BJ 2024

Welcome to the web site of the 1st International Conference on Bio-joining that will take place in Porto, Portugal, 5-6 December 2024. The conference venue is the campus of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), which offers excellent facilities for high quality scientific interactions. FEUP is located in the town of Porto in the Northern region of Portugal. Porto is a beautiful and lively city, steeped in history and rich in great experiences. With its magnificent location by the Atlantic coast, Porto is the city of the world famous Port Wine and the River Douro.

This conference is held every 2 years. The conference is chaired by Lucas F. M. da Silva and co-chaired by Stanislav Gorb, Teresa Pinho and Luísa Carvalho. The focus is on joining techniques (adhesives, mechanical joints and welding) applied to biological environments, in medical, dentistry and veterinary applications.

Submissions are welcomed on the following topics:

Natural adhesives
Biological adhesives
Biomimetic adhesives
Fibrillar adhesives
Bioinspired interfaces and surfaces
Joining of natural materials
Adhesion and adhesives in dentistry
Adhesion and adhesives in medicine
Adhesion and adhesives in veterinary
Biologically inspired joints
Mechanical joints in biological applications
Welding in biological applications

Confirmed plenary lectures:

Prof. João Mano (University of Aveiro)
Prof. Longjian Xue (Wuhan University)

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts:

28 June 2024

Notification of Acceptance to Authors:

19 July 2024

Early bird registration:

6 September 2024

Submission of papers (not compulsory)

5 December 2024

Instructions for abstract submission

Abstract template

Abstracts should be sent electronically to Lucas F M da Silva at Indicate in the email if you want oral or poster presentation.


To register for the Conference, please fill in the electronic registration form. Each participant, including authors, is expected to pay the corresponding registration fee.

Early bird (Until 6th September 2024)
Regular delegate - 600 EUR
Student (MSc or PhD) - 500 EUR
Member of APAA (Portuguese Society of Adhesion and Adhesives) - 500 EUR
Online - Videoconference - 350 EUR

Standard (From 7th September 2024)
Regular delegate - 700 EUR
Student (MSc or PhD) - 600 EUR
Member of APAA (Portuguese Society of Adhesion and Adhesives) - 600 EUR
Online - Videoconference - 450 EUR

The conference fee includes book of abstracts, lunches, conference dinner, coffee-breaks and reception first day.

Cancellation Policy
In case of cancellation, a written notification should be sent to the conference chairman. If it is received prior to September 27th, 2024, registration fees will be refunded with a deduction of €75. No refund can be made after September 27th, 2024.

Payment of Conference Fee
Payments are accepted by bank transfer or credit card. Register here.

 Abreu events - Porto office
 Contact: Ms. Lurdes Catalino
 T.: +351 22 204 3570
 M.: +351 965 101 393


Lucas F M da Silva
University of Porto, Portugal


Stanislav Gorb
Kiel University, Germany

Teresa Pinho
IUCS - CESPU, Portugal

Luísa Carvalho
Polytechnic of Viseu, Portugal

Organizing committee

Beatriz Simões (INEGI, Portugal)
Eduardo Marques (University of Porto, Portugal)
Ricardo Carbas (INEGI, Portugal)

Scientific committee

Alina Sionkowska (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland)
Andreas Fery (Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, Germany)
Antonio Pizzi (University of Lorraine, France)
Bo Persson (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany)
Dan Sameoto (University of Alberta, Canada)
Davide Ruffoni (University of Liège, Belgium)
Francisca Arán-Ais (INESCOP Innovation and Technology Centre, Spain)
Giuseppe Carbone (Politecnico di Bari, Italy)
Guillermo Amador (Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands)
Haytam Kasem (Azrieli College of Engineering Jerusalem, Israel)
Henrik Birkedal (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Henrik Hölschner (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany)
Jesús Octavio (Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Spain)
João Ramos (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
José Manuel Mendes (IUCS - CESPU, Portugal)
Juan Carlos del Real (Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Spain)
Kevin Turner (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Lígia Rocha (IUCS - CESPU, Portugal)
Longjian Xue (Wuhan University, China)
Manoj Chaudhury (Lehigh University, USA)
Manuela Rebora (University of Perugia, Italy)
Maria João Calheiros-Lobo (IUCS - CESPU, Portugal)
Marleen Kamperman (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
Nasim Annabi (University of California, USA)
Pablo Sanz-Ruíz (Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Gregorio Marañón, Spain)
Patrick Flammang (University of Mons, Belgium)
Philippe Leclere (University of Mons, Belgium)
Roberto Santoprete (L'Oréal, France)
Romana Santos (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Roya Dastjerdi (Yazd University, Iran)
Rui Falacho (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
Tetsuo Yamaguchi (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Zhendong Dai (Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China)


Conference proceedings with the accepted abstracts will be available at the registration.

The full papers will be published in special issues of The Journal of Adhesion (Taylor and Francis), Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part L: Journal of Materials: Design and Applications (Sage), Scientific Letters (IUCS-CESPU Publishing) and in the book series Proceedings in Engineering Mechanics - Research, Technology and Education (Springer), provided they meet the journals standard.

The full papers should be sent to the e-mail before the 5th of December 2024. The text should be in single column format and double line spacing.


The conference program can be downloaded here.


The best oral presentation and the best poster will be awarded with a free registration in the BJ2026 conference

Venue and Hotels

Conference venue: Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
If you are arriving by subway (Metro), you should exit at IPO station (walking distance to FEUP).
Note that when travelling from Sá Carneiro airport and from the main train station (Campanhã), there is a SUBWAY/METRO connection, with transboarding in Trindade (Trindade Station) to the IPO station. Information on Metro.

Please consult the list of hotels with special rates. To benefit from this, please access the registration area using online facilities.
For further information about travel and hotels, please contact:
Ms. Lurdes Catalino

T.: +351 22 204 3570
M.: +351 965 101 393