16th ScSB Meeting in Røros, Norway, 21-24 March, 2023

Welcome to ScSB 2023 at Røros Hotell, located in the historic small town of Røros in the middle of the snowy hills of Norway. Røros is an old copper mining town near Trondheim and its historic old town centre is listed as UNESCO world heritage site.

The scientific programme for ScSB 2023 will be loosely based on bioinspiration in biomaterials. We will explore the various ways in which we biomaterial scientists mimic nature to understand fundamental cell-material interactions and develop biomaterial based therapies.
We will of course not forget the importance of networking and socialising with our fellow Nordic and international scientists in a relaxed setting. One of the main aims of this meeting is to create an environment for students and young investigators to interact with more experienced scientists and to create a better dialogue between them. Time will also be reserved for after lunch social activities during the conference to ensure that both our bodies and minds will be kept in focus for the future challenges in biomaterials.

We look forward to meeting you in Røros!

Keynote speakers

Confirmed speakers

Conference programme

Full conference programme is finally available for downloading!
Tuesday, 21 March
15:30       Bus transport from Trondheim Airport to conference venue
18:30       Arrival & check-in + poster mounting
19:30       Dinner and entertainment

Wednesday, 22 March
09:00       Opening of ScSB2023 meeting
09:15       Invited talk
   Peter Loskill, University of Tübingen, Germany
   Recapitulating complex human tissues using organ-on-chip and organoid
10:00       Oral presentations
10:45       Coffee break
11:15       Invited talk
   Brigitte Städler, Aarhus University, Denmark
   Mammalian cells and their interaction with artificial cells
12:00       Lunch
13:00       Winter activities and sightseeing
17:00       Invited talk
   Reidar Lund, University of Oslo, Norway
   Antimicrobial peptides: from their basic mode-of-action to antimicrobial
17:45       Oral presentations
18:15       ScSB general assembly
19:00       Dinner
21:00       Rapid fire & poster presentations with refreshments

Thursday, 23 March
09:00       Invited talk
   Jason Burdick, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
  Engineering granular hydrogels for biomedical applications 
09:45       Invited talk
  Christine Selhuber-Unkel, Heidelberg University, Germany
  Dynamic hydrogels for controlling living systems
10:30       Oral presentations
11:00       Coffee break
11:30       Invited talk
   José Oberholzer, University of Virginia, USA
  Encapsulated cell therapy: from diabetes to cancer immunotherapy
12:15       Oral presentations
12:45       Presentrations from sponsors
13:00       Lunch
14:00       ScSB Award winner talk
14:30       Oral presentations
15:00       Coffee break
15:30       Panel discussion
16:30       Skiing break / spare time
18:30       Dinner 
21:00       Rapid fire and poster presentations with refreshments

Friday, 24 March
09:00       Check-out
10:00       Bus transport to Trondheim Airport & Trondheim city centre
13:00       Arrival at Trondheim Airport

Registration for ScSB 2023 is now closed.

Conference fee: 7500 NOK (shared double room) / 8500 NOK (single room)

In addition to the scientific programme of ScSB 2023, the conference fee includes:
  • accommodation at the conference venue 21-24 March (3 nights)
  • breakfast, lunch and dinner during the conference
  • bus transport between Trondheim Airport and the conference venue via Trondheim city centre (according to schedule provided in the tentative programme below)
  • ScSB membership fee for 2023

When choosing to share a double room, you will have the opportunity to let us know who you want to share the room with in the registration form.

Registration for ScSB 2023 closes on 15 February 2023. As the conference venue cannot accommodate an unlimited number of participants, registration is restricted to 120 participants, with 20 double rooms and 80 single rooms available for ScSB 2023 participants. "Førstemann til mølla" (first come, first served), so we recommend you not to wait until the last minute before registering!

Abstract submission is now closed.

We have received over 90 abstracts for ScSB 2023. We were overwhelmed with the very high scientific quality of the submitted abstracts and diversity of topics that cover the entire field of biomaterials. We are looking forward to interesting discussions following contributed oral presentations and during the poster sessions at ScSB 2023!

Conference abstracts will be published online in a supplement edition of the open access journal European Cells and Materials and will also be available in the conference abstract booklet.

Should you have any questions regarding abstracts, presentation details or registration, please contact us at scsb.norway@gmail.com

Our sponsors

Stiftelsen Biopolymer

Organising committee

🗓 Important Dates:

Conference location:
Røros, Norway
Conference dates:
21-24 March, 2023
Abstract deadline:
15 November, 2022
Registration opens:
1 December, 2022
Registration closes:
15 February, 2023

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