4th Euro Bio-inspired Materials 2018, 19 - 22 March 2018, Potsdam, Brandenburg (Germany)
The focus of this 4th biennial conference is on the design of functional materials and systems inspired by principles found in living nature. The main aim is to establish an international and interdisciplinary forum for scientists from a variety of fields including biology, chemistry, materials science and engineering, physics and medicine to discuss current research and to identify future research directions in the field of bioinspired materials.
The focus of this 4th biennial conference is on the design of functional materials and systems inspired by principles found in living nature. The main aim is to establish an international and interdisciplinary forum for scientists from a variety of fields including biology, chemistry, materials science and engineering, physics and medicine to discuss current research and to identify future research directions in the field of bioinspired materials. Main topics include the formation, hierarchical structure and the properties of complex-shaped biological materials. Furthermore, contributions are invited dealing with propulsion and movement of biological objects.
The transfer of biological principles onto functional materials and systems made of organic and/or inorganic components represents a further main area, which is covered by this conference. Beside materials synthesis and formation, the conference topics also include research on the functional and mechanical properties thereof. Both experimental studies and theoretical modelling shall be considered. Furthermore, the interaction of bioinspired materials with living environments, e. g. tissues and organs, related to medical aspects and applications fit within the scope of this conference.
The following plenary lectures will take place:
- Gender in Research and Innovation
T. Brage, Lund University (Sweden)
- Optoregulated biomaterials
A. del Campo, INM Leibniz Institute for New Material, Saarbrücken (Germany)
- Biomimetic Nanoparticles and their Self-Organization
N. A. Kotov, The Kotov Lab, University of Michigan (USA)
- Imaging crystallite orientation patterns in biological and bio-inspired materials
H. Lichtenegger, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (Austria)
- Durable algal biopolymers
S. Sasso, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena (Germany)
In addition to invited plenary lectures, the conference encompasses oral and poster presentations. Moreover, contributions related to the Priority Program 1569 (Generation of Multifunctional Inorganic Materials by Molecular Bionics) of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft will be included.
Chair of the conference is Joachim Bill, University of Stuttgart (Germany), in collaboration with Peter Fratzl, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam (Germany) and Thomas Scheibel, University of Bayreuth (Germany).
The scientific program is available online at the conference homepage: https://bioinspired2018.dgm.de/
About Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V. (DGM) / German Materials Society
The German Materials Society / Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V. (www.dgm.de), founded in 1919, is the largest scientific and technical society in the field of materials science and engineering in Germany. The DGM represents the interests of its members ensuring continuous development in the field of materials science and engineering with regard to content, structure and human resources. Furthermore, individual members, companies and universities are part of DGM. The involvement and promotion of young material scientists and engineers at an early stage is one of the central issues to which DGM applies itself. The spectrum of services for the support and development of young people includes excursions, young DGM local groups, forums, career workshops, academies as well as special publications or alumni meetings.
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