Keynote Speakers

Professor Kristi Anseth

University of Boulder, Colorado, USA

Recently her research focused on the study on how cells respond to physiological and synthetic matrix environment. The tool box used for this studies includes the most advanced approaches of the polymer networks chemistry and physics.

Professor Rachel Auzely

CERMAV, Université J. Fourier, Grenoble, France

Crosslinked biopolymers have huge potentials in several applications. The structural and dynamical properties of biopolymer hydrogels are used by Prof. Auzely to promote cell interactions.

Prof. David Diaz Diaz

Universidad de La Laguna, Spain and Universität Regensburg, Germany

His main research interests are in the development of advanced functional materials, through bio-inspired synthetic approaches, for biomedical, catalytic, sensing, coatings and energy applications.

Prof. Ferenc Horkay

National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA

His research interests involve several physical and chemical aspects of polyectrolyte gels, in connection with the modeling of the extracellular matrix and other bio-soft matter systems.