7th September in Porto (Portugal)
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are pleased to invite you to attend the “Symposium on aerogels for biomedical applications”, to be held on 7th September 2021, in Porto, Portugal.
The symposium will be held in the scope of the 31st Conference of the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB), also in Porto (from 5th to 9th September), which has as a motto “development of biomaterial through advanced technologies, such as Nanotechnology, Biofabrication, Microfluidics and Bioimaging”, giving the opportunity to establish networking with the biomaterials community.
AIMS & SCOPE
Aerogels are unique nanostructured porous materials with special properties adapted to fit certain advanced applications. Namely, aerogel-based materials can be used in biomedical applications such as drug carriers, synthetic bone grafts for regenerative medicine and advanced wound dressings.
Advances on aerogels and other nanostructured materials in these fields need to assemble expertise from interdisciplinary and intersectorial domains. Technological developments in terms of novel designs, processes, modelling tools, characterization techniques and uses for aerogels should be aligned to boost the progresses on the topic.
This symposium aims at assembling and integrating the most recent scientific-technological knowledge in aerogels and other nanostructured materials on a wide range of fundamental topics and particularly applied in biomedical applications.
Networking among symposium and ESB conference participants will be favored through coffee and meal breaks, poster sessions and sponsor booths. Finally, early-career investigators (ECIs, i.e. PhD students and young postdoctoral scientists) will have specific sessions within the programme to give more visibility to their research.
Participants are invited to submit high quality research works on several topics of interest including, but not restricted to, the following areas:
- Processing and evaluation of aerogels for pharmaceutical applications;
- Processing and evaluation of aerogels in regenerative medicine;
- Processing and evaluation of aerogels in wound treatment;
- Processing and evaluation of aerogels in cosmetics;
- Processing and evaluation of aerogels for nutraceutical applications,
- Other nanostructured materials (hydrogels, functional nanoparticles, dendrimers, zeolites, MOFs…) for biomedical applications.
Joana Barros (Symposium Chair, INEB-i3S, PT)
Sílvia Bidarra (INEB-i3S, PT)
Luísa Durães (Univ. Coimbra, PT)
Carlos A. García-González (Univ. Santiago de Compostela, ES)
Fernando J Monteiro (INEB-i3S, PT)
Ana Leite Oliveira (Univ. Católica Portuguesa, PT)
Catarina Reis (Univ. Lisboa, ES)
Bruno Sarmento (INEB-i3S, PT)
Rosana Simón (Univ. Vigo, ES)
Ana Luísa Torres (INEB-i3S)
Mohammad Alnaief (German Jordanian Univ., JO)
Carmen Alvarez-Lorenzo (Univ. Santiago de Compostela, ES)
Pasquale Del Gaudio (Univ. Salerno, IT)
Pavel Gurikov (TU Hamburg, DE)
József Kalmár (Univ. Debrecen, HU)
Lara Manzocco (Univ. Udine, IT)
Monica Neagu (Victor Babes Inst., RO)
Zoran Novak (Univ. Maribor, SI)
Anna Roig (ICMAB-CSIC, ES)
Firouzeh Sabri (Univ. Memphis, US)
Alejandro Sosnik (Technion Insitute, IL)
Zeynep Ülker (Univ. Altinbas, TR)
NOTE: AERoGELS COST Symposium and AERoGELS Management Committee and WG1- meeting will be hybrid events, combining in-person and virtual format. PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT THE TIMETABLE IS INDICATED IN CENTRAL EUROPEAN SUMMER TIME (CEST). THE ACTUAL TIME IN PORTUGAL IS GREENWICH TIME, CORRESPONDING TO CEST-1 HOUR
AERoGELS MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE AND WG1-MEETINGS LOCATION
Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde da Universidade do Porto (i3S)
Rua Alfredo Allen 208, 4200-135 Porto
GPS: 41º 10 ‘30,008’ ‘N, 8º 36’ 12,488 ” W.
SYMPOSIUM REGISTRATION AND FEES
Symposium attendance with accepted abstract – 0 euros
Travel Grants for Best Collaborative Contribution and Best Oral Presentation from Early Career Investigator