Pre-Conference Seminar, Monday, September 12, 2022

The pre-conference seminar will again provide participants with introductory presentations on key biointerface science and technology topics and application challenges in preparation for the subsequent international biointerface conference.


Program Overview   Download the full Seminar Program here

Where to meet        Download the Floorplan here


 Welcome & Introduction

09:10 - 9:50

Intro & Overview: 21st Century Cell Culture for 21st Century Research

09:50 - 10:20

Pro Con Debate: “In vitro assays will eventually replace all academic and industrial in vivo (animal) tests for drug development”

10:20 - 10:50


10.50 - 11:30

In vitro biomimetic neuronal interfaces

11.30 - 12:10

Synthetic Hydrogels for Regenerative Medicine

12:10 - 13:40

Lunch & More – Ask Anything

13:40 –15:30

Characterisation in 3D and organoid technology



16:00 - 18:10

Cell analysis and development of standard protocols




The seminar contributions will be workshop-like in the sense of providing some kind of personalized, less formal engagement and interactions with lecturers. Students and early-career scientists from universities and clinics but also participants from industry and government will be equally welcome. 

Seminar Contributors

Chair: Prof. Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser, Adolphe Merkle Institute, Université de Fribourg, CH-1700 Fribourg

Co-Chair: Prof. Marcus Textor, formerly ETH Zurich, CH

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