17. and 18. September 2019: New Frontiers in Biofabrication: From Biomolecules to Tissues and Organs

Biofabrication is a rapidly growing multidisciplinary field combining engineering, chemistry, physics, medicine, life sciences and including regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. In this workshop, the Belgian ENBA member Pedro Fardim (pedro.fardim@kuleuven.be) will share presentations of experts working with tissue engineering, mechanobiology, biomaterials, scaffolds, biocarriers, organs on a chip and cell-surface interactions. It is a unique opportunity to discover and exploit the new frontiers of this exciting field and highlight the relevance of bioadhesion expertise of ENBA partners to advance the state of the art of biomaterials. Joint contribution of European Polysaccharide Network of Excellence (EPNOE) will also be possible.

The program will include four sessions relevant to the multidisciplinary topic:

Session 1: Bioinspired strategies for biomaterials
Session 2: Biofabrication and bioprinting of tissues and organs
Session 3: New insights in mechanobiology
Session 4: Organs-on-chip and advances in cell-surfaces interactions

Deadline for abstract submission: July 31st, 2019
Non ENBA members are required to pay a participation fee of 160 euro, ENBA members (see list of actual ENBA members) are free of participation fee.

Pedro Fardim, Hans Van Oosterwyck, Veerle Bloemen, Annabel Braem, Armen Tchobanian

Monseigneur Sencie-Instituut, Erasmusplein 2 3000 LEUVEN, Belgium


Please register through the onlime form below and submit your abstract for oral or poster presentation to Armen Tchobanian (armen.tchobanian@kuleuven.be). Please indicate in the subject of your message Oral or Poster. The abstract template can be found here.

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