Symposium N
Molecular Biomimetic Materials – Characterization, Chemistry, and Self- Assembly

Chair

  • Ali MISEREZ, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Co-Chairs

  • Shawn HOON, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore
  • James WEAVER, Harvard University, United States
  • Admir MASIC, Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces, Germany

Correspondence

  • Prof Ali Miserez, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Email: ali.miserez@ntu.edu.sg
    Tel: (+65) 6316-8979
    Mailing Address:
    Nanyang Technological University
    School of Materials Science and Engineering
    50 Nanyang Avenue
    Singapore 639798
    Singapore 639798

Scope of Symposium

The scope of the symposium will include:

  • Design of biomimetic materials with a bottom-up approach using building blocks inspired by biological macromolecules. These blocks can mimic some key chemical elements of the biological systems or fully mimic their chemistry.
  • Multi-scale characterization of biological materials and bio-inspired materials.

Topics covered in the symposium will include, but are not exclusive to :

  1. Protein-based biomaterials, including protein sequencing of their building blocks
  2. Protein engineering and molecular design of biomaterials
  3. Self-assembled materials from natural and de novo designed peptidic building blocks
  4. Advanced characterization of biological materials and biomimetic materials (x-ray diffraction, vibrational spectroscopy, neutron diffraction)
  5. Controlled growth of inorganic phases from biomacromolecular templates
  6. Nanomechanical characterization of biological systems (nanoindentation, AFM)
  7. Ab initio and molecular dynamic modeling of biological materials and biomacromolecules

Invited Speakers

  • Hyung Joon CHA, Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea
  • Po-Yu CHEN, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
  • Ashutosh CHILKOTI, Duke University, United States
  • Vincent CONTICELLO, Emory University, United States
  • Renko DE VRIES, Wageningen University, Netherlands
  • Alon GORODETSKY, University of California, United States
  • Matthew J. HARRINGTON, Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces, Germany
  • Benjamin HATTON, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Niels HOLTEN-ANDERSEN, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
  • Dong Soo HWANG, Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea
  • Hongbin LI, The University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Markus LINDER, Aalto University, Finland
  • Raffaele MEZZENGA, ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
  • Bradley OLSEN, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
  • Brendan ORNER, King's College London, United Kingdom
  • André STUDART, ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
  • Szu-Wen WANG, University of California, Irvine, United States
  • Anthony WEISS, The University of Sydney, Australia
  • Bruno ZAPPONE, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, CNR-Nanotec, Italy
  • Chao ZHONG, ShanghaiTech University, China