Scientific Program

Scientific Program

8:15-8:50   Inscription & Welcome to Erlangen


8:50-9:00       Introductory remarks: Why Biomaterials Should Meet Biophysics?

Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini. Institute of Biomaterials. University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. Erlangen. Germany.


9:00-9:30       Photosynthetic Biomaterials: a New Hope in Regenerative Medicine?

Prof. Tomás Egaña. Biomedical Engineering. Catholic University. Santiago. Chile.


9:30-10:00     Dynamic Organization of Epithelial Tissues.

Prof. Ana-Sunčana Smith. Institute for Theoretical Physics I. University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. Erlangen. Germany


10:00-10:30    Engineering the Cell-Extracellular interface to Control Single Molecule interaction.

Dr. Elisabetta Ada Cavalcanti-Adam. Max-Planck Institute for Medical Research. Heidelberg. Germany.


10:30-11:00  Coffee Break


11:00-11:30    Force Scaling in Stress Fibers.

Dr. Manuel Théry. CEA Research Institute. Paris. France.


11:30-12:00    Acoustic Tweezers and Microstructures to Manipulate Cells in the Aid of Nerve Repair.

Dr. Matthies Riehle. Centre for Cell Engineering. Glasgow University. Glasgow, United Kingdom.


12:00-12:30    Exploring the Role of Cell-Matrix Mechanics for Endothelial Cell Migration & Angiogenesis.

Prof. Hans Van Oosterwyck. Division of Biomechanics. University of Leuven. Leuven. Belgium.


12:30-12:45    Imaging across scales: Imaging from the molecule to the whole animal.

Dr. Ralf Palmisano. Optical Image Centre Erlange. University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Germany.

(Sponsored talk).


12:45-14:00  Lunch Break


14:00-14:30  Biomechanics of Self-Assembled Muscle Microtissues.

Prof. Ben Fabry. Center for Medical Physics and Technology. University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. Erlangen. Germany


14:30-15:00  Dynamic Control of the Cell Contractile Machinery.

Dr. Martial Balland. Laboratory of Cell Mechanics. Grenoble Alpes University. Grenoble. France.


15:00-15:30  Microfabricated Devices to Investigate Intermediate Filaments in Living Cells.

Jr. Prof. Franziska Lauterschäger. Saarland University. Saarbrücken. Germany.


15:30-16:00  Coffee Break.


16:00-16:30  Creativity on a Chip: Solving Scientific Challenges with Atypical Ideas.

Dr. Aldo Leal-Egaña. Institute of Biomaterials. University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. Erlangen. Germany.


16:30-17:00  Electroactive Biomaterials for Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering.

Prof. John Hardy. Chemistry Department. Lancaster University. Lancaster. United Kingdom.


17:00-17:30  Osteoblasts-Osteoclasts Crosstalk in a Osteoid-Like Hydrogel.

Dr. Rainer Detsch. Institute of Biomaterials. University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. Erlangen. Germany.


17:30-17:45  Outlook & Remarks

Prof. Boccaccini, Prof Fabry & Dr. Leal-Egaña. University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. Erlangen. Germany.


17:45-19:00  Social Activities & Visit to FAU Laboratories and Facilities.

Dr. rer. nat. Aldo Leal-Egana

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