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Biological surfaces and interfaces: where synthetic materials and biological systems interact with each other—one of the most innovative and expanding areas of science and Technology.

Click here and watch the videos with three of our top tier 2016 speakers highlighting the diverse content and characteristics of the "biointerface science and technology" field (science and discovery, technology and innovation, interdisciplinarity, impact, hurdles in the translation to application, and education).

Interviews with Prof. Joanna Aizenberg and Prof. David J. Mooney, Harvard University and Wyss Institute at Harvard, USA; Prof. Simon P. Hoerstrup, University of Zurich and Wyss Translational Center, Zurich, Switzerland

This conference had a special format: it aimed to build bridges between the relevant application areas, between science & engineering, between scientific discovery, innovation & technology, and between senior scientists & early-career researchers. Both internationally highly renowned and young scientists from academia, industry and clinics presented their latest, often unpublished scientific findings and technological breakthroughs. All speakers began their talks with a general introduction that does not require specialised knowledge to follow. The focus of this conference was education across the many fields of relevance to biological surfaces and interfaces, and was particularly targeted at young researchers.

A full day was dedicated to translating science to clinics and to markets. Success stories of start-ups, corporate ventures and early-stage business ideas were presented, as well as insides of how to get innovation to clinics.



This interdisciplinary and international conference is a unique opportunity

 to strengthen bridges between different disciplines of the life sciences do-
 main, particularly between the University Hospital Zurich and the Univer-
 sity of Zurich with the ETH.  In addition to the diversity of science and
 engineering, special emphasis will be laid on the gender-balanced educa-
 tion of students and early-career scientists, which encourages and
 allows them to emerge as independent scientists.

 Prof. Beatrice Beck Schimmer
, Institute of Anesthesiology,
University Hospital Zurich


Contributed talks (20 min) will be assigned on the basis of submitted abstracts. There will be a large poster session, space for an industry exhibition, and many occasions for participants to meet, discuss, exchange ideas and find partners for future collaborations.


 Important Deadlines:

 - Deadline for Abstract Submission is May 1st, 2016 Abstract Submission is now closed.

 - Registration Deadline (early-bird) is June 22nd, 2016

 Please register early because of limitation in number of participants.

 Deadlines are effective at the close of the day (CET).

All participants must be registered. Persons who are not registered will not have access to the session halls (no onsite registration)



 Sessions topics of the 3-day conference program include surfaces & interfaces and its
 applications in:

- Engineering Smart Surfaces / Bioinspired Responsive Interfaces

- Smart (Drug) Delivery Systems

- New Antibacterial Interface and Detection Strategies

- Novel Interfacial Concepts in Bioanalytics & Diagnostics

- 3D Cell Culture / Engineered Tissue Models

- Biotribology

- Progress in Biointerface Characterization and Imaging Methodologies

- Translating science to clinics and to markets