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Symposium BM04—Biomaterials for Regenerative Engineering

Regenerative Engineering is the convergence of advanced materials science, stem cell technology, developmental biology, physical sciences, and clinical translation to develop innovative, scalable tools to regenerate damaged or diseased complex tissues and organs. In this context, engineered biomaterials play a prominent role in moving this field forward.

This symposium will include discussions on functional biomaterials inspired from the fields of nanotechnology, chemistry, cell and molecular biology, and medicine. The sessions will emphasize biomaterials design and applications to regenerative engineering, with an emphasis on the regeneration of complex tissues and organs. Technologies that involve the delivery of molecules (e.g. growth factors, drugs, micro/nanoparticles, proteins, peptides, DNA, RNA) or the use of topography to control stem cell behavior will also be covered in this symposium. We will also emphasize the importance of clinical translation by facilitating discussions between clinicians, engineers, and medical device companies. Materials scientists, industry and investment professionals, government employees, biotechnology experts, professors, students (undergraduate/graduate), early career scientists, and medical practitioners will be interested in attending this symposium. This transdisciplinary symposium is in line with the objectives of the MRS by contributing to the education and training of the next generation of materials researchers, providing opportunities for career and professional development, and helping to broaden the impact of materials science. This symposium will not focus or include microfluidic/organ on a chip studies.


Topics will include:

  • Materials to control cell behavior
  • Instructive biomaterials for differentiation of stem cells
  • Stimuli-responsive polymers and intelligent materials to facilitate tissue regeneration
  • Biomaterials for cardiovascular regenerative engineering
  • Biomaterials for musculoskeletal regenerative engineering
  • Immunomodulatory biomaterials
  • Clinical translation of laboratory research
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic biomaterials
  • High-throughput approaches for the synthesis and screening of functional biomaterials
  • Biomaterials for soft tissue regenerative engineering
  • Biomaterials for hard tissue regenerative engineering
  • Organ regenerative engineering

Invited Speakers:

  • Karen Christman (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Tejal Desai (University of California, San Francisco, USA)
  • Akhilesh Gaharwar (Texas A&M University, USA)
  • Warren Grayson (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
  • Esmaiel Jabbari (University of South Carolina, USA)
  • Ali Khademhosseini (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Cato Laurencin (University of Connecticut, USA)
  • Andreas Lendlein (Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany)
  • Hiroaki Onoe (Keio University, Japan)
  • Milica Radisic (University of Toronto, USA)
  • Rui Reis (University of Minho, Portugal)
  • John Rogers (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Tatiana Segura (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Shinji Sugiura (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)
  • Jian Yang (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  • Fan Yang (Stanford University, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Gulden Camci-Unal
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Department of Chemical Engineering
USA

Josephine Allen
University of Florida
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
USA
352-846-3328, jallen@mse.ufl.edu

Guillermo Ameer
Northwestern University
Department of Biomedical Engineering
USA

Junji Fukuda
Yokohama National University
Division of Materials Science and Engineering
Japan
81-45-339-4008, fukuda@ynu.ac.jp

Keywords for Abstract Submission

Bioengineering, Biomaterials, Hydrogels, Medicine, Regenerative engineering, Tissue engineering