Symposium SB09-Fundamental Processes at Electroactive Biological Interfaces

This symposium will cover the fundamental processes at the interface between biological systems and electroactive materials, including experimental and simulation-based studies. In this context, biological systems refer to living matter at different scales, from extracted cells and unicellular organisms to higher-order animals and plants, which have been used to explore phenomena at the interface between electroactive materials and biological systems. Our objective is to stimulate a discussion on how the different classes of electroactive materials, such as conducting polymers, metals, metal oxides, inorganic semiconductors and carbon-based materials affect the efficiency of signal transfer at the biotic-abiotic interface. Our symposium will cover monitoring of the biological systems but also aspects of the active stimulation of biological functions by electroactive systems. The symposium will address how physical stimulation (e.g., electrical, electromagnetic, mechanical) can impact the biointerface and the fate and behaviour of the biological counterpart under analysis.

We expect this symposium to attract a broad multidisciplinary audience, including materials scientists and engineers, biologists as well as neuroscientists and medical doctors, from academia, national laboratories, and industry. The symposium will last 3 days and will be tentatively divided into three parts: 1) emerging materials for electroactive interfaces, 2) progress in active bio-stimulation, 3) in vitro and in vivo characterization of electroactive bio-interfaces.

Topics will include:

  • Electroactive materials (carbon-based, silicon-based, polymer-based)
  • Fundamental investigation of the biointerfaces
  • Bioelectrochemistry
  • Electroactive monitoring of biological systems
  • Physical stimulation
  • Numerical simulations

Invited Speakers:

  • Oliya Abdullaeva (Luleå University of Technology, Sweden)
  • Maria Rosa Antognazza (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy)
  • Eric D. Glowacki (CEITEC - Central European Institute of Technology, Czech Republic)
  • Sohini Kar-Narayan (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
  • Sam Kassegne (San Diego State University, USA)
  • Christopher Proctor (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
  • Xenofon Strakosas (Linköping University, Sweden)
  • Claudia Tortiglione (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy)
  • Maria Vomero (NeuroOne Medical Technologies, USA)
  • Tomoyuki Yokota (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Myung-Han Yoon (Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)

Symposium Organizers

Donata Iandolo
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Maria Asplund
Chalmers University of Technology
Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience
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Fabio Cicoira
Polytechnique Montréal
Chemical Engineering

Anna Herland
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
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