Conference Program

Monday, 27 August 2018
Modelling Biological Barriers:
non-animal models for facilitating clinical translation; epi-/ endothelial barriers: lung, skin, GI, BBB; non-cellular barriers: mucus and surfactant; modelling diseased barriers: infection and inflammation; microfluidics and bioprinting
Speakers include: Horst Spielmann/ FU Berlin; Heike Walles/ TERM, University Hospital Würzburg; Josue Szitmann/ Israel Institute of Technology; Katharina Ribbek/ MIT; Albert van den Berg/ University of Twente; Pankaj Karande/ Rensselaer; Olivier Guernat/ University of Bern – tbc; Maximiliano Gutierrez/ Francis Crick Institute – tbc; Maike Windbergs/ University of Frankfurt – tbc;

Tuesday, 28 August 2018
Drug Delivery: nanomedicine; gene delivery; functional polymers; intelligent systems; innovative carriers and materials; how to move/ delivery without diffusion and convection; immunotherapy, immonological barriers and vaccine delivery
Speakers inlcude: Tejal Desai/ UCSF; Patrick Stayton/ University of Washington; Hamid Ghandehari/ University of Utah; André Nel/ UCLA; Peer Fischer/ MPGDavid Brayden/ University College Dublin; Eva Roblegg/ University of Graz; Jesus Perez-Gil/ University of Madrid – tbc;

Wednesday, 29 August 2018 (morning session)
Extracellular Vesicles: mammalian EVs: exosomes, microvesicles, cell-cell communication, drug targeting, EV-therapeutics, minimally invasive diagnostics; bacterial EV: outer membrane vesicles, bacterial interaction, host cell modulation, OMV vaccines
Speakers include: David Carter/ Oxford Brooks University; David Whitworth/ Abersystwyth University; Raymond Schiffelers/ Utrecht University – tbc

Wednesday, 29 August 2018 (afternoon session)
Advanced nanomedicine to overcome biological barriers (in cooperation with European ITN NABBA)
Speakers include: Gert Storm/ Utrecht University; Jean-Christoph Leroux/ ETH; Patrick Couvreur/ CNRS; Maria-José Alonso/ University of Santiago de Compostela

 

Slots for contributed presentations are provided in each session. The selection will be based on the review of the 1-page abstract by the Programme Chairs. A poster exhibition with the contributions of the participants will be present during the whole conference. Instructions for abstract submission will be published in due time.

The conference program will be available soon! Please send us an e-mail if you would like to receive a notification upon release: biobarriers@helmholtz-hzi.de