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Biointerfaces International 2020 with Science and Translation Sessions

In 2020 TEDD co-organized the BIC 2020. We will host the special Transnational Session dedicated to the scientific and technological challenges in the development of tissue- and organ-like laboratory models to replace animal testing (3R: Replace, Reduce, Refine concept).

Biointerfaces International 2020, Zurich A conference on science, technology and translation

Biological surfaces and interfaces: where synthetic materials and biological systems interact with and engage each other - one of the most innovative and expanding areas of science and technology over the last two decades.

Biointerfaces International 2020 Conference follows a special format: Programming aims to build bridges across relevant application areas, between science & engineering, innovation & technology, industry and academic partners and between senior scientists & early-career researchers. Both internationally highly renowned and young scientists from academia, industry and clinics present their latest, often unpublished scientific findings and technological breakthroughs to a diverse audience.

An additional conference focus is education across the many fields of relevance to biological surfaces and interfaces. All conference speakers begin their talks with a general introduction to challenges and strategies that does not require specialized knowledge to follow. Moreover, the Biointerfaces International Seminar 2020 taking place the day before the conference starts (August 24, 2020) covers educational lectures on science, technology and translation to application by speakers both internationally renowned and respected for their contributions to both science, education, translation and outreach to society.


• 3D cell culture technologies (OOC, etc

• 3D bioprinting

• Functional bio materials interfaces

• Drug delivery systems , precision


• Bioelectronics and Biosensors

• Surface and interface characterization

Translational session

• Challenges to replace animal models (3Rs)

• Discussion on 3Rs

• Pitching sessions


  • Hatice Altug, EPF Lausanne, CH
  • Shulamit Levenberg, Technion, IL
  • Jason A. Burdick, University of Pennsylvania, US
  • Pavel Levkin, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT, DE
  • Irina Dahms, DSM Nutritional Products, CH
  • Peter Loskill, Fraunhofer Inst. for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB, DE
  • Silvia Frey, Animalfree Research, CH
  • Núria Monserrat Pulido, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, ES
  • Jianping Fu, University of Michigan, US
  • Kathy Riklin, Swiss Competence Centre 3R, CH
  • Andrés J. Garcia, Georgia Institute of Technology, US
  • Adrian Roth, Roche Innovation Center, CH
  • Joachim Guck, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, DE
  • Heinz Ruffner, Novartis, CH
  • Sarah Heilshorn, Stanford University, US 
  • Tatiana Segura, Duke University, US
  • Jian Ji, Zhejiang University, CN
  • Mark Tibbitt, ETH Zurich, CH
  • Armin Knoll, IBM Research, CH
  • Albert van den Berg, University of Twente, NL
  • Sarah Köster, Georg-August-University Göttingen, DE
  •  Marcy Zenobi-Wong, ETH Zurich, CH
  • Stéphanie P. Lacour, EPF Lausanne, CH
  • Fred Zülli, Mibelle Group, CH

Submission Deadlines

• Oral contributions : 18 May 2020

• Poster contributions : 31 May 2020


REGISTRATION (starts November 2019)




Von: 25. August 2020
Bis: 27. August 2020


University of Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland


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