ESB 2021 - FUTURING BIOMATERIALS - 31st Congress of the European Society for Biometerials

Dear colleagues, Dear Friends!

We are pleased to announce the 31st Conference of the European Society for Biomaterials that will be held in Porto, Portugal, from September 5-9, 2021. Mark the dates!

The motto for the conference will be “Futuring Biomaterials”, as a challenge to our community to explore biomaterials in conjunction with advanced  technologies, such as Nanotechnology, Biofabrication, Microfluidics and Bioimaging to develop the clinical combination products and functionalities of the future.

The Conference will take place at Porto‘s former Customs House, now the Alfândega Congress Center, located in the historical part of the city, facing the Douro River. Porto is one of Europe‘s oldest tourist destinations and is globally renowned for the charm of its Historical Centre classified as World Heritage Site in 1996, for its famous Porto wine, for the generosity of its cuisine and the hospitality of its people.

We look forward to welcoming you at the 31st Conference of the European Society for Biomaterials! Porto loves you & you will love Porto!

On behalf of the local organizing committee,


Ana Paula Pêgo (Chair)               M. Cristina L. Martins (Co-Chair)   Pedro L. Granja (Co-Chair)



Conference status with respect to the Coronavirus pandemic

ESB 2021 is being planned to be held as a face-to-face-conference, while assuring all the necessary safety precautions regarding COVID-19 pandemic.
However, as you know, over the last few months the COVID-19 pandemic has forced businesses and society as a whole to adapt at a fast and innovative pace. Thus, in the event large public gatherings are still not feasible in the spring of 2021, we will not postpone the conference but will move ESB 2021 into a digital space so our members can still get the expected quality of education, networking and shared knowledge, we are working hard to bring to you.

Important Dates

  • ESB 2021
  • 5–9 September 2021
    Porto, Portugal


European Society for Biomaterials


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