ESF Research Conferences

ESF-EMBO Symposium


Chaired by


ETH ZurichDepartment of MaterialsETH Hönggerberg HCI H525ZurichSwitzerland


Università di CataniaDipartimento di Scienze ChimicheCataniaItaly


Chalmers University of TechnologyDepartment of Applied PhysicsGothenburgSweden
Max-Planck-Institut für MetallforschungUniversität HeidelbergStuttgartGermany


1-6 July 2007


Hotel Eden Roc, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain
The conference will take place in Sant Feliu de Guixols, on the Spanish Costa Brava, 120 km north of Barcelona and 30 km south of Girona. Group transportation will be arranged from/to Barcelona airport, on arrival and departure days.

Final Programme & List of Accepted Participants

This 3rd conference on Biological Surfaces and Interfaces addresses the field of interfaces between synthetic materials and biological systems – biointerfaces –  a topic that constitutes one of the most dynamic and expanding field in science and technology. It will cover the most recent progresses in this field by 23 invited presentations of internationally renowned researchers, complemented by shorter contributed oral presentations of young scientists and by poster presentations selected from abstracts.

It includes basic science – with emphasis on quantitative, molecular understanding of interfacial processes and its dynamic aspects – as well as applications towards biosensors & biochips, biomimetic surface platforms, biomaterials for medical implants and functional tissue engineering. Progress in frontier analytical techniques will be covered as well. Selected after-dinner keynote speakers will put the biointerface field in the larger scientific and social context, covering historical and ethical aspects of the field, general principles that govern biointeraction in nature, and scientific and economical perspectives of the field for the future.

Final Programme PDF (67 KB) Last Updated 27-June-2007
List of Invited Speakers & Accepted Participants

Group Transportation & Practical Information Guide

Detailed information on all practical aspects of the conference (access to site, registration & fee payments, accommodation, travel reimbursements...) is available from the Practical Information Guide. Please read it fully and carefully...

Practical Information Guide PDF (109 KB) Last Updated 9-May-2007

Three buses will be arranged on arrival day from Barcelona airport to Sant Feliu. The journey takes approximately 90 minutes, depending on traffic.Bus departure times – Sunday 1 July: 16.00 and 17.30 and 18.30Airport departure point: the buses will wait in the special bus parking area located just before the A terminal. Each bus has been requested to be at the meeting point 20-30 minutes before scheduled departure. The coaches will have a sign in the window indicating “ESF Research Conferences” for easy recognition.Group transportation back to Barcelona airport will be arranged in a similar way for the departure day. Bus departure times – Friday 6 July: 12.30 and 13.30

Please note that SINGLE accommodation can only be guaranteed to invited speakers. All other participants will have to share a TWIN room. In case single rooms would become available at the time of the conference, rooms will be attributed on a “first come, first served” basis. Only the TWIN conference fee should be paid to the ESF when registering. The supplement for single should be paid to the venue directly. Should you wish to be put on waiting list for single accommodation, please contact Ms. Anne Blondeel-Oman.

Conference Fees

Fees (1) (3)

What the fees cover

EUR 850

conference, meals and single room

EUR 750

conference, meals and twin OR double room (2)

EUR 510

non-resident: conference, meals (no room)

(1) A 100 EUR supplement is charged on any payment received after the deadline (4 weeks prior to the conference)
(2) Board & lodging for accompanying guests (in double room with conferee) must be arranged and paid to the venue.
(3) Participants working for private industries (to the exception of Invited Speakers) are requested to pay an additional EUR 190 to the above fees.

Registration Form

All participants - including speakers & session chairs - are kindly expected to confirm their attendance (and, when applicable, to pay the conference fee) by filling in a Registration Form.
Closing date for registration & fee payment: 31 May 2007

ESF Contact

Senior Conference Officer

Phone: +32 (0)2 533 2020
Fax: +32 (0)2 538 8486
Please quote 07-222 in any correspondence.


This conference is organised by the European Science Foundation (ESF) in partnership with the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO).