Workshop Program


The 9th International Workshop on Interfaces: New Frontiers in Biomaterials aims to create a network of researchers from interdisciplinary fields that contribute to biomaterials. The objective is to assess what is known, forge collaborations and highlight future research opportunities within a range of topics that directly contribute to the development new material-based technologies. There will be talks from world leading researchers on additive manufacturing and bioprinting, structural control at different length scales, cell-material interactions, biomineralisation, bioinspired materials, technologies for hard and soft tissue repair, and novel imaging techniques.

Join us in the charming Galician town of Santiago de Compostela for 3 days of discussion where both early stage researchers and world leading academics are invited to engage with and learn from each other.


Confirmed speakers


  • Prof. Justin Cobb, Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, UK
  • Prof. Helmut Cölfen, Professor of Physical Chemistry, Chemical Department, Universität Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
  • Prof. Peter Fratzl, Director of the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Department of Biomaterials, Potsdam, Germany
  • Prof. André R. Studart, Professor of Complex Materials, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Switzerland



  • Prof. Mauro Alini, Head of the Musculoskeletal Regeneration Program at AO Research Institute, Davos, Switzerland
  • Prof. Marc Bohner, RMS Foundation, Switzerland
  • Prof. Qunfeng Cheng, School of Chemistry, Beihang University, Beijing, China
  • Prof. Jérôme Chevalier, Director of the Materials Science Department (MATEIS), INSA Lyon, France
  • Prof. Brian Derby, Professor of Materials Science, School of Materials, University of Manchester, UK
  • Prof. Horst Fischer, Head of Dental Materials and Biomaterials Research, RWTH Aachen University Hospital, Germany
  • Prof. Maria-Pau Ginebra, Full Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy and Director of the Biomaterials Division of the Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
  • Prof. Liam Grover, Professor in Biomaterials Science, Director of Research, School of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Prof. Paul Hatton, Professor of Biomaterials Science, School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Prof. Akiko Obata, Assistant Professor at the Department of Life Science and Applied Chemistry, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Dr. Gowsihan Poologasundarampillai, School of Dentistry, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Prof. Alexandra Porter, Professor in Bioimaging and Analysis, Department of Materials and London Center for Nanotechnology, Imperial College London, UK
  • Prof. Fabrice Rossignol, Research Director of the National Center for Scientific Research, Paris, France
  • Prof. Chiara Vitale-Brovarone, Full Professor in Materials Science and Technology, Applied Science and Technology Department, Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy


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