Biomaterials are synthetic or natural origin materials that are used in repairs, regeneration and replacement of tissues. Department of Biomaterials Science is giving education of biomaterials in dental and medical curriculums, and in the curriculum of biomedicine at the University of Turku. Department takes part the dental technician education of the Turku University of Applied Sciences.
University of Turku, Institute of Dentistry, Lemminkäisenkatu 2, FI-20520 Turku
Service Assistant Sari Heikkilä
Docent (Adjunct Professor), PhD (chem.) Eija Säilynoja
Docent (Adjunct Professor), PhD (chem.) Mervi Puska
Docent (Adjunct Professor), PhD (phys.) Ilkka Kangasniemi
Docent (Adjunct Professor), PhD (biochem.) Giancarlo Forte
Docent (Adjunct Professor), PhD (chem.) Professor (University of Hong Kong) Jukka Matinlinna
Personnel of the Turku Clinical Biomaterials Centre (TCBC) that takes part in the activity:
Head of the TCBC Research laboratory, DDS Lippo Lassila
Lecturer (part-time), DDS, PhD Leila Perea-Lowery
Laboratory assistant Päivi Haaranen
Laboratory assistant Anna Kostiander
Laboratory assistant Genevieve Alfont
Focus of the research is in non-metallic biomaterials and bioactivity of materials which are used as dental and medical indications. Research is made at the Turku Clinical Biomaterials Centre – TCBC in collaboration with other departments of the Faculty of Medicine, Åbo Akademi University, City of Turku and Turku University Hospital.