This year’s symposium topics – Augmented Intelligence and Education, Biotechnology for Future Sustainability, Personalized Medicine - have been selected not only for their scientific and technological relevance, but also for their impact on the educational, environmental and societal challenges faced by both countries. Young experts from leading universities, research institutes and industry take the challenge to exchange on the developments and problems at these frontiers of research areas different from their own and to transfer new techniques and approaches across fields.
The organizing committee co-chaired by Ig Ibert Bittencourt, Universidade Federal de Alagoas, and Stefan Schiller, University of Freiburg is comprised of Brazilian and German scientists who have developed the program for this event.
Partner and goals
The Brazilian-German Frontiers of Science and Technology Symposia (BRAGFOST) are a joint undertaking of the Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES) and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
The BRAGFOST Symposia bring together approx. 60 outstanding young researchers of various disciplines of engineering and applied natural sciences from industry, universities, and other research institutions of both countries to introduce their areas of research and technical work. They exchange ideas across disciplinary and methodological boundaries, build cross-disciplinary networks, and take the opportunity to work on future Brazilian-German collaborations. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation supports such collaborative work with its special follow-up program CONNECT.
The Brazilian-German Frontiers of Science and Technology Symposium series is part of the Frontiers of Research program of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The Humboldt Foundation regularly conducts Frontiers of Research Symposia in cooperation with partner organizations in Brazil, China, Japan, India, Israel, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the USA in the natural sciences, engineering, social sciences and the humanities.
Participation is by invitation only.
List of Sessions
Augmented Intelligence and Education
Korbinian Moeller, Loughborough University & Seiji Isotani, Universidade de São Paulo
Multimodal learning -How we use AI and sensor technology to enhance the learning spaces of shaping the future
Hendrik Drachsler, Leibniz Institute for International Educational Research, Frankfurt am Main
How to assess cognition and mental health in a school setting and physiological interventions to boost learning
Natalia Mota, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
Interfaces between neuroscience, technology and education
João Ricardo Sato, Universidade Federal do ABC
For whom and how? –Augmented and virtual reality for learning
Steffi Zander, Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences
Biotechnology for Future Sustainability
Nicolas Cruz-Bournazou, TU Berlin & Maria Carolina Verdi, Universidade de São Paulo
Bioprocess microfluidics: From single cells to large scale bioprocesses
Alexander Grünberger, University of Bielefeld
Automating synthetic biology
Johannes Kabisch, TU Dortmund
Engineering synthetic genetic networks for cellular and cell-free systems
Danielle Biscaro Pedrolli, Universidade Estadula de São Paulo
New approaches to address antimicrobial resistance: Use of aptamers and cellulose bioplastic in effluent treatment and CRISPR-Cas9 to reverse resistance
Tiago Anônio De Oliveira Mendes, Universidade Federal de Viçosa
Mariana Boroni, Brazilian National Cancer Institute & Katja Schenke-Layland, University of Tübingen
CRISPR Dissection of cancer genetic networks chimeric antigen receptor - A new paradigm in cancer therapy
Renato Luiz Guerino Cunha, Universidade de São Paulo
Bioprinting: Standardization for biomedical applications
Hanna Hartmann, Natural and Medical Science Institute at the University of Tübingen
Integrated Organ-on-a-Chip systems: Microphysiological platforms recapitulating complex human tissue
Peter Loskill, University of Tübingen
The interplay between research and clinics in hereditary cancer
Edenir Palmero, Pelé Little Prince Research Institute Curitiba