Bioengineering for Emergent and advanced therapies

October 21st and 22nd · Citilab and Auditori AXA, Barcelona

The 17th IBEC annual Symposium brings together high-profile international experts for an open forum for interdisciplinary discussions and networking. This year the symposium is dedicated to Bioengineering for emergent and advanced therapies, one of IBEC’s three major application areas.

Scientific community is invited to participate. Attendees from IBEC and abroad are welcome to present their research or projects in poster format. Moreover, some of these contributions will be selected by the scientific committee for an oral flash presentation.

As a new initiative this year, the poster session will be held in a pre-symposium event on October 21st at Citilab.

The poster session will provide an opportunity to showcase your work to the IBEC community in a relaxed environment. We will also enjoy refreshments during the poster session.

To bring our research closer to the society we have organized a satellite outreach session, where selected researchers will have the opportunity to present their poster to secondary school students. The best outreach speech will receive a prize, which will be awarded during the symposium. If you are interested in participating in this satellite activity, please select this option in the registration form.

For those interested in participating, our Strategy and Communication units will conduct a workshop to help you adapt your poster content for a secondary school. audience.  


Important deadlines 2023:

Abstracts submission deadline: July 26th 
Notification of acceptance: September 20th
Registration deadline:  October 14th


Poster session:
21st October
Citilab, Plaça de Can Surís, Cornellà

22nd October
Auditori AXA, Av. Diagonal, 547, Barcelona


josep Samitier

Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC)

INVITED speakers

Lorena Dieguez

International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory - INL

Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez

School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, UK

Bruno Sarmento

Institute for Research and Innovation in Health (i3S), University of Porto, Portugal

Laura Soucek

Vall d'Hebron Institut d'Oncologia (VHIO), Spain

Michele Vendruscolo

University of Cambridge, UK

round table clinical translation

Javier Aparicio

Jefe de la Unidad de Epilepsia, Sant Joan de Déu

Elena Élez


Clara Prats


Georgina Sorrosal

Directora de l’Àrea d’Innovació i Emprenedoria del CoMB
16:00 – 17:00 Satellite outreach activity
17:30 – 19:30 Symposium poster session al Citilab
08:00 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:15 Opening ceremony
09:15 – 09:45 Director’s presentation
09:45 – 10:20 Speaker
10:20 – 11:00 Flash presentations. Session 1
11:00 – 11:35 Coffee break
11:35 – 12:10 Speaker 2
12:00 – 12:45 Speaker 3
12:45 – 13:25 Session on Translation
13:25 – 14:40 Lunch break
14:40 – 15:40 Flash presentation. Session 2
15:40 – 16:00 Alumni session
16:00 – 16:10 PhD Committee
16:10 – 16:20 Postdoc Committee
16:20 – 16:30 Awards and closing ceremony