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Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
Gordon Research Conference

Building Novel Molecular Designs and Basic Biological Discoveries into Successful Medical Technologies

Dates

July 23-28, 2017

Location

Holderness School
Holderness, NH Site Information

Organizers

Chairs:
Horst Von Recum & Joel H. Collier

Vice Chairs:
Jennifer L. West & Brendan A. Harley

Application Deadline

This meeting is currently oversubscribed (full). You may still submit an application. However, it will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.

Meeting Description

The 2017 GRC and GRS on Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering will bring together world-class clinicians, scientists and engineers to discuss materials-related strategies for disease remediation and tissue repair. The theme of the 2017 conference will be "Building Novel Molecular Designs and Basic Biological Discoveries into Successful Medical Technologies" and will feature multidisciplinary presentations by bioengineers, chemists and clinical scientists on emerging topics in immunology and stem cells as well as basic and translational aspects of biomaterials science. Session topics include: Immunology, Novel Molecular Biomaterials, New Materials for Delivery, Stem Cell Biology, Polymer Science, Vascular Biology, Clinical Practice, Computation, Translational Research, and Industrial Trends. Additionally we have key committed speakers from fields just beyond the current edges of the Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering field, who we expect will help lead the rest of the attendees more deeply into these fields and who will enrich our scientific culture. The 2017 program also adheres to the GRC directive of holding vigorous formal and informal discussions between researchers at all career stages. There will be poster sessions organized on topical themes to match the session topics.

Related Meeting

This GRC will be held in conjunction with the "Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRS in addition to an application for the GRC. Refer to the associated GRS program page for more information.

Contributors

Meeting Program

Sunday
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmKeynote Session: Molecular Design in Biomaterials
Discussion Leader: Gregory Hudalla (University of Florida, USA)
7:40 pm - 7:45 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:45 pm - 8:25 pmAshutosh Chilkoti (Duke University, USA)
"Genetically Encoded Biomaterials that Self-Assemble Across Multiple Length Scales"
8:25 pm - 8:40 pmDiscussion
8:40 pm - 9:20 pmSuzie Pun (University of Washington, USA)
"Peptide-Based Polymers for Drug Delivery and Cell Therapy"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Monday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pmBiomaterials ImmunoEngineering
Discussion Leader: Julia Babensee (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
9:00 am - 9:10 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:10 am - 9:50 amBenjamin Keselowsky (University of Florida, USA)
"Dendritic Cell-Targeted Immunomodulation for Tolerance and Suppression"
9:50 am - 10:05 amDiscussion
10:05 am - 10:40 amCoffee Break
10:40 am - 11:20 amAaron Esser-Kahn (University of Chicago, USA)
"Modulating the Innate Immune System - Understanding Adjuvant Design"
11:20 am - 11:35 amDiscussion
11:35 am - 12:15 pmAnkur Singh (Cornell University, USA)
"Engineering Ex Vivo Lymphoid Tissues to Model Immunity and Malignancies"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmBiomaterials in Emerging Stem Cell Technologies
Discussion Leader: Andrew Putnam (University of Michigan, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:40 pm - 8:20 pmMilica Radisic (University of Toronto, Canada)
"Towards Human-on-a-Plate and Injectable Functional Tissues"
8:20 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:15 pmYoung-Sup Yoon (Emory University, USA)
"Peptide Amphiphile-Mediated Stem Cell Therapy for Cardiovascular Disease"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Tuesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmNovel Biomaterials for Delivery
Discussion Leader: Omolola Eniola-Adefeso (University of Michigan, USA)
9:00 am - 9:10 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:10 am - 9:50 amCraig Duvall (Vanderbilt University, USA)
"Precision Polymer Architectures and Molecular Conjugates to Enable Therapeutics Against Undruggable Targets"
9:50 am - 10:05 amDiscussion
10:05 am - 10:35 amCoffee Break
10:35 am - 11:15 amTheresa Reineke (University of Minnesota, USA)
"Tunable Multifunctional Macromolecules for Drug Delivery and Genome Editing"
11:15 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmAlexander M. Cruickshank Lecture: Sangeeta Bhatia (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
"Biomaterials to Query, Model, and Expand Hepatic Tissue Microenvironments"
12:10 pm - 12:25 pmDiscussion
12:25 pm - 12:30 pmGeneral Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmSystems and Computational Approaches Exploitable by Biomaterials
Discussion Leader: Gregory Underhill (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:35 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:35 pm - 8:10 pmKarl Deisseroth (Stanford University, USA)
"Building New Structures and Functions Within Intact Biological Tissues"
8:10 pm - 8:20 pmDiscussion
8:20 pm - 8:45 pmPrincess Imoukhuede (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
"…But PDGFs Are Supposed to Bind to PDGFRs! Merging Experiment and Computation to Understand Cross-Axis Binding and Signaling"
8:45 pm - 8:55 pmDiscussion
8:55 pm - 9:20 pmPam Kreeger (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
"Engineering the Microenvironments of Ovarian Cancer"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmIntegrative Engineering of Cell/Scaffold Composites
Discussion Leader: Sam Senyo (Case Western Reserve University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:10 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:10 am - 9:50 amShelly Peyton (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA)
"Tissue-Guided Hydrogel Design"
9:50 am - 10:05 amDiscussion
10:05 am - 10:35 amCoffee Break
10:35 am - 11:15 amShyni Varghese (University of California, San Diego, USA)
"Biomineralized Scaffolds: From Fundamental Understandings to Therapy for Bone Diseases"
11:15 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:15 pmKatja Schenke-Layland (Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB, Germany)
"ECM as a Biomaterial for Regenerative Medicine Applications"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmInflammation and Infection in the Context of Biomaterials
Discussion Leader: Tatiana Segura (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:40 pm - 8:20 pmAndres Garcia (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
"Infection-Fighting Materials"
8:20 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:15 pmEvan Scott (Northwestern University, USA)
"Modulation of Atherosclerotic Inflammation with Immunotheranostic Nanobiomaterials"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Thursday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 am - 9:00 amBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the Next Vice Chair; Fill in Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss Future Site and Scheduling Preferences; Election of the Next Vice Chair
9:00 am - 12:30 pmStrategies for the Commercial Success of Biomaterials
Discussion Leader: Julius Korley (Affinity Therapeutics, USA)
9:00 am - 9:10 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:10 am - 9:55 amDarrel Untereker (Medtronic, USA)
"How Well Can We Predict the Properties of Materials Implanted in the Human Body for 15 Years?"
9:55 am - 10:10 amDiscussion
10:10 am - 10:40 amCoffee Break
10:40 am - 11:20 amMuthiah Manoharan (Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, USA)
"Making Drugs out of siRNAs: From Principles to Patients"
11:20 am - 11:35 amDiscussion
11:35 am - 12:15 pmHallie Brinkerhuff (Zimmer Biomet, USA)
"How to Create the Future: Designing the Next Generation Medical Innovations"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmYoung Investigator Presentations
Discussion Leader: Jennifer West (Duke University, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:40 pm - 8:00 pmShort Talk Selected from Poster Abstracts
8:00 pm - 8:05 pmDiscussion
8:05 pm - 8:25 pmShort Talk Selected from Poster Abstracts
8:25 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:50 pmShort Talk Selected from Poster Abstracts
8:50 pm - 8:55 pmDiscussion
8:55 pm - 9:15 pmShort Talk Selected from Poster Abstracts
9:15 pm - 9:20 pmDiscussion
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmClosing Remarks
Friday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture
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