Program 2024

Hear about exciting science and technologies across experimental and computational disciplines in the Biointerfaces community, from Swiss and international research teams in academia, hospitals and industry. The three-day program will be preceeded by a pre-conference seminar. 


Session topics for the 2024 edition will include:

  • mRNA therapeutics
  • Immune disease interfaces
  • Biosensing and diagnostics
  • Mechanobiology and mechanoimmunology
  • Biomaterials
  • Bioprinting and biofabrication


We will explore these topics through a variety of lenses:

  • Science to market: latest technologies from start-ups, challenges along the development pathway, regulatory
  • Labs of the future: challenges and opportunities in lab automation, digital twins, and virtual/augmented reality
  • Scientific talks, panel discussions and speaker debates

Pre-Conference Seminar on Digital Innovations in Biointerfaces

Chaired by Sina Saxer, FHNW


The pre-conference seminar will provide participants with introductory presentations on key topics and application challenges, in preparation for the BIC 2024 conference. The theme of this year’s seminar is Digital Innovations in Biointerfaces. A workshop format will enable personalized and informal engagement with lecturers. Students and early-career scientists from universities and clinics as well as participants from industry and government are welcome to attend.


9.10Theme 1 – Keynote 1
9.50Pro-con debate
10.20Coffee break
10.50Theme 2 – Keynote 2
11.30Theme 3 – Keynote 3
12.10Lunch and more – Ask anything
13.40Theme 4 – Keynote 4
15.00Coffee break
15.30Theme 5 – Keynote 5
17.00Wrap up
17.15Social activity for early career researchers

Main Conference

Session 1
9.30Keynote 1
10.10Coffee break
10.40Invited talk:
11.10Contributed talk:
11.30Contributed talk:
11.50Lunch, posters, exhibition, and networking
Session 2:
13.20Keynote 2:
14.00Invited talk:
14.30Contributed talk
14.50Technology pitches by exhibitors
15.20Coffee break
Session 3
15.50Keynote 3:
16.00Invited talk
16.30Contributed talk
16.50Contributed talk
17.15Welcome Apéro and Posters
Session 4
9.00Keynote 4:
9.40Invited talk:
10.10Contributed talk:
10.30Coffee break
11.00Contributed talk
11.20Contributed talk
11.40Technology pitches by exhibitors
12.00Lunch, posters, exhibition and networking
Session 5
13.30Keynote 5:
14.10Invited talk:
14.40Contributed talk:
15.00Contributed talk:
15.20Coffee break
Session 6
15.50Keynote 6:
16.30Invited talk:
17.00Contributed talk:
17.30End of Day 2
19.00Conference Dinner in Basel (extra fee applies)
Session 7
9.00Keynote 7:
9.40Invited talk:
10.10Contributed talk:
10.30Coffee break
11.00Keynote 8:
11.40Invited talk:
11.50Contributed talk:
12.10Lunch, posters, exhibition and networking
Session 8
13.40Invited talk:
14.00Keynote 9:
14.30Poster Prizes Announcement
14.50Closing remarks
15.00End of the conference