The Symposium on Bioengineering

Every year, for more than 10 years, NEB-FEUP/ICBAS, the Bioengineering Students Association, has organised the Symposium on Bioengineering, an event whose main purpose is the most traditional, yet the most innovative goal: to present to our 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, and we intend to accomplish that mission once again this year. 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.

By encouraging communication and knowledge sharing among students, academics, industry and start-ups in an event which comprises Biological/Biomedical Engineering and Molecular Bioengineering, we aim to better portray the current state of Bioengineering, particularly in the Portuguese scientific scenery.

This year, we focus not only on specific issues for each area, but also on the convergence between all three major branches of Bioengineering. Keeping up with the great diversity associated with Bioengineering, the programme includes one specific panel of Biomedical Engineering, Biological Engineering and Molecular Bioengineering. In addition, five 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.

The work of researchers from different countries will contribute to this XIII edition of the Symposium in accomplishing a solid and up-to-date event, broadening the horizons and spiking the curiosity of future Bioengineers. This is, after all, the apogee of our vision, Solving Tomorrow, Today. If Bioengineering is a field of unlimited and yet-to-be-imagined applications, then Portugal has the talented and hard-working people to, once again, 500 years later, set sail from the safe harbor and venture further afield in this world of discoveries. Communication and partnership with different countries, projects and mindsets are key for a new chapter in the convergence of Life Sciences and Technology. Above all, one must know more to further idealize and concretize. And the XIII Symposium on Bioengineering is just the right event to do it - save the date!

Scientific Committee

Contributing in the creation of this rich panel of speakers is our Scientific Committee, whose members have a profoundly distinct academic background, in such a way that their contributions most certainly provide for the interdisciplinarity desired for this event. Relying on the conjunction of researchers and professors with different experiences and personalities, no other outcome ought to be expected except a strongly cohesive, dynamic and inclusive programme.

Organising Committee

The Bioengineering Student's Group (Núcleo de Estudantes de Bioengenharia - FEUP/ICBAS) was created on the 6th November, 2013. It has been entirely ran by students taking their Bachelor or Master on Bioengineering, a joint programme between two Faculties of the University of Porto: the Faculty of Engineering and the Abel Salazar Institute of Biomedical Sciences, or the Master's Degree in Biomedical Engineering.

The group aims at the organisation of events and activities for the Bioengineering student community and the establishment of a communication network involving other student groups, as well as companies, research institutes, universities and other scientific organisations, both national and international. One of the main goals of the group is the promotion of the three specialised branches within the degree: Biomedical Engineering, Biological Engineering and Molecular Bioengineering.

The group is legally recognized as a Non-Profit Organisation.