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Dr. Nihal Engin Vrana is Vice President (Scientific Affairs) of Protip Medical. He holds B.Sc. (Biology) and M.Sc. (Biotechnology) from Middle East Technical University. He obtained his PhD in 2009 at Dublin City University as a Marie Curie ESR fellow. His major research interests are titanium and silicone implants, tissue engineering, cell encapsulation, multifunctional coatings, immunomodulation, real-time monitoring of implants and cell biomaterials interactions. He has coordinated 2 multipartner (both academic and industrial), multinational EU projects (BiMot and IMMODGEL (www.immodgel.com)) and currently coordinating a H2020 project (PANBioRA, 17 partners from 11 countries). He has published 62 peer reviewed articles (more than 1400 citations, h-index:22, journals including New England Journal of Medicine, Trends in Biotechnology, Biotechnology Advances, Biomaterials and Nanoscale), 7 book chapters, holds 6 patents and edited 2 books.