It is my pleasure to invite you to a mini-symposium on cell-biomaterials interactions, to be held on Thursday 22nd August at 2 pm, in the PP2 theatre of the People’s Palace (Mile End campus). We have a line up of 4 excellent researchers from Umea University and Brazil and the focus will be on bacterial adhesion, using both experimental and modelling approaches. The symposium will be followed by tea and biscuits, for further discussions, but if you would like to meet one or more of our speakers for a one-to-one discussion, please do not hesitate to contact me. Students and postdocs are very welcome! Please find attached summaries for our speakers and abstracts as well as a flyer advertising this event.