ESF Research Conferences

ESF-EMBO Symposium

Biological Surfaces and Interfaces

26 June-1 July 2011

Hotel Eden Roc, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain

Chaired by: Fredrik Höök, Chalmers University of Technology, SE
Co-Chaired by: Janos Vörös, ETH Zürich, CH


© Patric Wallin Chalmers University

The conference programme will cover, in a broad sense, science and technology of relevance for interfaces between synthetic materials and biological systems – biointerfaces – which constitute one of the most dynamic and expanding interdisciplinary fields in science and technology. Key aspects of biointerface science and technology by will be presented by 20 invited presentations of internationally renowned researchers, complemented by 3 to 6 shorter contributed oral presentations of young scientists. It includes basic science as well as applications, towards for example biosensors & bioelectronics, biomaterials for medical implants and tissue engineering and surface/interface aspects of drug targeting and release as well as nanotoxicology. Selected keynote speakers will also be invited to put the biointerface field in the larger scientific and social context, covering historical and ethical aspects of the field, general principles that govern biointeractions in nature, and scientific and economical perspectives of the field for the future.

To learn more about the conference, please see the preliminary programme.

How to Participate

Registration Form

For accepted participants and invited speakers only

All participants - including speakers, chairs & session chairs - are kindly expected to confirm their attendance (and, when applicable, to pay the conference fee) by filling in a Registration Form.

Closing date for Early Bird Registration and fee payment: 13 May 2011

FINAL closing date for ALL registration and fee payment: 27 May 2011

Abstracts, Posters & Short Oral Contributions

There will be no talks other than those listed on the final programme.

Recommended Poster size is A0 (Vertical). Use letters and drawings that can be read from approximately 100 cm distance. Posters can be affixed with cellotape and Blu-Tack.

List of Accepted Posters

Fees & Grants

Conference fees cover an all inclusive package which includes all basic expenses that occur during the event. For more details, click here.

To Pay
Conference fee will be covered by ESF and its partners0 €
AssistedConference Fee will be partially covered by ESF and its partners380 €
Early Bird
Registration and payment before 13 May 2011.740 €
Registration and payment after 13 May but before 27 May 2011.
Conference participation without accommodation560 €

Grants are available for students and early stage researchers to cover the conference fee and possibly part of the travel costs. Grants are distributed based on financial need and scientific merit. Grantees must attend the entire conference in order to benefit from the grant.

4 EUR of this fee is used to make this conference more ecologically sustainable. This amount will allow us to offset almost 100% of the CO2 emissions created by this conference and are part of our efforts to make ESF Research Conferences greener. For more information, please click here

Practical Information

The conference will take place in Sant Feliu de Guixols, on the Spanish Costa Brava, 120 km north of Barcelona and 30 km south of Girona. Group transportation will be arranged from/to Barcelona airport, on arrival and departure days. Further information on group transportation will be posted here before the conference.

Detailed information on all practical aspects of the conference, including group transportation are available from the Practical Information Page.

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ESF Contact

If you have any questions please consult our FAQ page or contact:
Ms. Victoria Ibbertson Email
Conference Officer
Phone +32 (0)2 533 2021
Fax +32 (0)2 538 8486
Please quote 11-353 in any correspondence.