Event Calendar

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Events of the MPIKG

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12th International Conference on the Chemistry and Biology of Mineralized Tissues (ICCMBT)

This Conference, which has been held every three years since 1980, is one of the most important scientific gatherings in the mineralization field. The meeting emphasizes a wealth of physicochemical, biological and clinical topics concerning mineralization processes in vertebrate and invertebrate species. These include, but are not limited to: cell and molecular biology of mineralized tissue formation, hormone and cytokine regulation of mineralized tissues, signaling pathways, structure and function of extracellular components of mineralized tissues, model systems of biomineralization, disorders and pathology of mineralized tissues and development of therapeutic approaches, and, new technologies for studying crystal structure and formation. [more]

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Alumni-Meeting

The institute organizes together with the “Freunde der Kolloid- und Grenzflächenforschung e.V.” an annual meeting, which informs about the "Trends in Colloids and Interface Science". [more]

Multiscale Mechanochemistry & Mechanobiology

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Multiscale Mechanochemistry & Mechanobiology - From Molecular Mechanisms to Smart Materials

Mechanoresponsive materials are a topic of intense research across numerous disciplines. In biology, research on biogenic materials has revealed crucial links between specific protein building blocks and dynamic mechanical behaviors, while studies of biological tissues have identified sophisticated mechanotranduction mechanisms in cells for sensing their environment. Along similar lines, chemists and materials scientists are developing high-performance materials that exhibit specific programmed responses to mechanical stimuli (e.g. self-reporting and self-healing). Common to these diverse lines of research is a primary drive to understand dynamic responses of complex molecules to mechanical stimuli. [more]

 
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