CMBE meeting features fast-paced talks on cutting-edge research

The BMES Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Conference packed informative talks about research that could one day help alleviate some of the most vexing health issues including cancers, inflammatory conditions and much more at the four-day event in San Diego.
Speakers ranged from the most senior researchers to those in the early stages of their careers.

Andres Garcia, Georgia Tech, kicked off the first day with a talk about synthetic extracellular matrices for organoid technologies. Claudia Fischbach-Teschl, Cornell University, continued the morning with a talk about engineering considerations for studies of breast cancer bone metastasis. Followed by Anjelica Gonzalez, Yale University, who presented her research on engineering a microenvironment of microvascular inflammatory and fibrotic disease.

Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Columbia University, was the 2019 recipient of the Shu Chien Achievement Award.

This Award is bestowed upon an individual who has demonstrated meritorious contributions to the field of cellular and molecular bioengineering.  These contributions will include groundbreaking scientific advances in the field of cell and molecular bioengineering, the development of programs to support this emerging field, and the mentoring and training of the next generation of scientists working in our field.

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The 2020 conference will take place the first week of January in Puerto Rico.