Geoff Richards awarded Professorship
05 September 2007
Geoff Richards is the Program Leader of Bio-performance of materials anddevices at the AO Research Institute in Davos, Switzerland. Cardiff University in Wales, the UnitedKingdom, has appointed him Honorary visiting Professor in the CardiffSchool of Biosciences. This position is to take effect from September 1, 2007,until August 31, 2012.
In the letter announcing this move, Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor NigelPalastanga outlined the rationale behind this appointment:
“This award recognises your high level of competence and achievement withinyour area of expertise which is considered by the University to be analogous tothat required in scholarship and research of an Honorary Professor.”
This is the latest in a line of recent honors for Geoff Richards who thisyear became the President of the Swiss Society for Biomaterials and is one yearinto a three year visiting Professorship at the Institute of Biomaterials andBioengineering, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan (where he spends aweek teaching each year). Additionally, Geoff Richards is also an HonorarySenior Research Fellow in the Division of Infection and Immunity, Faculty ofBiomedical and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow, the UnitedKingdom.
The great work carried out in Geoff Richards’ unit can also be seen in theraft of awards garnered already this year by the students he supervises inDavos. A full list is presented below.
Congratulations to Geoff and his team of hard workers from everyonewithin the AO Foundation!
2007 Katharina Jähn was granted a travel award of 1,000 CHF from theSBMS (Swiss Society for Bone and Mineral Research) for the European Society forBiomaterials Conference, Brighton, September 2007, for her oral presentationthere on Osteocyte Viability and Influence of Culture Conditions on Ex VivoHuman Cancellous Bone. K. Jähn, M.J. Stoddart, P.I. Furlong, C.W. Archer, R.G.Richards.
2007 Jessica Hayes was granted a travel award of 1,000 CHF from theSBMS (Swiss Society for Bone and Mineral Research) for the European Society forBiomaterials Conference, Brighton, September 2007, for her oral presentationthere on The Potential of Surface Polishing for Elective Internal FixatorRetrieval by JS. Hayes, CW Archer, RG Richards.
2007 Katharina Jähn won a best poster award. Effect of a serum freemedium containing TGF-ί3 on osteocyte viability of cultured human cancellousbone explants by K. Jähn, M.J. Stoddart, P.I. Furlong, D.B.Jones, C.W. Archer,R.G. Richards. SSB (Swiss Society for Biomaterials), Neuchatel, May9th 2007.
2007 Alexandra Pearce Novartis SBMS best Translational/ClinicalPresentation. In vivo evaluation of polished titanium and titanium alloy screwsto minimize bone adhesion. A.I. Pearce, S.G. Pearce, S. Milz, C.W. Archer, R.G.Richards. 13th Annual SBMS & SVGO / ASCO Meeting (19th April,2007) at Uniklinik Balgrist in Zurich.
2007 Katharina Jähn Novartis SBMS best Fundamental ResearchPresentation. Effect of Serum Free Medium on Osteocyte Viability in ExVivo Cultured Human Cancellous Bone Explants. K. Jähn, M.J. Stoddart, P.I.Furlong, C.W. Archer, R.G. Richards. 13th Annual SBMS & SVGO /ASCO Meeting (19th April, 2007) at Uniklinik Balgrist in Zurich.
2007 Manus JP Biggs, R.G Richards, N Gadegaard, C.D.W Wilkinson, M.JDalby. The Influence of Nanoscale Biomimetic Structures on Osteoblast Adhesion.Society for Experimental Biology, SEB at Glasgow 2007 - Annual Main Meeting,March 31 - April 4, 2007 (lecture). (Young Scientist Award, second prize from30 oral presentations).
Alexandra Pearce (left) and Katherina Jähn
Jessica Hayes (left) and Manus Biggs