What will be the future biomaterials implanted in humans?

TRIBUTE to Pr Charles Baquey

With Keynote lecture by Prof. Luigi Ambrosio in homage to Pr Charles Baquey – a great biomaterials scientist and friend of the ESB society, passed away at the end of December 2020, this symposium will present the relevant strategies for the development and the design of the future tissue engineered products according to the clinical requirements

Learning Objectives:
Define the role of the new biotechnologies (nanotechnologies, biofabrication…) and the role of biocomposite matrices that could help in the development of the future biomaterials designed for clinical applications.

Proposed Program:
The symposium will present the relevant strategies for the development and the design of the future tissue engineered products according to the clinical requirements

Proponent 1 / Co-Chair:
Dr. Pedro Granja
Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde (i3S) Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal

Proponent 2 / Chair:
Dr. Amedee Joelle
Inserm U1026, Tissue Engineering Laboratory, University of Bordeaux

Keynote Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Luigi Ambrosio
Italian National Research Council | CNR · Institute for Polymers, Composite and Biomaterials – IPCB Chemical Engineering, Rome, Italy

Title Keynote:
Nano-biocomposites: from tissue repair/regeneration to therapeutic behaviors

Luigi Ambrosio is Director of Institute of Polymer, Composites & Biomaterials, National Research Council, Naples, Italy. He received the doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering (1982) from University of Naples „Federico II‘.

He was Research Associate at University of Naples (1983-1985), Research Associate at University of Connecticut, USA (1985-1986), and Visiting Scientist at Kontron Medical Inc., USA (1986- 1988). Adjunct Professor of University of Connecticut, USA (1997-2003) and of University of Naples „Federico II“ (1997-2010). Qualified Full Professor in Bioengineering and in Materials Science and Technology.

Director of Institute of Composites and Biomedical Materials, National Research Council, Naples, Italy (2008-2012).

President of the European Society of Biomaterials (2007-2013), Past President (2013-2017), Honorary Member (since 2018).

Director of Chemical Sciences & Materials Technology Department, National Research Council, Rome, Italy (2011-2017).

Member of the High Level Group on Key Enabling Technologies, European Commission (2010-2015). Member of the International Advisor Board of Sichuan University and Co-Director of MPBRC, SCU-CNR Joint Research Centre. (since 2016).

He is recipient of the „G. Winter Award“, for the high worldwide contribution to the Biomaterials Science, European Society for Biomaterials (March 2015). China-Italy Science and Technology Innovation Cooperation Contribution Award, China-Italy Technology Transfer Centre, Nov. 2017, Beijing, China.

Member of the Scientific Committee on Chemical and Biomolecular Research of the Microbiome: Nutritional Applications and Impact on Metabolic Health. Universitè Laval, Quebec, Canada. (since 2016).

co-Chairmen of the Working group on “Advanced Materials and Nanotechnologies” Italy-USA Cooperation on Science and Technology, 12th Joint Commission Meeting. Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (since 2016).

He has been nominated Fellow of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (2001), Fellow of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (2004) and Fellow of the European Alliance for Medical and Biomedical Engineering & Science (2018) and Member of the European Academy of Science (2019).

Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine (since 2017).

Research interests include design and characterisation of polymers and composites for medical applications and tissue engineering, structural properties of natural tissue, properties and processing of polymers and composites and nanostructures, hydrogels and biodegradable polymers, additive technologies.

Publications include over 320 papers on international scientific journals and book, 18 patents, over 170 invited lectures and over 500 presentations at international and national conferences, (Google Scholar H-Index: 73).

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Important Dates

Deadline Early Bird Registration
Virtual conference
24 August 2021

Late Registration
Virtual conference
from 25 August 2021

ESB 2021
5–9 September 2021
as fully virtual conferencel

Biomechanics part:
9 September 2021





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