The Belgian Society for Tissue Engineering was founded in 2013, when the first BSTE meeting took place. Since then, six Universities from Belgium (UGent, UA, VUB, KU Leuven, UCL and UHasselt) have continued to join their forces in the field of tissue engineering and established annual BSTE meetings, leading to the official registration of BSTE as a NPO in 2018.
The ultimate goal of tissue engineering is to replace diseased or lost organs by engineered functional organs. The last decades, significant advances have been made to reach this goal. Even more, since a few years tissue engineering has become a promising tool as in vitro models for drug screening and in disease modelling.
The 8th edition of the BSTE symposium will be organized by the UCLouvain on the 15th and 16th of November 2021 in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.
The international symposium is locally organized by Université catholique de Louvain, in co-organization with KU Leuven, Ghent University, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Universiteit Antwerpen, Hasselt University and Université de Liège.
The BSTE aims to bring scientists worldwide together to discuss their newest developments and latest findings in the rapidly expanding field of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. Additionally, this event is held to encourage initial contact and act as meeting platform to promote scientific networking and potential research collaborations at both national and international levels.