This year’s annual conference will be hosted by The University of Liverpool.  We are very much looking forward to welcoming all of the biomaterials community to the city and hosting the conference dinner in the iconic Liver Buildings, where we host with legendary scouse hospitality..

Dear All

We are really looking forward to welcoming you to Liverpool for the UKSB conference 10-12th June. We encourage you to download the conference book (please note we will not be printing out hard copies of these).

We would like to thank all our exhibitors for sponsoring this event, without them we would not be able to host the annual conferences and keep our registration fees low. Please take the time during the breaks and poster sessions to visit the exhibitors and learn about all of the latest tools and technologies that are available to support your research (the freebies available are always good fun too!).

We would also like to thank Biomaterials Science, Royal Society of Chemistry for sponsoring the best oral and poster presentation prizes.

To help you with your travel arrangements, registration and poster set up will be open from 12:00 on Monday 10th and lunch will be provided from 12:30 (full details on location is also available further on down the page).

We still have a few vacancies for PhD student and ECA co-chairing of sessions during the conference, this is a great way to extend your network and get answers to some of your burning questions! If you are interested in this then please contact me (Prof Jude Curran) via email no later than Friday 31st May.

Invited Speakers

We are excited to host a range of invited speakers, showcasing the interdisciplinary internationally leading research activity available within the UK Biomaterials community.

  • Professor Raechelle D’Sa: “Infection Wars: A New Hope”
  • Dr Linna Zhou: “Building 3D Human Tissue Models for Disease and Repair”
  • Dr James Henstock: “BioFutures: New Frontiers for Biomaterials Research in Cellular Agriculture and Bioreactor Design”
  • Dr Wahbi El Bouhri: “Digital twins: A ‘Hallucination’ or Clinical Reality?”

The full programme can be downloaded here: UKSB Speakers Programme 2024, and the conference book can be downloaded here: Conference book.


We are delighted to announce that the recipients of the UKSB annual prizes will be presenting their groundbreaking research and overviews of their successful careers at the conference.

Presidents Prize Winner 2024

Professor Dame Molly Stevens, FRS FREng, John Black professor of Nanoscience, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, University of Oxford will celebrate her acceptance of the UKSB Presidents Prize with a talk titled “Designing and Translating Nanomaterials for Healthcare”.

This talk will provide an overview of her group’s recent developments in bioinspired materials for applications in advanced therapeutics and biosensing with focus on establishing translational pipelines to bring their innovations to the clinic.

Alan Wilson Memorial Prize 2024

Professor Will Palin, Chair in Biomedical Materials Science, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, has been recognised for his internationally leading research in dentistry (including maxilla-facial repair).

He will celebrate his career to date with a talk titled “From Light Curing to Curing With Light”, providing an overview on his research into photocurable materials used for both dental and wider biomaterial applications.

Session Co-chairs and Judging Panel Opportunities

To support the integration and networking of PhD students and Early Career Researchers, we will be posting calls for session co-chairs and members of judging panels, who contribute to the smooth running of the conference proceedings (Keep an eye on the UKSB Twitter page and emails for updates).

Conference Venue and Getting Here

The conference will be held within the newly refurbished 502 conference hub on campus (map reference D6 on attached campus map) registration will include a conference dinner overlooking the River Mersey in Liverpool’s iconic Liver Building.

Full details on how to travel to the central campus can be found here Visiting the University – Maps and directions – University of Liverpool


There are a number of hotel options available, all within easy walking distance to either the conference venue or the dinner location (the Liver Building is a 25-minute walk from the conference venue).

Novotel Paddington (5 minute walk from campus):  Novotel Liverpool Paddington Village | Accor Hotels – ALL

Hope Street Hotel: (10minute walk from campus) ( Boutique Hotel Liverpool | Hotel in Liverpool City Centre (hopestreethotel.co.uk)

Philharmonic Hotel: (10 minute walk from campus)  Philharmonic Hotel Liverpool

Premier Inn Central (Lime Street): (15 minute walk from campus) Liverpool City Centre (Lime Street) | Premier Inn

The Liner Hotel: (10 minute walk from campus)  Liverpool City Centre Hotel | The Liner Hotel Liverpool

For information on other hotels in the city please visit:  www.visitliverpool.com


We have a range of https://www.uksb.org.uk/exhibitor-sponsor-packages/ available, so if you are interested in supporting this event and engaging with a wide range of biomaterials, and related disciplines, scientists then please get in touch.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our current sponsors and look forward to hearing about their latest products/technologies during the conference.

Logos showing UKSB 2024 sponsors, who are PerkinElmer, HB, Park Systems, Fluidnatek, Starlab, Nikon, Biomaterials Science, Henniker plasma and Zwick Roell.

We look forward to welcoming you to Liverpool and learning about the latest advances in Biomaterials Science and translation.

Conference Chair – Prof Jude Curran and co-hosted by the Faculty of Science and Engineering and Faculty of Health and Life Sciences