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The conference is going to be again a global event with opportunities for networking and sharing of ideas with world-leading scientists and engineers from various countries in the world. The high-caliber session program will cover multi-disciplinary talks by academic and industrial speakers, designed to discus future research and translation directions and emerging innovations.

Session Topics:

  • Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Technology
  • Bioinspired/Responsive Surfaces
  • 3D Cell Culture / Engineered Tissue and Organoid Models
  • Bioanalytics/ Diagnostics / MicroNano-fabrication, Lab-on-Chip
  • Functional Material-Biology Interfaces (to Tissue, Cells, Bacteria, Enzymes/Proteins)
  • (Drug) Delivery Systems
  • Mechanobiology
  • Neuronal / Bioelectrical Interfaces, Brain


Full conference program available: download here


3-Day conference program with single session format: Keynote speakers will introduce the session topics and provide state-of-the-art overviews. Invited and contributed talks will provide deeper insight into particular topics.
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Pre-conference Biointerfaces Seminar covering tutorial Introduction into scientific conference session topics and personal career development aspects (young researchers).


Session Overview - PDF DOWNLOAD


Extended poster forum for young scientists to present results and achievements.

Exhibition for technology innovators to showcase their technology through a linked exhibition.


Invited Speakers: 

Joanna Aizenberg
Harvard University, Boston, USA

Designing liquid-infused surfaces for medical applications

Kazunari Akiyoshi
Kyoto University, JP

Self-assembly of glyco-based polymers for protein delivery systems

Ashutosh Chilkoti
Duke University, Durham, USA

Genetically encoded systems for drug delivery

Georg Duda
Charité, Berlin, DE

Enable regeneration – employing the immune-structure interface

Laura De Laporte
Leibniz-Institute for Interactive Materials, Aachen, DE

Low invasive anisotropic materials for tissue regeneration

Claudia Fischbach
Cornell University, USA

Engineering approaches to study tumor-microenvironment interactions

Govind Kaigala 
IBM Research, Rüschlikon, CH

Hydrodynamic shaping of sub-nanoliter volumes of liquids on surfaces for biopatterning and molecular analysis

Hansjörg Keller
Novartis, Basel, CH


3D Bioprinting and bioengineering of musculoskeletal tissue models for physiological drug testing in vitro

Sierin Lim
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, SGP

Protein assemblies at interfaces: fundamentals and opportunities

Matthias Lutolf
EPF Lausanne, CH

Organoid development by design

Sheila MacNeil
University of Sheffield, UK


Biomaterials and regenerative medicine - from the laboratory to the clinic

Daniel J. Müller
ETH Biosystems Science & Engineering, Basel, CH

Measuring the mass regulation of single mammalian cells at millisecond time resolution

David J. Mooney
Harvard University, Boston, USA

Manufacturing T cells in vitro and in vivo

Wendy Naimark
Interface Biologics, Toronto, CAN

Sustained local drug delivery: key design criteria

Catherine Picart
Grenoble Institute of Technology, FR

Bioactive surfaces for tissue regeneration

Joachim Rädler
LMU Munich, DE

Single cell time-lapse imaging on micro-arrays - gene expression kinetics and signaling pathways

Erik Reimhult
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, AUT

Digital phase contrast holography applied to investigating bacteria and bacteria interactions with surfaces

Stefan Salentinig
Empa, St. Gallen, CH


Food- and digestion-inspired drug delivery systems

Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez
University of Glasgow, UK

Engineering biointerfaces for integrin-growth factor crosstalk

Kwanwoo Shin
Sogang University, Seoul, KR


Photosynthetic artificial organelles for regulations of ATP-dependent reactions inside liposomal minimal cell

Molly Shoichet
University of Toronto, CA

Affinity release strategies for the delivery of therapeutic proteins to the central nervous system

Brigitte Städler 
Aarhus University, DK

Cell mimicry based approaches in drug delivery

André R. Studart
ETH Zurich, CH

3D printing of biologically-inspired materials

Sindy K.Y. Tang
Stanford University, USA

A microfluidic guillotine for single-cell wound repair studies

Viola Vogel
ETH Zurich, CH

Unraveling the crosstalk between tissue tension and tissue functions

Tanja Weil
Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, DE

Advanced biohybrid materials for drug delivery and tissue regeneration




The Biointerfaces International Conference 2018 welcomes the submission of Abstracts for

  • original contributed talks and
  • poster presentations.

All submitted abstracts are reviewed based on scientific strength, methodology and data provided, as well as novelty and originality of the findings. Make sure your abstract is correct, as it cannot be modified once it has been submitted. The presenting author of an abstract must register for and attend the conference.

Please, remember the following important dates/information:

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: May 31, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection: End May/Mid June 2018
  • With the submission of an abstract, you agree that your abstract will be published in the official conference app.

Please make sure that your abstract adheres to the template (MS-Word or RTF document).

Abstract templates:

Template Submission WORD

Template Submission PDF


Abstracts must not exceed one page and 2 MB in size.

Please submit the abstract as a Word document for Windows or for MacOS to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The receipt of your Abstract and its technical adherence to the template will be confirmed within a few days by e-Mail.

Oral Contributions
There will be 14 slots available for oral contributions which will consist of 15 + 5 minutes for the presentation and questions. Oral contributions will be selected by the International Scientific Committee based on their novelty and scientific quality. If you wish to be considered for an oral presentation, please indicate this preference on the abstract submission. Abstracts that are accepted but not selected for an oral presentation will be automatically invited to present a poster.

Poster Contributions
For the 3-day poster session, posters must be DIN A0 Format and portrait orientation (height: 119 cm, width: 84 cm) Please adhere to the guidelines for poster presenters!  

Award Opportunity
Biointerfaces International Conference 2018 Zurich will offer several awards for the best poster contributions. The authors will receive a cash award!

If you have questions regarding abstracts or need assistance, please contact the team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Award Sponsors





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