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MAIN TOPICS AND ROUND TABLE


BONE SIMULATIONS AND MODELS FOR TISSUE ENGINEERING

•Mineral evolution of bone
•Bone remodelling
•Biomechanics and evolution
•Research for animal heathness


THE CELL AS BIOMATERIAL: IN VITRO TISSUE REBUILDING

•Cell metabolism and the immune system
•Cell cultures on biomaterials
•Organization and dynamics of biomolecules and cells on surfaces
•Monitoring adhesion events for cells on surfaces
•Exploitation of artificial organs
•In-vitro control of tissues and organs development

BIOLOGY AND MATERIALS: FROM BENCH TO BEDSIDE

•Tissue engineering and drug delivery
•Bioactive materials and bioactivity testing
•Tissue engineering and biomineralization
•Biodegradable scaffolds
•Biomechanics of cell-material adhesion
•Cardiovascular systems

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE STUDY OF MATERIALS FOR TISSUE ENGINEERING

•Characterization techniques: SEM-EDS, AFM, XPS, SIMS, TEM, ESEM
•Micro- and nanotechnologies