The Gordon Research
Seminar on Biointerface Science is a unique forum for graduate students,
post-docs, and other junior investigators whom are within the first 10 years
after attaining their PhD to present and exchange new data and cutting edge
This meeting will gather
international researchers from engineering, chemistry, biology, and physics in
a synergistic effort to overcome the interdisciplinary barriers often
encountered in Biointerface Science. Biological interfaces exist in many
varieties: interfacial and membrane associated proteins, natural and artificial
membrane structures, bioelectronics, biofilms, nanomedicine, biomedical device
development, cell-culturing scaffolds, etc. It is through interdisciplinary
collaboration and discussion that we can find the answers to our own personal
This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Biointerface Science" Gordon Research Conference (GRC)
. Refer to the associated GRC program page
for more information.
Final Meeting Program
|1:30 pm - 4:30 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:00 pm - 3:15 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:15 pm - 4:00 pm||Keynote Session: Biointerface Science and Applications: Past, Present, and Future|
|As one of the forefathers of Biointerface Science, Bengt Kasemo is the perfect choice to describe how this field emerged, how it is
still evolving, and how to identify newly emerging interdisciplinary fields. He
has also had his share of both successes and failures with spin-off companies;
one such company is Q-Sense, which produces scientific instruments that can be
found in research labs around the world. Despite all of his successes both in
business and in academia he remains humble and enjoys working with young
|Discussion Leader: Hudson Pace (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)|
|3:15 pm - 3:35 pm||Bengt Kasemo (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)|
"Biointerface Science and Applications: Past, Present, and Future"
|3:35 pm - 4:00 pm||Discussion|
|4:00 pm - 5:30 pm||Poster Session|
|5:30 pm - 7:30 pm||Biological Interactions on Cell Surface Mimics / Mentorship Component: Career Panel Discussion|
|Mentorship Component: We strive for a unique experience for the GRS
attendees by assembling a group of individuals that are within the first
years after their PhD and have gone on to find success in either
academia, industry, or
through entrepreneurship. The mentorship panel in the latter half of this session is meant to target current PhD
and early post-docs that are perhaps struggling with the decision of
what to do
next in their career and need inspiration about the options that are
to them. Unlike many other career panels, this one will utilize members
that have had to answer such questions for themselves very recently and
who are of similar age to the audience.|
|Discussion Leader: Irena Kiesel (Institut Laue-Langevin, France)|
|5:30 pm - 5:50 pm||Daniel Cohen (Stanford University, USA)|
"Mimicking the Tissue-Tissue Interface with a 'Cell-Like' Biomaterial"
|5:50 pm - 6:00 pm||Discussion|
|6:00 pm - 6:20 pm||Nadia Peerboom (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)|
"Surface-Based Sensing to Probe Herpes-Glycosaminoglycan Interactions with Single Particle Sensitivity"
|6:20 pm - 6:30 pm||Discussion|
|6:30 pm - 7:30 pm||Panel Discussion|
|"Making the Transition: What Is Next After My PhD/Post-Doc?"|
- Anders Gunnarsson (AstraZeneca R&D, Sweden)
- Vincent Milleret (Ectica Technologies, Switzerland)
- Kaori Sugihara (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Nanoparticle-Membrane Interactions / Dynamic Membrane Architectures|
|Discussion Leaders: Anders Gunnarsson (AstraZeneca R&D, Sweden) and Yuval Elani (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)|
|9:00 am - 9:20 am||Anders Lundgren (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), Austria)|
"Non-Specific DLVO-Type Interaction Explains Size-Dependent Specific Binding of Membrane-Targeted Nanoparticles"
|9:20 am - 9:30 am||Discussion|
|9:30 am - 9:50 am||Michael Mitchell (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)|
"Polymeric Mechanical Amplifiers of Tumor Apoptosis"
|9:50 am - 10:00 am||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:20 am||Morgan Chabanon (University of California, San Diego, USA)|
"Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics of Lipid Vesicle Under Osmotic Stress"
|10:20 am - 10:30 am||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:50 am||Alexander Mason (University of New South Wales, Australia)|
"Rational Design of Polymers to Control Membrane Protein Orientation in Vesicles"
|10:50 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Cells at Conductive-Substrate Interfaces|
|Discussion Leader: Tagbo Niepa (University of Pennsylvania, USA)|
|1:30 pm - 1:50 pm||Catalina Vallejo Giraldo (CÚRAM / National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland)|
"PEDOT Polymeric Coatings for Neuroelectrodes: Topographical and Biological Strategies"
|1:50 pm - 2:00 pm||Discussion|
|2:00 pm - 2:20 pm||Tobias Wenzel (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)|
"Transparent Electrode Scaffolds for Light Stimulated Electrochemical Measurements on Biofilms"
|2:20 pm - 2:30 pm||Discussion|
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Seminar Concludes|
The views, opinions, and/or findings contained in this report are those of the author(s) and should not be construed as an official Department of the Army position, policy, or decision, unless so designated by other documentation.