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10/19/2016 - 10/21/2016 | Hannover

Engineering and Life

The conference provides a forum for interdisciplinary exchange and exploration of synergies between researches from life sciences as well as engineering sciences on October 19-21, 2016, in Hanover, Germany.

The realms of life sciences and engineering are often separated by a large divide. Fortunately, the growing interest from both areas in jointly addressing common challenges is contributing to the creation of new scientific and technological disciplines. On the one hand, concepts from the biological world can be used to solve engineering problems. For instance, nature inspired material synthesis and assembly can enable solutions for challenges in energy storage and conversion or electronics sustainability. On the other hand, engineering approaches can be applied to the study, emulation, interfacing or extension of biological systems. Thus, they can contributeing to the fundamental understanding of physiological/biochemical processes with deep impact on the development of technology in the field of healthcare, diagnostics, and human-machine interaction.

The potential synergies at the interface between electronics and the biosciences can be put into harnessed in practice by an increased interaction between scientists and engineers from these complementary disciplines. Therefore, this conference aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum for world-leading experts and newcomers from different backgrounds to exchange ideas and latest results.


Full day program on October 19-21 with invited and contributed talks and a poster session. Please find more information under


- Bio-inspired materials science
- Bio-inspired electronics
- Bio-molecular electronics
- Semiconductor-cell interfaces
- Engineering approaches to biological systems
- Implantable electronics
- Innovative healthcare applications


Roy Bar-Ziv (Weizmann Institute of Science), Joachim Bill (Stuttgart University), David Cahen (Weizmann Institute of Science), Ciro Chiappini (Imperial College), Marija Drndic (University of Pennsylvania), Malte Gather (University of St. Andrews), Yael Hanein (Tel Aviv University), Sarah Heilshorn (Stanford University), Mihai Irimia-Vladu (University Linz), Katharina Landfester (MPI for Polymer Research), George Malliaras (MINES Saint-Etienne), Andreas Offenhäuser (FZ Jülich), Stefan Schiller (Freiburg University), Joachim Spatz (MPI for Intelligent Systems), Luisa Torsi (University of Bari)


Gerardo Hernandez-Sosa, KIT and Innovationlab Heidelberg,
Robert Lovrincic, TU Braunschweig and Innovationlab Heidelberg,


Annika Oruc, Technische Universität Braunschweig,


If you would like to attend the conference, please register until October 4, 2016 by clicking on the registration link on our website There is no registration fee to attend this event but pre-registration is required.

Registrants are invited to submit abstracts for consideration for short talks and posters. Submit your abstract by July 18, 2016, 6:00 p.m. EST. Decisions will be sent by July 29, 2016.

Travel grants are available for students and postdocs presenting contributed talks or posters. The application for a travel grant is part of the abstract submission process.

By registering for this conference, you agree that the contact information you provide may be provided on an attendee list, circulated to attendees of the conference only. You are also aware that the Volkswagen Foundation will be sharing registration data in order to prepared materials for the conference and so that we may send you important information relevant to your attendance to the conference. Your contact details will not be shared with anyone other than the Volkswagen Foundation and with attendees of the meeting.

Please note that registration for the conference does not include accommodation.


We have reserved a contingent at the Mercure Hotel Hannover City. You can book a room for 114 EUR per night (incl. breakfast), the code is "Engineering and Life".


If you can no longer attend the meeting, please let us know so that we can offer a spot to another. To cancel either email us or log on to the event portal, click on the event and then click the "Cancel your registration" link on the right hand side.


The conference is held at Herrenhausen Palace, a new conference center in Hanover, Germany.

Information on participating / attending:
If you would like to attend the conference, please register until October 4, 2016 by clicking on the registration link on our website There is no registration fee to attend this event but pre-registration is required.


10/19/2016 09:00 - 10/21/2016 21:00

Registration deadline:


Event venue:

Herrenhausen Palace / Tagungszentrum Schloss Herrenhausen
Herrenhäuser Str. 5
30419 Hannover

Target group:

Scientists and scholars, Students



Subject areas:

Biology, Medicine

Types of events:

Conference / symposium / (annual) conference




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