Biointerfaces International Pre-Conference Seminar 2018 (BIS-2018), August 13, 2018, University of Zurich


The Seminar will provide participants with introductory lectures on selected major scientific and technological topics covered by the BIC-2018.

We aim at providing participants with not only a successful introduction into the conference, but also with a long-lasting educational and more personal experience in the field of the conference and beyond.

Additional seminar slots will address hurdles and opportunities in the translation of scientific discovery to clinics and market, as well as interactions with editorial members of scientific journals, providing personal support and getting helpful tips and tricks.

The seminar contributions will be workshop-like in the sense of providing some kind of personalized, less formal engagement and interactions with lecturers. Also, lectures will NOT be “standard conference overview talks” but be designed to address the specific needs of the younger, less experienced attendees, by carefully selecting few topics and addressing them from different aspects. The latter will cover background fundamentals and key insights, the important unmet needs and approaches how to deal with the vexing problems that prevent breakthroughs and translation to clinics and/or industry.

We are extremely fortunate in having a committed great team of lecturers with both international reputation in science & technology and having great skills in and commitment to education. Most of them are also keynote / invited speakers at BIC-2018.  

Online-Registration is closed as there are no more seats available.

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On behalf of the Seminar Organizing Committee 

Sally McArthur, Fredrik Höök, David W. Grainger, Matthias Lutolf, Katharina Maniura, Janos Vörös, Marcus Textor, Evelyne Wohnrau 

Biointerfaces International Pre-Conference Seminar 2018 - Monday, 13 August 2018, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Session Plan PDF Download


Abstract Download:

Abstract Topic Regenerative Medicine: Stem Cells and Forces

Abstract Topic Bioinspired/Responsive Surfaces and Interfaces

Abstract Topic Bioanalytics, Micro/Nanofabrication, Lab-on-Chip

Abstract Topic Advanced (Drug) Delivery Systems

Abstract Topic Lost in Translation: hurdles and opportunities in the translation of scientific discovery to clinics and market


Download Critical reviews on drug delivery publications:

Review 1 / Review 2 / Review 3 / Review 4 / Review 5 / Review 6 / Review 7