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New Frontier Symposium: Biomaterials Design via Synthetic Biology


The 10th World Biomaterials Congress will be held from May 17 – 22, 2016 in Montreal, Canada.

Synthetic Biology is becoming a broad important discipline to manipulate biological processes and to reprogram cellular behaviors. This field promises new opportunities for biomaterials development, including advancing new materials with a primary objective to improve human health, and new aspects of biomimicry, in which synthetic structures are constructed by imitating biological materials, and biological systems to synthesize functional molecules. This session is therefore designed to introduce biomaterials community to this emerging area by focusing on promising applications of synthetic biology to biomaterials research and to stimulate new ideas at the interface of synthetic biology and biomaterials. Accordingly, multidisciplinary studies are particularly encouraged.

Wyss Institute Core Faculty member Neel Joshi is a co-organizer of the New Frontier Symposium: Biomaterials Design via Synthetic Biology*. Wyss Institute Core Faculty member David Mooney will be a plenary speaker and will discuss therapeutic cancer vaccines from biomaterials.

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