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Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Regenerative Engineering and Functional Materials Integration


July 18-19, 2015


PGA Catalunya Business and Convention Centre
Girona, Spain


Jagannath Padmanabhan

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience to present and exchange new data and discuss cutting edge ideas in the field.

The 2015 installment of this conference will feature focused sessions on "Nanomaterials in Tissue Engineering" and "Engineering Tissue Microenvironment". In addition, the GRS will include a career panel discussion, in which leaders from the industry and academia will answer participants' questions about challenges and opportunities in the field of Biomaterials.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit abstracts for talks in the above described sessions as well as the accompanying poster sessions. The preliminary schedule will be posted on this webpage by December 2nd. Please do not hesitate to contact the chair if you have any questions or concerns.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Final Meeting Program

1:30 pm - 4:30 pmArrival and Check-in
3:00 pm - 3:15 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:15 pm - 4:00 pmKeynote Session: Engineered Hydrogels for Regenerative Medicine Applications
Discussion Leader: Jagannath Padmanabhan (Yale University, USA)
3:15 pm - 3:45 pmAli Khademhosseini (Harvard University, USA)
"Engineered Hydrogels for Regenerative Medicine Applications"
3:45 pm - 4:00 pmDiscussion
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmPoster Session
5:30 pm - 7:30 pmMicro and Nanomaterials in Tissue Engineering
Discussion Leader: Phin Peng Lee (University of California, San Francisco, USA)
5:30 pm - 5:50 pmAndres Sanz (University of Helsinki, Finland)
"Human Adipose-Derived Stem Cell Decorated Nanofibrillated Cellulose Threads for Surgery"
5:50 pm - 6:00 pmDiscussion
6:00 pm - 6:20 pmCarrie Brubaker (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland)
"A Cationic Micelle Carrier Improves Vaccination Outcomes Against Unmodified Whole Protein Antigen"
6:20 pm - 6:30 pmDiscussion
6:30 pm - 6:50 pmRamya Parameswaran (University of Chicago, USA)
"Optical Modulation of Neuronal Activity with Novel Silicon-Gold Nanowires"
6:50 pm - 7:00 pmDiscussion
7:00 pm - 7:20 pmJacob Jordahl (University of Michigan, USA)
"Hierarchically Patterned Microfibers via 3D Jet Writing"
7:20 pm - 7:30 pmDiscussion
8:00 pmDinner
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amEngineering Tissue Microenvironment
Discussion Leader: Pilar de la Puente (Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, USA)
9:00 am - 9:20 amLesley Chow (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
"Peptide-Guided Spatial Organization of Bioactivity in Functionally Diverse Scaffolds for Translational Tissue Engineering"
9:20 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:50 amCarolina Mora Solano (University of Chicago, USA)
"Integrative Peptide Assemblies that Protect Against TNF-Driven Inflammation"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amMolly Ogle (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
"Spatially Localized Recruitment of Anti-Inflammatory Monocytes and Microvascular Network Remodeling by SDF-1α Delivery from Heparin-Based Hydrogels"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:50 amSilvia R. M. Ferreira (King's College London, United Kingdom)
"3D Spatiotemporal Evaluation of the Stiffness Impact on Stem Cell Niche"
10:50 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmMentorship Component: Panel Discussion: Industry vs. Academia - Challenges and Opportunities
Discussion Leader: Edward Botchwey (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmPanel Discussion
"Industry vs. Academia - Challenges and Opportunities"
  • Joel Collier (University of Chicago, USA)
  • Themis Kyriakides (Yale University, USA)
  • Horst Von Recum (Case Western Reserve University, USA)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13EB021118 - 01 from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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