Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche - DISC -

Università di Genova

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Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologia dei Materiali Ceramici

ISTEC-CNR - Faenza


2nd International Meeting





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2nd International meeting

focused on

Biophysics of cell-surface interactions

Associazione Villa Vigoni

  Centro Italo -Tedesco per l’eccellenza europea

Loveno di Menaggio (Como) Italy

April 4-5, 2019


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Como's lake

As a tourist destination, Lake Como is popular for its landscapes, wildlife, and spas. It is a venue for sailing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing. In 1818 Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote to Thomas Love Peacock: "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty, with the exception of the arbutus islands of Killarney. It is long and narrow, and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests".
In the area surrounding Lake Como there are several farms which produce goods such as honey, olive oil, cheese, milk, eggs and salamis. Visitors can find lists of these farms and typically visit the farm itself in person to make their purchases.
In 2018, both a fashion event of the Italian luxury label Dolce and Gabbana and a Netflix production starring Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler took place at Lake Como.

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Villa Vigoni

German-Italian Centre for European Excellence

Academic conventions, international conferences and cultural events make Villa Vigoni a place for coming together and discussion, a place for promoting projects and learning more about scientific, political, economic and artistic matters. 

Villa Vigoni brings expertise and tools together. Every activity developed here unfolds within an ideal setting for both institutional meetings and informal debates, establishing favourable conditions for coming up with and sharing ideas.

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Routes from closest Airports to Meeting site in Menaggio on Como's lake (D)

A: Malpensa Airport

B: Orio al Serio Airport

C: Linate Airport

E: Agno Airport (Lugano)


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University of Genova

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National Research Council  ISTEC-CNR

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University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Universität Stuttgart


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Prof. Aldo Boccaccini                                                          Prof. Rainer Gadow


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Prof. Anna Tampieri                                      Luca Giacomelli, PhD                               Prof. Roberto Eggenhöffner

As discussed during the Round Table at the end of the first meeting in Genoa, October 2017, the second meeting will focus on the biophysics of cell-surface interactions, in particular:

• Organization and dynamics of biomolecules and cells on surfaces
• Adhesion of cells on surfaces
• Tissue engineering and drug delivery
• Bioactive materials and bioactivity testing
• Tissue engineering and biomineralization
• Biodegradable scaffolds
• Biomechanics of cell-material adhesion
• Advanced technologies for the study of materials for tissue engineering



Boccaccini Aldo (Germany)

Bragazzi Nicola (Italy)

Drouet Christophe (France)      

Eßlinger Steffen (Germany)

Farè Silvia (Italy)

Gadow Rainer (Germany)

Gbureck Uwe (Germany)

Killinger Andreas (Germany)

Salerno Marco (Italy)

Sivozhelezov Vicktor (Russia)

Sprio Simone (Italy)

Verne Enrica (Italy)



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