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1st International Conference on Materials, Mimicking, Manufacturing from and for Bio Application

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Nowadays a lot of different subjects are classified in the “bio” area: from materials inspired by biological microstructures for high-tech applications, to artificial bio-compatible tissues, from the imitation of efficient movements of some animal species to the design of surfaces for superior biocompatibility and many more could be cited.

All these subjects originated different research fields with different aims and attracted the interest of many researchers acting in quite separate areas, with almost no relation.   
Indeed a deeper focus on the different “bio” fields shows that there are many possible interactions among them and that a stricter dialogue and communication among scientists, doctors and engineers acting in the different fields could results in a virtuous synergy, allowing a complete exploitations of the results, differently and independently obtained. 

The BioM&M Conference is aimed at fostering research on bio medical / materials / mimicking / manufacturing, promoting related

international cooperation among scientists and engineers acting in different fields and providing means for the public dissemination of the results from these efforts. The conference brings together users, producers and researchers, engineers, doctors and scientists who have a common interest in various aspects of biological issues. The final objective is to facilitate and encourage the exchange of knowledge and experience among different “bio” communities involved in using, improving, developing, assessing and conducting basic and applied research.

Committees

Committees

Scientific Committee

  • M. Aliofkhazraei (Iran)
  • M. Alfano  (Italy)
  • F. Auricchio  (Italy) 
  • M. Ayatollahi   (Iran)
  • K. Bertoldi (USA)
  • M. J. Buheler  (USA)
  • A. Carrado (France)
  • A. Khademhosseini (USA)
  • L. Kunz (CZ)
  • R. Müller (CH) 
  • R. Pietrabissa   (Italy)
  • N. Pugno   (Italy)
  • Z. Qin  (USA)
  • A. Redaelli  (Italy)
  • T.S. Sudarshan  (USA)
  • P. Vena  (Italy)
  • T. Webster  (USA)
  • J. Ying  (Singapore)
  • A. Zadpoor  (NL)

Local Organizing Committee

  • Sara Bagherifard
  • Chiara Colombo 
  • Alberto Curatoli 
  • Carlo Franceschi
  • Flavia Libonati
  • Mohammad Mirzaali 
  • Stefano Monti
  • Valeria Netti

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Themes

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  • Additive manufacturing
  • Nature Inspired systems
  • Mechanical behaviour
  • Mechanical characterization
  • Tissue design
  • Composites
  • Medical coatings and surfaces
  • Medical devices
  • Health monitoring
  • Computed aided surgery
  • Bio-Compatibility
  • Advanced diagnostic tools
  • Smart-Sensors
  • Multi-scale modelling
  • Prototyping
  • Markers
  • Smart devices 

Special sessions and symposia

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A series of special sessions and symposia on research projects and defined subjects are announced. On the website www.biomm.org the complete list can be found. People wishing to organize special sessions as well as symposia are invited to contact secretary@biomm.org.

The following special sessions are announced:

 

3D-printing from mechanical characterization to practical application (Chairs: F. Auricchio, M. Conti, S. Marconi, S. Morganti)

 

Advances in experimental mechanics of tissues and biomaterials (Chairs: P. Vena, D. Gastaldi) - 

 

Mechanics of bio-inspired architected materials and interfaces (Chairs: M. Alfano, G. Lubineau, P. D. Zavattieri) - 

 

Mechanics of extreme materials: graphene-related, composite, meta - and biological/bioinspired materials (Chair: Nicola Pugno)

 

Multiscale characterization of bone and bones (Chair: L. Cristofolini)

 

Nanoscale mechanical characterization (Chairs: Daniele Passeri, Marco Rossi) -

 

Putting soft and hard materials together (Chair: Roman Groeger)

  • POLIMI

    The Venue

    BioM&M will be hosted at Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI, www.polimi.it), Campus Bovisa. POLIMI is ranked as one of the foremost technical universities in Europe and is the largest technical university in Italy. The Campus is well served by public buses, suburban trains and metro lines.

