Janek von Byern

Scientific Representative of the COST Action CA 15216, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology

Austrian Cluster for Tissue Regeneration

Personal Biography

Janek von Byern is scientific researcher at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Experimentelle und Klinische Traumatologie (LBI), the leading Austrian institute in the sector of tissue regeneration. Dr. von Byern´s work focuses on biological adhesives and its future feasibility for medical and cosmetic applications. He studied biology at the University of Frankfurt/Main (Germany) and finalized his Ph.D. work at the University of Vienna in Austria about the gland morphology and glue composition in the cephalopod Idiosepius. Within the last 12 years, he collected glue-producing animals world-wide and investigated its adhesive components, mechanical properties and biocompatibility with national and international support.

Presentation Abstract

The European Network of Bioadhesion (COST CA 15216): Fundamental knowledge to inspire advanced bonding technologies

Many organisms use chemical and mechanical means to attach permanently or temporarily to surfaces. Some bioadhesives have advantages over synthetic counterparts in terms of their ability to function over a wide temperature range, in wet or dry environments, and to form stable bonds within seconds to all manner of substrata, even those with challenging surface coatings. Knowledge about these materials, in terms of composition, structural design and interactions with surfaces, is necessary to reveal the basic biochemical and mechanical principles involved in biological adhesion.

This Action ENBA will unite the widespread European expertise in the field of biological adhesives (spanning biology, physics, chemistry, and engineering) by streamlining and pooling knowledge, methods and techniques, and will focus activities by avoiding duplication of efforts, decreasing research costs, and accelerating scientific and technological progress in Europe.

Presentation Time

Breakout X: Bio-based Adhesives

Friday, 15 September 2017, 12:00 - 12:30

FEICA Conference