The pre-conference Biointerfaces Seminars provide participants with:
- introductory, educational lectures on key biointerface science & technology topics as well as on
- translation to clinics and application challenges, in preparation for the subsequent Biointerfaces International Conference.
Students and early-career scientists from universities and clinics but also participants from industry and government will be equally welcome. Apart from scientific/technical lectures, the seminar will also provide:
- lectures and discussions on career planning, publication, collaborations, funding, life/work balance, and a
- long-lasting educational and more personal experience in the field of the conference.
Attendees of Biointerfaces Seminar 2018 and 2021 highly valued the opportunity of getting introduced to key concepts and topics covered by the subsequent conference and of networking and personal relationship building in a smaller and relaxed format (limited number of participants).
Extended Lunch Time Session will be combined with a format where small groups of participants take lunch together with two senior scientists or engineers from academia or industry. It's an "Ask Anything" opportunity for the Seminar participants.
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 angles.
Confirmed seminar contributors
- Francesca Santoro, RWTH Aachen, Forschungszentrum Juelich, DE
- Sally McArthur, Swinburne University of Technology, AU
- Roth Adrian, Roche Innovation Center, CH
- Janos Voeroes, ETH Zurich
- Michelle Grandin, UCSD Extension, US
- Eliav Haskal, University of Fribourg, CH
- Markus Ehrat, EK Biosciences GmbH, CH
- David Grainger, University of Utah, US
- Matthias Roesslein, EMPA, CH