  • Via Montenapoleone

    The Venue

    Milan is the second largest Italian city, the main industrial, commercial and financial centre of the country, recognized as a major world fashion and design capital. Milan is characterized by its dynamism, creativity and innovation (https://youtu.be/HcsbuabrevI).

  • Duomo - Scala

    The Venue

    Milano is also full of historical and cultural monuments and sites: the Cathedral (Duomo), a masterpiece of Gothic Architecture, the Castle, the Opera House “Alla Scala”, the famous mural painting Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci are examples of what Milan offers to visitors. Further info about Milan and the Conference Venue can be found on the website www.biomem.org.

  • Milan - Rome - Florence

    The Venue

    From Milan is also easy to reach other very fascinating places, rich of culture and art masterpieces: Lake Como, with its botanic gardens and historical villas, and the Alps are less than one hour far. Florence is 1h30’ hours far by using the high-speed trains (Rome is 2h50’ distant) and the wonderful sea area called “5 Terre” can be visited in a one day trip.

  • Malpensa

    The Venue

    Milan is one of the most accessible cities in Europe: with 3 international airports (Malpensa, Linate and Orio al Serio) provides direct connections with all the most important European Airports and the many cities in North and South America as well as  in Asia and is well served by public transport systems, both urban, suburban and regional.

How to get there

Milan is conveniently located in the heart of Europe and can be easily reached from all over the globe.

By air: Malpensa is the main airport and serves intercontinental and domestic flights. European and domestic flights also land at Linate airport (just outside the city). In addition, Bergamo airport is a major hub for low-cost airlines. From Malpensa a direct train goes to Cadorna Station and Central Station, in the center of the city. You can get the center of the city also by bus. From Linate the urban bus n. 73 goes to the center of the citiy (Piazza San Babila). Bergamo (Orio al Serio airport) is connected to the Central Station, Milan, by bus.

By train: Milan is a major railway hub. The main Italian cities are just a few hours away by high-speed train. Direct connections to France, Switzerland, Germany and Austria are also available.

By car: A dense network of motorways connects Milan to other Italian cities and to the rest of Europe. The conference venue is the Bovisa campus of Politecnico di Milano, just a few minutes away from the city center and directly connected to Malpensa airport by train.

Preliminary Conference Program

TimeSession
8:00-9.00 Registration
9.00-9.40 PLENARY LECTURE
9.40-11.00 Parallel sessions
11:00-11.20 COFFEE BREAK
11.20-13.00 Parallel sessions
13:00-14.20 LUNCH
14.20-16.00 Parallel sessions
16:00-16.20 COFFEE BREAK
16.20-18.00 Parallel sessions
18:00-19.00 Welcome reception
TimeSession
8:00-9.00 Registration
9.00-9.40 PLENARY LECTURE
9.40-11.00 Parallel sessions
11:00-11.20 COFFEE BREAK
11.20-13.00 Parallel sessions
13:00-14.20 LUNCH
14.20-16.00 Parallel sessions
16:00-16.20 COFFEE BREAK
16.20-18.00 Parallel sessions
18:00-19.00 Welcome reception
19:00-22.00 Cultural visit and dinner
TimeSession
8:00-9.00 Registration
9.00-9.40 PLENARY LECTURE
9.40-11.00 Parallel sessions
11:00-11.20 COFFEE BREAK
11.20-13.00 Parallel sessions
13:00-14.20 LUNCH
14.20-16.00 Parallel sessions
16:00-16.20 COFFEE BREAK
16.20-18.00 Parallel sessions

Program for accompanying people

Plenary lectures

Prof. Jackie Y. Ying

(Institute of Bioengineering and Nano technology, Singapore - http://ibn.a-star.edu.sg)

 

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"Nanomaterials and Nanosystems for Biomedical Applications

Prof. Thomas Webster

(Chemical Engineering Department, Northeastern University, Boston - http://www.che.neu.edu)

 

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"The Age of Nano-biotics: Killing Bacteria and Growing Tissues Without Drugs

Professor Ralph Müller

(Institute for Biomechanics, ETH Zurich - http://www.bone.ethz.ch)

 

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"Biomimetic 3D printing of bone

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abstract and Papers

The Conference Proceedings will be distributed in electronic format at the conference and published on Materials Today: Proceedings (Elsevier),indexed in Scopus.

