​A lacuna, previously occupied by an incompletely buried osteocyte on the surface of trabecular bone.
​Photo: Furqan Ali Shah

Materials for Tomorrow 2017

​The 2017 Materials for Tomorrow conference focuses on the topic "Materials for Health", with keynote and invited presentations by a number of experts in the field. The program spans two days and covers five different themes (see below). There will also be a poster session to which submissions are welcome.
On Nov 6, there will also be Young Scientists Forum, a career based session especially for masters’ and bachelors’ students.  Experts in the field will give their views on why biomaterials research is an exciting career option, which we hope will spark some interesting discussions!

Important dates:

Conference takes place Nov 6-7
Deadline for registration: Oct 27
Deadline for poster abstracts: Oct 24 (Download word template for abstracts)
The conference is free of charge, including meals

REGISTRATION for conference

Registration for Young Scientists Forum (for students who will not participate in the entire conference)


Palmstedtsalen, Chalmers Conference Centre, Chalmers University of Technology

Scientific program:

Theme 1: High resolution imaging of material-biology interactions

Chair: Eva Olsson
Keynote lecture:
Invited lectures:
Martin Andersson, Chalmers University of Technology
Anders Palmquist, Sahlgrenska Academy/University of Gothenburg
Johanna Höög, University of Gothenburg

Theme 2: Manufacturing/3D printing and functionalization of medical devices

Chair: Marianne Liebi
Keynote lecture:
Invited lectures:
Thomas Engstrand, Karolinska Institute/KS/OssDsign
Lars Nyborg, Chalmers University of Technology
Paul Gatenholm, Chalmers University of Technology
Hector Martinez, Cellink
Maria Pettersson, Arcam

Theme 3: Extracellular vesicles: biological roles and effects, diagnostic and therapeutic opportunities

Chair: Peter Thomsen
Keynote lecture:
Invited lectures:
Karin Ekström, University of Gothenburg
Marta Bally, Chalmers University of Technology
Fredrik Höök, Chalmers University of Technology

Theme 4: Infection Control

Chair: Martin Andersson
Keynote lectures:
Invited lectures:
Margarita Trobos, Sahlgrenska Academy/University of Gothenburg
Mats Hulander, Chalmers University of Technology
Saba Atefyekta, Chalmers University of Technology

Theme 5: Materials for patients - ethics, rules, education

Published: Wed 14 Jun 2017. Modified: Wed 01 Nov 2017