International Symposium

In cooperation with the International Interdisciplinary Alliance against Implant-Related Infections (I4A)
31th August– 1st September 2017
NIFE, Hannover, Germany

International Symposium of two research groups

Welcome to the overview page of the International Symposium 2017, a joint initiative of BIOFABRICATION for NIFE and the International Interdisciplinary Alliance against Implant-Related Infections (I4A).

These two research associations have cooperated closely in setting up the second joint International Symposium focusing on translational implant research. In the course of several sessions, national and international leaders in these fields will present the latest results in the innovative development of personalised implants, the prevention and treatment of implant-related infections, tissue engineering and the public understanding of science. Poster sessions will provide participants with ample opportunities for discussions and networking.

We are very much looking forward to your registration and to welcoming you to NIFE Hannover.

Prof. Dr. Meike Stiesch
Coordinator of BIOFABRICATION for NIFE, Research Director of I4A

Prof. Dr. Thomas Scheper
Deputy Coordinator of BIOFABRICATION for NIFE, Member of the NIFE Management Board

Main Topics / Preliminary Program

The overarching topics of the symposium are:

  • Implant-related Infections
  • Implant-related Immune Reactions
  • Tissue Engineering
  • BIO-Testing
  • Personalization
  • Clinical Translation
  • Material Development
  • Laserbased Scaffold-Creation
  • Surface Functionalization
  • Non-invasive Observation
  • Containments & Control
  • Public Understanding of Science
  • SPECIAL TALK: Exceptional commitment of biomedical materials in the supersportscar industry

These topics will be covered by joint BIOFABRICATION and I4A sessions by invited national and international experts in their respective fields.

A joint poster session will provide plenty of opportunities for active discussions between senior and junior scientists from all attending parties.

The programm can be found here

The slides and posters will be presented in English, the presentations will be held in German.  


We recommend

IBIS Hotel Medical Park (Walking distance 900m)


Wyndham Hannover Atrium (Walking distance 190m)

Venue Information

Arrival by car:

From Kassel: Drive on the highway A7, exit at Hannover-Süd intersection and follow the highway A37 towards Hannover.

From Hamburg: Take the highway A7 to Hannover-Kirchhorst intersection and follow the highway A37 towards Hannover.

From Dortmund or Berlin: Drive on the highway A2, exit at Hannover-Buchholz intersection and follow the highway A37 towards Hannover.

On the highway A37 or rather Messeschnellweg you change at Weidetorkreisel and turn right there into the Karl-Wiechert-Allee. Afterwards, turn right and take the Rudolf-Pichlmayr- Straße. At the crossroads turn right. Ahead of the street you will find the NIFE in front of you.