We are 15 young scientists from 13 different countries researching different imaging modalities and their optimisation for monitoring Mg-based implants in this training network. Everyone has different objectives to optimize the imaging for this new class of biodegradable Mg-based implants, thereby pushing the safety of degradable magnesium implants even further.
Begüm Okutan from the Medical University of Graz works on the in-vivo characterization of magnesium-based implants and the working title of her PhD is: In vivo characterisation of designated Mg materials (pins and wires) by µCT and fluorescence imaging.
Romy Marek from the Medical University of Graz works within the MgSafe project on: Large animal in vivo characterisation of designated full size Mg implants (K-Wires, screws) by clinical CT.
Heithem Ben Amara broke his arm when he was a child and still remembers the operation, when the fixing screw was removed. Today he is a PhD student at University of Gothenburg (UGOT) and researches biodegradable magnesium based implants. Within MgSafe, he will focus on molecular and structural analyses during bone healing and soft-tissue inflammation.
Christina Yiannakou from Cyprus is doing her PhD within the EU-project MgSafe at Hannover Medical School (MHH). The working title of her PhD is: MRI development for Mg implants to study inflammation.
Leon Riehakainen from Estonia is working at Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche Istituto di Fisiologia Clinica in Pisa (CNR-IFC) and doing his PhD on multimodal imaging of bone regeneration and remodelling after implantation of degradable Mg-based devices in experimental animal models with a special focus on PET imaging.
Eduarda's task within MgSafe are biochemical and biohumoral studies of bone regeneration and remodelling after implantation. She is affiliated with Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche Istituto di Fisiologia Clinica in Pisa (CNR-IFC).
Hafiz Wajahat Hassan is working on spectral analysis at Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet). The working title of his PhD is: In vivo monitoring of the body reaction to the implant by using a novel optical probe and near IR spectroscopy.
She started in October 2019 at Warsaw University of Technology (WUT) in the Materials Design Division. Her task in the network is the characterisation of corrosion layer structure and composition in explants.
Marwa Chaabane from Scanco Medical AG is a computer scientist. During her PhD she will work on the development of a system to join 2D, 3D and 4D data and to describe their relative relation in space & time. The working title of her thesis is Software development for management and visualisation of multimodal data.
Mostafa started his PhD at MRI.Tools in Berlin (MRI.T). He works on his thesis titled En route to the clinic: MR safety - MR antenna design tailored for magnesium alloy implants.
PhD student Jonathan Espiritu from Canada works at Syntellix in Hannover (SYN) and researches within the EU project MgSafe on MR safety and the influence of Mg implants on MR signals.
Valeria Grasso is a PhD student working at FujiFilm SonoSite (VSI) in Amsterdam. She focusses on high-resolution ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging for human applications.