ICoBT 2020 awards

Best Student Abstracts – free registration
We encourage principal investigators/supervisors to bring their students to the conference. We are delighted to announce that we will support the eight best abstracts submitted by students to receive free registration to attend the 5th International Conference on BioTribology, when attending the conference with their supervisor.

Best Student Poster Award
The Best Student Poster Award is to recognise outstanding posters presented at the 5th International Conference on BioTribology, from students who are at the very beginning of their research career. The work presented must have been carried out, either wholly or predominately, by the student as part of their undergraduate or graduate work. Students submitting a poster to the conference should indicate their interest in being considered for this award when submitting the abstract. The award will be presented at the conference dinner by the Conference Chairs. The winners will also be jointly awarded a total of £200.

Best Paper Award
The Best Paper Award (£600) is to recognise the best paper to be published in the special edition of the 5th International Conference on BioTribology in the journal Biotribology. All conference attendees are encouraged to submit a full research paper of their talk to the special issue after the conference. All accepted papers will be automatically entered and judged by the Conference Chairs and the Editors of the Journal. The winning paper will be highlighted in the Special Issue on ScienceDirect and made freely accessible for a period of time upon publication.

Best Paper Award - Past Winners

Winner, 4th International Conference on Biotribology Best Paper Award

Tribocorrosion of Polyethylene/Cobalt Contact Combined with Real-Time Fluorescence Assays on Living Macrophages: Development of A Multidisciplinary Biotribocorrosion Device
A. Impergre, A.M. Trunfio-Sfarghiu, C. Der-Loughian, L. Brizuela, S. Mebarek, B. Ter-Ovanessian, A. Bel-Brunon, Y. Berthier, B. Normand

(freely available until February 2020)

The 4th ICoBT Best Paper Award is presented to scientists of the Université de Lyon in France. In their paper, Dr. Amandine Impergre and colleagues describe the development of a tribocorrosion apparatus, which allows concurrent real-time cell assaying using fluorescence imaging. In their study, the authors focused on the response of macrophages, a phagocytic cell type that is part of the immune system, and concluded that low mechanical wear in combination with high ion release is particularly harmful to these cells.

The paper is part of the Special issue on the 4th International Conference on Biotribology.

The award committee considers the simultaneous assessment of implant wear and cell response a highly significant development which will help the way we understand implant debris-induced effects. We congratulate the winners!