Surfaces and interfaces are widely recognized as key elements in biomaterials processes of primary importance toward the biological performances and clinical success of implants used for the replacement and the regeneration of diseased tissue and organs. This symposium wishes to address the role of surfaces and interfaces in several of these applications, bringing together scientists from different backgrounds so as to foster a multidisciplinary picture. This symposium will address the most advanced science and engineering challenges in the multidisciplinary aspects at the frontier between materials, processes, and applications. Transversal works and researches crossing the boarders between these fields are particularly encouraged.
Dr Diego Mantovani is the director of Lab. for Biomaterials and Bioengineering at Laval University, Canada, and adjunct director Regenerative Medicine, Quebec University Hospital Research Center. Bioengineer by education, he is passionate by the frontiers between engineering, surgery, science and living sciences. He is the co-chair of the next 10th World Biomaterials Congress 2016.
Dr. Marisa Beppu is currently the dean of school of chemical engineering at UNICAMP. She coordinates the Engineering Laboratory and Chemistry of Products (LEQUIP) since 2002. She holds currently the scholarship productivity 1D of CNPq, received the Zeferino Vaz awards of academic performance (2012), Inova Unicamp Award for Innovation and Scientific Merit (2012, 2014).
Dr Victor Castano holds a PhD in Physics. He has authored and coauthored over 600 publications and is one of the most cited latino-american scientists. His areas of research include bioengineering, nanotechnology, materials science and translational medicine. Member of over 30 editorial boards, he was appointed Editor-in-Chief of Current Nanomedicine. He has served in academic and industrial committees in Latin America, the US, Canada and Europe.