Events 2024

FLOW FOR LIFE Minisymposium on Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering

Wednesday July 3rd, 2024 at Georg-Christoph-Lichtenberg-Haus TU Darmstadt

Milica Radisic, University of Toronto

Humboldt Research Award winner Milica Radisic is one of the world’s leading scientists in the field of cardiac tissue engineering and organ-on-a-chip technology and development of new biomaterials that promote healing and attenuate scarring. Prof. Radisic is the Canada Research Chair in Organ-on-a-Chip Engineering and the director of the NSERC CREATE Training Program in Organ-on-a-Chip Engineering & Entrepreneurship and the director of the Ontario-Quebec Center for Organ-on-a-Chip Engineering.

The Radisic Lab

Wolfram Zimmermann, University of Göttingen

Wolfram Zimmermann is the director of the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology at University Medical Center Göttingen. He applies three-dimensional cell culture models to develop novel individualized pharmacological, gene-based, and cell-based therapies for patients with heart failure.

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Katharina Landfester, MPI for Polymer Research, Mainz

Katharina Landfester is the head of the Physical Chemistry of Polymers department at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research. Her research focusses on the design of colloids with customized properties (e.g. size, release kinetics, surface functionalization) via the miniemulsion process. The miniemulsion method offers versatile opportunities from encapsulation of small molecules (such as drugs) through to generation of whole nanostructures.

Physical Chemistry of Polymers

Aránzazu del Campo, Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Saarbrücken

Aránzazu del Campo is the scientific director of the Dynamic Biomaterials group at the Leibniz Institute for New Materials. Aránzazu del Campo designs new biomaterials whose properties can be changed via light exposure to guide specific cell processes in vivo and in vitro such as cellular migration or angiogenesis.

Dynamic Biomaterials

Program Minisymposium

Time Program
13:00 Arrival and Welcome
13:30 Milica Radisic
University of Toronto
Humboldt Research Award Winner

„Engineering vascularized organ-on-a-chip systems“
14:15 Wolfram Zimmermann
University of Göttingen

"Repairing Broken Hearts“
15:00 Break with poster session
Young scientists will present their projects
16:00 Katharina Landfester
MPI for Polymer Research, Mainz

"Spatial control of cascade reaction in polymeric synthetic cells”
16:45 Aránzazu del Campo
Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Saarbrücken

„Engineered Living Therapeutic Materials“

Registration Minisymposium



Dieburger Straße 241

64287 Darmstadt

… by car:

You can reach Darmstadt using the A5 Autobahn (from Frankfurt/Main or Heidelberg/Basel) and the A67 Autobahn (from Cologne/Wiesbaden or Mannheim), which intersect 3 km to the west of the city at the intersection “Autobahnkreuz Darmstadt”. The TUD locations “Stadtmitte” (city center) and “Lichtwiese” are well marked within the entire city.

After leaving the Autobahn in the direction of Darmstadt, drive along the Rheinstrasse towards the city center (Stadtmitte) following the signs for “TU Stadtmitte”. Drive straight on into the Cityring-Tunnel. After bearing right as you enter the tunnel, exit the tunnel to the left on Hügelstrasse.

At the next light, turn left again on to Kirchstraße. Go straight through the next light and you will pass the Darmstadt castle (Schloss) on your left. At the next light, turn right on Alexanderstraße, which turns into Dieburger Straße further up the road. Georg-Christoph-Lichtenberg-Haus is located on the right hand side of Dieburger Straße. The house number is 241.

… by train:

Darmstadt is an ICE-Station and stop for IC, EC and Interregio trains travelling north-south. Regionally Darmstadt is connected to the Frankfurt/Main-Heidelberg or Mannheim, Wiesbaden/Mainz-Aschaffenburg and Darmstadt-Erbach or Eberbach (Odenwald) lines.

To reach Georg-Christoph-Lichtenberg-Haus, you can take Bus F/U from the main train station (Hauptbahnhof) to the bus stop “Fasanerie”. The bus stop is directly in front of the house.

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