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Invited lectures 

18 invited talks by top-notch established and young PIs. 

Selected short talks

16 abstracts will be selected among the applicant to give a short oral presentation (15 min). The other accepted applicants will be offered the possibility to present a poster. 


Posters will be on display in the lecture hall throughout the conference and poster sessions will be held every day. For structured discussion, there are three dedicated poster sessions in the evenings where time is specifically reserved for viewing the posters and interacting with the presenters. All poster presenters will be assigned one day (out of the three) at which they will be requested to present their poster at this session. The presentation days will be assigned randomly to give the presenters a chance to see posters on their topic on different days. 

Round-table discussions with speakers 

To facilitate communication between students and speakers round-table discussions with speakers will be offered every afternoon. The round-tables will be moderated by the young scientists and will provide an opportunity to ask the speakers additional questions and engage in discussion of current and future directions and challenges in the field.

Forward looking session 

It has become a tradition of the Biological Surfaces andInterfaces conferences to include, on the last day, a round-table discussion of the state and the direction of the field, chaired by the conference vice-chairs (who will become the chairs in 2021).


There is a strong emphasis on interactions between attendees. The course is characterized by ample free time after lunch for informal discussions. Speakers are asked to stay throughout the conference. 

Optional social event  

Optional excursions and activities for an additional fee will be offered on Day 4.


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