Conference "Engineering Biology for Medicine"
City: Durham, NC
Abstr. due: 01.03.2019
Dates: 19.05.19 — 22.05.19
Organizing comittee e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizers: Duke University's Biomedical Engineering Department, Nature Biomedical Engineering, and Nature Medicine
Breakthrough discovery and invention often emerge at the interface between disciplines. For basic discoveries in human biology to have real impact in medicine, engineering developments need to draw on adequate understanding of the biological mechanisms that lead to disease and that determine the action and performance of medicines and therapies. This conference will offer a broad perspective of state-of-the-art approaches leveraging molecular engineering, cellular engineering and materials engineering for the manipulation of the human genome and epigenome, the immune system and diseased tissue, in the contexts of therapy, diagnostics, disease modelling and drug discovery, and across a broad range of disease types. The focus will be on engaging discussions about how to best harness human biology to devise strategies for probing, diagnosing and combating human disease.
Registration is set to open at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 19th, followed by introductory remarks at 3:00 p.m. The conference will conclude midday on Wednesday, May 22nd.
Engineering the immune system
Engineering mechanics for medicine
Engineered microenvironments for medicine
Genome and epigenome engineering
Engineering microbes for medicine
Engineered tissues for medicine
Conference Web-Site: https://www.nature.com/natureconferences/EBM19/contact.html