Trilateral symposium : "Architectured biomaterials, Medical and Tissue Engineering"

22.04.2014 - (idw) Wissenschaftliche Abteilung, Französische Botschaft in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Natural materials such as bone, cartilage, silk or plant tissues have evolved an intricate multi-scale structure that confers them exceptional mechanical and other physical properties. It is their internal architecture which allows an adaptation to various biological needs. Similarly, architectured biomaterials are gaining increasing importance in biomedical applications. While their complex structure allows for a better optimization for often conflicting needs, such as mechanical stability, resorption and biointegration, this poses challenges for synthesis, characterization and modeling. The symposium aims at discussing these issues, as well as the potential for architectured biomaterials in regeneration medicine and in tissue engineering.

The trilateral symposium Architectured biomaterials, Medical and Tissue Engineering is organized by the Science & Technology Department of the French Embassy in Berlin, in collaboration with partners from three countries within the scope of the Weimar Triangle:

- the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam (Germany),
- the University of Grenoble (France),
- and the Warsaw University of Technology (Poland).

It aims at stimulating discussion and at enhancing the exchange of recent scientific knowledge. Experts from academia, research institutes as well as industry are expected to participate.

We kindly invite all experts to register before the 5th of November 2014. Please send an email with your complete coordinates (first name, name, institution, email, telephone) to or register on line An acknowledgement will be sent to you. Registration is obligatory but free of charge. The number of places is limited. Participants attending the symposium have a possibility to submit a poster, presenting the research activities in their host institution (team, department,..). Selection of posters will be done by the scientific coordinators.

For more information please contact:
Jolanta Lewandowska, Scientific Attaché at the French Embassy in Berlin; Tel. +49 30 590 03 92 55 Weitere Informationen: Anhang