Tuesday 2nd  October

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Time Event
09:00 – 09:30
09:30 – 09:45
Opening ceremony
09:45 – 10:20


Keynote speaker 
IBEC’s Evolution and Scientific Highlights
Josep Samitier, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), Spain
10:20 – 10:55
Keynote speaker. Chair: Nuria Montserrat
New Developments in cell-based Biomedicine and Biomedical Engineering

Heiko Zimmermann, Fraunhofer-Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT, Germany

10:55 – 11:30
Coffee break
11:30 – 12:15
Flash poster presentations I. Chair: Silvia Muro 
Nanomedicine and ICT for Health
12:15 – 12:50
Keynote speaker. Chair: Lorenzo Albertazzi
In situ cardiovascular tissue engineering
Frank Baaijens, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e), Netherlands
12:50 – 13:10
Industry vision
Engineering complex bioarchitectures to biomimic nature: A step closer to the development of artificial organs
Marc Thurner, CEO and founder of regenHU Ltd., Switzerland
13:10 – 14:00
14:00 – 14:25
Technology Transfer session.  Chair: Xavier Rubies
Research collaborations between Academic Institutions and Pharmaceutical Companies: Understanding the Challenges and the Opportunities
Jorge Beleta, Director of Research,  Almirall S.A, Spain
14:25 – 15:25
Flash poster presentations II. Chair: Elena Martínez

Cell Engineering

15:25 – 16:00
Keynote speaker. Chair: Elisabeth Engel
Polysaccharide-based scaffolds for tissue engineering and molecular imaging
Didier LetourneurINSERM U1148, University Paris Diderot, France
16:00 – 16:35
Alumni session
Artificial Intelligence in Drug Discovery: Prediction of Compound Activity from High-Throughput Screening Data
Raquel RodríguezBoehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co.


Harnessing age-altered stem cell mechanobiology to develop scaffold-based advanced therapies that accelerate bone
Arlyng GonzalezRoyal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) / Trinity College Dublin
16:35 – 17:25
Poster session
17:25 – 18:00
Keynote speakerChair: Josep Samitier
Mammalian Synthetic Biology: Foundation and Therapeutic Applications
Ron Weiss, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – Biological Engineering, USA
18:00 – 18:15
Time for PhD Committee 
18:15 – 18:30
Awards and closing ceremony