Begüm Okutan

MgSAFE / MedUni PhD Mentoring Program

Hello Begüm, welcome back from the MgSAFE Workshop in Brüttisellen , Switzerland. Can you give some insights about the Training to our audience?

Begüm Okutan This workshop mainly focused on degradable implant materials and imaging techniques. We started with basics in metal physics and metals corrosion and continued with Synchrotron μCT, SAXS, and μCT theory. They organized a live demo with different μCT machines. We scanned some samples and then focused on basics in image analysis. Moreover, biomaterials (what they are, in which circumstances which materials should be used, etc), implant design and performance (which properties are important when we design an implant) were mentioned.

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Begüm Okutan, MSc

Begüm Okutan, MSc, (born 1991 in Turkey), has been granted numerous full scholarships for her studies at the Yeditepe University (focus et al.: Genetics and bioengineering, food engineering, biotechnology MSc program). In 2019 she has started the Molecular Medicine PhD program (Department: Orthopaedics and Trauma) at the Medical University of Graz and joined the mentoring program supervised by Assoz. Prof. Dr. Annelie-Martina Weinberg.

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