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Engineering Life 2013: Bio-molecular principles for novel methods and materials

B CUBE, the Center for Molecular Bioengineering at the Technische Universität Dresden and the Max Bergmann Center of Biomaterials at the Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden hosted the Symposium „Engineering Life 2013: Bio-molecular principles for novel methods and materials“  on September 17 - 18, 2013 in Dresden.

The Symposium aims to bridge the scales: bringing together experts in investigating living structures, starting on a molecular level, with engineers translating the ensuing knowledge into innovative methods, materials and technologies. Topics under discussion include

  • (i) BioProspecting, the identification and systematic cataloging of natural phenomena which answer unmet technological needs,
  • (ii) BioNanoTools, the development and application of methods to characterize biological structures and systems at the molecular level, and
  • (iii) BioMimetics, the design and synthesis of novel technical materials and systems based on fundamental building blocks that supersede those found in nature.

The programme can be downloaded here.

The conference flyer can be downloaded here.

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