Biomaterials: Biocompatibility and Tissue Engineering
|Event Date/Time: Jul 22, 2001||End Date/Time: Jul 27, 2001|
Healing in the Presence of Implanted Materials
Characterizing the Foreign Body Response
Tissue Engineered Device Constructs
Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering
Water and Biological Interfaces
Extracellular Matrix and Cell Interactions
Design Features for Polymeric Biomaterials
Patterned Biomaterials for Selecting Response
Selective Recognition and Biomimetic Materials
Advanced Materials Imagery
Gordon Research Conference on
Biomaterials: Biocompatibility and Tissue Engineering
July 22-27, 2001
Holderness, New Hampshire, USA.
Chair: Dr. David W. Grainger, Department of Chemistry
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1872
Vice-Chair: Dr. Bill Wagner, Department of Surgery
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Conference Session Schedule
This long-running state-of-the-field conference has adopted an alternate theme cycle between more applied versus more basic biomaterials topical areas in alternate years. This 2001 GRC will return to more fundamental aspects of biomaterials development, tissue engineering issue and biocompatibility characterization.
As Chair of this year's conference, I would like to emphasize that this GRC is being organized to represent several areas of critical importance to basic biomaterials science. Conference sessions are organized around the following timely, relevant and important topics and outstanding issues:
What constitutes healing in the presence of a foreign body (an implant)? How should we characterize this response? Can we modulate this response in a host?
What role does hydration and water structure play in interfacial activation of proteins? What are the theoretical and practical considerations for designing interfaces that react with water in terms of protein-surface response, adsorption and activation?
General criteria and biomaterials design parameters to elicit specific performance using controlled spatial chemistry, controlled architectures, bio-inspired designs, and lessons from cell and molecular biology.
Methods to design specific recognition into biomaterials using receptor-ligands, immobilized cellular cues, growth factors and hybrid materials concepts.
New polymers applied in medical context as delivery vehicles, carriers, and matrices.
Stem cell based materials and therapies
Cell-surface interactions, extracellular matrix and wound healing considerations
More fundamental aspects of tissue engineered materials and their performance.
The tradition of the Thursday night special presentation. This year's speaker will be Felice Frankel (MIT) http://web.mit.edu/edgerton/felice/felice.html an internationally recognized expert in scientific imagery, photography and scientific art, specifically related to surface and materials chemistry.
We look forward to your application and active participation in this year's Gordon Research Conference on Biomaterials, Biocompatibility and Tissue Engineering July 22-27, 2001 at Holderness Academy, NH!!
July 22: Sunday PM Healing and the Foreign Body Response
Discussion Leader: Tony Atala, Harvard Medical School
Monty Reichert (Duke University) "Transport considerations in implant-associated wound healing"
Jim Anderson (Case-Western Reserve University) "Monocytes, Macrophages, and Foreign Body Giant Cells on Biomaterials Surfaces"
Buddy Ratner (University of Washington, UWEB) "Toward Control of the Foreign Body Response and Healing"
July 23: Monday AM Engineering Tissues with Biomaterials
Discussion Leader: Ravi Bellamkonda, Case Western Reserve University
Masayuki Yamato (TWMU, Japan) "Cell sheet engineering utilizing smart polymers"
Dave Mooney (University of Michigan) "Controlling tissue formation via the chemistry and mechanics of the cell-biomaterial interaction"
Linda Griffith (MIT) "Progress toward regenerating liver tissue and function in vitro"
July 23: Monday PM Stem Cells in Tissue Engineering
Discussion Leader: Elliot Chaikoff, Emory University
George Muschler (Cleveland Clinic stion) " Marrow-derived osteoprogenitor cells in bone tissue engineering"
George Daley (MIT) "ES cell differentiation and hematopoietic engraftment of mice with ES- cell-derived cells"
July 24: Tuesday AM Water and Interactions at Biological Interfaces
Discussion Leader: Erwin Vogler, Penn State University
Michael Grunze (University of Heidelberg, Germany) "Water in soft interphases"
Chris Siedlecki (University of Pennsylvania-Hershey Medical Center) "Water as a mediator of protein/biomaterial interactions"
Herman Kreuzer (University of Dalhousie, Canada) "A first principles theory of single polymer molecules, polymer brushes and their interaction with water"
July 24: Tuesday PM Designs for Improved Polymeric Biomaterials
Discussion Leader: Molly Shoichet, University of Toronto
Anna Balazs (University of Pittsburgh) "Theoretical Modeling of Polymer-Surface Interactions:Implications for Biomaterials"
Kathryn Uhrich (Rutgers University) "Designing Degradable Polymeric Materials for Drug Delivery"
Anne Mayes (MIT) "Self-organization schemes for polymeric biomaterials"
July 25: Wednesday AM Patterned and Complex Biomaterials
Discussion Leader: Kevin Healy, University of California-Berkeley
Ashutosh Chilkoti (Duke University) "Development of New Micro- and Nano-fabrication Methods for Biomaterials"
Milan Mrksich (University of Chicago) "Model Substrates for Studying and Controlling Cell Adhesion"
July 25: Wednesday PM Extracellular Matrix Interactions and Signaling
Discussion Leader: Pat Stayton, University of Washington
Alan Wells (University of Pittsburgh) "Novel signaling modes of tenascin"
Samy Ashkar (MIT) "Integrin-specific peptide screening for modulation of in vivo wound healing responses"
Andres Garcia (Georgia Tech) "Model Surfaces to Direct Integrin Binding and Cell Function"
July 26: Thursday AM Biomaterials Designed for Specific Recognition
Discussion Leader: Dan Hammer, University of Pennsylvania
Jennifer West (Rice University) "Synthetic ECM Analogs: Biomimetic Materials for Tissue Engineering".
Jeff Hubbell (ETH-Zurich, Switzerland) "Synthetic, Biomimetic Cell Ingrowth Matrices"
July 26: Thursday PM Special Presentation:
Host: Dave Grainger, Colorado State University
Felice Frenkel (MIT) "Photography, Imagery and Materials"
July 27: Friday AM Breakfast and Departure