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Frontiers in Biomaterial Science

2nd International Symposium of the Transregio 67
June 24-25, 2016 in Leipzig



We hope that you enjoyed the 2nd international Symposium “Frontiers in Biomaterial Science” in Germany and we would like to thank you for your participation. Only with your help and contributions it was possible to put together a scientifically exciting program covering the various aspects in the field of biomaterial research. It was a great pleasure meeting you, exchanging new ideas and taking the opportunity to socialize with old and new friends.

Prof. Dr. Jan Simon
Prof. Dr. Dieter Scharnweber



The symposium focuses on the following TOPICS:

  • Innovative Biomaterials
  • GAG – protein interactions
  • Multifactorial microenvironments for regeneration
  • Skin and bone regeneration
  • From innovation to product
  • Highlights from the Transregio 67


June 24, 2016

Session I Innovative BiomaterialsChair: Carsten Werner
Kristi Anseth
University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
Tunable hydrogel matrices through photo-click reactions
 Jennifer Elisseeff
Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, USA
Synthetic and Natural ECM scaffolds in Regenerative Medicine
 Jörg Lahann
University of Michigan, USA
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Design and synthesis of synthetic materials for humanized tissues
 Aldo R. Boccaccini
University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany
Imperial College London
Bioactive materials and biofabrication approaches in hard and soft tissue regeneration


incl. Coffee Break
Session II GAG-protein interactions
Chair: Annette Beck-Sickinger
Victor Nurcombe
Imperial College London - NTU Singapore, Singapore
Heparan sulfate control of growth factors for tissue regeneration: from bench to bedside 
 Thomas Boudou
Université Grenoble Alpes, France
Multiple functionalities of LbL films: from bench to clinics
 Antonios Mikos
Rice University, Houston, USA
Injectable Hydrogels fo Growth Factor and Stem Cell Delivery in Tissue Engineering
Postersession incl. Lunch Break
Session III Designing multifactorial microenvironments for regeneration Chair: Dieter Scharnweber
01.30-03.00Nikolche Gjorevski
Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Fully defined matrices for the culture and expansion of intestinal stem cells and organoids
Viola Vogel
ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
Rethinking mechanotransduction mechanisms: from the ECM to the cell nucleus 
 Jason A. Burdick
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
Engineering hydrogels to control and recruit stem cells
Session IV Highlights from the TRR67 Chair: Jan-Christoph Simon
03.00-04.00 Jörg Rademann
Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Structural and functional studies on GAG-protein interactions using defined sulfated oligohyaluronanes
  Sandra Rother
Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Functional and structural insights into TIMP-3-GAG interations - implications for the design of functional biomaterials
 Lorenz Hofbauer
Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Promoting bone regeneration with novel GAGs that scavenge sclerostin 
  Sandra Franz
Leipzig University, Germany
StarPEG-GAG hydrogels for reprogramming of pro-inflammatory chemokine gradients to promote wound healing
Evening Event   

June 25, 2016

Session V    
 Skin and bone regenerationChair: Ulf Anderegg
James C. Kirkpatrick
Johann Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany
Modeling healing processes in hard and soft tissue: possibilities and limitations in vitro
 George Cotsarelis
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
Rebuilding skin from the top down 
 Martijn van Griensven
TU Munich, Germany
Clinical bone engineering using scaffolds, stem cells and miRNA.
 Karin Scharffetter-Kochanek
Universityhospital Ulm, Germany
Mesenchymal stem cells in wound healing and tissue regeneration 

Postersession incl. Coffee Break
Session VI From innovation to productChair: Stefan Rammelt
Joachim Rychly
University of Rostock, Germany
Chemical and mechanical aspects in designing regenerative implants
 William Wagner
University of Pittsburgh, USA
Biodegradable thermoplastic elastomer development for applications in cardiovascular disease
 Dietmar W. Hutmacher
Queensland University of Technology, Australia   
Convergence of tissue engineering & regenerative medicine towards development & validation of clinically relevant humanized mice models



The symposium takes place at

Studienzentrum of the Leipzig University
Haus E - Lecture Hall
Liebigstraße 27
04103 Leipzig



Program - Flyer (PDF, 33KB)
Event - Poster (PDF, 82KB)

Press Release 31.05.2016 (UL 149/2016 and TUD)


Birgit Kanzler / Anett Albrecht

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