Accelerating Australia, along with Biozone, the Ear Science Institute, the Biomedical Engineering Society and ASBTE, will be presenting the Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering and Mechanobiology Symposium on Thursday the 7th of December. Held at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, this will be a 1 day event that will bring together researchers from across Australia and present some of the exciting recent developments in the field. Prof Melissa Knothe Tate from UNSW will deliver the Perkins Seminar at 12pm and there will be 17 excellent researchers from Perth, Sydney and Canberra delivering talks. The list of speakers is as follows:

Swaminatha Iyer (UWA); Adam Martin (UNSW); Jelena Rnjak-Kovacina (UNSW); Braeden Webb (Harry Perkins Institute & UWA); Nick Law (Harry Perkins Institute & UWA); Hsern Tan (Ear Sciences Institute & UWA); Tim Sercombe (UWA); David Nisbet (ANU); Melissa Knothe Tate (UNSW); Oron Catts (SymbioticA, UWA); Fred Chen (Lions Eye Institute & UWA); Alan Kop (Royal Perth Hospital); Ming Hao Zheng (UWA); Yu Suk Choi (UWA); Bruce Gardiner (Murdoch University); Grand Joldes (UWA & Murdoch University); Philip Wijesinghe (Harry Perkins Institute & UWA)

For those working in the area, this will be a great opportunity to meet with existing colleagues as well as make new connections. For others, come learn about the amazing advances in biomaterial research and applications in tissue engineering.

This symposium will be a build-up event for the annual Australasian Society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (ASBTE 2018) conference that is being hosted by UWA and held in Fremantle next April. This will be the first time the conference has come to Western Australia.

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