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Deadline: October 28, 2021, 11:59 pm EDT

Symposium SB06—Bioelectronic Materials and Devices for In Vitro Systems

In vitro bioelectronics combines the realms of electronics and in vitro biological systems with the aim of developing improved bioassays for drug screening or for fundamental studies. As in the broader field of bioelectronics, progress in this area has been mainly driven by advances in materials science and device engineering as well as by the development of more predictive biological models. Materials that promote communication with cells can result in novel device configurations that can transduce and even amplify biological signals, bridging the gap between biology and measurements towards predictive models that can be reliably used for high-throughput high-content studies.The merging of synthetic biology and bioengineering with electronics allows for precise control over the biological model offering unprecedented opportunities to probe biology at multiple length scales, as well as to use biotechnology approaches to exploit biomolecules for applications such as energy harvesting and environmental/healthcare diagnostics. This symposium will encompass advances in multifunctional electronic materials, for interfacing biology, as well as for satisfying the technological demands of electronics industry such as compatibility with large area processes and miniaturisation. The scope of this symposium will go beyond traditional in vitro cell-based models and include cell-free biological models made via synthetic and bioinspired routes including cell membranes, vesicles and subcellular components.

Topics will include:

  • Engineering the cell-material interface
  • Bioinspired electronic materials and structures
  • Cell based nanobioelectronics (nanomaterials, nanopatterning etc)
  • 2D electronic materials and devices or bio-interfacing
  • 3D bioelectronic models/ devices (including electroactive scaffolds, organoids, spheroids)
  • On-chip integration of electronics with biological components (organ/tissues on chip, plasma membranes on chip etc)
  • Interfacing subcellular components (i.e., organelles, vesicles etc) with bioelectronics
  • Membrane biophysics (ion channel function, nanopore sensing, electrophysiology etc)
  • Electronic sensors of cellular metabolic activity

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • Craig Aspinwall (University of Arizona, Austria)
  • Fabio Biscarini (University of Modena, Italy)
  • Annalisa Bonfiglio (Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Italy)
  • Tzahi Cohen-Carni (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
  • Sahika Inal (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia)
  • Sven Ingerbrandt (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
  • Sungjune Jung (Pohang University of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Wolfgang Knoll (Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria)
  • George Malliaras (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
  • Damia Mawad (University of New South Wales, Australia)
  • Aleksandr Noy (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA)
  • Charalampos Pitsalidis (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
  • Agneta Richter-Dahlfors (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
  • Marco Rolandi (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA)
  • Kaori Sugihara (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Bozhi Tian (The University of Chicago, USA)
  • Feng Yan (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
  • Myung-Han Yoon (Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Jenny Zhang (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)

Symposium Organizers

Anna-Maria Pappa
Khalifa University
Department of Biomedical Engineering
United Arab Emirates

Susan Daniel
Cornell University
School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Roisin Owens
University of Cambridge
Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
United Kingdom

Alberto Salleo
Stanford University
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

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