It is our great pleasure to announce the 2nd Belgian Symposium on Tissue Engineering (BSTE) 2013, themed “micro to Macro: translating between scales” taking place October 24 — 25, 2013 in Leuven, Belgium.
This two-day national symposium is organised by “Prometheus” – the Leuven Research & Development Division of Skeletal Tissue Engineering of the KU Leuven and aims to bring together scientists nationwide to discuss frontline research in the rapidly expanding field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. This will be streamlined with a combination of six plenary lectures by world renowned scientists presenting their latest findings, technological tools and opinions on a strategic plan for the development and manufacturing of tissue engineering (TE) products for effective tissue repair. This event also serves as initial contact/meeting platform to promote scientific networking and potential research collaborations at both national and international levels.
ESF Travel Grants
Deadline: September 1st, 2013
Participants originating from ESF member countries can apply for an ESF travel grant. Travel and accomodation costs up to 500€/applicant can be refunded for 20 participants. Applications will be received until the 1st of September after which the organising comitee will assign the available grants according to the rules of the ESF after which the selected applications will be notified. Simply send us your application along with your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Frank P. LUYTEN, MD, PhD (Prometheus, KU Leuven)
- Jan SCHROOTEN, Ir., PhD (Prometheus, KU Leuven)
- Ioannis PAPANTONIOU, PhD (Prometheus, KU Leuven)
- Liesbet GERIS, PhD (Biomechanics Research Unit, University of Liège)
Main topics and awards
- iPS technology and its promise for Tissue Engineering
- Biomimetic microenvironment engineering
- Clinical translation
- Imaging for biological quantification
- Manufacturing challenges in regenerative medicine
Participants will be invited to submit a meeting abstract for poster presentation. Outstanding abstracts reporting on scientific breakthroughs will be selected for “Young Scientist Forum” sessions*. We will also award the best oral presentation (300 €) and the best poster (150 €) of the conference.
Confirmed keynote speakers
Cosimo de Bari – Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Aberdeen, UK
Quality controls for cell based therapies: meeting the requirements
Jennifer Elisseeff – Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Controlled biomaterial niches and translation to clinical application
Adriano Henney – Virtual Liver Network, GER
Modeling biological systems: translation and integration across scales
Catherine Verfaille – Stem Cell Institute, KU Leuven, BE
The potential of iPS technology for regenerative medicine and tissue engineering
Warren Grayson – Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Increasing the size/volume — maintaining the quality of in vitro engineered tissue constructs