4th IBEC Symposium on Bioengineering and Nanomedicine

Seventy-one posters were on display during the coffee and lunch breaks, with courageous researchers distilling their work into just three minutes for the 27 quick-fire flash presentations. The winners of the poster sessions were Andrea Malangrino of the Biomechanics and Mechanobiology group, who won the prize for best flash presentation of his work on ‘A mechano-transport computational model for the study of intervertebral disc degeneration’, and Xavier Serra of Integrative Cell and Tissue Dynamics, who won best poster for ‘Emergence Of Mechanical Patterns During Tissue Growth’.

One speaker, Professor Herman Gaub from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany, congratulated IBEC on the symposium. “I’ve been endlessly impressed by the quality and breadth of the science being done at this institute,” he said after the first session of flash presentations. Another speaker, Laura Ballerini of the University of Trieste, who addressed the audience about her work on carbon nanotubes, also praised the event. “I really enjoyed the meeting and the overall pleasant ambience,” she said.

Top: the opening ceremony; speakers l-r: Yuri Volkov, Laura Ballerini, Scott Parazynski, Mike Hughes, Pau Gorostiza, Hermann Gaub, Jaume Campdelacreu, Matthias Lutolf, José Antonio del Río. Photos: © HUBc