(Schladming, 17 January 2023) At its 60th annual conference in Schladming, the Austrian Society for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery honored researchers led by Christine Radtke from MedUni Vienna's Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery.
PhD students Flavia Millesi and Paul Supper were awarded the lecture prize and post-doc Aida Naghilou the research prize at the 60th annual meeting of the Austrian Society for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. Her studies focus on improving healing of peripheral nerve regeneration.
The presentations covered the ideal material properties of hydrogels for peripheral nerve regeneration, as well as ultramicroscopy and transparent tissue, which allows the study of fluorophores for assessment from the whole nerve and muscle. In addition, scientists have investigated the quantification of nerves using spectroscopic methods. The work was done in the research group of Christine Radtke, University Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery.
About the researchers
Flavia Millesi studied Biology at the University of Vienna and is currently completing her PhD in Neuroscience in the laboratory of the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery at MedUni Vienna. Her work focuses on the study of biomaterials for nerve regeneration.
Paul Supper studied medicine at MedUni Vienna and works as an assistant physician at the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery at MedUni Vienna. He is a PhD student in the PhD program Neuroscience and a member of Christine Radtke's research group. Paul Supper is involved in teaching and is coordinator of Distance Learning in the 5th year of study.
Aida Naghilou studied chemistry with a focus on physical and materials chemistry. She is a PostDoc in Christine Radtke's group and works in the areas of tissue engineering, materials science, and novel methods for nerve injury diagnosis. She is actively involved in science communication.