Bioengineering for Future and Precision Medicine

October 3rd · Auditori Axa, Barcelona

The 16th 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 Future and Precision Medicine, 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.

Important deadlines 2023:

Abstracts submission deadline: July 9th 
Notification of acceptance: September 4th

Registration deadline:  September 25th


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
08:00 – 09:00Registration
09:00 – 09:15Opening ceremony
09:15 – 09:45Director’s presentation
09:45 – 10:20

Development of a first clinically viable MYC inhibitor for cancer treatment.
Laura Soucek, Vall d’Hebron Institut d’Oncologia (VHIO), Spain

10:20 – 10:50Coffee break
10:50 – 11:25Poster session I
11:25 – 12:00Targeting protein aggregation in neurodegenerative diseases.
Michele Vendruscolo, University of Cambridge
Chair: Giuseppe Battaglia
12:00 – 12:45Flash presentations 1
Chair: Zaida Álvarez
12:45 – 13:05Building nanobioengineered devices for translational precision diagnostics.
Lorena Dieguez, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, INL
Chair: Elena Martínez
13:05 – 13:10Group photo
13:10 – 14:00Lunch break
14:00 – 14:35Poster session II
14:35 – 15:10Biofunctionality of nanomedicines to manage brain diseases overcoming barriers and drug resistance.
Bruno Sarmento, Institute for Research and Innovation in Heatlh (i3S), University of Porto, Portugal
Chair: Samuel Sánchez
15:10 – 15:55Flash presentations
Chair: Santi Marco and Conrado Aparicio
15:55 – 16:25Round table Clinical Translation
Chair: Nuria Montserrat
16:25 – 16:55Poster session 3
16:55 – 17:30Engineered viscoelasticity in stem cell microenvironments.
Manuel Salmeron, Centre for the Cellular Microenvironment, University of Glasgow, UK
Chair: Pere Roca-Cusachs
17:30 – 17:40PhD Committee
Judith Fuentes, IBEC
17:40 – 17:50Postdoc Committee
Jorge Oliver De La Cruz, IBEC
17:50 – 18:00Awards and closing ceremony