Queen’s University Belfast are delighted to announce that the 23rd Annual Conference of the Section of Bioengineering of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland (BinI 2017) will take place at the Hilton Belfast Templepatrick Golf & Country Club, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland from Friday 20th — Saturday 21st January 2017.

Bioengineering in Ireland is one of Ireland’s longest-running and most active research conferences at the interface of engineering and health science. Since the first conference in 1995, it has continued to grow in size and expand in scope.   Analysing the most recent programme (from the very successful conference held in Galway in January 2016) reveals a truly diverse range of topics: biomechanics, biomaterials, tissue  engineering and regenerative medicine, gene and drug delivery, mechanobiology of cells and tissues, biomedical imaging and sensors, bioelectronics, and neural engineering.

Each year there are a number of prestigious prizes awarded at the conference. These include the presentation of the RAMI silver medal to the Haughton lecturer, and the RAMI Bronze medal to the presenter of the best paper at the conference. The conference is also  traditionally an occasion for young researchers and graduate students to present their work alongside senior researchers of international standing.  There are a number of student prizes to encourage this tradition to be continued. The annual Engineers Ireland Biomedical Research Medal competition for PhD research will also take place in conjunction with the conference.

BinI 2017  Organising Committee

  • Dr Alex Lennon (Chair)
  • Prof. Fraser Buchanan
  • Dr Andrew Hamilton
  • Dr Kathryn Fee
  • Dr Susan Clarke
  • Dr Eoin Cunningham
  • Dr Pamela Walsh
  • Dr Gary Menary
  • Ms Hannah Little (Student Committee)
  • Mr Huidong Wei (Student Committee)