Biological Surfaces and Interfaces

The conference covers, in a broad sense, science and technology of relevance for interfaces between synthetic materials and biological systems or within biological systems – biointerfaces – which constitute one of the most dynamic and expanding interdisciplinary fields in science and technology. Rapid progress is driven by a number of growing industrial and clinical applications –biosensors and biochips, tissue engineering and medical implants, stem cell therapies, nanomedicine and drug delivery, medical implants – and by the connected need to understand biointerface and self-assembly processes at a fundamental level. We hope to stimulate exchange of ideas between biologists, chemists, physicists, engineers and physicians.
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Preliminary Programme

Sunday 30 June

17:00 Registration
19:30 Welcome drink
20:00 Dinner

Monday, July 1

08.45 – 09.00 Welcome & Information
Session I – Engineering biointerfaces
09.00 – 09.55 Dr. Bruno ANTONNY, CNRS & Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis
09.55 – 10.30 Prof. Celeste NELSON, Princeton University
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 – 11.55 Prof. Jason BURDICK, University of Pennsylvania
11.55 – 12.30 Dr. Karine GLINEL, Université Catholique de Louvain
12.30 Lunch & Free Time
15.45 – 16.15 Coffee Break

Session II – Glycoscience and biointerfaces
16.15 – 17.10 Prof. Anthony DAY, University of Manchester
17.10 – 10.45 Prof. Katharina RIBBECK, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
17.45 – 18.40 Invited Speaker II.3
18.55 – 20.25 Dinner
20.25 – 21.30 Keynote Lecture: Prof. Alain BRISSON, UMR-CBMN CNRS-Université Bordeaux 1
21.30 Poster Session I

Tuesday 2 July

Session III: Fundamentals of interfacial behavior and interactions
09:00-09:55 Prof. Christine ORTIZ, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
09:55-10:30 Dr. Mirjam LEUNISSEN, FOM Institute AMOLF

10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:55 Prof. Elisabeth CHARLAIX, J. Fourier University Grenoble

Contributed Talk Session I
11:55-12:10 Contributed talk I.1
12:10-12:25 Contributed talk I.2
12:30 Lunch & Free Time
15:45-16:15 Coffee break
Contributed Talk Session I (continued)
16:15-16:30 Contributed talk I.3
16:30-16:45 Contributed talk I.4
16:45-17:00 Contributed talk I.5
17:00-18:40 Poster Session I (continued)
18:55-20:25 Dinner
20:25-21:30 Keynote Lecture: Prof. Dennis DISCHER, University of Pennsylvania
21:30 Poster Session I (continued)/Poster Session II

Wednesday 3 July

Session IV: Biointerfaces – cells, cell targeting and medical applications
09:00-09:55 Prof. Fiona WATT, Kings College London School of Medicine
09:55-10:30 Dr. Ilya REVIAKINE, CIC biomaGUNE
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:55 TBA
11:55-12:30 Prof. Andrès GARCIA, Georgia Institute of Technology
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Excursion/Social Event
18:55-20:25 Dinner
20:25-21:30 Prof. Jacob ISRAELACHVILI, University of California
21:30 Poster Session II (continued)

Thursday 4 July

Session V: Nanoscale characterization of interfaces and bioentities
09:00-09:55 Prof. Yves DUFRÊNE, Université Catholique de Louvain
09:55-10:30 Prof. Sylvie ROKE, EPFL STI IBI-STI LBP

10:30 Coffee break
11:00-11:55 Prof. Fredrik HÖÖK, Chalmers University of Technology
Contributed Talk Session II
11:55-12:10 Contributed talk II.1
12:10-12:25 Contributed talk II.2
12:30 Lunch & Free Time
15:45-16:15 Coffee break
Contributed Talk Session II (continued)
16:15-16:30 Contributed talk II.3
16:30-16:45 Contributed talk II.4
16:45-17:00 Contributed talk II.5
17:00-19:00 Poster Session II
19:00-20:00 Forward Look Plenary Discussion
20:00 Drinks Reception & Workshop Dinner

Friday 5 July
Breakfast & Departure

30 Jun - 5 Jul 2013
Sant Feliu de Guixols
Spain
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