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Hasselt University, 14-15 November

Hasselt University, 14-15 November

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Preliminary program

Thursday November 14, 2019

08:15-09:00 Registration & coffee
  Session 1
Chairs: Lize Evens (UHasselt) and Veerle Bloemen (KU Leuven)
09:00-09:15 Welcome by Prof. Annelies Bronckaers (UHasselt)
09:15-10:00 Keynote 1: Prof. Andrea Banfi (University of Basel)
Therapeutic Angiogenesis - From Vascular Biology to Regenerative Medicine.
10:00-10:30 Young scientist forum session I:
Hanne Beliën (UHasselt): Cardiac Atrial Appendage Stem Cells transplantation prevents cellular remodeling after MI in rats.
Burak Toprakhisar (KU Leuven): Repopulation of Decellularized Pig Liver Extracellular Matrix Scaffolds with Human iPSC-derived Hepatocyte-like Cells.
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
  Session 2
Chairs: Frank Luyten (KU Leuven) and Carina Koppen (UAntwerpen)
11:00-11:45 Keynote 2: Prof. Sarah Cartmell (University of Manchester)
Innovation on Orthopaedic Tissue Repair.
11:45-12:05 Poster teasers/pitches from selected abstracts (PhD & postdocs):
Louis Maistriaux - abstract nr. 2
Vincent Jaenen - abstract nr. 12
Rouba Ghobeira - abstract nr. 26
Yoke Chin Chai - abstract nr. 34
Jorge Barrasa Fano - abstract nr. 22
12:05-12:10 Sponsored talk: Keyence
12:10-14:00 Lunch break & poster walk (even numbers)
13:30-14:00: General Assembly BSTE
  Session 3
Chairs: Anitha Ethirayan (UHasselt) and Sandra Van Vlierberghe (UGent/VUB)
14:00-14:45 Keynote 3: Prof. Patricia Dankers (Eindhoven University of Technology)
Supramolecular biomaterials for engineering the cell-material interface.
14:45-15:30 Keynote 4: Prof. Amir Ghaemmaghami (University of Nottingham)
Immune-instructive materials for medical applications
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
  Session 4
Chairs: Jolien Beeken (UHasselt) and Esther Wolfs (UHasselt)
16:00-16:30 Young scientist forum session II:
Chris Vercruysse (UGent): Bioprinting of Microaggregates of Human Dental Pulp Stem Cells in a Methacrylate Modified Alginate Composite Scaffold.
Lise De Moor (UGent): Hybrid bioprinting of microtissues for cartilage tissue engineering purposes.
16:30-17:15 Keynote 5: Prof. Ralph Muller (ETH Zürich)
Towards Human Bone Organoids - From Stem Cells to Bioprinting
17:15-17:25 Closing remarks by Prof. Annelies Bronckaers (UHasselt)
17:30-22:00 Network event: Jenever museum & dinner at Borrelhuis Hasselt
(only when registered)


Friday November 15, 2019

08:30-09:00 Registration & coffee
  Session 5
Chairs: Peter Dubruel (UGent) and Geert-Jan Graulus (UHasselt)
09:00-09:15 Welcome
09:15-10:00 Keynote 6: Prof. James Philips (University College London)
Nerve Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine.
10:00-10:30 Young scientist forum session III:
Anand Shivesh (Maastricht University): Nano-Biofabrication Approaches towards Reconstruction of the Human Eardrum
Frank Walboomers (Radboud Universitair Medisch Centrum): Polyisocyanopeptide (PIC) hydrogels for wound management.
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
  Session 6
Chairs: Greet Kerckhofs (UCLouvain/KU Leuven) and Liesbet Geris (ULiège/KU Leuven)
11:00-11:30 Young scientist forum session IV:
Christopher Licht (DWI, Aachen): Synthetic injectable and structured hydrogel to induce oriented cell growth.
Maxim Cuvelier (KU Leuven): Granular compaction dynamics of self-organizing progenitor cell aggregates.
11:30-12:00 Poster teasers/pitches from selected abstracts (PhD & postdocs)
Hannelore Kemps - abstract nr. 5
Delia Hoffmann - abstract nr. 9
Mireille Sthijns - abstract nr. 15
Jasper van Hoorick - abstract nr. 19
Thomas Deckers - abstract nr. 31
12:00-13:30 Lunch break & poster walk (odd numbers)
  Session 7
Chairs: Steffi Matthyssen (UAntwerpen) and Louis Petit (UHasselt)
13:30-14:00 Young scientist forum session V:
Sarah Vangrunderbeeck (KU leuven): Exploring polyoxometalates as Non-invasive Staining Agents for Contrast-Enhanced Microfocus Computed Tomography of Soft Biological Tissues.
Luis Mendes (KU Leuven): Treatment of osteochondral defects of the knee using bilayered scaffold-free constructs in rats. 
14:00-14:45 Keynote 7: Prof. Hans Van Oosterwijck (KU Leuven)
The role of cellular forces in vascular invasion.
14:45-15:30 Tissue engineering in the clinic
Keynote 8: Dr. Jolien Robijns (UHasselt, LCRC): Photobiomodulation therapy: Can light restore tissue?
Keynote 9: Dr. Ana Castro (KU Leuven): Application of cellular therapy to current surgical techniques in implatology.
15:30-15:45 Award session & closing remarks
Veerle Bloemen (KU Leuven)
Annelies Bronckaers (UHasselt)