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Biomaterials and soft materials


Bioinspired and biointegrated materials as new frontiers nanomaterials

This symposium is composed of SPECIAL SESSIONS covering hot topics such as biomimetic materials, supramolecular nanomaterials and smart materials. These materials find applications in a range of fields encompassing smart living building and human health.


The newest research ideas and nanotechnologies from smart (nano)materials, integrated systems to robotic devices will be presented. The covered themes include tissue and organ regeneration (e.g. skin, bone tissue and neural networks) as well as implantable bionic systems.

These systems can include, but is not limited to, molecular systems, nanomaterials (templated by biomolecules such as viruses, marine plants, proteins, pigments), nanoparticles as nanorobots for in vivo applications, supramolecular complexes, inorganic NPs.

The symposium will bring together researchers from chemical, physical sciences and bio - science and – nanotechnology biomaterials for nanomedicine and engineering bio - electronic, - photonic, - magnetic nanosystems to discuss the latest advancements.

Proposed subjects for discussions at this event have actuality for Investigators - Collaborators of the EU COST Actions, as and the EU HORIZON 2020-2025 Projects.

A special Young Scientist FORUM (hosting Post-Graduate, PhD and Graduate students’ talks) will be held at the symposium’s second day.

Hot topics to be covered by the symposium:

  1. Design and synthesis of (supramolecular) materials and their action in  bio – mimetic material synthesis;
  2. Bioinspired inorganic, smart nanoparticles (NPs);
  3. Design and creation of smart supramolecular materials and their biohybrids;
  4. Novel concepts in nano - characterization, bio-recognition of smart and specially bio-hybrid stimuli responsive nanomaterials with applications for clinical, food and environmental monitoring;
  5. Molecularly imprinted materials;
  6. Smart, biomimetic materials as scaffolds for tissue engineering;
  7. Electronic/photonic/magnetic smart biomolecules (nucleic acids, virus, marine plants proteins, pigments) and their mimetic analogues;
  8. Neuroelectronics;
  9. Biosensing devices for medical (in vivo and in vitro diagnostics) and environmental biotechnologies: developed 3rd generation biosensors, carbon 2D materials, bioelectronic textiles, printed paper electronics, electronic skin);

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Symposium organizers
Emmanuel STRATAKISInstitute of Electrnic Structure and Laser (IESL)

Foundation of Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH) and University of Crete, Nikolau Plastira 1000, Voutes, Heraklion, Crete

+30 2810 3912 74
Eugenia BUZANEVATaras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

NASU “Physical and Chemical Material Science Centre”, Volodymyrs'ka Str. 64/13, 01601 Kyiv, Ukraine

+38 044 294 26 22
Insung S. CHOI (Main)The Center for Cell-Encapsulation Research, KAIST

Dep. of Chemistry and Dep. Bio and Brain Engineering - 281, Daejeon 34141, Korea

+82 42 350 2880
Peter SCHARFFTechnical University of llmenau

Institute of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Weimarer Strasse 25, 98693 Ilmenau, Germany

+49 36 77 69 3603(04)
Thomas J. WEBSTER Northeastern University

Department of Chemical Engineering - Center Advanced Materials Research - 313 Snell Engineering Center - Boston, IMA 02115, USA

+1 617 373 6585