A Glimpse into the Future of Polymers – September 17-19, 2023
The world of polymer science converged in Bayreuth, Germany, on September 17-19, 2023, for the highly anticipated 18th Biennial Bayreuth Polymer Symposium. This prestigious event brought together leading researchers, scientists, and scholars to share their latest discoveries and insights into the ever-evolving field of polymer chemistry.
Setting the Stage
The Bayreuth Polymer Symposium has a rich tradition of fostering collaboration and innovation in polymer research. This year was no exception, as attendees gathered to explore a wide range of topics, from fundamental polymer chemistry to cutting-edge applications.
A Platform for Collaboration
The symposium provided a unique platform for collaboration and knowledge exchange. Researchers and attendees had the opportunity to engage in lively discussions, share their findings, and form new partnerships. Such interactions are invaluable in pushing the boundaries of polymer science and driving innovation.
SFB/TRR 225: A Key Sponsor and Participant
SFB/TRR 225 played a pivotal role in making this event possible. As a key sponsor and participant, our support was instrumental in ensuring the symposium’s success.
The symposium’s success was also a result of the dedication and hard work of its organizers. Prof. Hans-Werner Schmidt, representing Macromolecular Chemistry, Prof. Georg Papastavrou from Physical Chemistry, and Prof. Thomas Scheibel, overseeing Biomaterials, deserve special recognition for their efforts in bringing together this remarkable gathering of minds.
Several presentations during the symposium left a lasting impression on attendees:
- Stephan Förster, Martin Dulle, Vladislava Fokina, from Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany, enlightened the audience with their insights into quasicrystals and how they optimize sphere packing.
- Thomas Gruhn, from the University of Bayreuth, Germany, shared intriguing research on “Harnessing macromolecular strategies for enhancing immunotherapies.”
- Lutz Nuhn, from Julius-Maximilians University of Würzburg, Germany, delved into “Harnessing macromolecular strategies for enhancing immunotherapies.”
- Dirk W. Schubert, Alexander M. Bier, Stefan Schrüfer, from FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, opened up new possibilities for investigating the elongational behavior of polymer melts and bioinks.
One of the highlights of the symposium was Project A07, presented by Margitta Büchner. The project, titled “BERIT,” promises to revolutionize the field of bioinks by harnessing elongational rheology to predict cell survival. This groundbreaking research could have far-reaching implications for tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, and 3D bioprinting.
The 18th Biennial Bayreuth Polymer Symposium was a resounding success, showcasing the incredible potential of polymer science to shape the future of technology and healthcare. As we reflect on the insights gained and connections made during this event, we eagerly anticipate the advancements and breakthroughs that will emerge from this dynamic field in the years to come.
In conclusion, the symposium was a testament to the enduring spirit of innovation and collaboration within the polymer science community. It served as a reminder of the limitless possibilities that await as we continue to explore the fascinating world of polymers. We look forward to the 19th Biennial Bayreuth Polymer Symposium and the exciting developments it will undoubtedly bring.
Stay tuned for more updates and discoveries in the world of polymer science, as we continue to push the boundaries of what is possible through research, innovation, and collaboration.