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

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

Monseigneur Sencie-Instituut, Erasmusplein 2 3000 LEUVEN, Belgium