Immobilization of biomolecules is an area of intense research activity because it improves the stability and functionality of biomelecules enabling their reuse in an environmentally-friendly manner. The proposed symposium addresses some of the major challenges in the development of biocompatible and biomimetic materials which to date have limited responsiveness. Most of the research in this area has been related to improved materials for healthcare with a remarkably wide range of applications with immense societal benefits. The symposium will also target interfacial properties of biocompatible materials in devices.
A focused session in self-assembled biological structures with direct applications in sensors, and electronic and photonic devices will be a great forum for researchers both in industry and academia. Abstracts will be solicited in (but not limited to) the following areas: