News & Events

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and related restrictions, meetings and trainings planned for 2020 had to be postponed and were or will be held virtually.

14 to 18 June 2021 I MgSafe General Assembly, Supervising / Scientific Advisory Boards Meeting, ESR days and training in Warsaw, Poland

The Warsaw meeting and training on material science and research will again be combined with ESR days, a little workshop like event fully organised by the ESRs.

24 to 28 May 2021 I MgSafe ESR days and training in Gothenburg, Sweden

The ESRs will hold the first MgSafe ESR days in Gothenburg and receive training on histology, methods and “ESR Days” are used to practice communication skills, exchange information, network and practice project management. It also includes the invitation of visiting scientists selected by the ESRs.

8 to 12 March 2021 I MgSafe training in Hannover, Germany

The training in Hannover is a workshop on writing skills and good scientific practice, in addition, enhancing and supplementing the workshop in Graz.

  • Preliminary agenda

1 to 5 March 2021 I MgSafe workshop and training in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

This training event on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Photoacoustics (PA) & Ultrasound Imaging (US) including a media training especially for the ESRs has been rescheduled and is now planned for 1 to 3 March 2021 in Amsterdam.

14 to 18 December 2020 I MgSafe General Assembly, Supervising / Scientific Advisory Boards Meeting and training in Pisa, Italy

This meeting and training on PET (Positron Emission Tomography) and project management will be fully virtually.

27 November 2020 I MgSafe periodic report I submitted

The first periodic report covering the first two years of MgSafe was submitted to the EU and will be evaluated with the help of an external expert.

30 October 2020 I 1st MgSafe virtual ‘coffee break’

An informal regular meeting of ESRs and the coordinator has been initiated in order to intensify direct communication despite all Covid-19 restrictions. The next meeting is scheduled for the end January 2021

3 September 2020 I 1st virtual workshop ‘BioImplant meets MgSafe’

MgSafe teamed up with the ETN “BioImplant” and started a workshop series for characterisation methods especially based on simulation and modelling. The first workshop was planned as a Symposium during the “Biodegradable Metals Conference” (Alicante, Spain, August 2020). Due to Covid-19, a virtual workshop on 03.09.2020 was organised, the next one is scheduled for March/ April 2021. It is still planned to organise such a symposium for the next “Biodegradable Metals Conference” in August 2021.

23 to 28 August 2020 I 12th BIOMETAL 2020, Intl Symposium on Biodegradable Metals, Alicante, Spain

Together with the MSCA ETN BioImplantITN we are planning to organise a mini symposium at the 12th BIOMETAL on Friday 28 August.



8 to 12 June 2020 I MgSafe General Assembly, Supervising / Scientific Advisory Boards Meeting and training in Pisa, Italy

6 to 8 May 2020 I MgSafe training in Hannover, Germany

The training in Hannover is a workshop on writing skills and good scientific practice, in addition, enhancing and supplementing the workshop in Graz.


9 to 13 March 2020 I MgSafe workshop and training in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

-  cancelled due to travel restrictions. The corona virus has caught up with us -

This training event is on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Photoacoustics & Ultrasound Imaging including a media training especially for the ESRs.


2 to 6 December 2019 I MgSafe Mid term meeting and Training in Graz, Austria

The mid term meeting is basically a meeting between the ESRs and the REA representative. This meeting is intended to allow the researchers to discuss with the project officer (PO) about their experiences within the network in terms of training foreseen, supervision arrangements, progress and impact on their future careers.


The training in Graz was on in vivo experiments with extensive hands on sessions and good scientific writing followed by a workshop on personal learning environment.



1.10.2019 I All Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) on board!

MgSafe is happy to have successfully recruited 15 highly skilled ESRs on a 36-month full-time contract - all working to develop the next generation of safe imaging facilities for biodegradable metal implants. 10 of the 15 early stage research positions are filled by women.

23 to 27 September 2019 I MgSAFE training in Brüttisellen, Switzerland

The training event in Brüttisellen was hosted by SCANCO and planned by WUT with contributions of the partners HZG, MUG, SYN, OsloMet and BRI.T. There were lectures and live demos as well as hands on sessions.


16 to 21 June 2019 I MgSafe General Assembly (GA) and training in Oslo, Norway

Parallel to the supervisory and scientific advisory boards meeting, the ESRs received an introduction to financial and administrative matters of the MgSafe training network. At the General Assembly (GA), PIs, representatives of the beneficiaries and ESRs presented their contribution to the network. The scientific level was high and strong focus on the students led to a very good outcome.

The training sessions in Oslo consisted of the two sections ‘Introduction into the network and techniques’ and a team building workshop for ESRs only.


23 November 2018 I Coordinators Information day in Brussels, Belgium

The coordinator HZG attended the Coordinators Information day in Brussels, Belgium, in November 2018 and reported to the consortium


06 and 07 November 2018 I Kick-off meeting in Hamburg, Germany

The MgSafe kick off meeting took place from 6.-7. November 2018 in Hamburg.

All 13 project partners were represented by at least one PI. Some were accompanied by their EU projects and public relations officers to get into the project right away.