Mentoring Program

MgSAFE / MedUni PhD Mentoring Program

This PhD mentoring program - supervised by Dr. Annelie-Martina Weinberg and coordinated by Nicole Sommer, PhD - represents the platform to show how challenges and issues in research, development and practice can be met and solved.

In this section of our website we want to show some insights of the ongoing MgSAFE project and the progress made by our PhD students. If you have any questions about the MgSAFE project, our students or our field of research, don't hesitate to contact us.



The main partners of this mentoring program

Medical University of Graz MgSAFE project - Marie Skłodowska-Curie ETN


Romy Marek about the MgSafe Workshop in Brüttisellen 2019

Hello Romy, welcome back from the MgSAFE Workshop in Brüttisellen , Switzerland. What was the Training about?

Romy Marek The training was about biomaterials science, with a special focus on magnesium, where we learned about the corrosion behaviour of magnesium, as well as about some challenges of processing this material. We also learned about bone growth in general and what has to be considered when designing an implant for a growing bone. Since the workshop was held at SCANCO, which is a company based in Switzerland developing micro CTs, we learned about this imaging technique, as well as about image processing and optimization methods.


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Begüm Okutan about the MgSafe Workshop in Brüttisellen 2019

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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Romy Linda Marek, MSc, BSc

Romy Marek

After Romy Linda Marek, MSc, BSc, (born 1987 in Switzerland), finished her bacchelor's program in Life Science Technologies (focus: Medical technologies et al. implant development, biocompatible materials, biomechanics and therapeutic systems and tecnologies) and Life Science master studies (focus: Biomedical engineering et al. medical systems, implant design and material science) she has started her PhD studies at the Medical University of Graz and joined the mentoring program supervised by Assoz. Prof. Dr. Annelie-Martina Weinberg.

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Begüm Okutan, MSc

Begüm Okutan

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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