Frontiers of Science: Prof. Julian Jones


March 16, 2023    
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Frontiers of Science: Prof. Julian Jones

March 16th at 12:00
on-site event
Presidentti auditorium, BioCity
Spring 2023 program

Julian Jones, Imperial College London, UK
Making bioglass bounce for cartilage regeneration
host: Leena Hupa (

Coffee and sandwich served at 11:45


Six students and early-career postdocs are welcome to have a lunch in restaurant Mauno and discuss with Prof. Jones after the seminar. This is a great possibility to learn hosting skills in friendly environment and create connections for future. Every student are welcome to join, in spite of which research group they belong to. BioCity Turku will offer the lunch.

If you got interested, please send an email to


Julian Jones is a Professor of Biomaterials. His research interests are in biomaterials for regenerative medicine, particularly Bioglass related materials. His team’s work on inorganic/organic hybrids has produced tough and flexible bioactive scaffolds suitable for tissue engineering applications. His research group’s research interests involve the development of strong porous scaffolds for regenerative medicine; porous materials for minimally invasive diagnosis; tough sol-gel hybrids; therapeutic nanoparticles; processing of glasses; bioactive materials; sol-gel chemistry; protein adsoption to nanotextured materials; cell responses to biomaterials.


Selected publications

Barrak F, Li S, Muntane A, Bhatia M, Crossthwaite K, Jones J. 2022. Particle release from dental implants immediately after placement – An ex vivo comparison of different implant systems. Dent Mater. 38:1004-1014

Pinna A, Torki Baghbaderani M, Vigil Hernández V, Naruphontjirakul P, Li S, McFarlane T, Hachim D, Stevens MM, Porter AE, Jones JR. 2021. Nanoceria provides antioxidant and osteogenic properties to mesoporous silica nanoparticles for osteoporosis treatment. Acta Biomater. 122:365-376

P Naruphontjirakul, O Tsigkou, S Li, AE Porter, JR Jones. 2019. Human mesenchymal stem cells differentiate into an osteogenic lineage in presence of strontium containing bioactive glass nanoparticles. Acta biomaterialia 90, 373-392

Autefage H, Allen F, Tang HM, Kallepitis C, Gentleman E, Reznikov N, Nitiputri K, Nommeots-Nomm A, O’Donnell MD, Lange C, Seidt BM, Kim TB, Solanki AK, Tallia F, Young G, Lee PD, Pierce BF, Wagermaier W, Fratzl P, Goodship A, Jones JR, Blunn G, Stevens MM. 2019. Multiscale analyses reveal native-like lamellar bone repair and near perfect bone-contact with porous strontium-loaded bioactive glass. Biomaterials. 209:152-162


General information

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  • Participation list is circulated in the audience
  • If you are a student and later wish to get a certificate of attendance from the Frontier of Science seminars, please print out this seminar diary and after the seminar ask the BioCity coordinator to sign it
  • Please note that any audio or video recording of the seminars is strictly forbidden.