The Scope

Based on the huge success of the first three EuroBioMAT Symposia in Jena in 2011 and in Weimar in 2013 and 2015 this international conference will be held every two years in the Jena-Weimar region.

The symposium Euro BioMAT 2017, 09.-10. May 2017, addresses the growing interest of science and industry in the different aspects of the creation, characterization, testing and application of biomaterials and closely related areas. The motivation is not only the recent scientific progress and new challenges of this exciting, strongly interdisciplinary field of science and engineering. Materials scientists, physicists, chemists, biologists in scientific and industrial R&D as well as medical professionals are increasingly facing situations, where materials are confronted with high performance requirements and a challenging biological environment at the same time.

Much of the growth in the area of biomaterials emerged in the USA and Asia over the last years but Europe is gaining ground with a fast and steady growth in this field. The German Materials Society (DGM) and its panel of experts in biomaterials address these developments with the Euro BioMAT 2017 in Weimar. Euro BioMAT 2017 will present and discuss the current state of progress and novel trends in the development, characterization, application, testing and modelling of biomaterials in basic science and industry. In addition, this symposium will bring together experts in closely related areas, such as biomimetics, biomineralization and biopolymers.

The organizers at the DGM feel a need to serve the European biomaterials community beyond the other European and world biomaterials congresses with a compact two-day meeting which brings together fascinating science and stimulating people in a delightful setting in historic Weimar in the very heart of Europe. The programme of the Euro BioMAT 2017 will comprise several invited plenary lectures as well as oral and poster presentations. The organizers look forward to receiving many contributions to the Euro BioMAT 2017.

We look forward to seeing you in Weimar 2017!

Klaus D. Jandt,

Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

Thomas F. Keller,
Vice Chairman

DESY Hamburg, Germany