The program can be found here:
From July 28th to 29th of 2017, the research group ExCarBon hosted its first Summer School in Regensburg intending to gather all researchers involved. The primary aim of this summer school was the presentation and discussion of latest research results and any occurring problems in the context of the ExCarBon projects. The reasonable character of the event should encourage and foster the communication between the different projects and enable everybody to voice and to discuss their data. In that environment especially graduate students and young post-docs are supposed to gain experience in scientific networking.
Fortunately, we were able to invite two renowned experts in the field of osteoarthritis:
Prof. Dr. Gerjo J.V.M. van Osch, Head of the Connective Tissue Cells and Repair Group at the Department of Orthopaedics and Otorhinolaryngology at the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, focusing her research interest on cellular responses in degenerating and regenerating connective tissues in osteoarthritis and tendinosis with a special emphasis on anabolic processes in tissue repair.
Prof. Dr. Tonia Vincent is a rheumatologist and current professor of musculoskeletal biology at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology at the University of Oxford. Her main research interests include pathways that drive mechanosensitive responses in cartilage, the role of the pericellular matrix in determining these responses and how they modulate osteoarthritis in vivo.
They both presented their scientific achievements and current work and discussed in depth research questions and science related to osteoarthritis specifically with the young scientists during the 2 day meeting. This summer school was an excellent opportunity for the younger academics to get in personal contact with highly experienced researchers in the field of OA and to discuss science in a more casual environment.