Preliminary Program Available


Christopher A. Alabi, Cornell University
Daniel Anderson, Ph.D., MIT
Eric Appel, M.S., Ph.D., Stanford
Paul Burke, Ph.D., Burke Bioventures LLC
Ashutosh Chilkoti, Ph.D., Duke
Todd Emrick, UMASS
Cassandra Fraser, M.T.S., Ph.D., U of Virginia
Matthew I. Gibson, University of Warwick UK
Marian Gindy, Ph.D., Merck
Mark Grinstaff, Ph.D., Boston University
Melissa Grunlan, Texas A&M
Paula Hammond, Ph.D., MIT
Shaoyi Jiang, Ph.D., U of Washington
Kristi Kiick, M.S., Ph.D., U of Delaware
Heather Maynard, M.S., Ph.D., UCLA
Phillip Messersmith, M.S., Ph.D., UC Berkeley
Niren Murthy, Ph.D., UC Berkeley
Alshakim Nelson, Ph.D., U of Washington
Julio Palmaz MD, Ph. D., Palmaz Winery and University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
Steve Pollack, Carbon 3D
William 'Trey' Porter III, Ph.D., The Dow Chemical Company
Bob Prud’homme, Ph.D., Princeton
Suzie Pun, M.S., Ph.D., U of Washington
Buddy Ratner, Ph.D., U of Washington
Theresa Reineke, Ph.D., U of Minnesota
Steve Roffler, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica Taiwan
Peter Senter, Seattle Genetics
Ellen Sletten, Ph.D., UCLA
Sam Stupp, Ph.D., Northwestern
Jadranka Travas-Sejdic, U of Auckland
Stephanie Willerth, Ph.D., P.Eng., U of Victoria
Stefan Zauscher, Duke


Polymers in Medicine and Biology 2018 workshop will cover a wide range of topics, showcasing the most exciting and latest in the field to include:

1. Advances in Drug Delivery
– Amphiphilic biomaterials, micelles and liposomes
– Nano- and micro-particle carriers
– Membranes and bio-transport
– Delivery of large molecules: Genes and proteins
– Targeting and bio-conjugates
– Polymer-drug compatibility

2. Surfaces and Biointerfaces
– Cell-material interactions
– Controlling infection and inflammation
– Chemical and physical modifications of surfaces
– Advances in surface analysis

3. Biomaterials
– Peptides, proteins and proteomics
– Biodegradable polymers and copolymers
– Natural bio-macromolecules
– Silicones and fluoropolymers
– Hydrogels and their nanocomposites
– Biomaterial adhesives

4. Implants and Implantable Materials
-- Cardiovascular systems
-- Orthopedics and bone
-- Dental materials and applications
-- Advances in ocular systems
-- Nerve regeneration
-- Scaffolds, morphology and architecture

5. Biomaterials Entrepreneurship session

6. Special theme session (topic to be decided later)