Engineered Living Materials 2024

Scope

Natural living materials grow following information stored in their genetic code. They also undergo continuous and autonomous re-modeling in response to external factors and adapt their performance to new solicitations. Such properties are desirable in many technical materials, but they are difficult to realize with non-living matter. The Fourth International Conference on Engineered Living Materials (ELMs) will gather the communities of material science, synthetic biology, biotechnology, and biophysics interested in programming and creating materials with life-like capabilities.

Engineered Living Materials open new avenues for resource-efficient fabrication of high-performance materials, and envision materials with unprecedented property combinations like integrated multifunctionality, adaptability, resilience, or evolvability. But how can materials be designed to allow sustained cellular survival and function? How can synthetic biology tools be interfaced with materials? How can processing technologies be made compatible with living cells? Which parameters and methods are required to characterize the dynamic behavior of ELMs? What are the requirements for the standardized scale-up of ELM production? What are the potential risks and mitigation strategies for the responsible application of ELMs in the future? New answers to these fundamental questions and many examples of new and functional ELMs are expected.

The program will also contain representatives from industry, regulatory agencies, and funding bodies to discuss the technical and environmental benefits and expected challenges of a functional marriage of non-living matter and living organisms.

Please visit the website of the Living Materials Conferences 2022 and 2021 and see the topics covered in previous conferences.

www.livingmaterials2022.de

www.livingmaterials2021.de

 

Organizing Committee

Aránzazu del Campo

INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials
Head Research Department Dynamic Biomaterials

Wilfried Weber

INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials
Head Research Department Materials Synthetic Biology

Shrikrishnan Sankaran

INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials
Head Research Group Bioprogrammable Materials

Scientific Committee

  • Prof. Dr. Aránzazu del Campo, INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Saarbrücken
  • Prof. Dr. Peter Fratzl, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam
  • Dr. Shrikrishnan Sankaran, INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Saarbrücken
  • Prof. Dr. Christine Selhuber-Unkel, Heidelberg University
  • Prof. Dr. Wilfried Weber, INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Saarbrücken
  • Prof. Dr. Cordt Zollfrank, Technische Universität München, Straubing
    Contact

    Conference Office:

    Dr. Hannah Jahn-Kelleter
    INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials
    Campus D2 2
    66123 Saarbrücken
    Germany

    Phone: +49 (0)681-9300-384
    Fax: +49 (0)681-9300-223

    Email: livmat@leibniz-inm.de

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