial kidneys

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4 BIOARTists gave talks at TERMIS-EU Conference

4 BIOART Fellows shared their results and got more practice talking to an audience during a BIOART symposium at the TERMIS-EU conference on June 30, 2016 in Uppsala, Sweden, along with 2 senior researchers involved in BIOART. The TERMIS-EU conference was devoted to future regenerative therapies. BIOART's symposium was entitled Innovative (Bio)artificial Devices for Liver and Kidney Disease.

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INTERACTIVE MAP to learn all about Fellows's Secondments

Click on the picture below to see which labs and companies the BIOART Fellows have already visited since 2014 and where they'll be heading to this year.

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The BIOARTists got together for 6th Progress Meeting in Toulouse - February 2016

The BIOARTists and their supervisors got together in Toulouse, France, to report on their research activities and benefit from a full morning devoted to courses.

Browse the picture gallery: Picture Gallery

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Vittoria PANDOLFI First BIOART Fellow to defend
PhD thesis!

Vittoria defended her thesis on March 17th, 2016 at the
University of Compiègne.

Title of work: Microencapsulation of hepatic cells for extracellular supply. Vittoria spends a few more months at the University of Compiègne as a postdoc researcher. And afterwards? All options open!g

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Juergen DOBMEYER joins BIOART as postdoc researcher

We are pleased to welcome Juergen on board BIOART! Juergen joined BIOART in January 2016 as a postdoc at Bionethos Innovation GmbH in Germany.

He works on regulatory procedures, review of available literature and publications including benchmarks from other health care or pharmaceutical/cosmetic/medical device development activities for advanced and complex medicinal regenerative products for human use.

Read the interview conducted with Juergen to learn more about him and his past work experience:
Interview with Juergeng

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9 BIOART Fellows participated in renowned conferences in automn 2015!

Denys, Dmytro, Natalia, Shervin, Vittoria, Milos, Valentina, Haysam and Michele were at ESAO, Euromembrane, TERMIS and WCRM for oral and/or poster presentations. Congratulations to all of them!
Click on the picture below
for a look at the titles of their presentations.

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Part of BIOARTists at ESAO in September 2015

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Get to know our PhD students and postdoc researchers

Discover the latest batch of interviews conducted with BIOART PhD students (click on the pictures below). You'll gain insight into their background, research objectives and what is appealing to them in being researchers.

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Antonietta MESSINA Juergen DOBMEYER

      Valentina STRUSI

 

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NEWS

BIOART's FINAL EVENT

BIOART's Final Event took place during the ESAO congress on September 15th, 2016 in Warsaw, Poland, as a specific thematic symposium, open to all ESAO participants. An internal final Progress Meeting was also organised in Warsaw at the time of the conference.

More info.


 
First bioartist to defend phd thesis

Vittoria PANDOLFI defended her thesis on March 17th, 2016 at the University of Compiègne.

Title of work: Microencapsulation of hepatic cells for extracellular supply. Vittoria spends a few more months at the University of Compiègne as a postdoc researcher.


 
Secondments in 2016

Discover at a glance which labs and companies the BIOARTIST Fellows will visit this year:

www.bioart-fp7.eu/secondments