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Main positions of trust

Executive committee member at the Young Ceramists Network 

Mission statement

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), less than half of the world's population is covered by essential healthcare services and progress is needed in developing affordable solutions. The AffordBoneS project aims to provide personalized and affordable scaffolds for bone augmentation procedures to allow a larger population to have access to these treatments and improve their quality of the life. It is estimated that in Europe alone, 1.5 million augmentation procedures are required annually. Obtaining an affordable and mass-customizable solution for maxillofacial bone augmentation procedures is essential for dental implants when the patient does not have enough bone to attach the implantable screw, to which the dental prosthesis is attached. The AffordBoneS solution is to treat these patients with biomimetic scaffolds obtained by using 3D printable calcium phosphate multi-substituted with ions.

Research fields

Biomaterials - material science, chemistry, biology, engineering, medicine and tissue engineering


Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship, AffordBoneS, HORIZON-MSCA-2021-PF-01

Research career

10/2022 ‒ 09/2024, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship, Tampere University, Finland

2020 - Award L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science

09/2016 ‒ 09/2022, Research assistant at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Croatia

05/2021 ‒ 06/2021, Visiting researcher, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

05/2017 ‒ 07/2017, Visiting PhD student, Erasmus+ program, Center for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, Universitat Politehnica de Valencia, Spain

09/2016 ‒ 11/2020, PhD student, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Croatia

Selected publications

A. Ressler et al., Osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells on substituted calcium phosphate/chitosan composite scaffold, Carbohydrate Polymers, Vol. 277, 1 Feb 2022, 118883. DOI: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2021.118883

A. Ressler et al., A multifunctional strontium/silver-co-substituted hydroxyapatite derived from biogenic source as antibacterial biomaterial, Ceramics International, Vol. 48, 1 Jul 2022, 18361-18373. DOI:10.1016/j.ceramint.2022.03.095

A. Ressler et al., Injectable chitosan-hydroxyapatite hydrogels promote the osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells, Carbohydrate Polymers, Vol. 197, 1 Oct 2018, Pages 469-477. DOI: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2018.06.029