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Welcome note

Foto PD Dr. Gerlind Schneider
Foto Dr. Matthias Schnabelrauch

Dear colleagues,
dear friends,

It is an honor and a great pleasure for us to invite you to the Annual Meeting of the German Society for Biomaterials in September in Jena, Germany. We are very happy to welcome you to the city that is considered the cradle of the European optical industry.
What began as a small “start up” in Jena in the middle of the 19th century, driven by visionary entrepreneurship, fundamental scientific discoveries and paired with social competence, became one of the early and most successful examples of translation of science into industrial practice.

As the pandemic has severely limited scientific conferences and meetings in the last three years and is still present at the moment, we look forward to lively discussions, exciting lectures, interesting posters, industry exhibitions, and last but not least personal communications and an entertaining social programme for all biomaterial scientists.

Following the known tradition this meeting will cover all aspects of biomaterial research with a special emphasis on biofilm formation and implant associated infections, additive manufacturing and biofabrication, tissue regeneration and regenerative medicine, surface modification procedures and cell-material interactions as well as clinical applications and translation. The meeting will take place at the conference center of the Ernst Abbe University of Applied Sciences in Jena, close to the historic city center. The meeting language will be English, and we want to invite international visitors to attend the meeting and to present their recent research results.

And besides interesting presentations and lively discussions, we hope that you will also enjoy the charm of our small City of Light on the river Saale surrounded by beautiful mountains and spectacular nature. 

We look forward to meet you in Jena in September 2023.

Yours sincerely

PD Dr. Gerlind Schneider
Dr. Matthias Schnabelrauch