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05/04/2021 - 05/07/2021 | Saarbrücken

Engineered Living Materials 2021

The Second International Conference Engineered Living Materials 2021 will bridge materials science with the synthetic biology, biotechnology, and biophysics communities to discuss the compositional and technical challenges for a functional marriage of non-living matter and living components, and the experimental and computational solutions to realize them.

A new paradigm in material synthesis is emerging, in which living cells are incorporated into non-living matter to augment it with programmable, life-like capabilities. This results from the integration of synthetic biology tools in materials research and promises to deliver a whole new generation of high-performance material systems. Engineered Living Materials open new avenues for more sustainable material production and advanced property combinations like integrated multifunctionality, adaptability, resilience, or evolvability.


Leibniz ScienceCampus "Living Therapeutic Materials"

- Aránzazu del Campo, INM - Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Saarbrücken, DE
- Wilfried Weber, BIOSS, University of Freiburg, DE
- Shrikrishnan Sankaran, INM - Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Saarbrücken, DE

Invited Speakers

- Alptekin Aksan, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
- Hal Alper, The University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA
- Katja Bühler, Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research, Leipzig, Germany
- Knut Drescher, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany
- Tom Ellis, Imperial College London, UK
- Tobias Erb, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany
- Barbara Gerratana, European Innovation Council and SME Executive Agency (EISMEA), Brussels, Belgium
- Oskar Hallatschek, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
- Elvin Karana, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
- Mustafa Khammash, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
- Jinyao Liu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
- Timothy K. Lu, MIT Biological Engineering, Cambridge, MA, USA
- Berenike Maier, University of Cologne, Germany
- João Mano, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Alshakim Nelson, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
- Henrike Niederholtmeyer, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany
- Uwe Schröder, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
- Avi Schroeder, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
- Jens Timmer, BIOSS, University of Freiburg, Germany
- Taylor H. Ware, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA
- Seraphine Wegner, Univerity of Muenster, Germany
- Linchong You, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
- Cordt Zollfrank, Technical University Munich, German

Information on participating / attending:
Participation is free of charge.
Registration via the conference website; the number of participants is limited to 250.


05/04/2021 12:45 - 05/07/2021 16:00

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virtual conference

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Scientists and scholars

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Subject areas:

Biology, Chemistry, Materials sciences, Medicine

Types of events:

Conference / symposium / (annual) conference




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