e-MRS 2010 Spring Meeting, Call for Papers

E-MRS 2010 Spring Meeting

1st Call for Papers

for the

Symposium B:

Functional Biointerfaces

Technical sessions: June 7-11, 2010

Congress Center, Strasbourg, France

Abstract deadline: January 19, 2010

More Information: http://www.emrs-strasbourg.com/

The symposium addresses the growing interest of materials scientists in the creation, characterization, and control of processes at functional biointerfaces, i. e, the interfaces between biomolecules, cells, tissues or complex biological systems with other materials. The aim of this symposium is to exchange information about the fundamental understanding, characterization, control and engineering of these interfaces in a thought provoking, stimulating atmosphere. This is not only because of the intellectual challenges of the exciting interdisciplinary field of materials science but also because materials scientists, physicists, chemists, biologists, engineers and medical doctors are facing more and more situations where materials are confronted with challenging biological environments. Therefore, a need exists to develop and spread knowledge in this area. The aim of this symposium is, therefore, to address the need to design, create, characterize and test functional biointerfaces and to develop structure-property relationships for these functional biointerfaces.

Hot topics to be covered by the symposium:
Subject areas of this symposium include but are not limited to: biointerfaces of medical implants; proteins, polysaccharids and other biomolecules at biointerfaces; engineered micro and nanoenvironments of cells for regenerative medicine; structuring and functionalisation of biointerfaces; molecular cell biology at biointerfaces; antimicrobial biointerfaces; biomineralization at biointerfaces; nanoparticle, nanotube and nanofibre interfaces; gene and drug delivery at biointerfaces; therapy and probes in bioenvironments; sensors and devices; pathogen detection at biointerfaces; characterization of biointerfaces including probe methods; biointerfaces in nature and bioinspired biointerfaces; computational modelling of biointerfaces.

Target groups of the symposium:
Materials scientists, physicists, chemists, biochemists, engineers, biologists, microbiologists, pharmaceutical scientists, and medical professionals from fundamental and applied research as well as from industry and clinical backgrounds.

List of invited speakers:

  • · David M. Lynn, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  • · Hsiao-Hua (Bruce) Yu, Inst. Bioengn. & Nanotechnol., Singapore
  • · Raphaël Lévy, University of Liverpool, UK
  • · Holger Schönherr, University of Siegen, Germany
  • · Xingyu Jiang, Beijing, China

and many others

Scientific committee members:
• Klaus D. Jandt
• Giovanni Marletta
• Christine Ortiz
• Alexander Bershadsky
• Kaiyong Cai

The organizers do not plan to publish proceedings for this symposium. Selected papers presented at this symposium will be invited as regular submissions (full peer-review process) to the „Advanced Biomaterials” section of the international scientific journal “Advanced Engineering Materials” by Wiley-VCH. The deadline for on-line manuscript submission via http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/adbi is 15 October 2010.

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