Extended version of selected papers will be recommended for publication in special issues of journals with high recognition in the field and ranked in Scopus database.

Abstracts (max 200 words) will be uploaded directly on the website. Instruction on how to prepare paper with template will be on the Web site of the conference. The official language of the conference is English.

 

 

Oral

Multimedia projectors and notebooks will be provided in the lecture hall. The presentation should be prepared in MS Power Point or PDF.

Poster

Authors are kindly asked not to exceed the size 800 mm (width) x 1000 mm (height).

Submission

The submission procedure will be published on the BioM&M website, (www.biomm.org).

 

Start Here

 

Abstracts (max 200 words) will be uploaded directly on the website. Instruction on how to prepare paper with templates will be on the Web site of the conference. The official language of the conference is English: all documents should be prepared in English.

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Important dates

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May 2017

Call for papers

January 31th, 2018

Submission of abstracts

February 20th, 2018

Notification of acceptance

 

April 10th, 2018

Submission of papers

April 30th, 2018

Notification of paper acceptance

May 15th, 2018

Early Registration

 

 

27-29th June, 2018

Conference BioM&M

 

Don't wait, Register now!

EARLY REGISTRATION: DEADLINE MAY 15th, 2018

BEFORE May 15th, 2018

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600 Regular participant

Conference fee for a regular participant includes conference proceedings, book of abstracts, participation on oral and poster sessions, welcome drink, lunches, coffee breaks, technical/cultural visit and conference dinner. 

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400 Student

Student conference fee includes conference proceedings, book of abstracts, participation on oral and poster sessions, welcome drink, lunches, coffee breaks, technical/cultural visit.

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250 Accompanying person

Accompanying persons fee includes welcome drink, lunches, coffee breaks, excursion, guided visits in Milan, conference dinner. 

AFTER May 15th, 2018

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700 Regular participant

Conference fee for a regular participant includes conference proceedings, book of abstracts, participation on oral and poster sessions, welcome drink, lunches, coffee breaks, technical/cultural visit and conference dinner. 

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480 Student

Student conference fee includes conference proceedings, book of abstracts, participation on oral and poster sessions, welcome drink, lunches, coffee breaks, technical/cultural visit.

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250 Accompanying person

Accompanying persons fee includes welcome drink, lunches, coffee breaks, excursion, guided visits in Milan, conference dinner. 

*VAT is not included

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Accomodation

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A number of hotels of various categories at negotiated rates are available for participants of  BioM&M. All hotels are located within a reasonable distance from Politecnico di Milano.

If you would like to make a reservation please contact the hotels and write the code “Polimi-Biomm” as soon as possible.

 

hotel-king-milano

King Mokinba Hotels

Corso Magenta, 19
20123 Milano

  • Double single use room € 130,00
  • Double room € 160,00

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palazzo-stelline-hotel

Palazzo delle Stelline 

Corso Magenta, 61
20123 Milano

  • Single Room € 110, 00
  • Double single use room € 135,00
  • Double room € 155,00

Contacts

sunflower-hotel

Sunflower

Piazzale Lugano,10
20158 Milano

  • Double single use room € 85,00
  • Double room € 105,00

Contacts

 

 

 

radissonblu-hotel

Radisson Blu 

Via Villapizzone, 24
20156 Milano 

  • Double single use room € 112,00
  • Double room € 142,00

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Contact Information

CHAIRS: Prof. Laura Vergani and Prof. Mario Guagliano, Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano

INFORMATION: info@biomm.org

SECRETARY: secretary@biomm.org