This is the 10th edition of Symposium on Bioengineering, an event whose main purpose is the most traditional, yet the most innovative goal: to present to the academic community the most recent and innovative projects with biomedical and biological applications on issues of our modern society. The Symposium on Bioengineering slogan is Solving Tomorrow, Today. As usual, both national and international speakers of exceptional quality, not only from the Academia but also from the Entrepreneurial world, will be present at this Symposium – the largest student-organised Bioengineering event in Portugal, taking into account previous editions attendance and success.
This year, the focus is not only on specific issues for each area, but also on the convergence between all three major branches of Bioengineering. In keeping with the great diversity which is associated with Bioengineering, this programme includes one panel specific to each one of the three branches of the course: Biomedical Engineering, Biological Engineering and Molecular Biotechnology. In addition, three other panels were designed to be as transversal as possible, so as to portray the interdisciplinarity of several areas to which Bioengineering has yet to contribute significantly.
Focusing on Biological Engineering, the program will include sustainability, and how the industry is moving towards a greener future.
Concerning Molecular Biotechnology, it will be discussed new approaches to senescence and age-related diseases, that are said to be the most common cause of death in the modern world.
Regarding Biomedical Engineering, innovative medical devices and technologies for patients’ diagnosis, monitoring and rehabilitation will be explored.
True to the plurality of Bioengineering, the event also counts with five multidisciplinary panels where the three aforementioned areas intersect. Firstly, a panel focusing on Nature-inspired Bioengineering, discussing the role that nature is playing as an example for solving the current issues. Then, a look at bioprocesses and how modifying organisms can change the industry. In addition, there will a discussion about the exercise-applied bioengineering, from studying the biomechanics of sports to the therapeutic effects of exercising. A panel on Bioentrepreneurship is included in order to show the testimonies of entrepreneurs and understand the evolution of idea-to-company in each case. Lastly, Made in MIB/MEB™ aims to show the work developed by students who recently finished their Master’s Degree on Bioengineering or Biomedical Engineering, in FEUP/ICBAS.