Bioinspired Materials 2020
The International School and Conference on Biological Materials Science focus on the design of functional materials and systems inspired by principles found in living nature. The focal topics include the formation, hierarchical structure and the properties of complex-shaped biological materials.
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 cutting-edge research and to identify future research directions in the field of bioinspired materials. Main topics include the formation of hierarchical structures and the properties of complex-shaped biological materials. The transfer of biological principles onto adaptive and autonomous functional materials and systems made of organic and/or inorganic components represents a further main area. Beside synthesis and formation, the conference topics also include research on the functional and mechanical materials properties, the interaction of bioinspired materials with living environments, e.g. tissues and organs, and applications related to medical aspects. A topical focus will also be covering biofabrication.