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Medicine 4.0. – Organic Electronics in Modern Medicine

06.07.2017 (Thursday) , 18:00 - 20:00
Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Marta-Fraenkel-Saal , Lingnerplatz 1 , 01069 Dresden

Letting blind people see, returning sensation to numb limbs, alleviating pain - the use of new digital technologies in medicine is a source of great hope. Medicine 4.0 not only has the potential to optimize processes and working methods in the health care system, but also facilitates the early identification of diseases and the development of innovative treatment methods.

Organic electronics is one of the technical foundations for digitization in the medical field. It deals with the development of electronic circuits based on organic compounds. Its use in medicine offers the chance to advance the cures for chronic diseases such as Parkinson's disease or epilepsy, to restore lost sensory and bodily functions and to improve the quality of life of people with health problems in various ways.

This year's symposium of the Hector Fellow Academy, the vision of which is to promote top interdisciplinary research in the field of STEM, focuses on this exciting topic. In lectures by renowned experts, organic electronics and their fields of application are examined from various perspectives and their role in the development of cutting-edge technologies on the road towards medicine 4.0 is discussed.

Prof. Dr. Karl Leo, cfaed Career Development Director, will give a talk on "Organic electronics: new applications" at the symposium. The newest video about the research of Prof. Leo: https://youtu.be/QIHLtOqIJso.

The event takes place in cooperation with the Technische Universität Dresden (Dresden University of Technology). Participation in the event is free of charge. Registration is required. The program will be simultaneously interpreted into English.


Please register by e-mail (info@hector-fellow-academy.de) or via the website: www.hector-fellow-academy.de/symposium2017.

Here you can find the flyer of the event. 

Homepage of the symposium: https://www.hector-fellow-academy.de/en/events/symposia/2017.html

Program overview


Prof. Dr. Eberhart Zrenner – Hector Fellow, Senior professor at the Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN)

Welcoming speech

Prof. Dr. Hans Müller-Steinhagen – President of the Dresden University of Technology
Dr. Eva-Maria Stange – Saxonian Minister of State for Science and Art


Organic electronics: new applications
Prof. Dr. Karl Leo – Hector Fellow, Head of the Institute for Applied Photophysics (IAPP) at the Dresden University of Technology

Interfacing with the Brain using Organic Electronics
Prof. Dr. George Malliaras – Head of the Department of Bioelectronics (BEL) at the École des Mines de Saint-Étienne, France

Polymer-based interfaces to the nervous system
Prof. Dr. Thomas Stieglitz – Professor for Biomedical Microtechnology at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg

Closing speech

Dr.-Ing. Judith Elsner – Managing Director of the Hector Fellow Academy

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