Establishment of

Baltic Biomaterials Centre of Excellence

ScSB 2022

Event date: 06-07-2021

We are pleased to announce the ScSB 2022 meeting to be held from the 13th to the 15th of June 2022 at Jurmala, Latvia.

Cecilia Persson, Uppsala University, Sweden
Asli Aybike Dogan, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Berit Lokensgard Strand, Norwegian University of Science & Technology,Norway
My Hedhammar, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Gissur Örlygsson, IceTec, Iceland
Dagnija Loča, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Arita Dubņika, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Kristaps Rubenis, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Michael Gasik, Aalto University, Finland
Maija Dambrova, Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, Latvia
Tom Coenye, Ghent University, Belgium
Kristaps Kļaviņs, Riga Technical University, Latvia

Welcome to the annual meeting in Jurmala, Latvia. As usually we will have an excellent scientific programme and we will not forget the importance of networking and socialising with our Scandinavian scientific community in a relaxed manner. One of the main aims of this meeting is to create relaxed environment for students and young investigators to meet and interact with more experienced scientists. Time will also be reserved for an after lunch social activities during the second conference day to ensure that both, our bodies and souls are relaxed to take care of future challenges in the biomaterials science.


 All the times mentioned in the programme: Latvia's time zone (UTC/GMT +3 hours ).



The deadline for abstract submission: January 28, 2022! 

The Abstract Submission Guidelines:

  • Abstracts for oral presentations, posters may be submitted ONLY electronically using the online form on the BBCE website:
  • Abstracts submitted by fax, email or post will NOT be accepted.
  • In the case that electronic submission is not possible, please contact the ScSB 2022 Organizing Committee by email address:
  • There is A STANDARD TEMPLATE FORM for abstracts which must be used. Please find the abstract template here: ABSTRACT TEMPLATE 2022.doc
  • The abstract MUST fit on 1 page of the word template and the page set up must NOT be modified or text sized to achieve this. Only MS Word documents will be accepted.
  • The abstracts will be accepted in English only (if English is not Author’s first language, we recommend that the abstract is checked by somebody who is fluent in English prior to submission). 
  • There is no fee for submitting the abstract.

ScSB 2022 presentation formats:

By providing a flexible way of submitting abstracts, we are inviting you to help compose the overall scientific programme. Each author may choose between an oral presentation and poster (or both). The poster presentation will be open for all participants, while the decision for oral presentations will be taken by the Scientific Committee based on the scientific quality of the abstract. All abstracts will be assessed by the same scientific criteria.

Abstracts accepted for the ScSB 2022 will be published in the eCM periodical (only for registered participants).

The ScSB 2022 has collaboration also with the Journal of Functional Biomaterials. A special issue: extended papers from the ScSB 2022 conference can be submitted to this conference Special Issue "Advances in Biomaterials Engineering". Find more information here:


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Venue of ScSB 2022:


The Organizing Committee of ScSB 2022 is taking care of ScSB 2022 participants, and discounted hotel reservations will be available at the HOTEL LIELUPE BY SEMARAH.

Availability and rates: EUR 90,00-100,00 for 1 night during the conference as well 1 day before and after the event.

Visit Jūrmala:

It is the second largest city in Latvia after Riga. Jūrmala is surrounded by water from two sides - the city's southern side borders with the coasts of the Lielupe River for 30 kilometres, but the city's northern edge - with the Gulf of Riga for 26 kilometres.

Jūrmala's beach, slightly over 24 km in length, is formed of fine white silica sand, which has been brought here by the coastal stream over thousands of years.

More information find here


The Scandinavian Society for Biomaterials (ScSB) was founded in May 2008. The main focus of activities is centered on organizing an annual Biomaterials meeting in Scandinavia and the Baltic states, and thereby promoting cross-fertilization of Biomaterials research in Scandinavia, Iceland, Finland and the Baltic states.

The Baltic Biomaterials Centre of Excellence (BBCE) for advanced biomaterials development (Latvia).

Riga Technical University (RTU) is a modern internationally recognized university. It is the only polytechnic university in Latvia and the largest university in the country – it educates and trains almost 15 thousand students. RTU is focused on becoming a third-generation university that not only provides high quality education, but also conducts advanced research and ensures innovation and technology transfer, practically implementing scientific discoveries.

Latvian Materials Research Society (Latvia).


eCM Open Access online periodical  

Abstracts submitted for the ScSB 2022 will be published in the eCM periodical.

Journal of Functional Biomaterials

It is an international open access journal published by MDPI. It has been indexed in SCIE and PubMed, tracked for impact factor, CiteScore 7.3, rank Q1 in Biomedical Engineering category.

For the ScSB 2022 registered participants: Special Issue "Advances in Biomaterials Engineering». Find more information here:

Industrial partners are welcome to participate in the ScSB 2022 conference, not only through an exhibition, but also as integral contributors to our programme. Therefore, we welcome any potential sponsors looking to develop meaningful new relationships with researchers from across the Nordic & Baltic region and beyond to participate in ScSB 2022.

The ScSB 2022 is organized by the Baltic Biomaterials Centre of Excellence (BBCE) in close cooperation with the Latvian Materials Research Society and Riga Technical University (RTU).
If You have any questions, please contact with us by sending an e-mail to

We are looking forward to welcoming you at Jurmala for an excellent ScSB 2022 meeting!

Conference Chair  

Prof. Janis Locs

Email:  janis.locs(at)

Organizing committee

Vineta Snepsta

Email: vineta.snepsta(at)

BBCE project´s main objective is to establish a joint Baltic Biomaterials Centre of Excellence for advanced biomaterials development based on the long-term strategic cooperation between AO Research Institute Davos, Switzerland (ARI) and Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany (FAU) on the one hand and RTU RBIDC, LIOS, RSU and RSU IS on the other hand.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 857287