On December 17, the Beihang-UCL Interdisciplinary Seminar of Medicine and Engineering, sponsored by the School of Materials Science and Engineering of Beihang University, was held in Beijing. Many renowned scholars from the Royal National Orthopedic Hospital of UCL and other institutes were invited to attend the seminar.
UCL is a major center for biomedical research and the largest academic health science center in Europe. It owns four world-famous hospitals and fifteen Nobel Prize winners in physiology or medicine.
Over 30 teachers and students from the Biomedical Materials Surface Science Lab of the School of Materials Science and Engineering attended the seminar. They had a heated discussion on topics like tissue engineering, bone repair, biomimetic nano-materials, biocomposites, new medical memory alloy, and body health monitoring.
After the seminar, the attendees visited some laboratories of the School of Materials Science and Engineering, and discussed about further cooperation between UCL and the School of Materials Science and Engineering of Beihang University. They made the preliminary decision on the in-depth cooperation on bone repair via three-dimensional printing technology, biomimetic materials, medical memory alloy, bioelectronic device and so on.
This seminar is an event of academic exchange and cooperation after the two sides formally established the strategic partnership, which greatly extends the horizon for the international cooperation of Beihang in the field of interdisciplinary medicine and engineering.
Reported by Xue Xianda
Reviewed by Guo Hongbo
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Lu Baihui