Applications for this meeting must be submitted by June 29, 2013. 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.
GRS Speaker Abstract Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the date noted above, any applicants who wish to be considered for an oral presentation should submit their application by April 27, 2013. Please refer to the Application Instructions section below for more details (if available).
The Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering Gordon Research Seminar will be held in conjunction with the Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering Gordon Research Conference
. Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRC in addition to an application for the GRS. Please refer to the Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering GRC web page for more information.
The Gordon Research Seminar on Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
The focus of this meeting includes cell-material interactions, engineering the stem cell niche, biomaterials for cellular engineering, and biomaterials for applications such as imaging, tumor targeting, theranostics, drug/biomolecule delivery, and synthetic matrices. Our mentorship and career development component will address pathways to professional independence for younger investigators.
The meeting will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The Chairs will select speakers from abstracts submitted by April 27, 2013. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Deadline section above.
|1:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:30 pm - 3:45 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:45 pm - 4:30 pm||Keynote Address|
|Discussion Leader: TBA|
|3:45 pm - 4:15 pm||Joel Collier (University of Chicago)
"Supramolecular materials: from scaffolds to immune adjuvants"
|4:15 pm - 4:30 pm||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session I|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||Biomaterials and the Vascular Environment|
|Discussion Leader: Timothy Ruckh (Northeastern University)|
|7:30 pm - 7:50 pm||Ashley Brown (Georgia Institute of Technology)
"Development of synthetic platelets for augmentation of clotting and wound healing"
|7:50 pm - 8:00 pm||Discussion|
|8:00 pm - 8:20 pm||Lindsay Wray (Tufts University)
"A silk-based platform for vascularizing critically-sized tissue constructs"
|8:20 pm - 8:30 pm||Discussion|
|8:30 pm - 8:50 pm||Yevgeny Brudno (Harvard University)
"Temporal control over multiple pro-angiogenic and pro-maturation factors enhances microvascular formation and vessel maturation"
|8:50 pm - 9:00 pm||Discussion|
|9:00 pm - 9:20 pm||Kara Spiller (Columbia University)
"Vascularization for bone tissue engineering through modulation of macrophage behavior"
|9:20 pm - 9:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Scaffolds, Matrices, and Hydrogels|
|Discussion Leader: Whitney Stoppel (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)|
|9:00 am - 9:20 am||Robert Wieduwild (TU Dresden)
"Injectable hydrogels, surface functionalization and micro carriers using non-covalent hydrogel - application in drug release and cell culture"
|9:20 am - 9:30 am||Discussion|
|9:30 am - 9:50 am||Omar Benavides (Rice University)
"Vascularization of fibrin/poly(ethylene glycol)-based hydrogels using amniotic fluid-derived stem cells"
|9:50 am - 10:00 am||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:20 am||Miquella Chavez (University of California, San Francisco)
"Microenvironment effects on self-renewal and differentiation of dental epithelial stem cells"
|10:20 am - 10:30 am||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:50 am||Jennifer Robinson (Texas A&M University)
"Development of osteoinductive, high porosity polyHIPEs as injectable bone grafts"
|10:50 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session II|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Faculty Panel Discussion: Navigating the Pathway to Independence for Young Transitional Investigators|
|Discussion Leader: TBA|
- Josephine Allen (University of Florida)
- Aaron Mohs (Wake Forest University / Virginia Tech)
- Danielle Benoit (University of Rochester)
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill out GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Gordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 4:00 pm.|
Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13EB 017008-01 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.
Last Updated: May 29, 2013