2018 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

Symposium SM05—Biomaterials for Tissue Interface Regeneration

Interface tissue engineering is a field that deals with repair or regeneration interface of different type of tissues. Examples of such interfaces for tissues are ligament-to-bone, tendon-to-bone and cartilage-to-bone, etc. Regeneration of such interfaces will require combination of different biomaterials, combination of different mechanical properties and combination of different biochemical signals. Thus, the use of conventional biomaterials approaches is limited. This symposium will focus on the development of materials and engineering of their surfaces to fabricate multi-functional scaffolds for tissue interface regeneration.

Topics will include:

  • Biomaterials for osteochondral defects
  • Gradient-responsive interfaces, chemical, biochemical, mechanical, thermal, or light-based for tissue regeneration
  • Multi-phase and multi-functional scaffolds for tissue engineering
  • In vitro models for interface tissue engineering
  • Biomaterials for ligament-to-bone, tendon-to-bone and cartilage-to-bone
  • Biomaterials for cardiac, vascular, and generally soft tissue
  • Biomaterials for dental, including antibacterial features
  • Natural cellularised polymers, or promoting interfaces from cell-side
  • Surface functionalization, by plasma, laser, wet-chemistry or other techniques
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers:

  • Marisa Beppu (University of Campinas, Brazil)
  • Francesca Boccafoschi (UPO Medical School, Italy)
  • Emilio Bucio Carrillo (National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico)
  • Tejal A, Desai (University of California, San Francisco, USA)
  • Tammy Haut-Donahue (Michigan Technological University, USA)
  • Seok Hyun Kwang (Korean Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Huinan Liu (University of California, Riverside, USA)
  • Helen Lu (Columbia University, USA)
  • Geetha Manivasagam (Vallore Institute of Technology, India)
  • Lakshmi Nair (University of Connecticut, USA)
  • Regine Willumeit Römer (Metallic Biomaterials, Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany)
  • Federico Rosei (Universite du Quebec, Canada)
  • Craig Simmons (University of Toronto, Canada)
  • Carl Simon (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
  • Marcia Wink (Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre - UFCSPA, Brazil)
  • Frank Witte (Berlin Charité, Germany)
  • Lijie Grace Zhang (George Washington University, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Ketul Popat
Colorado State University
Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Bioengineering

Seok Hyun-Kwang
Korean Institute of Science and Technology
Center for Biomaterials
Republic of Korea
82-2-958-5375, drstone@kist.re.kr

Diego Mantovani
Laval University
Lab Biomaterials and Bioengineering, Dept Min-Met-Materials Eng

Neetu Singh
Indian Institute of Technology
Centre for Biomedical Engineering
91-11-2659 1422, sneetu@cbme.iitd.ac.in

Keywords for Abstract Submission

Gradient-responsive interfaces, Nanomaterials, Regenerative medicine, Tissue interface