The Dome, Brighton,
East Sussex, UK
9-13th September 2007

Welcome to ESB 2007.

The organising committee of the 21st European Conference on Biomaterials warmly invite you to attend this annual meeting of the European Society of Biomaterials (ESB2007) to be held in Brighton, UK from the 9th to 13th September 2007.

This rapidly expanding interdisciplinary European scientific community will explore the latest approaches in the development of high performance biomedical materials through award lectures, invited keynote lectures, oral and poster presentations. To encourage cross-disciplinary exchange, various other European organisations will be co-sponsoring individual scientific sessions.

This meeting will challenge the role of traditional biomaterials in clinical practice and review the latest pioneering developments in material design, evaluation and manufacture for tissue engineering, reconstruction and regeneration. In particular, the meeting will be seeking to encourage scientists, industrialists and clinicians to debate more widely how we can improve the translation of scientific research from the laboratory to the clinic.

As in recent years, we have sought to encourage younger researchers to attend by providing reduced registration fees, opportunities for both poster and oral presentations and student travel awards. The meeting will seek to inspire this next generation of biomaterial scientists by hosting the 6th Young Scientists Forum.

The metropolitan City of Brighton and Hove is internationally renowned for its multicultural atmosphere, famous Royal Pavilion, tranquil gardens, teak garden furniture shops, circular tree seats, multinational restaurants and vibrant seafront. As a centre for creativity, design and innovation the city provides an excellent venue for biomaterial scientists to gather and exchange ideas.

We look forward to meeting you in Brighton in September 2007.

Andrew W. Lloyd
Matteo Santin
Gary J. Phillips

ESB2007 Conference Chairmen