Despite extensive knowledge on the various methods for surface modification and interface formation, many questions still remain unresolved, especially regarding the relationships between composition of the bio-environment and biomechanical, structural and chemical properties of metal surface. In vitro corrosion studies carried out in various simulated physiological solutions were presented with the emphasis on biomolecules. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a component of synovial joint fluid that regulates many important physiological and pathophysiological reactions, also viscosity and resistance to compressive stress of synovial fluid. The behaviour of orthopaedic alloys in the presence of HA is scarcely known and needs to be assessed. Results regarding the stimulated formation of a thick layer of calcium phosphate were presented, as well as the possibility to incorporate silver nanoparticles as effective microbial growth inhibitor. Method of preparation includes green synthesis of silver nanoparticles where HA plays a role of reducing and stabilizing agent. Synthesized complex was characterized using several experimental methods (UV/Vis, FTIR, XPS, SEM, TEM). When deposited onto metal plates, its antimicrobial activity was assessed for resistance to attachment of bacterial strains common for implant infection.
B.04 Guest lectureCOBISS.SI-ID: 28061223
Prof. Andrej Coer is deputy editor of the Radiology and Oncology journal, multidisciplinary journal devoted to-the publishing of original scientific papers, professional papers, review articles, case reports and varia pertinent to diagnostic and interventional radiology, computerized tomography, ultrasound, magnetic resonance, nuclear medicine, radiotherapy, clinical and experimental oncology, radiobiology, radiophysics, and radiation protection. The impact factor in 2013 was 1.667.
C.04 Editorial board of an international magazine
M. Gaberšček and I. Milošev co-organized 4th Regional Symposium on Electrochemistry- South-East Europe (RSE-SEE) held in Ljubljana in 26-30 May, 2013. RSE-SEE is the initiative of nine national societies (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Macedonia and Montenegro) established primarily to bring together scientists from the SEE region, but many scientists from other countries participate at the these conferences. Previous symposia were held in Croatia (2008), Serbia (2010) and Romania (2012). The 2013 conference in Ljubljana hosted about 200 participants form 25 countries. Five plenary lectures and nine key-note lectures given by internationally distinguished speakers contributed to the attractiveness and importance of the RSE-SEE. There were 97 oral and 90 poster presentations at the conference, and 18 oral presentations at the student satellite meeting.
B.01 Organiser of a scientific meetingCOBISS.SI-ID: 267020032
I. Milošev and M. Gaberšček were guest-editors of the 2014 special volume od the journal Acta Chimica Slovenica devoted to the 4th conference Regional Society of Electrochemistry – South East Europe (RSE-SEE) held in 2013 in Ljubljana. Nineteen invited contributions were reviewed and published from different fields of electrochemistry – both traditional and contemporary: Physical and general electrochemistry, Energy conversion and storage devices, Corrosion, passivation and anodic films, and Electrochemical synthesis and functional materials. This special issue represents the important contribution to the field of electrochemistry not only in the South East Europe region but also for broader European region.
C.03 Guest-associated editor
I. Milošev was the member of the Scientific Commitee of the section „Bio-Interfaces” at the 19th conference International Vacuum Congress, held in September 2013 in Paris.
D.03 Membership in foreign/international boards/committees