Biomaterials and Medical Devices Research Program

The BioMed research program supports the basic and applied research efforts under the umbrella of biomaterials and medical devices. The goal of the BioMed program is to promote collaboration of research groups in University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University on research and education of biomaterials and medical device fields and to raise the excellence of its scientific quality. The BioMed program aims to provide a strong interactive platform to assist the researchers and students to collaborate and be exposed to broader scientific, industrial and technological communities.

Chairs: Sufyan Garoushi ( and Hongbo Zhang (
FoS-committee representative: Hongbo Zhang (

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Group leaders
Pasi Alander
Johan Bobacka
Sufyan Garoushi
Leena Hupa
Niko Moritz
Miho Nakamura
Timo Närhi
Emilia Peltola
Jessica Rosenholm
Arzu Tezvergil-Mutluay
Pekka Vallittu
Tapani Viitala
Xiaoju Wang
Chunlin Xu
Hongbo Zhang

Associate group leaders
Patrik Eklund
Terhi J. Heino
Jorma Määttä
Jussi Posti
Johanna Tanner