Part 1 Forming methods: Fundamental properties of surfaces; Control of polymeric biomaterial surfaces; Organic thin film architectures: Fabrication and properties; Membranes and permeable films; Stable use of biosensors at the sample interface; Micro- and nanoscale surface patterning techniques for localising biomolecules and cells: The essence of nanobiotechnology. Part 2 Measurement, monitoring and characterisation: Surface spectroscopies; Surface microscopies; Nanoidentation; Surface plasmon resonance; Ellipsometry for optical surface study applications; Neutron reflection; Microgravimetry. Part 3 Surface interactions and in-vitro studies: Interaction between biomaterials and cell tissues; Blood flow dynamics and surface interactions; Cell guidance through surface cues; Controlled cell deposition techniques; Biofouling in membrane separation systems. Part 4 Surface interactions and in-vivo studies: Bioactive 3D scaffolds in regenerative medicine: The role of interface interactions; Intravascular drug delivery systems and devices: Interactions at biointerface; Surface degradation and microenvironmental outcomes; Microbial biofilms and clinical implants; Extracellular matrix molecules in vascular tissue engineering; Biomineralisation processes; On the topographical characterisation of biomaterial surfaces. Part 5 Appendices: Surface modification of polymers to enhance biocompatibility; Issues concerning the use of assays of cell adhesion to biomaterials; Protein adsorption to surfaces and interfaces.