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Franco-German Polish Symposium on Medical Biomaterials

Symposium on December 4th and 5th, 2014 on the subject of bio-architected materials for medicine

December 03rd, 2014
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The Symposium is entitled "Architectured Biomaterials, Medical and Tissue Engineering" and was organized by The Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France in Berlin. This symposium is in collaboration with partners from the three member countries of the Weimar Triangle: The Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam (Germany), The Technical Laboratory of Medical Engineering and TIMC Complexity (UMR 5525 ) from the University of Grenoble (France) and Warsaw University of Technology (Poland).

Importance of cooperation

Research on biomaterials for medicine is based on the observation and understanding of the mechanisms of how natural materials (living material). Natural materials such as, for example, bone or cartilage, muscles or soft tissues, the tissue or plant tissues, have developed a complex multi-scale structure which gives them excellent physical and mechanical properties. This theme is highly interdisciplinary, and it requires close collaboration between leading experts in the field of advanced materials with the highest level of medical specialists in surgery, cardiology or regenerative medicine.

Speakers at the Symposium

The experts from three countries will present the latest developments in the field of biomaterials. Among the speakers will be: Yves Brechet, High Commissioner to the CEA, Peter fratzl, Director of the Max Planck Institute of Colloids in Potsdam, Tadeusz Burczynski, Director of the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research of the Academy of Polish Science in Warsaw, Georg Duda, Director of the Julius Wolff Institut at the Charité in Berlin, Didier Letourneur, Director of translational vascular research Laboratory (INSERM) in Paris and James C. Kirkpatrick, Director of Repair-Lab, University Mainz.

The symposium is organized into six scientific sessions and will conclude with a discussion on the prospects for research on biomaterials architected, particularly in the context of the European Programme 2020, with the presence of representatives of SMEs, as well as world personalities seeking three participating countries

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