NIBIB Immunoengineering Roundtable Discussion: Gaps , Challenges , and a Path Forward

Timeslot: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Room: 212/213

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We are pleased to inform you that National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) at NIH, is holding a roundtable discussion on Immunoengineering at the 2018 Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA. The goal of the roundtable is to examine the unmet needs, challenges, and opportunities that could potentially be addressed in our newly established Immunoengineering program. The Information shared will be integrated into our long-term planning and priority setting in this arena. NIBIB’s mission is to integrate the engineering and physical sciences with the life sciences to advance basic research and medical care. Over the past few years, it has become increasingly evident that the control and modulation of immune system plays a central role in many areas of NIBIB interest such as Regenerative Medicine and Biomaterials. Additionally, it is clear that tools being developed within such NIBIB programs as Synthetic Biology, Computational Modeling, Biosensors and Tissue Chips, allow new potential for modifying/controlling and/or understanding immune responses. Through this roundtable, NIBIB scientific staff will have the opportunity to discuss the emerging field of Immunoengineering with the scientific community and ultimately, improve our research efforts and investments to advance human health. The meeting will feature distinguished speakers covering different areas of research in Immunoengineering followed by breakout sessions and brain storming. The space is very limited. Please RSVP to reserve your seat for this dynamic conversation by March 16, 2018 at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/T78JQYK For questions please do not hesitate to contact Shadi Mamaghani at: shadi.mamaghani@nih.gov