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The European Society for Biomaterials is a non-profit organisation that encourages research and spread of information regarding research and uses of biomaterials. Founded in 1976. It has approximately 600 members in 27 countries. It organises an annual meeting where recent developments mainly within academic research of biomaterials are presented.
Objectives Its objectives are (from ESB Statute article 4):
EBTEDAThe Society can award PhDs with a European Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Doctoral Award (EBTEDA) if they fulfil some requirements such has having done their training in at least two European countries and can discuss their field of research in at least two European languages.
The George Winter AwardIt is established to recognise, encourage and stimulate outstanding research contributions to the field of biomaterials. Is handed out on the Society Annual Meeting. George Winter was the first President of the Society.
The Jean Leray AwardThis award is established to recognise, encourage and stimulate outstanding research contributions to the field of biomaterials by young scientists, which is not more than 40 years old at the end of the nomination period and has finished a stint as a postdoctoral research fellow within 8 years. Jean Leray was the first Vice-President of the Society.Any member of the European Society for Biomaterials in good standing may nominate candidates for the George Winter and the Jean Leray awards. The nominee needs neither to be a member of the European Society for Biomaterials nor a citizen of a European country. Posthumous nominations are not considered.As a way to encourage the presence of young researchers at the conference the Society also hands out:
Student Travel AwardsThe Society supports student participation at their conferences through the travel award scheme. Applications for consideration must be submitted at the time of registration.
Student PrizesThe Society award prizes for the best student poster and oral presentation made during any particular Society conference.
Journal The ESB home journal is the Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine (ISSN 0957-4530) published by Springer. Each year a special issue of selected contributions to the annual conference is published.
Annual Conference The annual meeting rotates between the European countries which has organisation members. It comprises oral and poster presentations of novel results, and plenary sessions of invited speakers to describe general trends and developments. Special work groups and work shops are featured. Both academia and companies uses the event to expose themselves, their products, services and job opportunities. The annual conference sports a Young Scientist Forum to discuss education and teaching within the field of biomaterials.
Job opportunities The Society has no paid staff. But the organisation acts as a message board for anyone to post job opportunities within academia.
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