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A call for unity at TERMIS 2018

BMC Biomedical Engineering recently attended the 2018 Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society World Congress in Kyoto, Japan. This triennial meeting attracted a wide range of delegates from academia, industry and government. In this blog we describe some of the meeting’s highlights!

BMC Biomedical Engineering is accepting submissions and will publish its first articles soon.

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BME in Musculoskeletal Research

Prof-Alan-Lefor-medical-technologies-robotics-engineeringThis thematic series will review and feature innovative biomedical engineering concepts in musculoskeletal research, development and surgery 

Engineering Tissue and Disease Models

New Content ItemThis thematic series, inspired by TERMIS 2018 and led by thought leaders in the field, will address outstanding challenges in tissue and disease modelling. 

Engineering Robotic Surgery

New Content ItemThis thematic series will review the status quo in robotic surgery, its surrounding clinical environment, as well as the key technologies that will shape the future.

About the Chair

Dr. Sang Yup LeeDr. Sang Yup Lee is Distinguished Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He is currently the Dean of KAIST Institutes, Director of BioProcess Engineering Research Center, and Director of Bioinformatics Research Center. He has published more than 580 journal papers, 82 books/book chapters, and more than 630 patents, many of which licensed. He received numerous awards, including the National Order of Merit, National Science Medal, Ho-Am Prize, POSCO TJ Park Prize, the Best Scientist and Technologist Award, James Bailey Award, Merck Metabolic Engineering Award, Elmer Gaden Award, Charles Thom Award, and Marvin Johnson Award. He is currently Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Academy of Microbiology, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, the World Academy of Sciences, Korean Academy of Science and Technology, National Academy of Engineering of Korea, and National Academy of Inventors USA. As of 2018, he is one of 13 people in the world elected as Foreign Associate of both National Academy of Engineering USA and National Academy of Sciences USA. He is currently co-chair of the Global Future Council on Biotechnology and a member of the Global Future Council on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, World Economic Forum.

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An interview with the Chair for TERMIS-Europe, Prof Heinz Redl

In this interview, Prof Redl shares his insights on the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, his research philosophy and highlights, as well as his recent book series published by Springer.

Aims and scope

BMC Biomedical Engineering is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of biomedical engineering, including fundamental, translational and clinical research. It combines tools and methods from biology and medicine with mathematics, physical sciences and engineering towards the understanding of human biology and disease and the improvement of human health.

  • Biomaterials, nanomedicine and tissue engineering
  • Medical technologies, robotics and rehabilitation engineering
  • Biosensors and bioelectronics
  • Computational and systems biology
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical Imaging


Alexandros Houssein, BMC


Sang Yup Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science andTechnology

Section Editors

Alan Lefor, Jichi Medical University

António Veloso, University of Lisbon

Yong Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Zhi Yang, University of Minnesota

Jong Chul Ye, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Dimitrios Zeugolis, NUI Galway

Section Editor Alan Lefor on BMC Biomedical Engineering

In this interview, Prof. Alan Lefor discusses his vision for BMC Biomedical Engineering, provides an outline of his research interests and and shares some tips for our authors.

Find us at global conferences and meetings:

​​​​​​​IMECE 2018 (9-15 Nov 2018, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

MRS Fall (25-30 Nov 2018, Boston, Massachusetts)

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