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Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
Gordon Research Conference

Building Novel Molecular Designs and Basic Biological Discoveries into Successful Medical Technologies


July 23-28, 2017


Holderness School
Holderness, NH Site Information


Horst Von Recum & Joel H. Collier

Vice Chairs:
Jennifer L. West & Brendan A. Harley

Application Deadline

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by June 25, 2017. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.

Meeting Description

The 2017 GRC and GRS on Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering will bring together world-class clinicians, scientists and engineers to discuss materials-related strategies for disease remediation and tissue repair. The theme of the 2017 conference will be "Building Novel Molecular Designs and Basic Biological Discoveries into Successful Medical Technologies" and will feature multidisciplinary presentations by bioengineers, chemists and clinical scientists on emerging topics in immunology and stem cells as well as basic and translational aspects of biomaterials science. Session topics include: Immunology, Novel Molecular Biomaterials, New Materials for Delivery, Stem Cell Biology, Polymer Science, Vascular Biology, Clinical Practice, Computation, Translational Research, and Industrial Trends. Additionally we have key committed speakers from fields just beyond the current edges of the Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering field, who we expect will help lead the rest of the attendees more deeply into these fields and who will enrich our scientific culture. The 2017 program also adheres to the GRC directive of holding vigorous formal and informal discussions between researchers at all career stages. There will be poster sessions organized on topical themes to match the session topics.

Related Meeting

This GRC will be held in conjunction with the "Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRS in addition to an application for the GRC. Refer to the associated GRS program page for more information.


Preliminary Program

The topics and speakers for the conference sessions are displayed below (italics denote discussion leaders). The Conference Chair is currently developing their detailed program, which will include the complete meeting schedule, as well as the talk titles for all speakers. The detailed program will be available by March 23, 2017. Please check back for updates.

  • Molecular Design in Biomaterials
    (Gregory Hudalla / Sangeeta Bhatia / Ashutosh Chilkoti)
  • Biomaterials ImmunoEngineering
    (Susan Thomas / Rafi Ahmed / Aaron Esser-Kahn / Benjamin Keselowsky)
  • Biomaterials in Emerging Stem Cell Technologies
    (Ankur Singh / Milica Radisic / Young-Sup Yoon)
  • Novel Biomaterials for Delivery
    (Evan Scott / Craig Duvall / Suzie Pun / Theresa Reinecke)
  • Systems and Computational Approaches Exploitable by Biomaterials
    (Jordan Green / Karl Deisseroth / Princess Imoukhuede / Pam Kreeger)
  • Integrative Engineering of Cell/Scaffold Composites
    (Sam Senyo / Shelly Peyton / Katja Schenke-Layland / Shyni Varghese)
  • Inflammation and Infection in the Context of Biomaterials
    (Andres Garcia / James Bryers / Kathryn Uhrich)
  • Strategies for the Commercial Success of Biomaterials
    (Julius Korley / Muthiah Manoharan / Darrel Untereker)
  • Young Investigator Presentations
    (Jeffrey Capadona)
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