Dr Samuel Stupp, member of IBEC´s International Scientific Committee, visited the Institute’s headquarters in Barcelona for the first time. The one-day visit, on Friday 21st of November, started with a meeting with doctor Josep Planell and Abel Riera, director and managing director of IBEC, respectively. Also present at the meeting were Teresa Sanchis and Arantxa Sanz, scientific project managers.
During his visit, doctor Stupp gave an exclusive interview to El País newspaper, made a guided tour of the laboratories and the administrative area of IBEC and Barcelona´s Scientific Park (PCB). He was accompanied by Josep Planell, Elisabeth Engel, a senior researcher from IBEC´s Biomaterials, Implants and Tissue Engineering Programme, and Alvaro Mata, Coordinator of the Nanotechnology Platform at PCB.
The leaders of the fourteen research groups at IBEC, had the opportunity to share a working lunch with doctor Stupp at the Polo Club Restaurant.
Doctor Samuel Stupp is the director of the Institute for BioNanotechnology in Medicine at the Northwestern University. He is a member of the editorial board for the publication Soft Matter. He specialises in molecular self-assembly and his main research areas include developing biomaterials for regenerative medicine.