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 The Session and Workshop Programm will be announced by E-Mail as soon as available.


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


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.

Pre-conference Biointerfaces Seminar covering tutorial Introduction into scientific conference session topics and personal career development aspects (young researchers).


Session Overview - PDF DOWNLOAD

 Session Overview

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

  • Kazunari Akiyoshi Kyoto University, JP

  • Ashutosh Chilkoti Duke University, Durham, USA

  • Georg Duda, Charité, DE

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

  • Claudia Fischbach, Cornell University, USA kljlkjj 
  • Govind Kaigala IBM Research,
    Rüschlikon, CH

  • Sierin Lim Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, SGP

  • Matthias Lutolf EPF Lausanne, CH

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

  • David J. Mooney Harvard University, Boston, USA

  • Wendy Naimark Interface Biologics, Toronto, CAN
  • Catherine Picart Grenoble Institute of Technology, FR

  • Joachim Rädler LMU Munich, DE

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

  • Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez, University of Glasgow, UK

  • Molly Shoichet University of Toronto, CA

  • André R. Studart ETH Zurich, CH

  • Sindy K.Y. Tang Stanford University, USA

  • María J. Vicent Polymer Therapeutics Laboratory, Valencia, ES

  • Viola Vogel ETH Zurich, CH

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

further invited Speakers will follow  



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: April 30, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection: End May 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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