The 29th annual meeting of the NBTE will be held on Thursday 26st and Friday 27nd November 2020 in an ONLINE FORMAT

The program and abstract book can be downloaded from the link below

Besides high-quality oral presentation given by young researchers from various Dutch institutes, we will have more exciting contributions. Our evening speaker will be Prof.Dr. Anna Herland from Karolinska Institute & Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm with a presentation about in vitro neural models and hybrid bioelectrical systems.

This year, we will have focus session titled "Battle of the Matrix" where two speakers will defend their preference for natural / synthetic materials. Prof.dr. Janette Burgess (University Medical Center Groningen) will be the champion representing natural matrices and Dr. Matt Baker (MERLN institute, Maastricht University) will pick-up the challenge and state why synthetic equals superior. They will engage into a fierce debate.

On the friday morning we will get conected with the Belgium Society for Tissue Engineering and Prof. Dr. Liesbet Geris will open the friday with a plenary lecture.

Finally, the Corporate Lunch Event will be canceled this year and hopefully the representatives of dutch companies will share their experience with young researchers next year. More information can be found here.

This year, we will also introduce the Best scientific photo award this year. The award winner will be given the opportunity to pitch the science behind the picture. Eligible are original, non-photoshopped images. Deadline for submission by e-mail is November 6.

Traditionally, the conference will also be judging the best oral presentation. This year the best poster and best conference chair will not be available.