Symposium C2. Biocompatible Materials for Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering

Prof. Tzu-Wei WangNational Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Prof. Chia-Ching (Josh) WuNational Cheng Kung University, Taiwan


Biomaterials play a pivotal role in the field of tissue engineering. Biomimetic scaffolds have been created to elicit specific cellular functions and to direct cell-cell interactions. Biomaterials are nonviable complex systems that interact with living organisms and encourage their proper biological functions. Likewise, tissue engineering retains the use of concepts from the principles of life science, material engineering, and medical practice. It acknowledges the tremendous impact that stem cells and progenitor cells have in modern personalized medicine, in order to develop biological substitutes that improve, maintain or restore tissue or organ function. The current development of genuine biomaterials and novel trends in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine will be widely discussed in this symposium.


  1. Introducing nanoscale cues such as nanotopography or nanoparticles as therapeutic agents provide an exciting approach to modulate cell behavior.
  2. Biomaterials describe their application in the engineering of different tissues and the manipulation of tissue responses.
  3. Biomaterials stimulate beneficial biological responses from the body, such as the stimulation of tissue repair, wound healing, hemostasis, etc.
  4. Promote the concept of personalized treatment by different types of biomaterials in the evolutionary context of modern medicine.
  5. The molecular and physical information coded within the extracellular milieu inform the development of a new generation of biomaterials for tissue engineering.

Keynote Speakers & Invited Speakers (tentative):
1. Prof. Koichi KatoHiroshima University, Japan
2. Prof. Akon HiguchiNational Central University, Taiwan
3. Prof. Feng-Huei LinNational Health Research Institutes, Taiwan
4. Prof. Adam J EnglerUniversity of California San Diego, USA 
5. Prof. Kee Woei NGNanyang Technology University, Singapore
6. Prof. Brendon BakerUniversity of Michigan, USA
7. Prof. Chen Min-HuaChung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan
8. Prof. Tsung-Lin YangNational Taiwan University, Taiwan
9. Prof. Naichen ChengNational Taiwan University, Taiwan