Biomaterials have already had an enormous impact
on biology and medicine. This IAS focused program will discuss new challenges
and opportunities in biomaterials research under three themes:
1) Bio-inspired material design:
Materials inspired by biological systems have huge potential in biomedical
application due to their biomimetic properties. In this session, principles and
new methodologies that lead to the development of these new materials will be
2) Biomaterials for ophthalmic applications:
Ocular diseases are becoming increasingly important because of their prevalence
in the aging population. Innovation of biomaterials is advancing approaches for
drug delivery, regenerative medicines, and disease models for the eye. This
session will bring together material scientists, bioengineers, and clinicians to
identify opportunities for translational research.
3) Nanomaterials for medical applications:
Many interesting materials (e.g. graphene, DNAs, etc) in recent years have been
explored for medical applications. These materials promise new
diagnostic/therapeutic platforms and enable new strategies for disease
diagnosis, drug delivery and disease treatment. This session will cover new
research development and offer visional thoughts on this exciting area.
The program aims at sharing new research findings, exchanging ideas and
promoting interdisciplinary research collaborations.
Division of Biomedical Engineering (BME), HKUST